Scotland: The Recovery

There are many challenges ahead as Scotland looks to recover from the economic disruption of COVID-19. These include the threat of further pandemics, the climate crisis, technological upheaval and demographic change.  This means, for Scotland’s recovery, radical action will be needed to jumpstart the economy and help us “build back better” as a more resilient society.

Held in October 2020, Holyrood’s Scotland: The Recovery conference brought together key stakeholders from across the public, private and third sectors to discuss how we can build a more resilient future. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Fiona Hislop MSP, Benny Higgins, Nadhim Zahawi MP, and more, got together to explore how, in recovery, Scotland can build a post-pandemic wellbeing economy that’s capable of meeting the challenges of the future.

Sessions from the conference are now available on-demand, offering an opportunity to learn from the day’s crucial discussions about Scotland’s recovery from the COVID-crisis.

Julie Welsh
Chief Executive
Scotland Excel  
Dr Katherine Trebeck
Advocacy and Influencing Lead
The Wellbeing Economy Alliance 
George Thomson
Chief Executive
Volunteer Scotland 
Dr Scott Steedman
Director of Standards
Rachel Statham
Senior Research Fellow
IPPR Scotland (Institute for Public Policy Research) 
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Liz McAreavey
Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce
Nora Senior
Enterprise and Skills Strategic Board 
Sir Anton Muscatelli
Principal and Vice-Chancellor
University of Glasgow 
Barry McCulloch
Senior Policy Advisor
Siobhan Mathers
Reform Scotland 
Hamish Macdonnell
Director of Strategic Engagement
Salmon Scotland
Paul G K Little
Principal and Chief Executive
City of Glasgow College
Fiona Hyslop MSP
Former Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture
Benny Higgins
Scottish Government’s Advisory Group on Economic Recovery post COVID19
Dr Gary Gillespie
Director & Chief Economist
Scottish Government
Joe Cullinane
Leader of North Ayrshire Council
North Ayrshire Council
Jamie Cooke
Head of RSA Scotland
Cllr. Ricky Bell
City Treasurer
Glasgow City Council
Dr Paul Barron
Professor, Hospitality and Tourism Management
Edinburgh Napier University
Sarah Deas
Wellbeing Economy Alliance (Scotland)
Mandy Rhodes
MD of Holyrood Communications and editor of Holyrood magazine
Holyrood Communications
Anna Fowlie
Chief Executive, SCVO
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations
Neil McInroy
Chief Executive

    Event Details
    This is the inaugural event in our Scotland: The Recovery series