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REBECCA THOMPSON is Events Coordinator at The Scotsman Publications. She is responsible for developing and implementing The Scotsman's conference and events programme.

Rebecca has gained experience in organising and running events in the hospitality sector before moving to the Scotsman in 2012


DAVID LEE is a consultant for The Scotsman Conferences and is a former Senior Assistant Editor of The Scotsman with wide experience in events organisation and management.

He developed two series of debates for The Scotsman - one to coincide with the 300th anniversary of the Treaty of Union in 2007 and another on key issues (including independence, renewable energy, defence and the future of the islands) in 2008. David hosted a number of these events, and has also chaired debates for a variety of organisations including The Law Society of Scotland and Scotland's Colleges.

David is now a Media & Events Consultant. With Susan Dalgety, David is working to deliver a high-quality and relevant conference programme that helps to inform the public debate in Scotland.


SUSAN DALGETY is a consultant for The Scotsman Conferences and has over twenty-five years experience in communications and public policy.

She has worked for national and regional newspapers as a commentator, chief writer and leader writer. During the 1990s she enjoyed seven years as an Edinburgh councillor, becoming deputy leader of the administration in 1997. She was chief press officer for Scotland’s First Minister from 2003 to 2006 when she took on a new role as Head of International Communications for the Scottish government where she helped develop Scotland’s relationship with Malawi.


Conferences
Referendum Breakfast: Wealth Management
Referendum Breakfast: Wealth ManagementBook now

Our wealth management seminar held before the referendum heard concerns of a “silent attrition” of capital from Scotland. In this seminar hear the latest advice from investment experts.

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Referendum Breakfast: Land Reform
Referendum Breakfast: Land ReformBook now

Land reform is firmly back on the policy agenda. The report of the Land Reform Review Group in May raised the prospect of significant changes to land ownership, including possible limits on private ownership, and further community buy outs. What...
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What Next For Scotland?
What Next For Scotland?Book now

What new powers does Scotland want - and need- to build a stronger economy and a better society? How will the new powers impact on Scotland's place within the UK? The Smith Commission and its cross-party membership is tackling these challenges, ...
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Referendum Breakfast: Taxation
Referendum Breakfast: TaxationBook now

All the main parties want further devolution of tax powers to Scotland. This seminar will be the first to look at the implications of the referendum result on tax policy and the likely changes.
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