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Industrial Communities

This Cross-party group's purpose:

Seek to understand and highlight the range of ongoing issues affecting Scotland’s former traditional industrial communities who have experienced industrial decline over the last few decades. Ongoing issues are likely to include youth unemployment, town centre regeneration, health inequalities, low educational attainment, regeneration funding and poor environmental conditions. The term ‘former industrial communities’ covers a range of traditional industries including coal, steel, textiles and shipbuilding.

Next meeting

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

This meeting will include the AGM and be held virtually at 6pm, anyone wishing to attend must contact Roddy MacDonald.

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact Laura Cunningham


Address: The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP

Involved in the group

MSPs, individuals and organisations who participate in and support this group.

Current Members

Beattie, Colin

Colin Beattie


Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Midlothian North and Musselburgh (Constituency)

Rowley, Alex

Alex Rowley

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Mid Scotland and Fife (Region)

Adamson, Clare

Clare Adamson


Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Motherwell and Wishaw (Constituency)

Balfour, Jeremy

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

Leonard, Richard

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Central Scotland (Region)

Mason, John

John Mason


Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Glasgow Shettleston (Constituency)

McLennan, Paul

Paul McLennan


Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: East Lothian (Constituency)

Whittle, Brian

Brian Whittle


Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: South Scotland (Region)


Industrial Communities Alliance - Secretary

Argyll and Bute Council

Clackmannanshire Council

Coalfield Communities Federation

Coalfields Regeneration Trust

Dumfries and Galloway Council

East Ayrshire Council

East Dunbartonshire Council

East Renfrewshire Council

Fife Council

Glasgow City Council

Inverclyde Council

Midlothian Council

National Union of Mineworkers

North Ayrshire Council

North Lanarkshire Council

Renfrewshire Council

South Ayrshire Council

South Lanarkshire Council

West Dunbartonshire Council