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This Cross-party group's purpose:

To bring together a wide range of organisations and individuals involved in skills development in Scotland to discuss and share ways in which skills development can be enhanced to bring sustainable economic benefits.

Next meeting

Friday, February 10, 2023

The next meeting of the Cross Party Group on Skills will take place via Microsoft Teams at 1000 on Friday, 10 February 2023. The topic for the meeting will be Health and Social Care.

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact Joanne Buchan


Involved in the group

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

Current Members

Pam Gosal


Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: West Scotland (Region)

Stephen Kerr

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Central Scotland (Region)

Clare Adamson


Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Motherwell and Wishaw (Constituency)

Michael Marra


Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: North East Scotland (Region)

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Aberdeenshire East (Constituency)

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Glasgow Kelvin (Constituency)

Party: Scottish Liberal Democrats

MSP for: Shetland Islands (Constituency)


Colleges Scotland - secretary

A&M Community Training/ Aplus Training

Application Recruitment

Barnardo's Scotland

BEMIS - Empowering Scotland's Ethnic and Cultural Minority Communities

Bio Reliance

BSE Skills

Building Engineering Services Association [BESA]

Caledonian Strategy (Scotland) Ltd

Canongate Youth

Castle Douglas Community IT Centre

CECA Scotland

Chartered Banker Institute


City & Guilds

Civil Engineering Contractors Association (Scotland)

College Development Network

City of Glasgow College

Economic Development Association Scotland (EDAS)

Education Scotland

Employment Enterprise

Energy & Utility Skills

Essential Skills Plus Ltd


Federation of Small Businesses

Fife Council - Enterprise & Protection Services

Glasgow City Heritage Trust

Homes for Scotland

Improve Limited

ITC Training Academy

Institute of Physics

IPPR Scotland

JHP Training

Lantra Scotland

Lifeskills Centres

Loch Lomond & Trossachs Community Partnership

National Trust for Scotland

Nithcree Training and Scottish Road Haulage Group

NHS Education for Scotland

Scottish Contractors Group

Pearson Workbased Learning

Perth College UHI

PRojects : Communication, Strategy, Development and Project Management

Scottish Building

Scottish Countryside Alliance

Scottish Decorators' Federation

Scottish Funding Council

Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Land and Estates

Scottish Retail Consortium

Scottish Training Federation

SCQF Partnership

Scouts Scotland






Skills Development Scotland

Scottish Qualifications Authority

SQA Accreditation

Scottish Schools Education Research Centre (SSERC)



The Institute of the Motor Industry

The Open University in Scotland

The Scotch Whisky Association

Universities Scotland

Weber Shandwick

West College Scotland


Working Links

Universities Scotland

Venture Trust.