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Our Why...

To develop flexible and accessible training for professionals throughout Scotland – helping them inform their practice and exchange ideas, whenever and wherever is convenient for them.

How do we achieve this?

By providing a range of online learning courses – ensuring opportunities for professionals to share their ideas, learning and knowledge – anytime, anywhere.

Each course is packed with on-demand video classes, activities, and a range of interactive content – engaging learners as they progress.

High Quality, Accessible & Affordable training

Learner Feedback

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Policy Hub Scotland

Since 2015, we have been providing training opportunities and learning spaces for those who work in, or alongside, the Scottish public sector to explore new ideas and inform existing practice.

Helping professionals innovate their way from challenge to opportunity.

Our learner feedback

The figures below are from feedback forms completed by the 1,300 learners who undertook Policy Hub courses between January 2021 and August 2021.
How would you measure?
Course content 93%
Customer Care 96%
Did you feel in control of your own learning?
Yes 97%
Would you undertake further Policy Hub training?
Yes 97%

Our Team

Mark Bellamy


Mark has been carrying out public policy research in Scotland for 15 years. Firstly with the Scottish Qualifications Authority and then with the Edinburgh-based conferencing company, MacKay Hannah.

In this time he has led the development of around 100 national conferences and a number of Government summits across a diverse range of policy areas – including Health and Wellbeing, Education and Skills, Good Governance and Public Service Reform, Transport and Economic Development.

Mark launched Policy Hub Scotland with the aim of going beyond the traditional, ‘stand-alone’ events model – to create opportunities for continuous learning and knowledge sharing. He is currently responsible for the management and strategic direction of both the online Hub and Hub events.

Lauren Blair

Lead Research Partner

Lauren is a lead research partner for Policy Hub Scotland, developing online Hub content and training events across a range of policy areas. Lauren’s current focus is our ongoing conversation around ‘Education and Child Welfare’ – creating opportunities for professionals to share their ideas, knowledge and experiences.

Lauren is also the Programme Engagement Officer at Voluntary Health Scotland – leading VHS’ external engagement, as well as developing and delivering a programme of events for VHS members and other stakeholders across the Health, Social Care and voluntary sectors. She has over 10 years’ experience delivering policy conferences to public and third sector audiences across Scotland.

Brian Weddell

Lead Research Partner

Brian is a lead research partner for Policy Hub Scotland, leading the co-development of training events and online Hub content for the Health, Social Care and Voluntary sectors.

Brian was previously the Policy Director for CPP Seminars Scotland (Connecting-Policy-to-Practice) and has almost 20 years experience of the conference and seminar market in Scotland. Brian has held elected office at Lothian Regional Council, and following Local Government Reorganisation, served on the City of Edinburgh Council until May 2003 where he held the positions of Convener of Finance and Convener of Housing.

Getting in touch


Policy Hub Scotland
21 Young Street


0131 344 4611

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