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Our Why...

To develop opportunities for professionals throughout Scotland to exchange ideas, inform practice and share their expertise across a range of public policy areas.

How do we achieve this?

By going beyond the traditional, ‘stand-alone’ events model. Complimenting high quality yet affordable training conferences, seminars and masterclasses with a range of online learning courses. Ensuring opportunities for professionals to share their ideas, learning and knowledge – anytime, anywhere.

High quality, Affordable training

Customer Feedback

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, inform good practice and share their knowledge and professional expertise.

Helping professionals innovate their way from challenge to opportunity.

Our customer feedback

The figures below are from over 2,300 customer feedback forms completed between March 2015 and March 2020.
How would you measure?
Training content 94%
Event organisation 95%
Customer Care 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.


tel: 0131 344 4611 mob: 07841 668 155

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.


tel: 0131 344 4611

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.


tel: 0131 344 4611

Claire Hunter

Lead Research Partner

Claire is a lead research partner for Policy Hub Scotland developing events with particular focus on the Children and Young People sector.

Claire is also Director of Red Harbour Events that she set up in 2008 after 15 years working within the events and marketing industry with organisations including Children in Scotland, Holyrood Magazine, Mental Welfare Commission and Newsdirect. In addition to agenda setting, Claire specialises in organising conferences, dinners and one-off events for the public sector, charity and corporate organisations.


tel: 0131 344 4611

Getting in touch


Policy Hub Scotland
21 Young Street


0131 344 4611

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