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Holyrood Conferences

Holyrood Communications is Scotland’s leading public policy conference provider. Our events explore topical issues and make complex subjects accessible, informative and educational. We are apolitical/non-partisan and run our events with a very simple credo: to act as an honest broker and provide delegates with both thesis and counter-thesis. 

In a political culture like ours, there is a huge amount of interest in policy, communications, engagement and training requirements from across all sectors. But beyond that, people want to meet and discuss the issues that matter. Our events meet that need.

We understand too that events are changing, and that there are lots of ways to help bring people together to debate, learn and make meaningful connections. That’s why in 2016 we will be offering a wide range of new developments which put the delegate at the heart of our thinking.


Our role is  to help people share information and to bring people together to exchange ideas and discuss how public services are delivered in this country. Our public policy led events will include workshops, roundtables, keynote presentations, imindmapping, Chatham House rules, citizen’s theatre, panel debates and interviews with policy makers and opinion formers from Scotland and across the world. ​We are strictly apolitical and non-partisan, and all of our event agendas are put together objectively and with impartiality.


Bringing together key players from across public, private and third sectors; these events offer attendees the opportunity to discuss enhanced service delivery with like-minded peers in both formal and informal situations.


Panel discussions on the most topical issues of the day ensuring you have sight and sound of all the current facts and thinking. Running for a maximum of two hours, these are ideal for the busy but engaged professional. 

*If your organisation wants to launch a report or maximise your press exposure please contact us to discuss incorporating your message into our events. We are always open to suggestions and collaborative partnerships.


Will provide you and your organisation with specialist training courses on a wide variety of subjects including media handling, appearing before committees, strategic thinking and partnership working. Our trainers are amongst Scotland’s best and brightest and they can develop bespoke packages if you have particular needs for your staff.


If you are looking to develop your understanding of how legislation is made and enacted in Scotland, and how you can be part of the policy landscape, then these courses are the ‘one-stop shop’ for you. If you’ve ever wondered how local government, the parliament, procurement, or the NHS worked and wanted to hear directly from its most senior people then HOLYROODexplained will meet all your needs. 

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