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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of OUTSPOKEN ARTS SCOTLAND LIMITED is a voluntary membership group of non-executive company directors. The Board meets four or five times per year as well as officiating at a few key public events.

The role of Board members is to provide governance and support to the small staff team in the development and delivery of its programme of activities, policies and practices. The Charity is regulated by OSCR and the role of board members/trustees is governed by the following guidance http://www.oscr.org.uk/managing-your-charity/trustee-duties/

Board members are entirely voluntary/unpaid and cannot enter into production or service contracts or be employed or remunerated by the Charity.

The organisation is seeking a number of new Board members to bring additional marketing, finance and fundraising skills and as well as gender balance.
Interested individuals willing to be considered as potential Board members should email a CV to

Steven Thomson, CEO
27-29 Trongate
Glasgow G1 5EZ


Vicky Gunn
Vicky Gunn, Chair
Professor Vicky Gunn is the Head of Learning and Teaching at Glasgow School of Art. She has a research and teaching profile in tertiary learning and teaching in the Arts and Humanities.  Bio

Lynn Sheridan
Lynn Sheridan
Lynn Sheridan has worked in social work for several years before taking up a teaching role in 2004 at Glasgow Caledonian Univesity. Bio
Garry McLaughlin
Garry MacLaughlin
Garry is the founder of Unthank Comics, a small press label based in Glasgow, and Cosmic Designs, a visual arts charity. Bio


* Note: the charity changed its name in August 2015.
It was formerly known as Gala Scotland Ltd and traded as the Glasgay! festival.


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