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

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 

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, Company Secretary


Vicky Gunn, Co-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 has worked in social work for several years before taking up a teaching role in 2004 at Glasgow Caledonian Univesity. Bio

Garry MacLaughlin
Garry is the founder of Unthank Comics, a small press label based in Glasgow, and Cosmic Designs, a visual arts charity. Bio

Lisa Charlwood-Green
Lisa, Founder and Director of The WOW Network, has actively championed for LGBT equality and diversity for over 17 years, starting with her work at LGBT Switchboard as a trained counselor, through to volunteering with LGBT Youth, LGBT Health and Wellbeing and LEAP Sports.

Michael McEwan bio 
Michael McEwan is a champion for people with disabilities. He is a broadcaster, journalist, public speaker and presenter. He has a varied experience in media, as a presenter of Rock Sport Radio a weekly magazine show, dedicated entirely to disability sports news, events and interviews. He was Chair or East Renfrewshire Disability Action. He is a regular contributor to the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS). 

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