Goodison Group in Scotland

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The Goodison Group in Scotland was formed in 2004 as the Scottish branch of the think tank the Goodison Group. The group focuses on issues of education and enterprise. It aims to bring together people from education, business and government.


Dr Andrew Cubie - CBE FRSE Chairman | Ms Maggi Allan Director of Education Resources - South Lanarkshire Council | Mr Sandy Begbie Aegon UK | Ms Susan Bor Royal Bank of Scotland Group | Ms Fiona Boucher SALP | Mrs Marcia Campbell Standard Life | Mr Anton Colella ICAS | Mr Graham Donaldson HM Inspectorate of Education | Professor Jim Gallacher Glasgow Caledonian University | Mr Gerry Hassan Demos | Dr Ian Johnston | Dr Geraldine Kenney-Wallace City and Guilds | Ms Christine Lenihan | Ms Louise Macdonald Young Scot | Mrs Linda McKay Forth Valley College | Mr Roger McClure Scottish Funding Councils for F & HE | Mr John McCormick Scottish Qualifications Authority | Mr John Milligan | Professor Charles Munn OBE | Mr Robert Rae Scotland's Futures Forum | Professor David Raffe The University of Edinburgh | Ms Susan Rice Lloyds TSB Scotland | Mr Alf Young The Herald


The Group is primarily funded by Lloyds TSB Scotland but also by Scottish Power and The Royal Bank of Scotland.[1]

The groups literature makes a point of saying that although it is funded by corporate money it is completely independent of them. However their 2007 report does single out Scottish Power as a model of business involvement in community education.[2]


One of the aims of the Goodison Group is to create a culture of enterprise in Scotland. To this end they have been working with the Think Tank Demos and the Futures Forum. Representatives from both these bodies are members of the Group. Also Alf Young is the partner of Carol Craig who promotes greater self confidence as the solution to Scotland's problems


  1. Goodison Group in Scotland report, Take Hold of our Future, 20 September 2007
  2. Goodison Group in Scotland report, Take Hold of our Future, 20 September 2007

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