About Scotland's Futures Forum

Scotland's Futures Forum is the Scottish Parliament's futures think-tank.  It works on a non-party basis to promote research and to stimulate debate on the long-term challenges and opportunities that Scotland faces, with the aim of informing MSPs and others and enabling them to consider the effects of decisions taken today on Scotland's long-term future.

Looking beyond the five-year electoral cycle and away from party politics, the Forum seeks to bring fresh perspectives, ideas and creativity on how we might prepare now for the future. It hosts discussions and seminars and presents ideas to engage Scotland's parliamentarians and challenge their thinking.

For more information, please see our Scotland's Futures Forum leaflet (1.2MB pdf).


SFF Board of Directors

  • Rt Hon Ken Macintosh, Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament (Chair)
  • Claudia Beamish MSP
  • Sir Andrew Cubie CBE, Chair of Quality Scotland
  • Professor Sir Ian Diamond, Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen
  • Anne Douglas, Co-Chair of the Fair Work Commission
  • Louise Macdonald OBE, Chief Executive of Young Scot
  • Maree Todd MSP
  • Adam Tomkins MSP


SFF Staff

  • Ken Hughes, Company Secretary. Ken is Assistant Chief Executive at the Scottish Parliament and within the SFF has responsibility as Company Secretary.
  • Rob Littlejohn, Head of Business

For more information, please contact ScotlandsFuturesForum@parliament.scot.