In conversation with: Stuart Nicolson

In conversation with: Stuart Nicolson

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In conversation with Stuart Nicolson, former Head of Communications for the First Minister of Scotland Stuart Nicolson spent over a decade working at the heart of government as the First Minister’s principal political spokesperson, from 2012 to 2023.

His tenure spanned era-defining moments in Scottish politics including the 2014 independence referendum, the 2016 Brexit referendum and the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a fast-paced and varied role, Stuart advised the Scottish Government on communications challenges and opportunities through these times and regularly delivered media briefings to the press on behalf of the First Minister.

Before joining the Scottish Government, Stuart started his career as a journalist, initially writing for local newspapers in Aberdeenshire and went on to become Scottish Political Editor for the Daily Mail.  

Guests will glean insights from Stuart’s impressive career, including his experience of navigating challenging media moments as a Scottish Government spokesperson and of making the transition from journalist to PR.

A welcome drink and nibbles will be provided.

Contact: Gemma Forrester
Email: [email protected]

29/05/2024 18:00 - 20:00
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Weber Shandwick Reel House 7 West Regent Street Glasgow G2 1RW UNITED KINGDOM

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