Bryan Beattie

Bryan Beattie

Head of Culture

BA English and Philosophy

HNC Accounting

Justice of the Peace

Fellow of the RSA

Member Equity

Bryan is the founding Director of specialist cultural consultancy, Creative Services, and its production and publishing subsidiary, Big Sky.

Bryan works with IPW on tourism and venue projects across Scotland, the UK, and internationally.

Bryan has delivered a range of projects across the tourism, culture, and events sector. He is a leading strategic thinker, policy maker, adviser, and project manager with experience of delivery and funding of major cultural projects and policy at national, regional, and local levels.

Bryan is an expert in government policy development at national, regional, and local levels. He specialises in development of arts, heritage and tourism strategies, as well as strategic review, project implementation, venue development, and due diligence.

“I only have one arrow, but I always aim at two targets”

Pop Quiz

How long have you been with IPW…?

I joined in 2012

Where have you worked previously?

Ross and Cromarty District Council, The Scottish Government, and BBC

What do you bring to the team?

Specialist knowledge and experience of the cultural and creative sectors

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A writer

Live anywhere, take everything, where would you go?


What are you most passionate about in life?

Family, books, music, and sport



Desert Island disc?

Soave sia il vento

Go-to dish?

Vegetarian lasagne

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