David McGillivray

Professor, interested in events, culture, digital participation & sport.


Impact and Effect: Contested Cultural Values

It’s taken me a few days to blog about a Research and Knowledge Exchange event I attended last week at Creative Scotland’s swanky Waverley Gate premises in Edinburgh. The title of the event was research and knowledge exchange in the Creative Indus…


Creating Creative Scotland: The Dilemma

Yesterday, I attended a workshop hosted by Scotland’s National Events Agency, EventScotland, at the MacDonald Holyrood House Hotel in the shadow of the Scottish Parliament. The event was titled Homecoming Legacy: The Road to 2014 and was designed …


Some ruminations on EventScotland’s international event management conference

On Tuesday I attended my second EventScotland conference held at the beautiful Perth Concert Hall. Given that the event is trailed mainly as an opportunity for the industry to come together, academia has been relatively poorly represented, at leas…