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Creative Services is an independent cultural consultancy practice founded in 1992 by current Director Bryan Beattie. Since then it has undertaken over 200 short and long-term projects, from developing national cultural policy to writing television scripts.

We combine our experience as creative practitioners with that of seasoned administrators and offer a professional, experienced and approachable service tailored to the clients' requirements.

Our previous roles have included Expert Adviser to the Minister for Culture, development officer for local government, cultural ambassador, elected representative, teacher, BBC broadcaster, playwright, and television producer.

We're not shy to bring in the skills we don't have - we're fortunate to have a terrific range of regular associates that add different dimensions and experience to our work. It helps us provide a bespoke and truly creative service to all our clients.


Meet the team


Bryan Beattie

Bryan Beattie


Founding partner Bryan Beattie is a strategic thinker, an experienced policy maker and administrator with substantial experience of the organisation and funding of cultural services by the public sector in Scotland. He continues to write for TV, radio and newspapers.



Emer Beattie

Emer Beattie



Emer's background in local government arts development and education has taken her all over the world with secondments in Ireland, Japan and Italy. In Scotland she has managed the Arts and Business Highland office, and also managed the Gaelic 'supergroup', Cliar.





Adrian Lear

Adrian Lear

Business Research and Development


Adrian is a creative and critical thinker, with a wide-ranging experience of the cultural sector in Scotland, in arts management, as a visual arts practitioner and as a business proprietor. He is currently based in Tobermory, Isle of Mull.





Fiona Fowler

Fiona Fowler

Research & Development Associate


Fiona is a publishing graduate who has gained considerable experience in sponsorship, event management, PR and advertising. For three years she was Administrator of The Little Sparta Trust. She relocated to the Highlands in 2007, and has worked on a diverse range of projects for Creative Services.





Jane Piercy

Jane Piercy



Jane is a highly experienced administrator and personal assistant who started her career in local government in the Highlands, before moving further afield to the BBC in London, followed by a return to Scotland to work in higher education. Since founding Janey P.A. Professional Administrative Services in 2007, Jane joins the Creative Services team on a regular basis.





Current Colleagues


Steve Westbrook Columba Centre, Islay and Year of Island Culture, V&A at Dundee
Brian Burns Columba Centre, Islay
Sandy Anderson Year of Island Culture
Nicola Walls, Page\Park Architects - Flourish Centre, Glasgow
Karen Nugent, Page\Park Architects - Flourish Centre, Glasgow
Graham Scott - V&A at Dundee
Ian Lumsden, ARUP - V&A at Dundee
Nick Russell, IPW - V&A at Dundee
Kelly du Preez, IPW - V&A at Dundee
James Ross Boy and the Bunnet
James Robertson Boy and the Bunnet




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