Ahead of the retirement of the current Head of Music at Creative Scotland and ISPA Board Member Ian Smith in July, Alan Morrison will take up the post on June 20, 2016. With a lifelong passion for music, Alan Morrison was, until recently, Group Arts Editor for the Herald and Times Group where he was responsible for all arts, literary and cultural content across The Herald, Sunday Herald and Evening Times.
Upon his appointment, Alan Morrison said:
"I see music as a central pillar of Scottish identity, of who we are and how the world sees us. It's important that musicians are recognised as the vital artists that they are and for the key role that they play in the life of modern Scotland."