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Industry Leadership Group

The ILG reflects the size and diversity of the fashion and textile industry in Scotland. It exists to create a broad strategy for the industry in Scotland and acts as an interface between the industry and government. 

The first meeting of the new group was held in Glasgow in November 2019. At the meeting, Simon Cotton, CEO of Johnstons of Elgin, was elected as chair of the group.

The ILG agreed to focus on developing an export strategy and a skills strategy that focuses on all aspects of the industry from manufacturing to design to the provision of education and training.

For more information, please contact info@textilescotland.com

Current Members

Fiona Warldron, Heriot Watt University

Kestin Hare, menswear designer

Jan Young, Barrie Knitwear

Simon Cotton, Johnstons of Elgin

Aidan Queen, Schofields Dryers & Finishers

James Lang, Scottish Leather Group

James Dracup, Macnaughtons

Adam Mansell, UKFT

Sollie Brodie, BeFab Be Creative

Vixy Rae, Stewart Christie

Lorna Macaulay, Harris Tweed Authority

Jean-Christophe Granier, Wilkie Group

Iain Laird, Begg and Co

Paul Walker, Walker Slater

Jan Young, Barrie Knitwear

Jaki Love, UKFT Scotland

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