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Fiona Logue, Director 

Meet Fiona Logue, CEO/Director of Craft Scotland.

Fiona LogueWhat do you do at Craft Scotland? 

I manage the business and oversee the projects we plan to deliver. I work with the Board and main funder, Creative Scotland, to ensure we deliver our strategic plans and have the appropriate funding in place to do so. 

How do you help Scottish craft or makers?

I have always been interested in Scottish craft and my aim in my role as Director is to deliver great opportunities for Scottish craft and makers. 

What are your top three professional achievements?

1. Completing my MBA while working full time and having my first daughter – she was considerate and arrived during the Easter break

2. Being able to change careers from the arts, into business and now back into the cultural world again.

3. Being part of the team at the Science Festival that turned it around financially and built its profile at home and abroad.

What are your top three craft moments?

1. Being offered the chance to work with Craft Scotland.

2. Presenting some great craft at the Collins Gallery.

3. Recently completing a knitted throw for my daughter’s bed.

What are your top five skills tags?

1. Business management

2. Strategic planning and development

3. Fundraising

4. Communication

5. Marketing

What's your background?

I started my career in the arts following a degree in history of fine art and English literature. I worked in a local authority museum, a gallery presenting temporary exhibitions of art, craft and social history and with the Scottish Arts Council looking after support schemes for visual artists.

I became interested in how the arts were funded and decided to study for an MBA. This took me into the business world as sponsorship manager for Standard Life. As part of the wider marketing department I took on many marketing projects including the brand TV advertising.

Following this I moved to RBS where I worked in various roles in the Credit Card division, principally on customer marketing and new customer acquisition.

Longing to get back to my cultural roots I became Chief Operating Officer at the Edinburgh International Science Festival and enjoyed working with the team there on several festivals and their inspiring schools outreach programme. Through this I was also a board member of Festivals Edinburgh at a hugely exciting time in that organisation’s development.

Tell us something surprising about you:

I’ve sat beside Samuel L. Jackson at the Brit Awards.

Finally, what's your favourite beverage

Mainly coffee but becoming a big fan of Rooibos tea and a glass of wine in the evening.

Fiona Logue

Contact Fiona:

Get in touch with Fiona with any questions about Craft Scotland business or project plans.

Fiona Logue
+44 (0) 131 466 3871

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