The WEA Scotland Board promotes and ensures the sustainability, educational excellence and profile of the WEA in Scotland and its role as part of the wider Association.

Using its Scotland specific knowledge, expertise and presence to this end, it enables an effective balance between a focus on Scotland and support to the Board of Trustees and the other Trustee subcommittees, examining how key Association-wide matters may impact on Scotland. The Scotland Board's terms of reference can be viewed here.

The chair of WEA Scotland sits on the Trustee board: you can view the WEA trustee profiles on this page.

You can learn more about the WEA Scotland board structure and board members below. We are currently recruiting co-opted members and welcome expressions of interest, for further information about how to get involved and other volunteering opportunities click here.

Karen McArdle, Deputy President & National Officer鈥

Karen McArdle

WEA Scotland interim acting chair

Robin Cook, WEA English Regional Representative

Robin Cook

WEA English regional representative

Vacant position


WEA Scotland vice-convener

Ray McCowan, Director of WEA Scotland

Ray McCowan

WEA Scotland director

Angela Ainslie WEA Scotland board

Angela Ainslie

WEA Scotland board

Vacant position


WEA Scotland board member

Vacant position


WEA Scotland convener

Allison, WEA Scotland

Alison Morrison

WEA Scotland vice-convener

Kathleen Formosa

Kathleen Formosa

Director of corporate governance

Simon Parkinson, Chief Executive and General Secretary of the WEA

Simon Parkinson

CEO & general secretary

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