Ailsa Macfarlane – Policy & Strategy Manager

Ailsa joined BEFS in 2017, having previously managed the Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage project and worked for Museums Galleries Scotland.

ailsa2Ailsa has an M.Litt from St Andrews University in Art History where she focused on architectural history both classical and vernacular.

Coming from a cultural heritage project management background running complex projects with a nationwide remit Ailsa has wide-ranging experience with partnership working and collaboration across the sector.

A passion for supporting heritage skills policy and increasing sustainability for the sector has enabled Ailsa to take part in the European Commission Voices of Culture dialogue session on heritage skills where she is part of the associated paper’s editorial team advocating for, “an integrated approach to: skills, training and knowledge transfer for traditional and emerging heritage professions”.