Professor Wilson Sibbett, Chair of the Scottish Science Advisory Committee (SSAC), was one of three speakers at the recent Foundation for Science and Technology Discussion Dinner held at The Royal Society of Edinburgh. The theme of the meeting, expertly chaired by Lord Jenkin of Roding, was A Science Strategy for Scotland.
Sir Muir Russell led the discussion by outlining the development of the Scottish Executive’s first comprehensive science strategy and highlighting the Executive’s quest to bring greater harmony to its use of funds for science. He went on to focus on a number of the Executive’s recent major achievements for science, including the creation of the SSAC. Sir Muir concluded by reiterating the Executive’s commitment to science and the need to optimise the benefits of Scottish science.