LIS Private and Academic Sector Survey

The LIS undertook a survey of the private and academic sector membership in Scotland in November 2015 as a follow up to the public sector survey undertaken in 2014 to help take forward the debate of the future of the profession in Scotland and develop a roadmap for the future. A total of 60 responses were received which represents approximately 15% of membership in Scotland. A summary of the findings of the survey are available on the link below


Download Private and Academic Sector Survey Summary


The findings are now being used by the LIS committee to help develop a strategy to 2025 and the key themes are:-


1. Understanding key issues affecting the private sector in Scotland. Use survey to provide input into the potential research project into Landscape Sector by Stirling University Business School MA student


2. Knowledge Transfer. Getting the private sector engage more with each other to benefit profession. Collating up to date information on Scottish practices and enabling up to date information to be included on website. Encouraging applications for Fellowship


3. Young and Seasoned Practitioner Engagement. Using needs of both groups to engage more with full demographic spread of the membership through combined P2C/CPD events. The first being at the AGM in April 2016


4. Practice Events on Key Issues

  • Engaging with Government Policy and Strategies – speakers from Government, SNH and A&DS
  • Procurement – Key note speakers on public sector procurement ( Developer / Head of Scottish Gov Architecture / Head of Scottish Gov Procurement /Client side) Use findings of survey to promote facilitated debate
  • Exporting Skills– speakers from UKTI and practices on opportunities and risks with working abroad
  • Working with Scottish Enterprise – speakers on business development, innovation, and working abroad
  • Plus many other suggestions (see survey responses)


5. Archive and Historical Review. Learning form the past; collective pier and historic review; online platform for historic information to help inform the future. Combine with public sector

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