The Tuesday Club exists to promote discussion and debate, in a civilised, respectful and congenial forum, between members and guests on matters of public interest in Scotland and beyond. Our members are of many political persuasions - including the agnostic and the uncommitted - and are from a wide range of backgrounds in business, politics, education, the media and public service. We attract guest speakers of exceptional standing in their fields, who lead moderated discussions on their chosen topics. Attendance at our dinners is deliberately restricted to less than thirty and all present are expected to contribute. Our club is private but not secret; what our speakers and members say remains in the room, but members are welcome to invite guests likely to be interested in making a contribution.

As joint chairs, we are particularly pleased that in recent years we have succeeded in broadening both the membership of the club and the list of speakers, to reflect the wider range of voices being heard in Scotland. This is a very welcome trend and we wish it to continue.

Signed: Gareth Howlett and Esther Mijers