In January of this year he made headlines by calling for a doubling of budgets for all Scottish universities, arguing that a massive investment in education was needed for Scotland to reap the dividends of the knowledge economy and, perhaps, bring about the much-vaunted Second Enlightenment.
Advice to [Culture and Sport Glasgow head Bridget McConnell] will only come when it is asked for, however, said the cultural ambassador.
"Let me quote Lord Chesterfield," Gregorian said. "Having expertise, knowledge or experience is like having a pocket watch. Wait until someone asks what time it is before you tell them - don't go round town saying, Do you want to know what time it is?' "So my role is that: to give advice when asked, and when appropriate," he added.
While I think that the Indian Diaspora is the exemplar for the Burgh Diaspora, I think Scotland is a worthy model for the Pittsburgh region. Both Pittsburgh and Scotland can point to an economic and cultural golden era, a difficult economic transition, and a large, successful Diaspora. As Gregorian recommends, the first move is Pittsburgh's. The Burgh Diaspora is waiting.