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Scotland's Culture: Scottish Executive Response on the Cultural Review

DescriptionScottish Executive Response on the Cultural Review
Official Print Publication DateJanuary 2006
Website Publication DateJanuary 19, 2006


ISBN 0 7559 4961 7

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Freagairt Riaghaltas na h-Alba air an Ath-bhreithneachadh Chultarail pdf format


The vision

Our approach

Key principles

The roles of national and local government
• Planning for culture
• Local cultural entitlements
• Delivery of local entitlements

Advancing culture's availability
• Role of the private sector
• Role of the voluntary sector

The new cultural infrastructure

1 Developing Scotland's cultural and creative talent
2 National Collections
3 National performing arts companies

Other infrastructure matters

Access to languages

Next steps


This paper is a response to the cultural review, which constitutes the report of the Cultural Commission and the subsequent dialogue which it provoked. It sets out Scottish Ministers' vision for the strategic direction of future cultural policy, and identifies key initiatives, legislation, investment and infrastructure changes needed to implement those decisions. It is the start, not the end, of a new journey towards achieving our ambitious aspirations for Scotland's cultural life.