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Arts and Culture


Culture, creativity and a rich, dynamic heritage sit at the heart of Scotland's communities and everything we do. Working with our key partners, the Scottish Government aims to:


  • promote and develop the crucial role of culture and creativity in making the strongest contribution that we can to sustainable economic development
  • focus on the contribution that culture can make to improving the health, wellbeing, confidence and quality of life for our communities
  • raise the profile of Scotland at home and abroad, and ensure that as many people as possible in Scotland and overseas are able to benefit from, be inspired by and enjoy the very best of Scotland's creative and cultural offer

  • Research

    Information and link to research, evaluations, publications and toolkits relating to culture