Arts, culture and heritage

  1. Public Interest Journalism Working Group recommendations: Scottish Government response

    Our response to the short-life Public Interest Journalism Working Group recommendations set out in its report: Scotland's News - towards a sustainable future for public interest journalism.

  2. Volunteering action plan

    Scotland’s volunteering action plan aims to create a Scotland where everyone can volunteer, more often, and throughout their lives. Designed to provide actions over a 10‐year period as a living plan. It seeks to raise the profile of volunteering and its impact on society.

  3. Town centre action plan review: joint Scottish Government and COSLA response

    Joint response from SG and COSLA to the New Future for Scotland's Town Centres report. Sets out some of the ways in which we can all seek to do our part, locally and nationally, in rebuilding, reenergising and reimagining our towns to meet our place and country ambitions.

  4. National Partnership for Culture: Workshop 3 –culture and education information paper

    Information Paper for the meeting of the National Partnership for Culture on culture and education held in July 2021.

  5. Further support for culture recovery

    Culture and events sectors to benefit from £16 million

  6. Support for Scotland’s international festivals

    Expo fund recipients announced.

  7. Scottish Household Survey – 2020 telephone survey

    Experimental Statistics: Data being developed.

  8. Scottish Government support for library projects

    Winning bids announced.

  9. £21 million to support culture and events

    Additional funds for organisations and freelancers. 

  10. New television studio to grow sector

    Kelvin Hall will host major TV broadcasters and production companies.

  11. Lifeline for libraries

    More than £1 million of funding allocated.

  12. Funding for libraries to re-open

    £1.25 million funding for vital community resource.

  13. Scotland's Creative Digital Initiative

    Supporting digital innovation within cultural businesses.

  14. Celebrating Scotland’s Makar

    Enriching lives through poetry.

  15. Stone of Destiny - future location: public engagement report

    The Commissioners for the Safeguarding of the Regalia requested a public engagement took place to assist them in their scrutiny of proposals to relocate the Stone of Destiny to Perth. This report presents analysis of the responses to the public engagement exercise.

  16. The Stone of Destiny

    Iconic symbol to be moved to Perth.

  17. Supporting Scottish culture and heritage

    Emergency funding announced.

  18. Supporting National Trust for Scotland jobs

    Financial aid package agreed.

  19. Vital support for museums and galleries

    New fund to launch.

  20. Cultural venues start to re-open

    Guidance in place for sector to safely start welcoming visitors.

  21. Investing in Scotland’s entrepreneurs and innovators

    £38 million for high growth companies.

  22. Lifeline support for Performing Arts Venues

    Dedicated £10 million fund announced.

  23. National Partnership for Culture

    New group set up to deliver Culture Strategy.

  24. Support for Fringe Society

    Backing for world’s largest performing arts festival.

  25. A Culture Strategy for Scotland

    Strengthening a sector which transforms lives.

  26. Culture Strategy: vision and summary of actions

    Visual representation of the vision included in the culture strategy, together with a summary of actions.

  27. Response to decision to end participation in Creative Europe

    UK Government not to negotiate ongoing participation in cultural programme.

  28. Culture Secretary hosts Festivals Visa Summit

    Bid to resolve immigration issues for performers.

  29. Cinema projects land £800,000 boost

    Improved access to big screen.

  30. Library opens on Christmas Day

    Helping homeless and lonely over the festive period.  

  31. Proposal to designate two historic marine protected areas: consultation

    We would welcome your views on the potential creation of two historic marine protected areas, as part of the Scottish Marine Protected Area (MPA) network.

  32. Funding for Melrose Museum

    £395k to promote Roman heritage in the south of Scotland. 

  33. Strengthening Scotland's creative industries

    Policy Statement launch.

  34. Creative industries: policy statement

    Our vision and priorities for the creative industries in Scotland.

  35. Funding announced for tour to Japan

    Scottish orchestra to take centre stage.

  36. Fireworks in Scotland: analysis of responses to consultation

    Summary of key themes to emerge from the consultation to gather the public's views on the use and regulation of fireworks in Scotland.

  37. Public attitudes towards fireworks in Scotland: representative omnibus survey

    This report summarises results from an omnibus survey on public attitudes towards fireworks in Scotland.

  38. Fireworks legislation and impacts: international evidence review

    Desk-based review of evidence on the impact of fireworks, in the context of international legislation and regulations.

  39. Sport in Scotland report: response

    This sets out the Scottish Government's response to the recommendations contained in the Jarvie Report 2019.

  40. Queensferry Crossing artwork

    Scotland’s national poet contributes to permanent tribute.

  41. Call for UK Government to attend Festivals Visa Summit

    Home Secretary invited to join discussion on immigration issues for performers

  42. Influential historian celebrated

    Professor’s influence marked in Perthshire event.

  43. Culture Secretary honoured as Chieftain of the World Pipe Band Championships

    Pipes and drums still thriving across the generations

  44. Future of St Peter's Seminary

    Partnership working proposed to protect A-listed building.

  45. Culture to strengthen Scotland’s global links

    Minister announces event funding at international ceremony in Bilbao.

  46. International Creative Ambition Programme

    Funding announced to support worldwide cultural partnerships.

  47. Expo funding for Celtic Connections

    Glasgow festival to receive further government funds.

  48. Culture strategy for Scotland consultation: analysis of responses - full report

    Analysis report setting out the detailed findings of the public consultation on a draft Culture Strategy for Scotland.

  49. Culture strategy for Scotland consultation: analysis of responses - key themes

    Report summarising the key themes raised by respondents to the public consultation on a draft Culture Strategy for Scotland.

  50. Culture strategy for Scotland consultation: analysis of responses - summary

    Report summarising analysis of the feedback to the public consultation on a draft Culture Strategy for Scotland.

  51. Anholt-GfK Roper Nation Brands IndexSM: 2018 report for Scotland

    2018 findings of the Anholt-GfK Roper Nation Brands IndexSM (NBI) on Scotland’s international reputation.

  52. Prisoners of War exhibition opens

    Issued on behalf of National Records of Scotland.

  53. Report for the five Scottish national performing companies: April 2016 to March 2018

    Two year annual report on National Theatre of Scotland, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Ballet, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Scottish Opera.

  54. Digital-first census for 2021

  55. William Wallace letter on display

    Issued on behalf of National Records of Scotland.

  56. Financial support for V&A Dundee

    Backing for museum in its first year.

  57. Malicious Mischief?

    Issued on behalf of National Records of Scotland.

  58. Glasgow Fire Recovery Fund

    £5 million to support affected businesses.

  59. UNESCO designates Forth Bridge as World Heritage Site: FOI release

    Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

  60. Investing in screen success

    Production Growth Fund unlocks £60m in wider economic benefits.

  61. Importance of local news

    Concern over STV restructure plans.  

  62. Film and TV school opens doors

    First courses begin in Scotland.

  63. Scotland's population continues to increase

    Issued on behalf of National Records of Scotland.

  64. Restoring Bute House

    Repairs and conservation of historic building now compete.

  65. Strengthening Scottish-Polish ties

    3D model of Great Polish Map of Scotland launched.

  66. Improving digital skills

    £200,000 funding to increase inclusion.

  67. Support for Scottish Youth Theatre

    Company to continue during Year of Young People.

  68. Most popular names in Scotland

  69. French connections

    Celebrating French contribution to Edinburgh International Festival.

  70. Supporting Scotland's world-class festivals

    2018-19 Expo funding unveiled.

  71. Young people's participation in out of school activities: research findings

    Findings from an online survey of young people aged 8 to 26.

  72. Backing for historic theatre

    £1.5m towards Citizens Theatre redevelopment.

  73. EXPO Fund to include Celtic Connections

    Fund to be made available to Glasgow event for first time.

  74. Blueprint for screen success

    Proposal for screen unit approved.

  75. Announcement of UK City of Culture 2021

    Culture Secretary comments.

  76. First Minister's Christmas card unveiled

    John Byrne painting to raise funds for charities.

  77. Culture Secretary comments on Dundee 2023 bid

  78. Picturing Scotland's criminal past

    Rogues Gallery unveiled.

  79. Maoineachadh airson a' Mhòid Nàiseanta

    Tabhartas bliadhnail air a ghairm leis an LPM airson seasmhachd a’ Mhòid a dhìon.  

  80. Backing for Burrell

    £5 million towards Burrell Collection refurbishment project.

  81. Cross-party support for Paisley and Dundee Culture bids

    Parliament debate secures consensus.

  82. Scottish household survey 2016: key findings

    Short report summarising the key findings from the Scottish household survey 2016: annual report.

  83. Scottish household survey 2016: annual report

    Results from the 2016 edition of the continuous survey based on a sample of the general population in private residences in Scotland.

  84. Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology: equality impact assessment

    Assessment of the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology and its impact on our aims for equality.

  85. Culture sector gathering June 2017: full report

    Full report of the culture sector gathering at Glasgow Women’s Library held on 26 June 2017.

  86. Culture sector gathering June 2017: summary report

    Report summarising key themes from a culture sector gathering at Glasgow Women’s Library held on 26 June 2017.

  87. Scottish Government backs Paisley 2021 bid

    Culture Secretary gives financial commitment.

  88. Designing communities

    People to have say in the design of their area.

  89. Record spend on film and TV production

    £16.7m increase in production spend in Scotland.

  90. Culture conversations

    Public events in Paisley, Dumfries and Galashiels.

  91. Culture Conversation: resource pack

    Information, key questions and a feedback form which can be used to host a Culture Conversation which will shape the development of a culture strategy for Scotland.

  92. Rise in visitor numbers to historic sites

    Historic Environment Scotland properties in Dumfries and Galloway see 41% rise

  93. Extra £10m for Edinburgh Festivals

    Five-year programme to maximise cultural and economic impact.  

  94. Maoineachadh airson ionad Gàidhlig

    40 obair ùr an dùil bhon phròiseact

  95. Funding for Gaelic Centre

    Project expected to create 40 jobs

  96. Raising attainment takes centre stage

    DFM praises project to close the poverty-related gap.

  97. Famous Scots from the Past

    Treasured artefacts displayed together for the first time

  98. David Livingstone Centre revamp

    Scottish explorer celebrated.

  99. Culture Secretary heads to Irish capital

    Strengthening cultural, economic and diplomatic ties.

  100. Culture Strategy for Scotland: Culture Secretary's speech

    Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop addresses an event at Glasgow Women's Library.

  101. The lure of ancient history

    Rise in island visitor numbers.

  102. Proposal for new Edinburgh performance venue

    Call for auditorium to be included in City Region Deal.

  103. Report for the five Scottish national performing companies: April 2015 to March 2016

    Annual report on National Theatre of Scotland, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Ballet, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Scottish Opera.

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