Culture, Heritage And Tourism
Maintaining capital investment in the culture, heritage and tourism sectors supports the continued delivery of a wide range of key Scottish Government outcomes, providing significant economic stimulus and successfully leveraging additional investment from other sources across the public, private and third sectors.
Ongoing multi-year key programmes are:
- Storage facilities for Scotland’s National Collections;
- Estates conservation for Historic Environment Scotland’s Properties in Care;
- Repairs and improvements for the National Collections estate and Historic Environment Scotland’s visitor facilities; and
- Refurbishment programme for Visit Scotland’s iCentre estate.
Project progress includes:
- £25 million capital grant and £12.6 million growth accelerator funding towards the new £80 million V&A Museum of Design Dundee, the first ever dedicated design museum in Scotland which will open in 2018;
- £11 million invested in the external refurbishment of the National Library of Scotland’s Causewayside building in Edinburgh (scheduled for completion in March 2018), providing an improved space for managing the Library’s collections and co-locating the majority of digitisation activities on one site;
- £2.2 million to support the redevelopment of Lews Castle and creation of the new Museum nan Eilean in Stornoway, officially opened by the First Minister in March 2017; and
- Historic Environment Scotland’s Engine Shed project in Stirling, which opened in 2017 and aims to develop and sustain the skill base we need to secure the future of Scotland's historic environment.