Introduction from Cabinet Secretary
Our refreshed International Framework and this accompanying International Policy Statement reiterate our focus on increasing competitiveness and tackling inequality, the cornerstones of Scotland’s Economic Strategy. They cement the four strategic objectives that underpin our international agenda.
Since the previous iteration of Scotland’s International Policy Statement in 2015, Scotland has continued to host internationally significant events, and 2017 marked the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh International Festival and the Edinburgh International Fringe and Film Festival, world-renowned flagship events that generate tremendous cultural energy and highlight Scotland on the global stage. This Policy Statement identifies how Scotland continues to capitalise on such opportunities at home and beyond.
As Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs I remain committed to keeping this Policy Statement relevant and ambitious during a period of global unpredictability. This Government will regularly update the Statement as our priorities, and the environment in which we operate, change and evolve.
Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs