Publication - Corporate report

Scottish Budget 2019-2020

Published: 12 Dec 2018
Directorate:
Financial Management Directorate
Part of:
Economy, Scottish Budget
ISBN:
9781787813960

The Scottish Government's proposed spending and tax plans for 2019 to 2020.

241 page PDF

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241 page PDF

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Contents
Scottish Budget 2019-2020
Chapter 13 - Culture, Tourism and External Affairs

241 page PDF

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Chapter 13 - Culture, Tourism and External Affairs

Portfolio Responsibilities

The Culture, Tourism and External Affairs (CTEA) portfolio promotes Scotland's interests at home and abroad through European and International Affairs. It contributes to delivering our economic ambition by investing in Scotland's unique heritage and culture, by inspiring creativity and by supporting our tourism industry to maximise the contribution of the visitor economy to Scotland's prosperity.

The portfolio helps to ensure that our diverse and evolving cultural heritage thrives and is celebrated and that our historic environment and world-class collections are cared for and enjoyed by new and diverse audiences as well as future generations right across Scotland. It protects and provides access to our historic environment, promotes the delivery of high quality places and buildings to support communities.

Our ambition is to make Scotland a destination of first choice for visitors by raising the profile of Scotland at home and abroad, to attract increasing numbers of visitors, students and businesses and provide a perfect stage for world-class events.

We are committed to being a good global citizen, and to playing our part in tackling global challenges including poverty, injustice and inequality.

We want to make Scotland an open and welcoming nation for people and their families to live, work and make a positive contribution to our country.

The portfolio contributes principally to the international and culture National Outcomes, and also – for example through tourism investment – to the fair work and business National Outcome.

Portfolio Priorities

External Affairs Priorities

Scotland is an outward-looking nation, committed to making a positive contribution internationally. On the brink of the UK leaving the European Union, Scotland's role as an open, connected country is more important than ever. We will continue to look for new opportunities for our businesses to grow and to welcome others to live, work, do business, study and visit Scotland. Across the range of our international and European relationships – enhanced by the work of our expanding external network of offices – we will demonstrate our commitment to internationalisation by building on relationships, sharing the skills and expertise of our colleges and universities, celebrating cultural and ancestral connections and exchanging policy ideas to address shared challenges, ensuring Scotland remains a valued and well-connected nation.

We retain our commitment to supporting the attainment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals outside Scotland and our 'Beyond Aid' agenda recognises that some of the greatest improvements we can make to the lives of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people are beyond traditional international development work.

We will continue to promote Scotland to those who wish to come and live and work here, in particular to protect the rights of our fellow EU citizens and ensure that non-UK EU citizens resident in Scotland are provided with information, support and practical advice on their rights as a result of the UK leaving the EU.

In 2019-20 we will:

  • continue to press the UK Government to protect the rights of EU citizens resident in Scotland and Scots in other EU countries as well as making provision for an advice and support service for EU citizens;
  • work with employers, communities and stakeholders to develop the case for a tailored approach to migration in Scotland;
  • support the delivery of our network of offices in the US, Canada, China, France and Brussels as they continue to develop their influence and strengthen their relationships – deepening our impact in key markets, encouraging collaboration, supporting trade and innovation and creating opportunities to showcase Scotland's cultural and creative offering;
  • continue to play a full and active part in the British Irish Council (BIC), working positively with other members to support the Northern Ireland peace process;
  • further intensify our engagement with our European neighbours and with the US, Canada, China, India, Pakistan and Japan, with a focus on education, business and culture, and work collaboratively with international and European institutions;
  • publish Scotland's first Arctic Policy, which will highlight the extensive links already in existence between our communities, businesses, and civic society and help shape Scotland's relationship with our Arctic partners for years to come;

continue to build partnerships to take action to help tackle poverty and inequalities in relation to some of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people, including through our £10 million International Development Fund; and

maintain our Humanitarian Emergency Fund so that we continue to play our part to reduce the threat to life and wellbeing caused by disasters, disease and conflict.

Culture, Tourism and Major Events Priorities

Scotland has a well-deserved reputation as the perfect stage for events at the local, national and international level. The events industry is currently worth an estimated £3 billion a year to the Scottish economy. Our Major Events budget supports a strong and inspirational programme of events and festivals each year that generates business, create jobs and boost the economy whilst building on our nation's strong reputation and international attractiveness.

We will continue to support the growth of our creative industries and the creative economy, including through the creation in 2018 of Screen Scotland, a dedicated public sector partnership to support the screen sector, backed by investment of £20 million in 2019-20. In addition, we will continue investment in the arts and culture through Creative Scotland. The National Collections and the five National Performing Companies will help ensure that Scotland's unique culture reaches a wide audience at home and abroad.

The youth arts boost the skills of those who participate, helping tackle inequalities and make Scotland a stronger, fairer and more inclusive society. We will launch a Cultural Youth Experience Fund focused on ensuring that more children in areas of deprivation are able to enjoy cultural opportunities – through supporting a number of pilots across Scotland.

We will continue to invest £2 million into the Festivals Expo. In addition, and to keep our festivals fresh for generations to come, we are committed to providing a further £1 million per year, over five years, to support the Platform for the Creative Excellence programme, a three-way match-funded partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council and Festivals Edinburgh.

These measures all help ensure that no one's background is a barrier to taking part in cultural life, giving people all over Scotland a chance to take part in culture and the arts.

In 2019-20 we will:

  • continue to fund VisitScotland to deliver sustainable growth in the wider visitor economy so that Scotland can continue to build on its reputation as a world-class tourism destination;
  • undertake promotion and delivery of the 2020 Year of Coasts and Waters;
  • support sustainable tourism across Scotland through the Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund;
  • continue to work with partners in the planning and delivery of forthcoming major events: the 2019 Solheim Cup and UEFA EURO 2020;
  • strengthen support for our film and TV sector and drive its growth through Screen Scotland, a new dedicated public sector partnership;
  • publish a new Culture Strategy for Scotland that will enable everyone to have the opportunity to take part in or contribute to cultural life in Scotland. The strategy is being developed with individuals, artists, organisations and communities across the country and will support the long-term development of culture in Scotland and show how important it is to our future;
  • set up an International Creative Ambition Programme to support international cultural partnerships, collaboration and exchange against the background of the UK leaving the EU;
  • continue to enable Creative Scotland to maintain support for the Regular Funding programme in the face of a significant decline in Lottery receipts;
  • maintain the Youth Music Initiative budget at £9 million;
  • support the long-term development of cultural infrastructure such as the creation of a permanent home for the Great Tapestry in Galashiels and the development of the National Collections facility at Granton; and

continue to support National Museums Scotland, the National Galleries of Scotland and National Library of Scotland to provide free access to the permanent collections.

Historic Environment Scotland Priorities

The historic environment is a vital part of our heritage and our communities and it is also hugely important to the national economy, supporting over 60,000 jobs and contributing £2.3 billion to the national gross value added (GVA). Its continuing care and regeneration creates local employment, supports local businesses and secures the future of precious indigenous craft skills. It enriches the quality of our lives and helps to define who we are.

In 2019-20, through funding for Historic Environment Scotland we will:

  • continue to lead the delivery of 'Our Place in Time: the Historic Environment Strategy for Scotland';
  • offer grant support to help regenerate and promote the active use, care and maintenance of the historic environment, promoting sustainable economic development and reinforcing local identity;
  • provide expert advice and guidance to deliver the right balance between conservation and sustainable change; and
  • promote learning and education to enhance knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the historic environment.

National Records of Scotland Priorities

Following the approach set out in 'Plans for Scotland's Census 2021', published in September, National Records of Scotland (NRS) will continue making preparations for the census, which will be the first in which people in Scotland will be encouraged to complete their questionnaire primarily online, with support and help available for those who need it. Census 2021 will provide a vital source of information about the people of Scotland which will underpin local and national decision making.

In 2019-20 we will:

  • continue to produce trusted statistics, including demographic and migration estimates and projections of Scotland's population and households;
  • progress our strategy for the future of NRS archive functions to ensure they are fit for the 21st century;
  • build on the success of our ScotlandsPeople online family history service to further improve the customer experience and offer new content; and
  • continue to play a leading role in progressing Scotland's Data Linkage Framework strategy to securely deliver data research projects that benefit the public.

Spending Plans

Table 13.01: Spending Plans (Level 2)

Level 2 2017-18
Budget
£m
2018-19
Budget
£m
2019-20
Budget
£m
External Affairs 15.8 17.3 24.0
Culture, Tourism and Major Events 226.2 248.7 229.8
Historic Environment Scotland 45.5 41.1 39.8
National Records of Scotland 37.3 37.2 37.4
Total Culture, Tourism and External Affairs 324.8 344.3 331.0
of which:      
Total Fiscal Resource 273.3 296.9 287.7
of which Operating Costs* 14.3
Non-cash 19.5 17.7 16.8
Capital 27.0 24.9 25.0
Financial Transactions 5.0 4.8 1.5
UK Funded AME

* In 2019-20, there is a change to the way that Scottish Government staffing budgets are presented and total operating costs are now included within Portfolio budgets. This is set out in more detail in the Annex on operating costs.

Presentational Adjustments for Scottish Parliament Approval

Level 2 2017-18
Budget
£m
2018-19
Budget
£m
2019-20
Budget
£m
Culture (NDPB Non-cash) (9.5) (9.8) (9.5)
Tourism (NDPB Non-cash) (2.2) (2.6) (1.4)
Historic Environment Scotland (NDPB Non-cash) (3.3) (2.5) (3.0)
National Records of Scotland – shown separately (37.3) (37.2) (37.4)
Total Culture, Tourism and External Affairs 272.5 292.2 279.7
Total Limit on Income (accruing resources) 100.0

What the External Affairs budget does

The External Affairs budget supports the promotion of Scotland and its interests at home and abroad. It contributes to the positioning of Scotland on the world stage, particularly through our international development work, and promotes Scotland's international engagement through Ministerial visits. The budget also supports the attraction of talented and skilled individuals to live, study and work in Scotland.

Table 13.02: External Affairs Spending Plans (Level 3)

Level 3 2017-18
Budget
£m
2018-19
Budget
£m
2019-20
Budget
£m
International and European Relations 15.7 17.2 23.9
British Irish Council 0.1 0.1 0.1
Total External Affairs 15.8 17.3 24.0
of which:      
Fiscal Resource 15.8 17.3 24.0
Non-cash
Capital
Financial Transactions
UK Funded AME

See footnote on operating costs in Table 13.01.

What the Culture, Tourism and Major Events budget does

The budget supports the delivery of our programme of major events, including the European Championships in Glasgow and the Solheim Cup at Gleneagles. The major events budget reflects the timing and differing costs of individual events and thus varies from year to year, resulting in a reduction between 2018-19 and 2019-20 after the completion of the highly successful European Championships in summer 2018.

The budget also supports free access to the National Library of Scotland, National Galleries of Scotland and National Museums Scotland and provides funding for non-national museums and libraries through grants schemes administered by Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS) and the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC). It enables the five National Performing Companies to have a major presence on Scotland's stages and in our communities, alongside a significant international programme of touring and collaboration. Funding for Creative Scotland provides support for the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland, including maintaining the Youth Music Initiative budget at £9 million. The budget also supports the work of VisitScotland as Scotland's national marketing body to promote Scotland and deliver national tourism and events strategies.

Table 13.03: Culture, Tourism and Major Events Spending Plans (Level 3)

Level 3 2017-18
Budget
£m
2018-19
Budget
£m
2019-20
Budget
£m
Culture, Tourism and Major Events Advice and Policy 4.3
Creative Scotland and Other Arts 52. 1 70.5 66.0
Cultural Collections 77.0 73.4 74.6
National Performing Companies 22.9 22.9 22.9
Tourism 43.9 45.1 45.2
Major Events 30.3 36.8 16.8
Total Culture and Tourism 226.2 248.7 229.8
of which:      
Fiscal Resource 191.4 215.5 201.4
Non-cash 11.7 12.4 10.9
Capital 18.1 16.0 16.0
Financial Transactions 5.0 4.8 1.5
UK Funded AME

See footnote on operating costs in Table 13.01.

What the Historic Environment Scotland budget does

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is the lead public body for the historic environment in Scotland, and takes the lead in delivering Scotland's historic environment strategy 'Our Place in Time', in addition to having delegated responsibility for the care and management of Scottish Ministers' Properties in Care. A significant portion of the grant-in-aid funding which HES receives is passed on to Scottish communities by way of grant schemes which fund the regeneration of Scotland's town centres and the repair of historic buildings.

Table 13.04: Historic Environment Scotland Spending Plans (Level 3)

Level 3 2017-18
Budget
£m
2018-19
Budget
£m
2019-20
Budget
£m
Operational Costs 84.8 92.2 93.5
Capital Expenditure 5.6 6.0 6.0
Less Income (44.9) (57.1) (59.7)
Total Historic Environment Scotland 45.5 41.1 39.8
of which:      
Fiscal Resource 36.6 32.6 30.8
Non-cash 3.3 2.5 3.0
Capital 5.6 6.0 6.0
Financial Transactions
UK Funded AME

What the National Records of Scotland budget does

National Records of Scotland's budget supports the collection, preservation and production of information about Scotland's people and history. This includes performing the registration and statistical functions of the Registrar General for Scotland, for example by taking the census and producing a wide range of demographic data which underpin public sector spending decisions, and the archival and public records functions of the Keeper of the Records of Scotland.

Table 13.05: National Records Scotland Spending Plans (Level 3)

Level 3 2017-18
Budget
£m
2018-19
Budget
£m
2019-20
Budget
£m
Operational Costs 39.8 40.1 40.2
Capital Expenditure 3.3 2.9 3.0
Less Income (5.8) (5.8) (5.8)
Total NRS 37.3 37.2 37.4
of which:      
Fiscal Resource 29.5 31.5 31.5
Non-cash 4.5 2.8 2.9
Capital 3.3 2.9 3.0
Financial Transactions
UK Funded AME

Contact

Email: Finance.co-ordination@gov.scot