21st February 2021 by admin
Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has requested an urgent meeting with the UK Government to discuss the impact of ending EU free movement on culture and creative sectors. In a letter to the UK Culture Secretary, Ms Hyslop urged the UK Government to negotiate visa-free access for artists and other creative professionals touring and carrying out...
30th November 2020 by Jenny Kane
To celebrate St Andrew’s Day this year, the Scottish Government launched the One Million Words of Kindness campaign asking people to recognise the value of connecting with and helping others by reaching out to friends, family, neighbours and communities. Edinburgh-based illustrator Emily Hogarth designed a postcard for the campaign to help spread words of kindness...
17th November 2020 by Fiona Hyslop MSP
Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop: Scotland has a well-deserved reputation for the strength of its music industry. From traditional music to the most modern music makers, such as Nova, the winner of this year’s Scottish Album of the Year, Scotland’s music is recognised throughout the world. It is a way for us to show who we...
5th July 2019 by kristenmcnicoll
Trade and Investment Minister Ivan McKee is visiting China this week to promote the growing economic, cultural and educational links between Scotland and the world’s second largest economy. On the final day of his visit on Friday 5 July, Mr McKee hosted a breakfast meeting with GlobalScot Alan Hepburn, CEO of The Hepburn Group to...
3rd July 2019 by kristenmcnicoll
Trade and Investment Minister Ivan McKee is visiting China this week to promote the growing economic, cultural and educational links between Scotland and the world’s second largest economy. On the second day of his visit, Mr McKee undertook a series of engagements meeting with China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), the China National Offshore Oil Corporation...
21st January 2018 by Fergus Ewing MSP
Burns Night is celebrated by millions of people in Scotland and all around the world. It not only provides a welcome opportunity to celebrate the genius of our national poet, but for us all to enjoy the essential food elements of any Burns Supper – which are available as home grown products in local supermarkets....
16th October 2017 by Keith Brown MSP
Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, Keith Brown writes ahead of his visit this week to Canada and the US: Nearly 250 years ago, a group of Scots stood nervously on the shores of Loch Broom looking up at the ship that would carry them to their new lives across the Atlantic, in...
7th July 2017 by admin
Helen Goulden from Nesta, and Chair of the Scottish Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy, gives an update on progress made on bringing together “new economy” service providers to look at how they can improve the experience of Scotland’s tourists. On 21 June, the Scottish Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy met in Glasgow to...
9th March 2012 by Alasdair Allan MSP
We all know that the creative industries, in particular, music, literature and film, do much for Scotland’s reputation worldwide and for our economy. This evening I’ve had the immense pleasure of attending the FilmG awards in Glasgow.