Join the conversation on Scotland’s Culture Strategy

Jonathan Knott, 25.10.2017
Government welcomes contributions from the cultural sector
The Museums Association (MA) is encouraging the sector to contribute to the Scottish government's consultation exercise on developing its Culture Strategy.

The government is holding public events to gather ideas and views to help shape the strategy.

The administration committed to creating a Culture Strategy in its programme for government for 2017-18, with the aim of creating an overarching framework to support the long-term development of culture in Scotland.

A number of public consultation events have already been held, and there are more confirmed for later this year. There will be events in Portree on Skye on 2 November, and in Edinburgh on 21 November, both at locations to be confirmed. There will also be an event at the Dunfermline Carnegie Library Museum and Gallery in Fife on 6 December 2017.

In addition to these, the government will host a live Facebook event on 29 November, in partnership with the citizenship charity Young Scot and the Scottish Youth Parliament. 

Stakeholders can also share their views on an online discussion forum, and on Twitter by mentioning @culturescotgov and using the hashtag #scotlandscultureconversation.

Once a draft strategy has been created, the government will carry out further consultation before publishing a final document.

The MA's policy officer Alistair Brown said: “Consultation on the new Scottish Culture Strategy is an important advocacy opportunity for museums. The strategy will inform future priorities for government spending and support, so it’s vital that the Scottish government hears from museums across the country about their work and ambitions for the future.”