The Scottish Government continues to provide extensive support to the arts in Glasgow. Four of the five national performing companies are based in Glasgow and receive grants of more than £20 million a year. We have also invested extensively in Glasgow’s cultural infrastructure, including £6.25 million towards the Kelvin hall refurbishment and enabling the National Library of...
Anas Sarwar is mistaken. If he had listened to my answer, he would know that the national facilities in Glasgow are four of the five national performing companies, which receive grant of more than £20 million a year. Glasgow is well funded. I did not mention the £27.5 million of funding from Creative Scotland for regularly funded organisations, the £8.5 million grant for the...
One of the things that we are supporting is Creative Scotland’s place partnerships and North Ayrshire is part of that. In the past year, we have protected Creative Scotland’s budget—indeed, we have increased it by £6.6 million to rectify the shortfall in funding from the United Kingdom national lottery. More can be done to ensure that the extent and range of cultural...
Scottish National Party MSP for Linlithgow
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election
Also represented Lothians
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