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Screen Unit

Following approval from Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, the proposal for a Screen Unit within Creative Scotland was published in December 2017, presenting a more collaborative inter-agency approach and clear leadership on public sector interventions and support for Scotland’s screen sector.

The collaborative proposal has been developed by Creative Scotland and Screen Unit partners, which include Creative Scotland, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland and the Scottish Funding Council, as well as input from people and organisations working in the screen sector.

Combining the expertise of creative, skills and enterprise partners to drive cultural, social and economic development, the proposal sets out a shared vision, and sets ambitious targets for a Scottish screen sector which:

  • is more vibrant, strong and resilient, supporting sustainable creative enterprises
  • is internationally competitive and recognised as a centre of excellence and innovation for content development and production, talent, skilled craft and technical crews, infrastructure, facilities companies, exhibition and film education
  • develops, attracts and retains talent through inclusive, accessible and progressive education and skills development
  • supports growth in audiences at home and abroad with engaging and acclaimed content and a strong, distinctive cultural voice
  • promotes equality, diversity and inclusion, in front of and behind the camera

The Screen Unit will be led by and situated within Creative Scotland, with support from the Screen Unit partners, and working with the Scottish Government. It will build on everything that’s been achieved to date in support of Scotland’s screen sector.

The publication of the proposal follows the announcement in The Scottish Government’s 2017 Programme for Government of a doubling of resources for the Screen Sector in Scotland from £10million per annum to £20million next year.

Access the full proposal and related papers.

Media Contact

Eilidh Walker, Screen Unit Project Communications Officer, Creative Scotland
Tel +44 131 523 0019
Mobile +44 7545 402 064
Email Eilidh.Walker@creativescotland.com