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Economic Contribution Study 2012

This research study sets out a comprehensive picture of the contribution of the Arts and Creative Industries to the wider Scottish economy. The study uses official statistics, to estimate employment, turnover and Gross Value Added across 16 creative industries. It also addresses a range of additional, wider economic impacts, including tourism impacts and some of the harder to capture employment related to these industries. It was commissioned by Creative Scotland in partnership with Scottish Enterprise and undertaken by DC Research.

Alongside the final report and executive summary we have also published annexes of  technical notes explaining the study methodology, and 16 sector profiles containing data for each of the industries examined by the study.

Downloads

Executive Summary (.pdf)
Final Report (.pdf)
Annexes to Final Report (.pdf)
Sector Profiles (.zip)

Economic Contribution Case Study - Outer Hebrides

In addition to the national contribution study a specific case study on the Outer Hebrides was also commissioned. This research study sets out the contribution of the Arts and Creative Industries to the economy of the Outer Hebrides in terms of employment, business turnover and Gross Value Added. It also examines the local cultural economy from the perspective of practitioners, exploring themes including the drivers for establishing a creative enterprise and the skills and infrastructure base in the Outer Hebrides. The research was commissioned by Creative Scotland in partnership with Highlands & Islands Enterprise, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and Skills Development Scotland and undertaken by DC Research.

Downloads

A&CI in Eilean Siar - Executive Summary (.pdf)
A&CI in Eilean Siar - Final Report (.pdf)
A&CI in Eilean Siar - Annexes (.pdf)