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This section contains a database of all Creative Scotland's publications as well as a growing list of external resources for the arts, screen and creative industries.

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Literature and Publishing Sector Review

Published in July 2015, this review was undertaken to provide a complete overview of Scotland’s literature and publishing sector and inform future work that will best support the sector.

23 July 2014


View and download Creative Scotland board minutes from 2014.

4 July 2014

Film in Scotland

Publications promoting Scottish film and Scotland as a filmmaking destination.

2 July 2014


Presentations given by Creative Scotland.

25 June 2014

Information Sessions

Presentations given at Creative Scotland Information Sessions.

25 June 2014

Culture 2014 Programme Guide

An introduction to the events and exhibitions taking place across Scotland during Glasgow 2014.

17 June 2014

Annual Plan 2014-15

The Annual Plan for 2014-15 details our activities for the year, budgets and performance measures. It also explains how we will deliver our work to support the ambitions and priorities set out earlier this year in Creative Scotland’s 10-year shared plan, Unlocking Potential, Embracing Ambition.

11 June 2014

Supplying Creative Scotland

Creative Scotland procures goods, services and works by either issuing competitive tenders or invitations to quote in line with Scottish Government policy and all relevant legal requirements.

17 April 2014

Creative Scotland 10-Year Plan 2014-2024: Unlocking Potential Embracing Ambition

A shared plan for the arts, screen and creative industries 2014-2024.

8 April 2014

Terms and Conditions

Terms & Conditions for Scottish Government and National Lottery funding.

4 April 2014

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Artscape DIY – Creative Placemaking

Advice and resources from Artscape (a not-for-profit urban regeneration company) on creative place making in the community.

18 November 2014

SWOT Template

The Cultural Enterprise Office produce a range of useful resource and information materials, including guidance on planning and a template for doing your own SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis.

18 November 2014

The Art of Regeneration

Arts Professional dedicates an entire issue – Issue 279 – to the role of arts and culture in regeneration, and the balance between artistic excellence and community involvement.

18 November 2014

Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) - Placemaking

Whilst CABE is no longer in existance, their web archive holds useful information and guidance about all aspects of place making.

18 November 2014

Greenspace Scotland – Community Placemaking

This charitable social enterprise works to help encourage ‘people places’ – places which involve the people who live in, and use, the spaces, in the planning and decision making.

18 November 2014

Social Return on Investment Network

This networking group try to help you calculate the wider social benefits of your activity, and therefore the social return you can expect for the work you do.

18 November 2014

Community Engagement tools

VOICE is a free planning tool developed to help anyone involved in community engagement – giving you step-by-step guidance on how to analyse your community, plan your engagement activity, do it, and then review the process.

18 November 2014

SURF – Scotland’s Independent Regeneration Network

SURF works to increase the health and well-being of Scotland’s most disadvantaged communities through regeneration activity. Their Knowledge Centre contains resources and reports on various aspects of regeneration, and place making.

18 November 2014

Architecture and Design Scotland

Architecture and Design Scotland (A+DS) is Scotland's champion for excellence in architecture, placemaking and planning. Across the site they carry lots of information on Smarter Places, Healthier Places, and features on all aspects of place making<

18 November 2014

Scottish Government – Tourism, Culture and Sports statistics

A selection of statistics, trends and data sources which provide more information on culture and tourism in Scotland. In addition, links to other sources of research (out with the Scottish Government) can be found here.

18 November 2014