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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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Creative Scotland's Annual Report, Accounts and National Lottery Accounts for the financial year ending 31 March 2016.

13 December 2016

Arts Strategy 2016-17

This Arts Strategy sets out Creative Scotland’s commitment to increasing the reach, relevance and contribution that artists and art make to life in Scotland.

9 August 2016

Youth Music Initiative Funding Documents

Welcome Pack, reporting forms and guidance for recipients of Youth Music Initiative funding.

21 July 2016

Creative Industries Strategy 2016-17

This Creative Industries Strategy is one of three, sitting alongside the strategies for Arts and Screen. It focuses on supporting creative companies and businesses aiming to be self-sustaining. All three strategies will be reviewed and refreshed in 2017.

12 May 2016

Annual Plan 2016-17

The plan for 2016-17 explains the work we will deliver over the course of the next year and provides us with a baseline to report against our performance each year. Our 2016-17 Plan contributes to the delivery of our 10-year plan Unlocking Potential, Embracing Ambition.

18 April 2016


View and download Creative Scotland board minutes from 2016.

5 April 2016

Creative Scotland National Lottery Logos

Download the National Lottery logos here. To find out more about how to acknowledge our support correctly, please read our Accreditation Guidelines.

7 March 2016

Supporting Sunset Song

The long-awaited adaptation of the classic novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Sunset Song, was developed and produced with support from Creative Scotland’s Film and Television funding programme.

11 December 2015


Creative Scotland, and the creative individuals and organisations that we support, operate in a broader national and international context and we want Scotland to be a distinctive creative nation connected to the world.

10 December 2015

Access and enjoyment

We are committed to increasing the quantity and quality of opportunities for people of all ages to experience and learn from, the arts, screen and creative industries, wherever they are in Scotland.

10 December 2015

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Scottish Poetry Library

The Scottish Poetry Library is a unique national resource and advocate for the art of poetry, and Scottish poetry in particular.

14 October 2016

Shetland ForWirds

Shetland ForWirds celebrates Shetland dialect in literary and oral material, and is also home to a Shetland Dictionary, a dialect map and teaching resources.

14 October 2016

Theatre Gu Leòr

A contemporary Gaelic theatre company is committed to producing high quality Gaelic theatre through the use of multi-media and digital technologies.

14 October 2016

Scots Radio

Scots Radio is a monthly podcast that speaks about the culture and news of people who use Scots in their working world. The site features interviews, videos, resources and news.

14 October 2016

Scots Scriever

In partnership with the National Library of Scotland, Creative Scotland funds the Scots Scriever. This two-year residency has a focus on producing original creative work in Scots, and raising awareness, appreciation and use of Scots across the country.

14 October 2016

Stòrlann Nàiseanta na Gàidhlig

Stòrlann Nàiseanta na Gàidhlig coordinates the production and distribution of Gaelic educational resources throughout Scotland. Through their programme, resources are distributed free of charge to nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools and lifelong learning groups.

14 October 2016

Scots Hoose

Scots Hoose is a free online resource for children, young people and new Scots writers to inspire and support creativity in the Scots language. Here you can learn more about Scots language, improve writing skills, and discover poems, stories and songs.

14 October 2016

The Royal National Mòd

Celebrating Gaelic language and culture, the Royal National Mòd provides opportunities for people of all ages to perform and compete across a range of disciplines including Gaelic music and song, Highland dance, instrumental, drama, sport and literature.

14 October 2016

Useful links

13 October 2016


BBC ALBA is a Gaelic language digital TV channel and features news, sport, drama, documentary and entertainment, as well as children’s programmes.

13 October 2016