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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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GENERATION charts 25 years of contemporary Scottish art

100 artists across 60 venues and spanning 25 years of work. Generation traced the remarkable development of Scotland as a centre of contemporary arts excellence.

9 December 2015

Scottish Album of the Year Awards 2014

In 2014 the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award was entering its third year having quickly established itself as the nation’s most credible and ambitious celebration of contemporary music.

9 December 2015

A celebration of books for all ages

Book Week Scotland is a national celebration of books and the written word run by Scottish Book Trust in partnership with Creative Scotland, Scotland’s libraries and a host of other partners.

9 December 2015

Blood Wedding’s glorious diversity

Blood Wedding was an exciting co-production incorporating accessible aesthetics in a modern retelling of Federico Garcia Lorca’s classic. With a fully inclusive cast, this version placed ‘a glorious diversity’ of people centre stage.

9 December 2015

A focus on diversity at Glasgow 2014

A focus on diversity was a key priority during the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme. We look at the programme of work by diverse artists that was felt to be both high quality, and of real significance.

9 December 2015

Disabled artists and the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme

Disabled artists made a significant contribution to the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme, creating and presenting new and exciting work for everyone, and responding with vision and energy to the call to create the most ambitious programme of cultural activity every seen in Scotland.

9 December 2015

Playtime adventures at Baltic Street

Baltic Street Adventure Playground is a supervised child-led adventure playground for children from 6 to 12 years.

24 November 2015


Creative Scotland's Annual Report, Accounts and National Lottery Accounts for the financial year ending 31 March 2015.

10 November 2015

Quality Standards

Creative Scotland aims to provide a prompt, helpful and high quality service as part of our work to support the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.

12 October 2015

Scotland's Creative Industries Partnership

Scotland's Creative Industries Partnership (SCIP) was established in 2009 by the Scottish Government and remitted to Creative Scotland to chair.

8 September 2015

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Living Culture and Tourism in Scotland

In work commissioned by Creative Scotland, Professor Alison McCleery and her team at Edinburgh Napier University have investigated the safeguarding and promotion of living culture through its integration into the tourist experience. The report includes case studies in Angus and Dundee, Inverclyde, the Banffshire Coast and the Uists.

30 December 2015

November 2015

This issue features children and young people in new evaluations of the Youth Music Initiative, Time to Shine and Cashback for Creativity programmes. Other reports address Gaelic, Voluntary Arts and live music in Edinburgh. We also profile a number of new creative industries reports, including updated statistics from the Scottish Government and work by the Creative Industries Federation looking at diversity in the creative industries.

18 November 2015

Time to Shine - the story so far

A brief overview of the work to date on Time to Shine, Scotland’s National Youth Arts Strategy.

16 November 2015

Tales from the Drawing Board: IP wisdom and woes from Scotland’s creative industries

This collection of cases is a free resource intended to help creative businesses to navigate the landscape of intellectual property (IP) legal issues, protection tools, and management dilemmas. Each case deals with daily IP challenges as experienced by creative practitioners in Computer Games, Dance & Theatre, Fashion & Product Design, Film & Television, and Music & Publishing.

10 November 2015

Scottish Government Growth Sector Statistics - Creative Industries

The latests statistics on the Creative Industries in Scotland are now available. The findings show that the Creative Industries GVA in 2013 (the most recent year in which figures are available) was £3.7 billion.

8 October 2015

Evaluation of Youth Music Initiative

A new report reveals the positive and wide reaching impact on young people of the nationwide Youth Music Initiative.

7 October 2015

Evaluation of Cashback for Creativity Phase 2

An independent evaluation report on phase 2 of the Cashback for Creativity programme.

14 September 2015

September 2015

This edition includes our Literature and Publishing Sector Review and an Evaluation of Luminate.

It also contains the latest attendance and participation figures with results from the Scottish Household Survey and England’s Taking Part Survey. The contribution of arts to the economy is examined in reports by Arts Council England, the Creative Industries Federation and the Night Time Industries Association.

Finally, there are reports exploring the performance of the Creative

2 September 2015

Scotland's People Annual Report: Results from the 2014 Scottish Household Survey

The Scottish Government's Scottish Household Survey is designed to provide reliable and up-to-date information on the composition, characteristics, attitudes and behaviour of Scottish households and individuals, both nationally and at a sub-national level. It covers a wide range of topics to allow links to be made between different policy areas. Chapter 13 focuses on culture and sport.

26 August 2015

An Evaluation of Legacy from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

This report was co-produced by the Scottish Government and the Games Legacy Evaluation Working Group (GLEWG) and looked at the social, cultural and economic benefits of The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

24 July 2015