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Research from the Cultural Sector

What's Going on Now report

Published: 26 Feb 2019

What’s Going On Now? (WGON) is a major and once-in-a-generation examination of music education and youth music-making in Scotland.

Cultural Cities Enquiry report

Published: 05 Feb 2019

We welcome this report of the Cultural Cities Enquiry and its focus on how strategic investment in culture can drive inclusive growth in cities. It demonstrates how more support for culture will realise major gains for the UK's economy and urban populations.

Edinburgh Festivals Impact Study (July 2016)

Published: 26 Jul 2016

Commissioned by Edinburgh’s Festivals, the 2015 Impact Study was produced by leading international specialists BOP Consulting. The study, which surveyed 29,000 people, reveals that the Edinburgh Festivals attracted combined audiences of more than 4.5 million in 2015.

Living Culture and Tourism in Scotland

Published: 30 Dec 2015

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.

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

Published: 10 Nov 2015

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.

Scottish Government Growth Sector Statistics - Creative Industries

Published: 08 Oct 2015

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.

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

Published: 26 Aug 2015

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.

An Evaluation of Legacy from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Published: 24 Jul 2015

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.

The Social Impacts of Engagement with Culture and Sport

Published: 18 May 2015

From CASE: The Culture and Sport Evidence Programme, this reviews the current evidence base for the social impacts of engaging with culture and sport. It focusses on the four main areas of social impact: improved health; reduced crime; increased social capital and improved education outcomes.

Sistema Scotland - Initial Findings

Published: 01 May 2015

First findings from the long term study of the charity Sistema Scotland’s Big Noise orchestras in Stirling’s Raploch and Glasgow’s Govanhill show evidence of positive change to children’s lives. The evaluation was conducted in three parts by the Glasgow Centre for Population Health, looking at the impact of the programme as a whole, Education Scotland, looking at the impact on the children in school and a PhD student at Glasgow Caledonian University who undertook an economic impact assessment of the project in Govanhill.