Terms and Conditions

Read the Creative Scotland site terms and conditions.

Creative Scotland is a public body established by the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 with an office at Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place Edinburgh EH1 3EG.

Using our website

The Creative Scotland website is maintained for your personal use and viewing. Please read our conditions of use carefully. Accessing and using this website constitutes acceptance by you of these conditions.

We reserve the right to change the conditions of use at any time. We advise you to review the conditions of use on a regular basis. Accessing and using this website after such changes have been posted constitutes acceptance by you of these conditions.


Creative Scotland will take every care and precaution to ensure that the contents and information it publishes on this website is accurate and up-to-date. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee the accuracy of contents or information contained in its pages and any person using information contained in them does so entirely at their own risk.

Please be advised that you should verify the accuracy of any information before acting upon it. Creative Scotland also reserve the right to change information at any time without notice.

Applicable law

The laws of Scotland govern these conditions of use and you agree that the Scottish courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction in any dispute.

Creative Scotland shall be the controller of the personal information and shall comply with the Data Protection Laws when processing the personal information. Please see our Privacy Notice for more information.

Copyright and neighbouring rights

The material featured on this site is subject to Crown copyright protection unless otherwise indicated.

The Crown copyright protected material (other than departmental logos) may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium for research, private study, web-based discussion, or for internal circulation within an organisation. This is subject to the material being reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context.

Where any of the Crown copyright items on this site are being republished or copied to others, the source of the material must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged.

The permission to reproduce Crown protected material does not extend to any material on this site which is identified as being the copyright of a third party. For further information on Crown copyright policy and licensing arrangements, see the guidance at www.opsi.gov.uk

The copying and use of the Creative Scotland logo is not permitted without prior approval of the Creative Scotland co-ordinator.

Data Protection

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors. To find out how Creative Scotland processes your personal information, please read our Privacy Notice.

Virus protection

The site operators make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for users to run an anti virus program on all material downloaded from the internet. Creative Scotland cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material from this website.

Links to and from other websites

Creative Scotland is not responsible for the contents or reliability of the external websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Links to external sites should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of the linked pages.

Creative Scotland encourages users to establish hypertext links to the site. You do not have to ask permission to link directly to pages hosted on the website. We do not object to you linking directly to our information, but you should obtain permission if you intend to use our logo.

Social Media

We have several social media profiles. Some of the main ones include XFacebookVimeoLinkedIn and Instagram.

Contacting us on Social Media

We are keen to engage with followers on these sites. We will try to reply where possible and appropriate, although our responses to replies, comments and direct messages will depend on the nature of the enquiry and the service used. If your enquiry is urgent or requires a direct response, please don't rely on social media alone - see our main Contact page. Even if we can not reply on social media, we are listening and will act on or pass on comments and feedback.

In order to protect our users, we will remove or report any contributions that break the rules of the relevant community, or which are not in line with the following general guidelines:

  • Be civil, tasteful and relevant
  • Do not post messages that are unlawful, libellous, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented or racially offensive
  • Do not swear
  • Do not post content copied from elsewhere, for which you do not own the copyright
  • Do not post the same message, or very similar messages, more than once
  • Do not publicise your, or anyone else's, personal information, such as contact details
  • Do not advertise products or services (unless directly relevant to the community)
  • Do not impersonate someone else