Creative industries in Scotland Contents


Terms of Reference

Conclusions and recommendations

1 Background to our inquiry

Our inquiry

Responsibility for the creative industries

2 Scale of the creative industries in Scotland

Data on the size and economic contribution of the creative industries

3 Support for the creative industries in Scotland

Public sector support for the creative industries in Scotland

The role and focus of Scottish public agencies

Scotland’s Creative Industries Partnership

The role of UK-wide bodies

Public funding for the creative industries in Scotland

4 Reserved policy areas

Tax reliefs

Benefit to Scotland?

Possible reforms to the creative tax reliefs

Encouraging take-up of creative tax reliefs

Intellectual property and the European Digital Single Market

European Digital Single Market


Rurality and broadband

Apprenticeships levy

5 Broadcasting and the BBC in Scotland

Broadcasters and the Scottish production industry

Access to commissioners

Regional quotas

The BBC in Scotland

Charter review

Proposals for changes to the structure of the BBC

6 UK Government engagement

The Creative Industries Council

Coordination between the UK and Scottish governments

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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Prepared 12 January 2016