The draft strategy and details of how you can contribute your views are available at https://consult.gov....lture-strategy/
It's quite a lengthy read but is interesting and has wide-ranging implications. Here are a few quotes to give you a flavour.
The strategy seeks to stimulate a step change that will bring about a shift in how society and government view and value culture. It aims to build collaborative alliances that will help to realise the full potential of culture for everyone and every community.
The draft strategy seeks to embed and elevate culture’s position across society, and is therefore of interest and relevance to many different audiences, including:
- the culture, heritage and creative sectors, all those who work or participate in them and their supporting organisations
- individuals and communities across Scotland
- the voluntary/third sector
- Scottish Government, local government and their stakeholders and partners
- people delivering public services, especially those tasked to tackle the fundamental challenges in Scotland today. This covers a wider range of public service roles in health and wellbeing, social care, education, community development and regeneration
- private business, enterprises and industry (for example tourism, energy and those who work internationally)
- Culture in Scotland is innovative, inclusive and open to the wider world.
- Cultural excellence – past, present and emerging – is celebrated and is fundamental to future prosperity and wellbeing.
- Culture’s empowering and transformative power is experienced by everyone.
It would be interesting to hear folk's opinions on this