Con­tri­bu­tion of cre­atives

The Oban Times - - 14 Leisure -

THE Scot­tish Af­fairs Com­mit­tee has launched an in­quiry into the cre­ative in­dus­tries in Scot­land.

The com­mit­tee will look at the con­tri­bu­tion of the cre­ative in­dus­tries in Scot­land in re­gards to em­ploy­ment and the econ­omy, and will con­sider how UK pol­icy af­fects these in­dus­tries.

Pete Wishart MP, chair of the com­mit­tee, said: ‘The cre­ative in­dus­tries in Scot­land have a proud history and are also ex­tremely im­por­tant to the Scot­tish and UK economies in the present day, em­ploy­ing tens of thou­sands of peo­ple and con­tribut­ing bil­lions of pounds to the econ­omy.

‘The Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment has des­ig­nated the cre­ative in­dus­tries as one of the key growth sec­tors in Scot­land, but there is also a need to con­sider the UK-wide con­text.

‘We want to ex­am­ine how the poli­cies of the UK Gov­ern­ment af­fect these in­dus­tries and how they could bet­ter sup­port the cre­ative in­dus­tries in Scot­land.’

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