Extract from Scotland’s Future – Your Guide to an Independent Scotland, detailing the benefits of independence to build upon the successes achieved in the culture and broadcasting sectors under devolution.
Scotland’s strong and vibrant culture is one of our most enduring and powerful assets. Devolution has given the Scottish Government the opportunity to support and encourage our culture and heritage sectors with outstanding results. Independence will provide new opportunities to build on Scotland’s existing creative prowess by harnessing new powers to develop our culture, heritage and creative industries.
This means we can move forward with a clear ambition to deliver: a new approach to broadcasting which will increase production opportunities in Scotland through a new Scottish Broadcasting Service; new powers over the economy to encourage our culture and creative sectors; and increased opportunities to build our international reputation for culture, heritage and creativity.