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Tourism, Culture and Sport - Consultation - ScotStat

ScotStat is a network for users and providers of Scottish Official statistics. It aims to improve communication amongst those interested in particular statistics and facilitate the setting up of working groups on specific statistical issues. This page contains information on stakeholder engagement and activity conducted in relation to Tourism, Culture and Sport.

Issues relating to Tourism, Culture and Sport are represented on the following ScotStat committees:

How Can I Get Involved?

If you are keen to find out more about work relating to Tourism, Culture and Sport Statistics or any other facet of the work of the Scottish Government Statistics Group, you can register with ScotStat to receive updates. More information ScotStat can be found on the ScotStat homepage, including a feedback form and information on the work of the ScotStat Board.

Tourism, Culture and Sport - Consultation - ScotStat

ScotStat Committees/Groups

The ScotStat Scottish Economic Statistics Consultation Group (SESCG) considers issues relating to statistics on all aspects of the Scottish economy including the economic impact of tourism.

Tourism statistics are also discussed by the ScotStat Transport and Travel Committee which advise on the needs for statistics about transport and travel.

You may also which to note that the Scottish Government is represented on the Transport and Travel National Statistics Theme Group which addresses issues at a UK level.

Key Stakeholders

Further information on key stakeholders will appear here.

Other Stakeholder Engagement

The main consultation network relating to Tourism, Culture and Sport is ECSnet - the Evidence Network in Culture and Sport (and related Tourism). Its main aim is to help to:

  • Build the evidence base for culture, sport and cultural tourism in Scotland, and to promote culture and sport across a wider range of policy areas.


The analytical work plan for Tourism, Culture and Sport was previously included in the Business Plan for the Information and Analytical Services division of the Education Department. However, following restructuring of the Scottish Government, responsibility for Tourism, Culture and Sport has moved to the following directorates:

  • Tourism - Enterprise, Energy and Tourism
  • Culture - Europe, External Affairs and Culture
  • Sport - Public Health and Well Being

This website will be updated when analytical work plans for Tourism, Culture and Sport are available under the new Government structure.

Openness about planning and prioritising is a key requirement of National Statistics and of our commitment to users and providers.

The Scottish Economic Statistics Plan 2007/08 provides a summary of planned outputs and developments in economic statistics, including labour market and life-long learning statistics for 2007/08.

The Statistics Forthcoming Publications list should provide information on future statistical outputs for the coming year. These can be viewed at:

You may also be interested in viewing the Statistics Planning page for the entire Statistics topic.