Inquiry seeks views on cultural activities

Committee convener Clare Adamson MSP.Committee convener Clare Adamson MSP.
Committee convener Clare Adamson MSP.
What cultural activities are happening in communities across Scotland? This is just one question being asked by the Scottish Parliament’s Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee as it starts a new inquiry.

The inquiry will see the committee look at the Scottish Government’s Cultural Strategy, which focuses on what it calls a ‘place-based’ approach. The Committee will look at what this means for communities and what barriers are in the way to developing local cultural activities.

It also want to hear from those who participate, attend or organise cultural activities in their local areas to find out what more needs to be done to support these and what difference they make to people’s lives.

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Clare Adamson MSP, committee convener, said: “Scotland has a rich cultural heritage and the very heart of that lies within our local communities. From community choirs to book clubs, local galas to theatre groups, there are a huge range of activities taking place each and every day.

“But these activities are not always easy to access or indeed organise, so we want to find out what support is needed to make these events happen. And importantly, where this support should come from.

Culture enriches us all and this is especially true for our communities. Which is why we want to hear directly from those at the very heart of Scotland’s local communities.”

Views can be expressed at until March 31.