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Arts & Culture

Culture, creativity and a rich, dynamic heritage sit at the heart of Scotland's communities and everything we do. Working with our key partners, the Scottish Government aims to:

  • promote and develop the crucial role of culture and creativity in making the strongest contribution that we can to sustainable economic development
  • focus on the contribution that culture can make to improving the health, wellbeing, confidence and quality of life for our communities
  • encourage the understanding, value and enjoyment of the historic environment, and to promote the care and protection of this precious and dynamic resource to ensure a rich legacy for future generations
  • raise the profile of Scotland at home and abroad, and ensure that as many people as possible in Scotland and overseas are able to benefit from, be inspired by and enjoy the very best of Scotland's creative, cultural and historic wealth

In this section

  • Key projects

    Information on key projects which the Scottish Government support

  • Sponsored bodies

    Information on cultural sponsored bodies

  • Gaelic

    Gaelic Language and its development

  • Scots

    Scots language information