How is the SNP supporting festivals and Towns of Culture?

We will continue supporting the highly successful EXPO fund for Edinburgh’s major festivals, Celtic Connections and Glasgow International, reviewing how it can continue to meet its aims of ensuring the Festivals maintain their global competitive edge, increasing the funding available to Scottish artists and practitioners, and encouraging creative collaborations.

Taking Wigtown, Scotland’s National Book Town, as a model, we will extend the reach of the arts by launching an open competition for further National Towns of Culture – for example, Scotland’s National Live Music Town, Folk and Trad Town, or Scotland’s Visual Art Town.