How is the SNP improving access to culture in Scotland?

Engaging young people in cultural activity in and out of their education environment is a priority – in 2015/16 alone over 1.6 million opportunities have been created for young people to participate in music and the arts.

Our world class National Collections are enjoyed by 5 million people every year. We are protecting free access and are working to widen the touring of our National Collections – beyond traditional settings – in our schools and communities.

Since 2008 we have provided over £19 million to the Edinburgh Festival Expo Fund, investing in the skills and talent of both emerging and established artists here in Scotland.

We are committed to the International Touring Fund, helping our National Performing Companies share their work with audiences worldwide.