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Meeting of the Parliament 22 September 2016 [Draft] : 22 September 2016
The member must be aware that a great deal of the reduction in the culture budget was because we had already spent capital funding that delivered the completed Th...
The Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs (Fiona Hyslop)
As well as celebrating successes and acknowledging how far Scotland has come as an events destination, today’s debate allows us to highlight the challenges that are faced in the ever more co...
Meeting of the Parliament 21 September 2016 [Draft] : 21 September 2016
A health and safety assessment was carried out in August and some time was allowed to see whether a resolution could be reached and what could be done by way of m...
Historic Environment Scotland has been looking at the issue for some time. There are not only four options—there are in fact five options that were looked at prev...
The Scottish Government is very concerned about the closure of Maeshowe. I have expressed my concern to the chair of Historic Environment Scotland, along with our support for an early resolu...
Again, that is one of the unknowns and uncertainties of Brexit. The suggestion of visa controls for visitors and those such as sailors who support the marine tourism industry is a very serio...
I was trying to work out what the connection to the Brexit vote was in that question.
We still do not know what form of Brexit the United Kingdom Government seeks to pursue, so any impact assessment at this stage is speculative. However, we continu...
Success is a good thing to have and I congratulate everybody involved. It obviously brings with it challenges. Some of it is about promotion; some of it is about ...
The Scottish Government is a member of a multipartner group that was recently established by Highlands and Islands Enterprise to lead on the strategic delivery of...
That the Parliament recognises the strength of Scotland’s annual portfolio of events and its positive impact on the economy, tourism and in communities across Scotland; celebrates the recent successes of the summer sporting and cultural events and festivals; supports the continued ambition, as set out in the 2015 national events strategy, that Scotland’s reputation as the perfect stage for events is recognised nationally and internationally; notes the importance of effective partnerships and collaboration by the industry, the Scottish Government, its relevant agencies and non-departmental public bodies and local authorities in delivering the strategy and planning for shared initiatives such as the themed years; welcomes the establishment of the Events and Festivals Industry Group, which has been brought together by the Scottish Tourism Alliance to facilitate a collective industry response to the strategy, and recognises the future opportunities for Scotland following the successful securing of major sporting events, including the 2018 European Championships, the 2019 Solheim Cup and the 2020 UEFA European Football Championships.
Supported by: Aileen Campbell
That the Parliament supports Scotland and the rest of the UK remaining part of the EU.
Supported by: Alasdair Allan
That the Parliament notes its own new formal role in the BBC charter renewal process and that of the Scottish Government, which is to be consulted throughout the process of developing the BBC charter by the UK Government; recognises the important role that publicly-funded, public service broadcasting plays in reflecting a nation to itself and to the wider world; agrees with the recommendations of the Education and Culture Committee regarding BBC charter renewal and the future of broadcasting in Scotland; notes the Scottish Government’s recent policy paper informing the ongoing development of the BBC charter; welcomes the emerging consensus for more decentralised decision making for the BBC, and urges the Scottish Government to reflect these views fully in its ongoing discussions with the UK Government in the development of its white paper on BBC charter renewal.
Supported by: Humza Yousaf
That the Education and Culture Committee recommends that the Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011 (Authorities) Amendment Order 2015 [draft] be approved.
That the Education and Culture Committee recommends that the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014 (Ancillary Provision) Order 2015 be approved.
That the Parliament notes the publication of the European Union Referendum Bill on 28 May 2015 and the Prime Minister’s intention to renegotiate the UK’s terms of membership with the EU before a referendum; advocates the bill’s amendment to extend the voting franchise in the referendum to 16 and 17-year-olds and all EU citizens resident in the UK; calls for the introduction of a double majority to ensure that none of the four constituent parts of the UK can be taken out of the EU against the will of its people; recognises the great value of Scotland’s place in the EU and will make a positive case for Scotland and the UK remaining in the EU by highlighting the economic, social, cultural and educational benefits of EU membership, and advocates the constructive reform of the EU from within the existing treaty framework.
That the Parliament acknowledges the great contribution that Scotland’s rich and diverse culture, events and visitor attractions make to Scotland's society and economy; applauds the role that Culture 2014 and Festival 2014 played in the success of the Commonwealth Games; notes that Edinburgh's festivals continued to achieve record attendances and box office figures during the Games; welcomes the 10% increase in visitor numbers to Scottish attractions in 2014, which outperformed the rest of the UK, and recognises the key role that Scotland’s festivals, cultural events and attractions play in making the country a great place to live, work, study and visit and in enhancing its international reputation.
That the Education and Culture Committee recommends that the Charity Test (Specified Bodies) and the Protection of Charities Assets (Exemption) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2015 [draft] be approved.
That the Parliament endorses the Scottish Government’s proposal to nominate Mr George Traill Lyon (self-nominated), Ms Agnes Tolmie (nominated by the Scottish Trades Union Congress) and Ms Irene Oldfather (nominated by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations) to the UK Delegation to the European Economic and Social Committee of the European Union for the forthcoming mandate from October 2015 to September 2020.
That the Parliament notes the contribution that Scotland’s Winter Festival programme makes in promoting Scotland both nationally and internationally as a world-class cultural tourism destination and the perfect stage for events all year round; acknowledges that the programme of St Andrew’s Day, Christmas, Hogmanay and Burns Night celebrations is gathering momentum year-on-year and offers visitors, the people of Scotland and all those with an affinity to Scotland a real taste of the nation's distinct traditions and contemporary culture through the promotion of Scottish music, arts, food and drink; recognises the role that the festivals have and will continue to play in supporting Scotland’s successful programme of themed years, and welcomes the contribution that the winter festivals make in helping to promote Scotland as a great place to visit, study, work, invest and do business all year round.
Other work may move to Scotland asbusiness streams reorganise. HMRC have already moved 142 posts to Scotlandunder the Government relocation programme and may move further posts as theirplanning work develops. It is therefore too early to speculate on the impact inScotland of any possible job losses.
As we have previously noted,we will take account of potential job losses within the context of futurerelocation decisions.
The Scottish Executive providedgrant of £400,000 in September 2005 to Falkirk Council for land acquisition.
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