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Question reference: S6W-04067

  • Asked by: Sharon Dowey, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: 3 November 2021
  • Current status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 11 November 2021


To ask the Scottish Government what steps it has taken to introduce appropriate remuneration for board members of national culture and heritage public bodies, as referred to in A Culture Strategy for Scotland.


The position of Chair of Creative Scotland has attracted remuneration since the organisation was established on 1 July 2010 though no incumbent to date has chosen to accept that offer.

From 1 October 2019 members of Creative Scotland other than the Chair have been entitled to receive a daily fee of £218 per day up to a maximum of £2,616.

The introduction of remuneration for the board members of the other national culture and heritage public bodies has been deferred while the priority has been those bodies’ response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Remuneration will be considered, taking into account those bodies’ charitable status and also Scottish Ministers’ powers to remunerate according to each body’s statute.