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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-00925

A Fair Deal for Glasgow Campaign

Submitted by: Anas Sarwar, Glasgow, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Supported by: Sarah Boyack, Foysol Choudhury, Paul Sweeney, Annie Wells

That the Parliament welcomes the launch of The Herald campaign, A Fair Deal for Glasgow, which calls on the city’s arts, culture and leisure venues to be properly funded and supported; understands that Glasgow’s cultural venues, such as the Kelvingrove and the Riverside museums, run on just over £12 million of support for their 4.4 million annual visitors, while the National Museums of Scotland and the National Galleries of Scotland, which attract 3.2 million and 2.4 million annual visitors, have budgets of £22.4 million and £21.2 million respectively; notes what it sees as the threat to over 80 venues in the city due to insufficient funding and the risk to over 500 jobs at these venues, and calls on the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council to come together to deliver a sustainable funding plan for Glasgow’s cultural and leisure venues, which will safeguard jobs and the attractions for future generations.