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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S3O-05825
Asked by: Roseanna Cunningham, Perth, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 5 February 2009

Question

To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made on the traditional arts working group that was announced at the traditional music awards in December 2008.

Current status: Answered by Linda Fabiani on 5 February 2009


Answer

I am pleased to announce that David Francis has convened a Traditional Arts Working Group. The group will make recommendations to me later this year regarding future support arrangements for traditional arts. Taking part in the group will be:

Ruth Kirkpatrick

Mary-Ann Kennedy

Fiona Dalgetty

Mats Melin and

Stuart Eydman.

It has, of course, been a busy start to the year for the traditional arts sector with the hugely successful Celtic Connections Festival. With this in mind the Traditional Arts Working Group''s first meeting is scheduled to take place on 26 February.