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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-09928
Asked by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 22 July 2022

Question

To ask the Scottish Government how much funding has been allocated to support the work of Scotland’s Makar in each year since the position was created in 2004.

Current status: Answered by Neil Gray on 4 August 2022


Answer

The Scottish Government has allocated funding to support the work of Scotland’s Makar in each year since the position was created in 2004, as follows:

Year

SG Funding Allocation for Makar/National Poet for Scotland

2004 - 2010

£5,000 per annum

2011 - 2015

£10,000 per annum

2016

£11,000 per annum

2017

£12,000 per annum

2018 - 2020

£13,000 per annum

2021 - 2022

£18,000 per annum