Supporting Scottish culture and heritage

The Editor’s fave ancient post-rock pro-Indy indy band, the mighty Mogwai, have not applied for emergency funding. They’re appearing at the Hydro next February to destroy all known viruses with very loud frenzied guitar riffs!

Research by The Tusker‘s Art Correspondent, Arty Hetty

From the Scottish Government on the 28th August:

Emergency funding announced.

Culture and heritage sectors are to benefit from a £59 million funding package to protect jobs and help the industry weather the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

A new £15 million Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund will provide critical support to a range of businesses such as art galleries, studio facilities, comedy venues, large music venues, commercial theatres, orchestras, dance companies and nightclubs.

It will help to reduce the threat of insolvency, protect jobs and create conditions for a more viable and sustainable future for the sector.

The funding also includes £21.3 million for Historic Environment Scotland (HES) to protect jobs and support the reopening of properties in their care.

An additional £5.9 million will be made available to support heritage organisations through committed grants, and £270,000 for the New Lanark Trust will help secure the future of one of Scotland’s six World Heritage Sites.

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6 thoughts on “Supporting Scottish culture and heritage”

  1. I hope it does keep some of them afloat, it’s pretty dire how much the arts & cultre sector is suffering, I know the RSNO have (possibly??) cancelled this coming season – not sure how they’ll survive without the concerts, and they’ve been doing lots of community projects these last few years too so there could be knock on effects if they disappear. I hope some of this helps them anyway.

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    1. Contrary, now who’s full of the doom and gloom!
      Maybe the queen could pitch in for the ROYAL SNO?

      It’s going to be an uphill struggle, or even quite a steep climb like Ben Nevis! Not sure about lottery funding, but far as I know Scotland puts in more than gets back in grants etc.
      Hopefully they will put in a bit more for Scottish causes due to Covid19 but I wouldn’t hold my breath. We need more philanthropists, ( as they have in the states for the arts) but, ideally more cash in the public coffers ie, government anyway but that’s living in cloud cuckoo land while shackled to the union where the neighbour takes the booty and sends a few crumbs back, and be grateful or else!

      I can’t bare to look at what is happening in Europe, but far as I can see their rescue packages for business and arts etc is huge. Scotland has will really lose out there sadly.

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  2. Here is a figure for you
    Working class brass and silver bands mostly formerly colliery ones
    Many now defunct, the rest barely able to afford new uniforms or instruments
    All are part time and give up their leisure time to practice and appear at local Galas,Marches and special community events
    Despite all this
    For every £1 they receive from public funds
    Scottish Opera receives £ 92
    This tantamount to working class cultural


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