Cultural Playing Field

Meeting the Scotland Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs by Robin Simpson
September 16, 2011, 11:00 am
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I was in Edinburgh on Wednesday where Fiona, David and I met the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop, at the Scottish Parliament. It was a very encouraging first meeting with the Cabinet Secretary. We talked about the nature of the voluntary arts sector in Scotland and the work of Voluntary Arts Scotland. We focussed on our People Making Waves: Make a Splash! Project (which is part of The Scottish Project to create a cultural legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Scotland) and discussed the possibility of extending this work through to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. We also talked about the Year of Creative Scotland 2012, the Olympic Torch Relay in Scotland and Fiona Hyslop’s interest in supporting traditional skills, including heritage crafts.

Robin Simpson.

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