INQUIRY: Scottish Affairs Committee – Creative Industries in Scotland

The UK Parliament Scottish Affairs Committee launched a Creative Industries in Scotland at the end of summer 2016. Screen Facilities Scotland submitted written evidence in September.

The written submission date was extended from September to the end of October and has received submissions from the following contributors:

  • Scotland Office
  • Festivals Edinburgh
  • Equity
  • Creative Scotland
  • STV
  • TIGA
  • School Of Arts, Media And Computer Games, Abertay University
  • Design In Action
  • BBC
  • Scottish Government
  • Caledonia Tv
  • Bpi
  • Bectu
  • Creative Coalition Campaign
  • British Film Institute
  • Cosla – Business Gateway National Unit
  • Publishing Scotland
  • Institute Of Practioners In Advertising
  • Channel 4
  • Tern Television Productions
  • Alliance For Intellectual Property
  • Independent Producers Scotland (IPS)
  • Uk Music
  • Pact – Producers Alliance For Cinema And Tv
  • The Advertising Association
  • Dumfries and Galloway Council
  • Design Council
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • Scottish Locations Network
  • Live Music Exchange – University Of Edinburgh/University Of Glasgow
  • Uk Interactive Entertainment (Ukie)
  • The Saltire Society
  • British Entertainment Industry Radio Group
  • Ofcom
  • &Creative
  • Ofcom’s Advisory Committee For Scotland
  • Nesta
  • Screen Facilities Scotland
  • Royal Incorporation Of Architects In Scotland
  • Highlands and Islands Enterprise
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • Mg Alba
  • Musicians’ Union
  • Design And Artists Copyright Society (Dacs)
  • Matchlight Limited
  • Professor Robin MacPherson
  • Creative Skillset
  • University of the West of Scotland
  • University Of The Highlands And Islands
  • Trc Media
  • Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival
  • Dr Belle Doyle
  • Mr Ronald Turnbull
  • Professor Charlotte Waelde and Dr Abbe Brown
  • Centre For Cultural Policy Research, University Of Glasgow
  • Craft Scotland


And the committee also heard oral evidence from the following on a session held in Dundee on 19 October:

  • Brian Baglow, Director, Scottish Games Network
  • Dr Jo Twist, Chief Executive Officer, UK Interactive Entertainment
  • Professor Gregor White, Head of School of Arts, Media and Computer Games, Abertay University
  • Chris van der Kuyl, Director, 4J Studios
  • Malath Abbas, Studio/Collective founder
  • Kenny Mitchell, Senior Research Scientist, Disney Research
  • Grant Alexander, Commercial Director, Beartrap games
  • Ken MacQuarrie, Director, BBC Scotland
  • Ian MacKenzie, Nations and Regions Manager, Channel 4
  • Alan Clements, Director of Content, STV
  • Bobby Hain, Director of Channels, STV


On Wednesday 28 October they will hear from more witnesses at a session at Westminster:

  • Lorne Boswell, Scottish Secretary, Equity
  • Louise McMullan, Policy Development Officer, Equity
  • Dan Simmons, Head of Partnerships, Creative Skillset
  • Alasdair Smith, Scotland Director, Creative Skillset
  • John McVay, Creative Coalition Campaign
  • Ian Moss, Vice Chair, Alliance for Intellectual Property


You can access all of the submitted evidence here on the Inquiry’s website at Parliament:


Here are some media coverage links around the inquiry so far:












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