Scotland’s Arts Crisis

Scotland was supposed to be in the middle of a “Golden Age” for the arts now. And yes, theatres and concert halls are full. But underneath there’s a crisis. “Devolution was supposed to herald a golden age for the arts in Scotland, but there has been no cultural renaissance. Plans for a Scottish national theatre have stalled, numerous arts organisations are being forced to cut their creative output to make ends meet, and there are fears of a talent drain to England, where regional theatre is benefiting from £25m worth of government funding.”