Big Cuts In Scottish Arts

The Scottish government’s new budget hacks away at arts budgets. The Scottish Opera, “which has had a number of financial crises in recent years, said it was ‘dismayed’ last night to receive, in real terms, a budget cut and it is expected that it will have to cut the number of operas it has planned. All three of the other national arts companies, and the National Theatre plan, also emerged as cultural casualties in the new budget announced yesterday.”