Scotland: Culture Review Short On Specifics

What will Scotland’s year-long culture review consist of? “The culture minister, Frank McAveety, called the review the start of a ‘new era’ and a “once-in-a-generation opportunity”. But there were few specifics in the “cultural policy statement” that the executive produced yesterday in a glossy brochure. Mr McAveety talked repeatedly of changing a “20th- century” arts infrastructure in Scotland and of “trimming unnecessary bureaucracy” to achieve ‘best value’. But the document offered no concrete working proposals.”