Kathy Hinde’s Luminous Birds, presented by Cryptic as the Year of Innovation, Architecture & Design 2016. Image courtesy of the Artist.


We are having conversations with individuals, artists, cultural organisations, communities and other sectors across Scotland. These conversations are helping to create a strategy that will set out future priorities for culture in Scotland.

Culture offers opportunities to experience life and develop skills through a wide and enriching range of perspectives whether that is through craft, dance, literature and language, music, screen, technology,  theatre, visual arts or through the objects we make and collect or the buildings and places we design, protect and cherish.

We want to know what matters most to you:

  • What does culture mean to you as an individual?
  • What role does culture have in your community?
  • What do you think are the most important issues that need to be addressed for culture in Scotland to thrive and for everyone to have an equal opportunity to contribute to and take part in cultural life in Scotland?
  • How does culture shape how Scotland is seen as a nation at home and abroad?                   

Your ideas will help to shape our thinking around the priorities for culture in Scotland.

Get Involved in the discussion

To start this discussion we have posted some of the questions we have been discussing in previous conversations with individuals and organisations.

To share your ideas, use the “submit an idea” box on the right hand side of the page. We also encourage you to comment on and rate other ideas posted in the discussion below.

Please submit your views and ideas by 5pm on Thursday 30 November 2017.

Follow the development of culture strategy for Scotland and contribute to the conversation on social media using the hashtag #scotlandscultureconversation.

Please note, we will be uploading ideas sourced at Culture Conversation events using the username: ScotGovCultureSarah

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