Scotland's Screen Sector


About the Inquiry

The Committee agreed to conduct an inquiry into how the Screen Sector Leadership Group’s report recommendations on strengthening and developing the Scottish screen sector can be implemented. The report set out a series of actions that could be achieved in the next five years if there was strong leadership, a comprehensive strategy and appropriate investment and support for the sector.


Written evidence (and supplementary written evidence)

Read the evidence received by the Committee

Call for evidenceThe Committee issued a call for evidence on 22 September 2017. The closing date for submissions was 3 November 2017.

Or, view the call for evidence in Adobe Spark.

Meetings (transcripts and videos)

The Committee agreed to take evidence on Scotland's Screen Sector. Below you will find links to the Official Rports (transcript of meetings) and video to each evidence session:

Meeting 1, 8 Feb 2018. Vision, leadership and strategy: Transcript / Video
Meeting 2, 8 Mar 2018. The role of partner agencies: Transcript / Video
Meeting 3, 22 Mar 2018. Commissioning: Transcript / Video
Meeting 4, 29 Mar 2018. Infrastructure: Transcript / Video
Meeting 5, 19 April 2018. Finance, investment and support: Transcript / Video
Meeting 6, 26 April 2018. Distribution, exhibition and qudience development: Transcript / Video
Meeting 7, 10 May 2018. Development, skills and training: Transcript / Video
Meeting 8, 24 May 2018. Research, statistics and value: Transcript / Video
Meeting 9, 31 May 2018. Wrap up session with Creative Scotland and the Cabinet Secretary: Transcript / Video


The SSLG wrote to the Committee on 11 June 2018 in response to the interim report:

The Committee wrote to Creative Scotland following the meeting on 31 May 2018:

Creative Scotland wrote to the Committee following evidence session in March with further information. Read the letter below:

Following the evidence heard on 8 March, the Committee agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs to outline its concerns regarding the delivery of the Screen Unit by the end of the current financial year. Read the letter below:


On 28 June 2018 the Committee published its final report on its inquiry into Scotland's Screen Sector. Read the report:

On 5 May 2018, the Committee published an interim report on its screen inquiry which concludes that the Screen Unit should be adapted into independent screen agency with a wide-ranging remit to represent and promote the screen sector in Scotland. Read the report here:

The Committee received the Scottish Government's response on 19 September 2018

The Committee also received a response from Creative Scotland on 19 September 2018

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