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S5W-16683: Claire Baker (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 16 May 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions (a) it and (b) Creative Scotland has had with the developers of the film studio in the Pentlands regarding future film work and how the Scottish Government and Creative Scotland will support the film sector and its infrastructure.

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop 31 May 2018

a) Representatives of Scottish Government, Creative Scotland and Scottish Enterprise who form the Film Studio Delivery Group, met with representatives of PSL Land Ltd. and Pentland Studios on 17 May. The purpose of the meeting was to advance understanding of the Pentland project and of public sector support and a presentation about the Pentland project was delivered. The Scottish Government is committed to helping the film and television industry seize new opportunities. This is why we have committed an additional £10 million for screen development, production and growth this year.

b) The information requested on behalf of Creative Scotland is not held centrally and is a matter for Creative Scotland to address directly. I have made Creative Scotland aware of your question and you may contact them directly for a response.