Head of regional programmes, Channel 4
Republican France, revolutionary Russia and the Poland of Solidarity all experienced artistic activity prior to political change. I have a hunch the same is true of Scotland.
The Scottish Labour Party
Scottish New Labour has made available pounds 1.8m for Scottish Screen to help develop a successful film industry in Scotland and attract international projects.
Already, there has been an arc of self-confidence building through the arts - and that should continue. I hope that devolution means that the Scottish people feel more confident about their culture; the more powerful one feels, the more secure one is.Reuse content