Screen Scotland funding secure for another year

Scottish budget includes £10M for production support body

by Jennie Kermode

Scottish production Outlaw King
Scottish production Outlaw King

Ongoing funding for Screen Scotland has been secured for another year despite a reduction in Scotland's block grant, it was confirmed yesterday. In a budget that had to pass through difficult cross-party negotiations, there was agreement on the importance of supporting the country's film sector, which has generated a net £60M over the past three years.

"Against the continued uncertainty of Brexit, we have sought to give assurance, protection and continuity to our culture sector," said Culture and External Affairs Secretary Fiona Hyslop. She emphasised the importance of Scottish organisations working collaboratively with international partners.

Screen Scotland recently invited private developers to tender on a project that would see a permanent new film and television production facility constructed in Edinburgh's Port of Leith. The facility would be based at a site previously used in the filming of Avengers: Infinity War.

Recent Scottish productions attracting both critical and audience acclaim include Outlaw King, Nae Pasaran and Anna And The Apocalypse.

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