Investigations

Funders should not fund applicants who act illegally.

Common sense? It isn’t always common practice. If funders like Creative Scotland ignore wrongdoing, we will call them out.

Wrongdoing already uncovered includes:

  • Creative Scotland handing a company £306k over 10 years when in each of those years it made misleading filings at Companies House regarding its share capital and failed to comply with legislation regarding ownership and control.
  • a politician not registering his shareholdings (as required by law) but whose company nonetheless received multiple public grants; and
  • undisclosed conflicts of interest and conflicts of interest that have been ignored.

Policy development

We actively contribute to policy development for the creative sector as a whole, and publishing in particular.

When possible, we will post submissions we make/evidence we give to government committees & similar bodies.

Mind the gaps

Does the IBBY article by Creative Scotland’s Head of Literature, Publishing & Languages, Mairi Kidd, herald long-overdue change from Creative Scotland? We have asked several times to see Creative Scotland’s priorities for Scotland’s publishing sector and have been referred to its 10-year plan each time. The plan is high level. It does not set out…