The Scottish government is undertaking a cultural strategy consultation. Cultural strategies and have been the subject of political ping pong. Do strategies reflect class? Is it really part of a nation building strategy?
Actually, it can be all these things but is more likely to be one of well-being, and creating it for the future. I would encourage responses to a cultural strategy that addresses the conflict that so called modern consumer society has within our environment. A strategy that brings together a social culture, addresses financial inequalities and has cultural respect for our living space is, perhaps, a sustainable way to progress.
In any event, it’s important to participate.
The Scottish Government is developing a Culture Strategy for Scotland. The strategy is being developed over a number of phases. They are currently in the engagement phase, gathering ideas and views through Scotland-wide Culture Conversations.
The following events are still to take place:
- Aberdeen, The Lemon Tree, 25 October 2017
- Skye, Portree, venue tbc, 2 November 2017
- Edinburgh, venue tbc, 21 November 2017
- Dunfermline, Carnegie Library Museum and Gallery, Fife, 6 December 2017
A number of organisations are also holding their own events. And you can hold your own event using the Culture Conversation resource pack.
You can also contribute your ideas and views on an online forum.