New Culture Committee Membership Agreed at Scottish Parliament

The culture committee is one of the key points of engagement for Scotland's creative industries at a parliamentary level. All of the parliamentary committees were dissolved in the run up to the Scottish elections in May 2021. They are now being re-established, with new convenors elected. On Thursday 17th June, the Scottish Parliament agreed on... Continue Reading →

UK Games Market Hits New £7 Billion High

The UK videogames market value reached a record £7 billion in 2020, an increase of +29.9% from 2019, beating 2018’s previous record by more than a billion pounds. While 2020 was a difficult year for many, with impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic affecting nearly every aspect of daily life, homebound consumers turned to games for... Continue Reading →

Call for Three-Year Government Funding Agreements for Scotland’s Culture Sector

Culture Counts, the organisation which is the collective voice of Scotland's cultural and heritage sectors, has written to Fiona Hyslop MSP, the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture, to ask for the announcement of a three-year culture budget in January 2021.

Arcadia 2020

Arcadia Night 2020 is an evening of online micro-talks, game demos and discussions from leading game designers, creators, and thinkers from across the interactive industry.

Creative Scotland Hiring Digital, Innovation, Creative Technology & Design Officer

Creative Scotland is recruiting. The organisation responsible for Scotland's cultural, artistic and creative industries is looking for a development officer, focusing on digital innovation, creative technology and design. It's a full-time position, with a salary (£25,000 pa, plus benefits and pension). If you're interested in helping Creative Scotland become more engaged with the whole digital and... Continue Reading →

Go North, Play Games…

June 4th marks the start of the 2014 Go North festival in Inverness. Go North celebrates all aspects of the cultural and creative arts and includes film, music, literature and a growing number of games. For the first time, the festival in 2014 will feature a gaming playground, where a number of Scotland's development studios will... Continue Reading →

The Computer Games Journal – Volume 2 Edition 3 – Out Now

The Computer Games Journal is one of the only academic journals in the world focusing on the computer games industry and the issues facing the creators, technologies and innovators within this rapidly evolving sector. It was created and is edited here in Scotland by a team of respected academics including editor-in-chief Dr John Sutherland, Dr... Continue Reading →

Let’s Go! Lemmings In The Real World…

At the midway point in Dundee's Perth Road, opposite the university, at the top of the steps to the digital media park, you can come face to face with some of Dundee's most famous creations. Dundee is no stranger to public art, with a variety of statues around the city, celebrating local history and wildlife.... Continue Reading →

Culture Hack Scotland

Culture Hack Scotland is a 48 hour event for developers, designers, artists and producers, taking place in Glasgow's Whisky Bond from July 12th - 14th. CHS challenges participants to create a 'culture related project'.  The description of last year's event describes it like this: Culture Hack Scotland does what is says on the tin. It’s... Continue Reading →

Creative Scotland Announces New Chief Executive

After a year which could be charitably described as 'challenging' Creative Scotland, the public sector body created help Scotland's artistic, cultural and creative individuals, companies and organisations, has announced it has a new chief executive. Janet Archer, currently Director of Dance at Arts Council England, will take up her new role on 1 July 2013.... Continue Reading →

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