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FST’s response to the Scottish Government’s 2023/2024 Budget

FST is dismayed by the decisions outlined in the newly announced 2023/24 Scottish Government budget, including reduction in funding to Creative Scotland of over 10%. This follows long-term under-investment in the sector, the impacts of the COVID pandemic, and is happening during the worst cost crisis Scotland has experienced in decades. The effect on the […]

Vaccine Certification* – Stakeholder toolkit

This toolkit is aimed to help staff/volunteers who are conducting inspections or checks. It contains: Information and examples about conducting visual checks, including notes on what official documents should look like and what to do if nothing is presented. Using the App for Scanning (Information and examples about scanning QR codes as a means of […]

Scottish Government: COVID-19 updates

The updates in this section are compiled from information released by the Scottish Government during the COVID-19 pandemic. They offer a summary of recent key announcements and signposting to relevant sources of further information.

Scottish Government confirms £25 million in additional emergency support for culture

Earlier this afternoon (Wednesday 2 June), the Scottish Government Finance Secretary, Kate Forbes, confirmed in Parliament further emergency support for culture, saying the following: “A further £25 million will support the culture sector through the second round of the Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund and the Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund.  This will be targeted […]

Scottish Government updates Protection Levels

On Tuesday 13 April 2021, the Scottish Government published further updates to the COVID-19 Strategic Framework – Protection Levels. These updates include new information for live events which are of relevance to you as an FST Member.  Both the Scottish Government’s Performing Arts and Venues Guidance and the Events Sector Guidance pages are expected to be updated in the coming days to reflect this information.