Date lodged: 10 January 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what support it will provide to the 2018 Celtic Connections festival, and what engagements (a) ministers and (b) officials plan to undertake at the event.
Answered by: Fiona Hyslop 18 January 2018
The Scottish Government Ministers and officials will be attending a number of events at the Celtic Connections to celebrate the 25th anniversary. I am attending the opening reception and concert and the Minister for International Development and Europe will be attending the BEMIS Burns Supper. In addition the Scottish Government will support the showcase Scotland events and the Irish partner country events. Officials will support Ministerial attendance and attend the List Festival programme launch. All Ministerial activity is published quarterly in detail.
Celtic Connections has received £550K of Regular Funded Organisations (RFO) funding from Creative Scotland equating to £183,334 and £4K towards the Gaelic and Scots Showcase in 2018.