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  • Writer's pictureKenneth Gibson MSP

Employment in Scottish Film up 735 in Eight Years

The number of Scottish film and video enterprises has grown from 255 in 2009 to 385 in 201, a 51% increase. Meanwhile, the number of people employed in the industry has grown from 2,900 to 3,635 over the same period, more than 25% up.

Scotland has become a go-to destination for filmmakers, with recent productions including blockbusters Fast and Furious and Avengers.

A number of other high profile films have also put Scotland on the big screen, including Outlaw King, Mary Queen of Scots and T2: Trainspotting.

The SNP Government is a strong supporter of the screen industry, having increased funding for the sector substantially over the years; funding which has helped boost production, skills and development under Screen Scotland.

Commenting, Kenneth Gibson MSP said:

“The film industry now employs thousands of people in Scotland, and we’re increasingly seen as a destination location for major productions.

“As well as the direct economic impact of the industry, there’s no greater advert for Scotland as a tourist destination than our cities and landscapes being shown on the big screen.

“The SNP Government is committed to supporting our screen sector and will continue to do so. We have so much more potential in this growing and exciting industry.”


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