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Museums Galleries Scotland response to 2017/18 draft budget

Museums Galleries Scotland response to 2017/18 draft budget

The Scottish Government’s draft budget announcement today suggests that Museums Galleries Scotland’s portfolio will continue at the same level as 2016/17.

The Scottish Government’s draft budget announcement today suggests that Museums Galleries Scotland’s portfolio will continue at the same level as 2016/17.

For 2017/18 Museums Galleries Scotland’s revenue budget is £2,350,000 plus an additional £200K to fund capital fund projects. This mirrors the National Development Body’s 2016/17 budget.

Joanne Orr, CEO of Museums Galleries Scotland, said:

“Museums play a vital role in the lives of individuals, families and communities across Scotland. Their learning and outreach work bridge inequalities in education and health provision. They bring a positive economic impact and they connect people with their community. Museums Galleries Scotland has worked hard to raise awareness of the wider value of the sectors work and the protection of our budget in a difficult time endorses the contribution they make.”  

 

Published 16 December 2016