Scotland: National Events Strategy Review – Public Consultation DEADLINE 30TH JUNE 2023

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The review and update of Scotland’s events strategy is to ensure it remains fit-for-purpose for an extended term from 2025 to 2035, enabling the continued successful development and delivery of world-class business, sporting and cultural events, and retaining Scotland’s global sector status as a world-leading events destination.

A public consultation to support the review of the national events strategy was launched earlier today (March 24). The consultation can be found on the citizen space platform and will run for a period of 14 weeks, concluding on 30 June 2023. Alongside the main consultation we have published Easy Read and Gaelic versions as well as an accompanying BRIA (business and regulatory impact assessment).

We hope partners across the private, public and third sectors all get involved in sharing their opinions and experiences. As we look to develop a strategy for people working in events, attending events and communities hosting events, gathering the views of people and organisations across Scotland is key.

The consultation seeks views on spreading economic benefits, a just transition to net zero, skilled workforce and fair work practices, the wellbeing benefits of events, and measurability and sharing good practice. Boosting equality, promoting diversity and showcasing Scotland on the international stage also sit at the heart of the strategy review. Responses to the consultation will shape the refreshed national events strategy.

VisitScotland’s Events Directorate is supporting the consultation exercise and will coordinate a series of in-person and hybrid Regional Event Industry Engagement Workshops across the country during the consultation period.

We look forward to receiving your response to the consultation. In the meantime, please share this consultation with your own networks. If you have any questions, please contact the major events mailbox

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