Media Release: Hustings to focus on culture, next week

AN estimated two million-plus people – 50 per cent of voters – regularly take part in arts and crafts activities across Scotland.

Voluntary Arts Scotland has organised an early evening hustings event on Thursday 28 April, to let people find out what the political parties are promising in their support for the arts and crafts sector in the lead up to the Scottish Elections in May.

They have a confirmed attendance by George Kerevan – SNP Lothians list MSP  – and commitments to have a candidate attend from Scottish Labour, the Scottish Conservatives, Scottish LibDems, Scottish Socialist Party and a hopeful from the Scottish Green Party.

“We have organised this event to give people the chance to ask questions about the things they love doing.

“And if they can’t make it, we are asking people to get their questions to us and we’ll see if we can ask them on their behalf – particularly if no-one else asks it first,” said Fiona Campbell, Voluntary Arts Scotland’s executive officer.

The hustings event is on Thursday 28 April, 5.30-7.30pm at the Fruitmarket Gallery, 45 Market Street Edinburgh EH1 1DF and is FREE to attend though booking is appreciated for catering numbers, by email: or tel: 0131 225 7355.

Voluntary Arts Scotland has also collated cultural policies from the different party manifestos. This is available on the Scottish elections 2011 page at

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Contact: Fiona Campbell
Phone: 0795 191 8366