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Designs on democracy: architecture and design in Scotland post devolution.

MacDonald, Stuart


Stuart MacDonald


Central to Scotlands creative economy is Creative Scotland, the national agency, which sits within the broader context of creative and cultural provision. For the first time a corporate plan has been produced that includes working across the span of Scotlands Creative and Cultural Industries (CCIs) with a diverse range of partners. This paper focuses on the current status of Scotlands Creative Economy, particularly the little studied Creative Rural Economy. The paper then examines definitions, convergence on key issues and the move from list-based categorisation to more refined analyses. An international comparison including another creative rural economy is also attempted. Policy and practice is assessed with reference to the interconnectedness of creative nation, city, region, project, place and people alongside themes such as partnership, skills, infrastructure, design, spillovers and sector growth. Lastly, the unique needs of the Creative Rural Economy are highlighted as well as the requirement for dedicated business and support tools. The file for this record represents only a sample chapter from the whole work, which is available for purchase from the publisher.


MACDONALD, S. 2012. Designs on democracy: architecture and design in Scotland post devolution. Alresford: Zero Books.

Book Type Monograph
Publication Date Dec 14, 2012
Deposit Date Jul 22, 2014
Publicly Available Date Jul 22, 2014
Publisher Zero Books (John Hunt Publishing)
ISBN 9781780996387
Keywords Creative and cultural industries; Creative rural economy
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