Government handouts

Arts venues share £2.25m as Labour attacks freelance hit

The V&A in Dundee will receive £1m (pic: Terry Murden)

Flagship Scottish arts venues will receive funding as part of the ongoing emergency coronavirus support for cultural and heritage organisations.

Capital Theatres – which operates the Festival Theatre, the King’s Theatre and The Studio in Edinburgh – will receive £500,000 in addition to £250,000 already awarded through the Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund to help weather the effects of the pandemic.

The Burrell Renaissance Project in Glasgow has been awarded £750,000 to help cover increased project costs caused by the COVID-19 crisis and V&A Dundee will receive £1 million of support.

So far almost £98 million of emergency funding has been allocated to cultural activities.

Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop said: “Culture is vitally important to all of our lives, and the Scottish Government is determined to do everything within our powers to see the sector through this crisis.

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