Michelle Rodger: Scottish creative industries are far outpacing the UK on economic benefits

The National,
04 December 2017, Scotland

STUDENTS from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) are at the forefront of one of the fastest growing industries in the UK, contributing billions to the national economy.

Employment in the UK’s creative industries is growing at four times the rate of the UK workforce and this sector outpaces the 12 largest industries of the UK economy. In Scotland, creative industries contribute £4.6 billion to the economy and employ 73,600 people – it is now larger than life sciences and sustainable tourism in terms of GVA (Gross Value Added) and employs more people than the energy sector.