Screen Scotland has commissioned Saffery Champness’ Film & TV Team, in partnership with Nordicity, to conduct a full-scale economic impact study to assess the value of the Scottish screen sector, alongside sub-sectors and associated activities across Scotland.
The aim of the study is gain a clearer understanding of the value of the screen sector to Scotland’s economy, and how this sits in a UK-wide context. It will also establish methodologies for measuring the growth of the sector in future.
Research will be carried out between January and July 2021, with publication of a full report in late summer 2021.
The findings of the research will be presented at a virtual launch event, with a pdf report and a range of accessible visualisation tools being made available on screen.scot.
Stephen Bristow, a partner at Saffery Champness and member of the firm’s Film & TV Team, commented:
“I’m delighted to have been tasked with carrying out this important research on behalf of Screen Scotland. The screen sector generates huge economic and social benefit: nurturing creativity, driving innovation and creating jobs. Our challenge now is to quantify what the financial benefit is to Scotland’s economy, taking into account both direct and indirect spending.”