CREATIVE arts need support in this time of crisis.

Cowdenbeath MSP Annabelle Ewing took part in a remote meeting of the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee and during the course of the meeting, Ms Ewing asked the Cabinet Secretary about the bridging support funding being distributed by Creative Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government,

Speaking afterwards, Ms Ewing said: “With last week having been Mental Health Week, it is important to note the contribution that the creative arts and culture can make to good mental health and the wider wellbeing of our communities.

"Like all sectors, arts and culture organisations are facing difficulties just now and this budget is a very important source of support.

“I sought reassurance from the Cabinet Secretary that smaller groups and individuals - including those based in Fife – would benefit from this funding.”