Fiona Hyslop

Fiona Hyslop


Cabinet Secretary for Culture,Tourism and External Affairs in the Scottish Government and SNP MSP for the Linlithgow Constituency in the Scottish Parliament

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Culture tells the stories that need told and connects us.I’ve announced £10m of Scottish Government support to help our theatres and performing arts venues survive and thrive and to help commission work from artistic freelancers.Creative Scotland will provide details shortly. 🎭

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Phase 2 easing of restrictions announced - Manufacturing and small and large outdoor access Shops to open a week on Monday 29/6, Construction moves to next restart phase now - good for business

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He finally succumbed! Husband was turning into a Roman emperor at the front - my Peaky Blinder attempt with trimmers at back interesting ✂️

We’ve been missing the pics sent my student son in Glasgow of his culinary classics. He’s managed to get more self-raising flour and he made this triple tier Chocolate Cake

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Lovely article about 150 years of Whitburn Band from my constituency as they celebrate their 150th anniversary with a concert raising funds for @WestlothianF @whitburnband 🎺 🎶

Performing arts venues get £10m to stay open and save jobs

There’s a long way to go to support the cultural sector come through Covid but this £10m brings to around £30m Covid crisis funds made available for culture

So on the scale of the support - it’s not at the level we called for but from our 10 point plan -pleased to see point 3 VAT reduction on tourism + point 7 jobs focus but need to wait for the missing big new capital stimulus package

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Did Sarah Smith actually say Nicola Sturgeon was ‘enjoying’ making Covid decisions for Scotland? @BBCNews  10 0’clock not only is that disgraceful editorialising and plain wrong, it is also disrespectful of all those suffering because of Covid.

Democracy and civil rights should be respected in all countries - my statement on Catalonia

Delighted to announce £1m for the Waverley from the Scottish Government to get the world’s last sea going paddle steamer sailing again for Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters in 2020

US withdrawal from UN Human Rights Council deeply disturbing, US Gov separating children from their parents horrifying in its inhumanity - history tells us how quickly societies can sink to the unthinkable - US desperately needs political leadership to challenge this

@severincarrell @BBCPolitics  the @simon_telegraph  story 100% wrong -I know as I was in the meeting.Fiction should not run as news unchecked.

We need the UK to have temporary wage support for employees to help household income + to help companies stay in business and support for self-employed and freelancers. I’ve impressed the need for urgent action on this in calls this week with UK Gov Ministers. May hear today.

This is a dreadful decision with major ramifications for people and peace - UK must follow German lead to increase support and US called on to rethink this

Watching #bbcqt  -whatever your political views what a difference in approach and connection- @NicolaSturgeon  reaches into the audience, respects, engages and answers in straightforward way and secures interest + involvement from audience singularly absent from Corbyn and Swinson

Film studio with 5 sound stages, production offices and workshops announced - Connery-led company to run film studio in Leith

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