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Scotland

There are 45,420 people working in the Scottish creative and cultural sector.

6% of the UK craft workforce is located in Scotland. Craft in Scotland contributes £131 million to the UK economy. 99% of the craft workforce is white and 63% of the workforce is male. 36% of the craft workforce in Scotland is self-employed.

10% of the UK cultural heritage workforce is located in Scotland. Cultural heritage in Scotland contributes £41 million to the UK economy. More than 99% of the cultural heritage workforce is white and 53% of the workforce is male. 2% of the cultural heritage workforce in Scotland is self-employed.

7% of the UK design workforce is located in Scotland. Design in Scotland contributes £327 million to the UK economy. 99% of the design workforce is white and 68% of the workforce is male. 26% of the design workforce in Scotland is self-employed.

5% of the UK literature workforce is located in Scotland. Literature in Scotland contributes £52 million to the UK economy. 95% of the literature workforce is white and 46% of the workforce is male. 66% of the literature workforce in Scotland is self-employed.

6% of the UK music workforce is located in Scotland. The music industry in Scotland contributes £230 million to the UK economy. 98% of the music workforce is white. 30% of the music workforce in Scotland is self-employed.

10% of the UK performing arts workforce is located in Scotland. In Scotland, it contributes £143 million to the UK economy. More than 99% of the workforce is white and 86% of the workforce is male.

7% of the UK visual arts workforce is located in Scotland. The visual arts industry in Scotland contributes £47 million to the UK economy. 85% of the visual arts workforce is white. 33% of the workforce is male. 68% of the visual arts workforce in Scotland is self-employed.

Source: Creative & Cultural Skills AACS LMI report 2010 and Creative Blueprint – Scotland 2009