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A vision for culture in Scotland

1. What is your view of the Vision as set out above?

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2. If you have any further comments on the Vision, please provide them below. What do you like, or dislike, or what would you change?

If you have any further comments on the Vision, please provide them below. What do you like, or dislike, or what would you change?
asking the wrong question

Transforming through culture

3. What is your view of the ambition, ‘Transforming through culture’?

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4. If you have further comments on the ambition, ‘Transforming through culture’, please provide them below. What do you like, or dislike, or what would you change?

If you have further comments on the ambition, ‘Transforming through culture’, please provide them below. What do you like, or dislike, or what would you change?
not so much the wrong question, rather incomplete option responses - how about "important" rather than central?

5. Please provide comments on the aims and actions under this ambition. What do you like, or dislike, or what would you change?

Please provide comments on the aims and actions under this ambition. What do you like, or dislike, or what would you change?
the framework is wrong, the aims are not inclusive and the actions are inadequate.

Empowering through culture

6. What is your view of the ambition, ‘Empowering through culture’?

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7. If you have further comments on the ambition, ‘Empowering through culture’ please provide them below. What do you like, or dislike, or what would you change?

If you have further comments on the ambition, ‘Empowering through culture’ please provide them below. What do you like, or dislike, or what would you change?
ridiculously wide... culture grows from the bottom up, and not directed from above... this is almost Stalinist. True governance will submit to and resource the localism and diversity that the Strategy document lauds.

8. Please provide comments on the aims and actions under this ambition. What do you like, or dislike, or what would you change?

Please provide comments on the aims and actions under this ambition. What do you like, or dislike, or what would you change?
You don't empower cultures, you empower people. People express their culture. Bottom up not....

Sustaining culture

9. What is your view of the ambition, ‘Sustaining culture’?

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10. If you have further comments on the ambition, ‘Sustaining culture’ please provide them below. What do you like, or dislike, or what would you change?

If you have further comments on the ambition, ‘Sustaining culture’ please provide them below. What do you like, or dislike, or what would you change?
Its like a flower... don't use a hammer on it.

11. Please provide comments on the aims and actions under this ambition. What do you like, or dislike, or what would you change?

Please provide comments on the aims and actions under this ambition. What do you like, or dislike, or what would you change?
Too prescriptive. To understand culture is not a government responsibility. The prescription is not up to civil servants or politicians - its local and its aims and ambition is from there. Loose the hammer.

Delivering A Culture Strategy for Scotland

12. Please provide details of any examples of good work and best practice, from Scotland or internationally, that you think could be included in the final strategy? We are interested in a range of different approaches.

Please provide details of any examples of good work and best practice, from Scotland or internationally, that you think could be included in the final strategy? We are interested in a range of different approaches.
Societal Transformation is taking place in 800 international regions. A further 800 locations are reported but not yet verified. A Scot in Canada and an Argentinian in the USA are world experts in these. In the UK there are community and town/city networks in the third sector. These are formed by several core organisations where the leaders of each relate to one another. In Scotland the nearest we have to this is the aftermath of HARSAG and area networks containing organisations like Street Pastors, C.A.P., Bethany, Food Banks, and a raft of smaller and more local groups. These are all self-starters, self motivated, often self-funded. If you want a government who monitors and control everything 'cultural', this international route is not for you.

13. What can you or your organisation do to support the vision, aims, ambitions and actions of the strategy?

What can you or your organisation do to support the vision, aims, ambitions
We can do what we are already doing. This SG strategy paper may be hot air... if our vision, aims and strategies coincide, well and good. If you look at the HARSAG actions for example, you will see that it is practitioners who arrived at the guidance.

14. What do you think success for the strategy will look like?

What do you think success for the strategy will look like?
The strategy is wrong. Its too wide (economics/arts/education) and its too political (EU and globalism of sorts). By the way, the EU references are not appreciated by 40+% of Scots... especially the fishing communities. The strategy talks about localism, but civil servants don't really do local, they only tell local. Culture is not the result of the hierarchy of governance. The latter can only stand alongside, serve, fund and resource - but not pontificate. They can create a climate but not an agenda... and that's really difficult for some to understand.

Monitoring the Impact of the Strategy

15. What is your view of the proposed approach to monitoring and evaluating the strategy set out in section 5?

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16. If you have further comments on the proposed monitoring and evaluation approach, please provide them below.

If you have further comments on the proposed monitoring and evaluation approach, please provide them below.
its an inadequate tool, and a poor replacement for real engagement.

Impact Assessments

18. Do you think the partial Equality Impact Assessment has identified where the strategy might impact on people differently depending on characteristics such as age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or gender identity?

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19. If you have further comments on the Equality Impact Assessment, please provide them below. For example, what would you add or change?

If you have further comments on the Equality Impact Assessment, please provide them below. For example, what would you add or change?
24+ foreign language / ethnic churches in Glasgow... did you know that? These have more commonality of culture with historic Scotland than their diversity appears to indicate... statistical misinterpretation is a consequence of preconceived governance.

20. Do you think the partial Children’s Rights and Welfare Impact Assessment sets out how the proposals presented in the strategy might impact on the rights and welfare of children?

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21. If you have further comments on the Children’s Rights and Welfare Impact Assessment, please provide them below. For example, what would you add or change?

If you have further comments on the Children’s Rights and Welfare Impact Assessment, please provide them below. For example, what would you add or change?
Government must give proper place to parents and not make poor judgements and actions based upon State Parenthood... this isn't 1984 Mr Orwell. Change: Start again with a better base line.

22. How do you think this strategy might impact upon people on low incomes, people living in deprived areas, people in material deprivation, people with no / or low wealth and people from different socio-economic backgrounds? Please provide comments below.

How do you think this strategy might impact upon people on low incomes, people living in deprived areas, people in material deprivation, people with no / or low wealth and people from different socio-economic backgrounds? Please provide comments below.
Some of the wisest people come from these backgrounds and some who have a spectrum problem are academics, professionals or from upper social background. Your questions are moving further and further away from culture as the dictionary suggests are more toward society and reshaping civilisation. Part of the impossibly wide range of strategy topics and themes.

23. Do you think the partial Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment identifies how the proposals presented in the Strategy might impact on businesses, the third (voluntary) sector or have any regulatory impact?

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24. If you have further comments on the Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment, please provide them below. For example, what would you add or change?

If you have further comments on the Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment, please provide them below. For example, what would you add or change?
Its bias on trade with the smallest and ageing continent of Europe to the detriment of world trade is a problem. The allied bias based on the belief of belonging to a trading club also has flaws.

About you

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Scottish City and Community Networks