Fiona Hyslop MSP

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Fiona Hyslop MSP

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  • Member for: Linlithgow
  • Region: Lothian
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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Meeting of the Parliament 04 December 2014 : Thursday, December 04, 2014
Fiona Hyslop

The planning authority, Glasgow City Council, has the key responsibility. However, any neighbouring residents or anyone else who is concerned about alterations that are being made to a listed building without appropriate consents can take action by reporting their concerns to the local planning authority, which in the case to which Mr Kidd refers is Glasgow City Council. A range of actions is available, but rectification without prosecution is the best possible outcome, and I encourage anyone who has concerns to raise them with Glasgow City Council.



Meeting of the Parliament 04 December 2014 : Thursday, December 04, 2014
The Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs (Fiona Hyslop)

It is an offence to make internal or external changes that affect the character of a listed building without listed building consent. Planning authorities can refer cases to the procurator fiscal with a view to prosecution. As an alternative, or in addition to seeking prosecution, they can issue listed building enforcement notices that require rectification of the damage done.

The Scottish ministers’ view is that prosecution for unauthorised works is best confined to cases in which the works done are so radical that rectification is not feasible. A range of possible actions is available. In many cases, the issue may be resolved through the submission of a retrospective application for listed building consent but, in some cases, the best way to achieve practical improvement to the building’s condition is for the planning authority to issue an enforcement notice.



Meeting of the Parliament 26 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Fiona Hyslop

The Wemyss caves are quite remarkable. After the member led a members’ business debate on the subject, he invited me to visit them. I saw at first hand the remarkable artwork in the caves, and I got a real sense of the caves’ vulnerability.

The management group that was brought together included local partners such as the Save Wemyss Ancient Caves Society, Fife Council, the Fife Coast and Countryside Trust and the Wemyss estate, which is the owner of the site, and is advised and supported by Historic Scotland and by Scottish Coastal Archaeology and the Problem of Erosion—SCAPE.

The group is taking forward the five recommendations of a report that was put together last year: jointly to resource a management plan, to provide support for a feasibility study for a cultural centre, to develop better integration between local and national bodies for long-term coastal management between East Wemyss and Buckhaven, to complete the scanning project for the caves, and for the main government partners to work together to empower local groups to deliver key management aims.

I know that David Torrance is passionate about the Wemyss caves. I share his anxiety about the immediate threats from some of the coastal work that is taking place around Fife and about the potential implications of that over the next few months and into spring next year, so I have asked Government agencies to identify some immediate issues as well as driving forward the management plan.

I think that more people should be aware of the Wemyss caves, and I thank the member for drawing the matter to the Parliament’s attention.



Meeting of the Parliament 26 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs (Fiona Hyslop)

The Scottish Government protects and supports the historic environment in many ways. We have worked collaboratively to develop “Our Place in Time”, the first ever historic environment strategy for Scotland, which sets out a common vision and ambition for how we will protect and support our historic environment over the next 10 years. I have convened a strategic forum to oversee and drive the delivery of the strategy and its aims.

Through Historic Scotland, the Scottish ministers work closely with local authorities, landowners and communities to protect and enhance our country’s historic environment. Historic Scotland also administers grants for historic environment projects on behalf of the Scottish ministers. That amounts to about £14.5 million a year, which is available to help enhance and promote the historic environment for the benefit of our communities.



Meeting of the Parliament 26 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Fiona Hyslop

The member is right to identify that this is not just about the availability of a film studio. We have the development in Cumbernauld where “Outlander” is being filmed, but we are also talking about production, development and the promotion of our fantastic scenery. A number of productions have been made in the south of Scotland, but we have to promote all Scotland. The wonderful light in the member’s constituency is attractive not only to artists and has been used in a number of productions, such as “Two Thousand Acres of Sky”, which was filmed in the member’s area. I am conscious of that and of the wonderful scenery that is available in Scotland, and I reflect on the wonderful talent and skills that we want to be able to deploy in Scotland. When we have the opportunity to develop our proposals further, I will announce them to Parliament.



Meeting of the Parliament 26 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs (Fiona Hyslop)

We are committed, together with our partners Scottish Enterprise and Creative Scotland, to securing a permanent film studio for Scotland, and we will make an announcement as soon as possible.



Meeting of the Parliament 26 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Fiona Hyslop

Indeed. As part of the homecoming celebrations throughout the year, events are taking place all over Scotland. That is also the case in relation to the St Andrew’s weekend and the winter festivals.

The member makes a good point about showcasing particular music in different areas. I hope that the regular funding that has been announced of £600,000 for three years for the Beacon arts centre in Greenock—from 2015 to 2018—will also provide opportunities for music, theatre and arts in the member’s region.



Meeting of the Parliament 26 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs (Fiona Hyslop)

The Scottish Government is not directly planning arts and culture events in the West Scotland parliamentary region. Indirect support for arts and culture events, however, is provided through public bodies such as Creative Scotland and VisitScotland’s event directorate, EventScotland, which are supporting arts organisations and venues that hold events in the region.



Meeting of the Parliament 26 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Fiona Hyslop

—along with the Belladrum tartan heart festival and the Hebridean celtic festival. The member might want to reflect not only on his cultural experience but on his geography.



Meeting of the Parliament 26 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Fiona Hyslop

I point out that Woodend Arts, one of the organisations behind the Sound festival, became regularly funded for the first time to the tune of £400,000. The Sound festival is funded to March 2015 and has £52,000 of transitional funding, and it is eligible for the £150,000 per project funding that is available.

On the member’s point about music festivals between Edinburgh and Lerwick, I point out that there is a wide range of music festivals between those places, from large-scale commercial events such as T in the Park to free events such as the Dundee blues bonanza. Creative Scotland funds the Orkney festival, the St Magnus international festival, the Niel Gow fiddle festival, Mendelssohn on Mull, the Stonehaven folk festival, which the member will be familiar with—

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S4M-11901.3 Neil Findlay: Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce—As an amendment to motion S4M-11901
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S4M-11901.1 Mary Scanlon: Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce—As an amendment to motion S4M-11901
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S4M-11830.2 John Swinney: The Smith Commission—As an amendment to motion S4M-11830 in the name of Ru
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S4M-11830 Ruth Davidson: The Smith Commission—That the Parliament welcomes the publication of the Sm
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Amendment 6 moved by Dr Richard Simpson on motion S4M-11826 Maureen Watt: Food (Scotland) Bill—That
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S4M-11825.3 Claire Baker: End of Year Fish Negotiations—As an amendment to motion S4M-11825 in the n
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S4M-11825.2 Jamie McGrigor: End of Year Fish Negotiations—As an amendment to motion S4M-11825 in the
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S4M-11825.1 Tavish Scott: End of Year Fish Negotiations—As an amendment to motion S4M-11825 in the n
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S4M-11825 Richard Lochhead: End of Year Fish Negotiations—That the Parliament welcomes the successfu
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S4M-11763.3 Margaret Burgess: Private Sector Rent Reform—As an amendment to motion S4M-11763 in the
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Motion S4M-11378: Fiona Hyslop, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10784: Fiona Hyslop, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10644: Fiona Hyslop, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10371: Fiona Hyslop, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10033: Fiona Hyslop, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09748: Fiona Hyslop, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08461: Fiona Hyslop, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08254: Fiona Hyslop, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/11/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07622: Fiona Hyslop, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/09/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06388: Fiona Hyslop, Linlithgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/04/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S2W-32214: Fiona Hyslop, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31614: Fiona Hyslop, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/02/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31458: Fiona Hyslop, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31322: Fiona Hyslop, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31323: Fiona Hyslop, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2O-11714: Fiona Hyslop, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-30689: Fiona Hyslop, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/12/2006 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-30688: Fiona Hyslop, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/12/2006 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-30171: Fiona Hyslop, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/11/2006 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-30170: Fiona Hyslop, Lothians, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/11/2006 Show Full Question >>

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