FAQs

Q. What type of events do you support?

A. The International Events Programme has been developed to support and attract those events which will generate significant international TV/media coverage and/or create significant economic impact for Scotland.

The National Events Programme plays an integral role in developing domestic tourism across Scotland by supporting events that can demonstrate their potential to grow; whilst taking place outside the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow.

EventScotland supports a wide range of cultural, arts and sports events across Scotland, however we do not have a specific remit for supporting productions, conferences or exhibitions. For event enquiries, please contact a member of the events team by calling 0131 472 2313 or emailing information@eventscotland.org

Q. What can I apply to EventScotland for funding towards?

A. Funding is not provided for core costs but rather for additionality or supporting new activity specifically designed to grow events. It can also be offered for marketing and PR costs, in order to grow the brand and reach new target audiences as well as enhancing media coverage. Funding may also be offered to improve the visitor experience of the event.

Q. When should I apply for funding?

A. We would encourage event organisers to get in touch with us as early as possible to discuss potential support from EventScotland to ensure any opportunities can be fully maximised. Applications to the International Programme can be made at any time during the year, however the National Events Programme is assessed in competitive rounds.

Q. How can I find out if my event is eligible for funding?

A. We have an enquiry form on the website which is the easiest way to get in touch with us.  Just complete all the necessary fields and someone from the events team will get back to you.  Click here to go to the guidelines.

Q. Can EventScotland provide marketing support for my event?

A. As a funded event, EventScotland will be delighted to provide you with advice and support as you look to develop your event marketing plans, using the experience and knowledge of our events and marketing teams. If your event is not funded by EventScotland then unfortunately we cannot offer you access to our teams. However we will be building relevant content into the Funding and Resources section of this website which we hope you will find useful and, of course, we would encourage you to have a look at our publication Events Management; a practical guide

Q. Who do I speak to if I am considering bringing a conference / convention / meeting/ incentive programme to Scotland?

A. Contact VisitScotland’s Business Tourism Unit on businesstourism@visitscotland.com or 0131 472 2355

Q. How can I find out about jobs with EventScotland?

A. For information on jobs at EventScotland please contact our HR Department on human.resources@visitscotland.com

Q. How can I supply my product/ service at an event?

A. We fund a large number of events across Scotland, but these are largely delivered by independent event organisers or local authorities. If you have a service/ product that you would like to provide an event, please contact the organisers directly.

Q. I am a student, undertaking research on events in Scotland, who can I contact to answer my questions?

A. Please contact Leon Thompson, our Corporate Affairs Manager by emailing leon.thompson@eventscotland.org

Q. Do you support events outside of Scotland?

A. EventScotland is Scotland’s dedicated national events agency responsible for attracting, creating and developing sporting and cultural events in Scotland. As Scotland’s national events agency, EventScotland is only able to support events that take place within Scotland.

Q. What is your commitment to the Gaelic language?

 

In January 2010, VisitScotland opened its draft Gaelic Plan for public consultation. The organisation then worked closely with Bòrd na Gàidhlig to ensure the plan suitably communicated the organisation’s commitment to ensuring the sustainable future of Gaelic in Scotland.
 
The completed plan can be viewed below.

A. In January 2010, VisitScotland opened its draft Gaelic Plan for public consultation. The organisation then worked closely with Bòrd na Gàidhlig to ensure the plan suitably communicated the organisation’s commitment to ensuring the sustainable future of Gaelic in Scotland. The completed plan can be viewed here. Gaelic translations of corporate publications can be requested.

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