The Herald report highlighting how Scotland lost out on becoming the stage for one of TV's most popular dramas, Game of Thrones, will strengthen the hand of those lobbying for a high-end film studio to be built somewhere here, probably in Glasgow.
ArtistS are urging the Scottish Government to launch a new cultural policy for Scotland which ensures their voices are a key factor.
The national arts funding body, Creative Scotland, has defended hiring consultants to garner the public's opinion of their work only weeks after finishing a major consultation exercise of their own.
The language and policies of Creative Scotland, which have been "financialised and corporatised", must change, a review of its public meetings has found.
EVERYONE who cares about the future of the arts in Scotland will wish her well.