The riches of Scottish Culture should be cherished, promoted and supported. This gives Scotland a distinctive and strong personality internationally and can unite the population around shared experiences.
Where government funding is provided for the arts, priority should be given to the beautiful, the uplifting and the accessible.
Gaelic language should be sustained as a crucial element in Scotland’s cultural heritage.
If more young people experienced life in rural and island communities, more would be keen to live in these areas later in life. This could be facilitated by offering free bus, train and ferry travel to young people undertaking work experience, community projects or extended tours in more remote areas. Local organisations that could benefit from youth involvement could advertise opportunities through a central system. Some young people might then decide to broaden their horizons by exploring Scotland, rather than flying further afield.