The Creative Industries are playing an increasingly important role in the economy of the Highlands. Curerntly worth 3% of the Highland GVA, the region is looking raise this to 7% and double the turnover contribution to 5% of the Highland turnover. What this all means is investment and promotion of the sector.
The diversity of the creative industries sector in the Highlands is testament to what the region has to offer. While it won't come as a surprise to many that crafts in the Highland region comprise a large propotion of GVA in the sector, it may come as a surprise that publishing and software development are far greater contributors in terms of GVA. This shows that while we still retain our traditions and heritage in the sector we have the desire for innovation also.