Iain Stewart – 2021 Comments on the 2025 City of Culture Bidding Process

The comments made by Iain Stewart, the UK Government Minister for Scotland, on 29 May 2021.

The UK City of Culture competition offers a wonderful opportunity for the winning city to make its mark on the UK’s cultural landscape.

Through raising a city’s creative and cultural profile and drawing in visitors, winning this prestigious title can also provide a real social and economic boost.

It would be brilliant to bring the prize to Scotland for the first time and I’d strongly urge Scottish towns and cities to get involved.