Screen Scotland Research

This section is about our Knowledge and Research work.

About our Research team

The Knowledge and Research team at Creative Scotland supports Screen Scotland by helping to articulate outcomes, set baselines for measurement of impact and develop a monitoring and evaluation framework for Screen Scotland, in line with Creative Scotland’s strategic framework.

The team works to ensure Screen Scotland has access to the latest developments in social and cultural research. This includes commissioning research from our own budgets and supporting Screen Scotland colleagues with their own research commissions.

Research commissions

Screen Scotland and/or Creative Scotland have recently commissioned work to address specific needs of the organisation or the sector, helping to inform the development and implementation of our strategy.

View the latest research and evaluation reports from Screen Scotland on our Screen Sector Publications webpage.

Upcoming research commissions

An Evaluation of the BFI Diversity Standards – Screen Scotland Pilot

Screen Scotland launched the BFI Diversity Standards – Screen Scotland Pilot in April 2022, initially as a 12 month pilot. The pilot has now been extended for a further 12 months until April 2024.

We have commissioned Axiom Research Limited to evaluate the sucess of the pilot programme to ensure that the final version of the BFI Diversity Standards – Screen Scotland best represents and delivers against our commitment to equalities, diversity and inclusion within the Scottish screen sector.

Screen Scotland Data

Research Round-Up

Creative Scotland issue a monthly newsletter highlighting recent research and statistical reports relevant to the cultural sector in Scotland and beyond, with a dedicated section for Screen.

You can sign up to this newsletter and view previous editions here: Creative Scotland Research Round-Up.


If you have any questions or are interested in finding out more about Screen Scotland’s research work, please email [email protected].