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 in line with the Screen Scotland 2019/2020 Business Plan.

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

The following research work has been commissioned by Screen Scotland and/or Creative Scotland to address specific needs of the organisation or the sector, helping to inform the development and implementation of our strategy.  

  • Evaluation of Creative Scotland’s Covid-19 Emergency Funds Programme (Upcoming) 

Previous research work

Research Partnership: Screen Scotland co-funded Raising Films to carry out the following piece of research: HOW WE WORK NOW: Parents and Carers in the post-COVID screen sector - a follow-on from the organisation’s scoping study BACK FROM THE BRINK which was published in March 2021.

FOCUS Programme Evaluation: Screen Scotland has commissioned Ekos Ltd. Read the report's executive summary

An evaluation of the Screen Scotland co-funded TRC DEEP programme by EKOS Ltd has been conducted and the executive summary has now been published.

Greening Scotland’s Screen Industry research has been undertaken by Creative Carbon Scotland.. This research identified appropriate means, opportunities and instruments for Screen Scotland to promote stronger mitigation of carbon emissions in the screen sector, predominantly in production. Read the executive summary.

Screen Scotland Data

Research Round-Up

Creative Scotland issue a monthly newsletter highlighting all the latest research work available from both Creative Scotland and Screen Scotland. You can sign up to this newsletter and view previous editions here: Creative Scotland Research Round-Up.

Screen sector publications

View our screen sector publications.


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