Scottish arts charities and campaigners are among those demanding a reversal of significant cuts that unions claim could risk 8,500 jobs across the country.
Campaign for the Arts director Jack Gamble added: “In just a few short days, thousands of people from communities across Scotland have joined our campaign to urge the Scottish Government to think again. So much is at stake – not just for those who work in the cultural industries and depend on them for their livelihoods, but for all of us. When the arts and culture flourish, we all benefit – personally, socially and economically. Especially now, the arts should be supported, not cut.”