Nordicity commences a sector review of Scotland's literature and publishing industry (Creative Scotland)
Posted by Nordicity in London- UK on Sep 09, 2014

EDINBURGH – September 2014 – Nordicity in association with Drew Wylie Ltd. has been appointed to undertake a review of Scotland’s literature and publishing sector on behalf of Creative Scotland.

The ‘Literature Sector Review’ is timely and will be instrumental in Creative Scotland’s development of its forthcoming Arts Strategy, Creative Industries Strategy and Film Strategy. The study will prove to be a vital asset for the sector and will help to better understand the literary and publishing ecology in Scotland in order to develop intelligent and informed recommendations, strategy and policy approaches and government and industry decision-making.

All stakeholders are encouraged to participate and ensure they are counted in by participating in an extensive consultation process involving interviews, focus groups and a survey. To ensure your voice is heard, or to learn more about the initiative, please contact Jenny Niven, Portfolio Manager at  

“We are very pleased to be working with Creative Scotland on such an important component of Scottish culture,” says Peter Lyman, Senior Partner of Nordicity. “Scottish literature and great political and economic writers have always punched above their weight.  However, writers and publishers face unprecedented upheavals in the way books are made, promoted, distributed, and read – the sector profile will be a good way to bring forward ideas to sustain the strong Scottish literary tradition.”

"Drew Wylie is delighted to be working with Nordicity on this important review. Our experience of project development, evaluation and strategic review in Scotland and Europe is a great match with Nordicity’s international consulting background", the Director of Drew Wylie, Andrew Ormston, said. “Our approach to the review aims to bring Scotland’s literature sector together around a set of priorities that will quickly translate into both strategic and investment decisions."

For more information on this or other related initiatives, contact Stephen Hignell, Nordicity at


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Founded in Canada, Nordicity is an international consulting firm providing strategy, policy and economic analysis for the arts, cultural, creative, technology and communications industries. Over the last three decades, Nordicity has become widely recognised as one of the leading international consultancies specialising in the profiling, economic and statistical analysis of the arts, cultural and creative sectors.

Established in the UK since 2008, some of Nordicity’s other British clients have included the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government, Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), Greater London Authority (GLA) and Nesta.

For more information about Nordicity, visit or follow us on Twitter, @NordicityGlobal.



Drew Wylie Ltd. is based in East Lothian and works across the creative and cultural industries in Scotland and internationally. Scottish clients have included: Shetland Arts Development; Ayr Gaiety Theatre; Creative Scotland; Highlands and Islands Enterprise; and South Ayrshire Council.  The Director of Drew Wylie, Andrew Ormston, will work on the review with the Nordicity team, bringing experience of European projects as well as in depth knowledge of the Scottish cultural scene to the project.

For more information about Drew Wylie Ltd., visit or contact Twitter @drewwylieltd.