Mark Gorman: One year in and Edinburgh’s creative economy is ‘oxygenated’ by Creative Edinburgh

THE digital, media and creative industries are estimated to be worth £6 billion a year to Scotland. To put that into perspective, it’s the fourth-biggest industry in the country, after energy, construction and financial services. And we all know the fortunes of two of those crucial sectors right now.

It’s bigger than tourism, it’s said to be growing at five per cent a year and it employs 60,000 people in relatively-high value jobs. What’s more, a third of them are believed to be in Edinburgh.

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