Scottish film and TV has emerged from the doldrums into a new boom era – Brian Ferguson

As the great and the good of Scottish film and television gathered at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh three years ago this week, a rare mood of celebration was in the air.

After protracted lobbying, wrangling, bickering and haranguing of the Scottish government, a bitterly disputed decision to ditch having a dedicated screen agency was finally reversed.

As Screen Scotland was officially launched, new figures revealed the value of the industry had soared to £95 million – a four-fold increase in a decade.

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