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Equality at Scottish Screen

Disability Equality Scheme Review

Since publishing our first three year Disability Equality Scheme on 04/12/06 (which is available to download below), this has been used as a working document and as such, has been reviewed and updated on a regular basis to ensure it continues to meet the needs of our organisation and stakeholders.

In addition to regular equalities meetings where actions are discussed, we have looked annually at our performance against the actions which were set and have updated the scheme as appropriate. 

We are now finalising a review of the first scheme and the production of a new scheme to meet our needs for the next three years. This will be available for download shortly. In the meantime, if you would like to find out more about this, please do not hesitate to contact

Background to Disability Equality Scheme

Scottish Screen, as the national screen agency for Scotland, has responsibility for the development of all aspects of screen culture and industry across the country.

The world we’re living in no longer sees screen as purely film or even television. The digital age is here, and people now make, share and see moving images on digital formats and platforms at home, work, school, in the cinema and on the move in cars, planes and trains. Scottish Screen’s job is to make sense of that new world, ensuring that there continue to be opportunities for the widest possible diversity of people to participate in the making, viewing and understanding of screen content.

Providing and promoting equality of opportunity through the employment we provide, the work we do, the activities or projects we support and in the guidance we provide to others in our industry, is of fundamental importance to us.

We are therefore pleased to be publishing our first Disability Equality Scheme and Gender Equality Scheme which sets out some of the work we have already conducted in the area of disability and gender equality, but more importantly, sets out the plans and actions we will be taking to ensure that we continually improve what we do in relation to the general and specific duties we have.

I am fully supportive of all activities in this area which Scottish Screen has been and will be participating in. I also see Equality as everyone’s responsibility within Scottish Screen so I write this on behalf of us all.

Ken Hay
Chief Executive

Disability Equality Scheme (updated December 2008)
Disability Equality Annual Report (December 2008)
Gender Equality Scheme (updated June 2009)
Gender Equality Annual Report (June 2009)

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