Glasgow’s Starring Role
1st Jul 2022
A new report published by Screen Scotland has highlighted the economic value of Scotland's film and TV industry revealing Glasgow is the leading centre of economic activity within the sector.
A new report published by Screen Scotland has highlighted the economic value of Scotland's film and TV industry.
In total, the sector contributed £567.6million to Scotland’s economy in 2019, providing 10,280 full-time equivalent jobs.
Regional analysis within the report indicates Glasgow is Scotland’s leading centre of economic activity within the sector; accounting for 45% of direct employment and 49% of direct Gross value-added impact (GVA). Film and TV helped generate almost £215 million for the Glasgow economy in 2019 - equivalent to 3,720 full-time jobs.
The report, commissioned by Screen Scotland, provides the first clear picture of the economic value of the screen sector across Scotland, and predicts significant further growth across the next decade.
Since COVID-restrictions were lifted Glasgow has hosted filming for a number of films and TV programmes including Indiana Jones, Batgirl and The Flash.