Publishing Scotland warns sector at 'risk of collapse'

Publishing Scotland warns sector at 'risk of collapse'

Publishing Scotland has warned the sector has seen a “catastrophic” drop in income over the past few months and could be a “risk of collapse”.

In written evidence to Holyrood's Culture, Tourism, Europe & External Affairs Committee about the impact of Covid-19, the trade body said publishing had already been under pressure from high discounting before lockdown saw shops closed and literary events axed.

It said: “Sales through heritage and visitor sites are severely depleted, if not entirely gone for the 2020 season, resulting in a catastrophic drop in income over the past few months and ex...

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