Responding to the news that the Scottish Youth Theatre will now close having failed to secure funding from Creative Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrat culture spokesperson Eileen McCartin said:
"Yet again we hear of a disastrous decision by Creative Scotland in refusing funding to the Scottish Youth Theatre.
“This wonderful theatre group has helped produce some of the finest young actors we have in Scotland today, as well as providing excellent grass roots support for young people in general.
“What were they thinking of? Creative Scotland needs to reverse this decision immediately and ensure the future of one of the most talented theatre groups in Scotland today."