The National, News
17 January 2021
Author: Nan Spowart
SCOTLAND’s world renowned craft sector is under threat as a result of Brexit, an industry leader has warned.
A “rapid shrinking” of the market has been predicted because of the complications surrounding the UK’s exit from the EU.
Already badly hit by the pandemic, Brexit has “compounded the challenges” with a “whole host of uncertainties” according to Irene Kernan, director of Craft Scotland.
She said Scottish craft organisations and practitioners had spent years developing the nation’s reputation in Europe for being a producer of high-quality craft but that Brexit now “seriously jeopardised” their place on this “valuable” international platform.