Museum set for grant cut

The National Galleries of Scotland and National Museums Scotland are both preparing for their Scottish Government grants to be slashed.

Curators are said to be drawing up plans detailing how they would cope if their funding was cut in the next spending review, due to be announced by finance secretary John Swinney in November, it was reported today.

The NGS currently receives 12.5 million a year, while NMS gets 21.3m.

Both have so far declined to comment on whether they could introduce charging to offset any reduction in grants.