Besieged by accusations of incompetence and insensitivity, Creative Scotland – the goverment arts funder – today reversed the cuts it made to five organisations.
They are: Birds of Paradise, Lung Ha, Catherine Wheels, Visible Fictions and the baroque ensemble, Dunedin Consort. All are assured of funding for the next three years.
Where the extra £2.6 million will come from is unstated.
The decision to defund the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Hebrides Ensembles still stands. For the moment.
UPDATE: Two Creative Scotland board members resign.