A recent post on the UK Government in Scotland Facebook page appears to try take credit for the successful V&A Dundee.

Here's the reality:

So let's break down the funding sources of the £80.11 million construction cost of V&A Dundee.

  • Scottish Government: £25 million
  • Heritage Lottery Fund: £12.5 million
  • Creative Scotland: £4.5 million
  • Dundee City Council: £6.5 million
  • Growth Accelerator Funding: £12.61 million
  • Waterfront Dundee: £4 million
  • Fundraising campaign: £15 million

The UK Government contributed £5 million on top of this, meaning their contribution was less than 6 percent of the total cost.

Delivering for Scotland? Aye right.