About CultureNL

CultureNL – Responsible for the management and operation of North Lanarkshire’s cultural services

On 1 April 2013, operational responsibility for North Lanarkshire Council’s cultural services and related services transferred to CultureNL, a specially created Scottish charity and company limited by guarantee.

CultureNL assumed responsibility for the management and operation of performance venues such as Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre, arts activity and arts development, community facilities (including the letting of school halls and sports pitches), museums, archives and local studies, libraries and information services and play services.  CultureNL also manages the catering, cleaning and caretaking  functions associated with these services.

A business plan has been developed covering the period 2013 to 2016 and CultureNL has many challenging and exciting aims, objectives and targets to achieve and we intend to work with partners to improve both the quality of life and the delivery of cultural services to local people and visitors to North Lanarkshire.

Our mission statement is ‘to deliver high quality and inspiring cultural experiences and facilities which promote and increase participation, meet customer expectations and improve the quality of life’.

CultureNL is working for the communities of, and visitors to, North Lanarkshire and aims to:

  • Encourage enjoyment and involvement in cultural activity
  • Promote opportunities which are accessible to all
  • Create stronger, more cohesive communities through participation in cultural activities
  • Work in partnership with local and national agencies to promote and widen cultural opportunities
  • Provide welcoming, well maintained venues and community spaces
  • Be a strong, sustainable, successful organisation which is valued by our customers, communities and supporters, and
  • Maximise resources, value our employees, grow our business and generate income to further develop the organisation.

Every year we engage hundreds of thousands of people in the enjoyment and excitement that culture can bring and CultureNL hopes to engage many more in the years to come!

Freedom of Information

Your legal rights

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations provide you with rights to obtain information from Scottish public authorities such as CultureNL.

The general effect of these legal rights is that any person who requests information from a Scottish public authority is entitled – with very limited exceptions such as personal information – to be given that information, and expect to receive it within 20 working days.

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (the Act) requires Scottish Public Authorities to produce and maintain a Publication Scheme. This includes organisations supported by authorities, such as CultureNL. We are required to:

  • publish the classes of information that they make routinely available; and
  • tell the public how to access the information and what it might cost.

CultureNL has adopted the Model Publication Scheme 2013 produced by the Scottish Information Commissioner. The Scheme has the Commissioner’s approval until 31 May 2017.

If the information you want is not available through the publication scheme, you can ask for any recorded information we hold.

You can write to us using the Contact Culture NL link at the bottom of the screen, or email our archives department: mcgheewi@culturenl.co.uk.

Data protection

Culture NL  is registered under the Data Protection Act, 1998 and at all times will comply with the terms of the Act when processing your personal data.

We will never sell your personal information to third parties without your explicit consent.

If you provide us with personal information as part of an information or service request through this website, we will only process your data for the purpose or purposes specified.

In processing any requests we may have to pass it to another Culture NL department or agency.