Scottish Culture Secretary Angus Robertson has urged the UK Government to negotiate visa-free travel for the creative industry by the end of the year.
In a letter addressed to Oliver Dowden, Robertson calls for cooperation between the two Governments to “minimise barriers to recovery”.
He adds that touring visas and work permits are creating “insurmountable obstacles” for artists.
“Ultimately this could jeopardise the ability of some to continue working in the sector altogether”.
The letter follows a UK Government announcement that 19 EU countries have agreed to short term visa-free tours, an update condemned by music industry leaders as “nothing new”.