This item was published during the term of a previous administration that ended in April 2007
Culture Minister Patricia Ferguson tonight welcomed the announcement that Simon Starling has won the Turner Prize.
Ms Ferguson, said:
"I am delighted that Simon Starling has been awarded the Turner Prize, one of the most prestigious art prizes in the world.
"The fact that not only one Scottish artist has won, but that two were shortlisted, is a reflection of the vibrant nature of Scotland's artistic community and shows that Scottish artists are at the forefront of arts innovation in the UK."