Culture

  • Winter Festivals: celebrating Scotland’s cultural diversity

    1st December 2017 by

    This year over 20 events across Scotland have been developed by multi-cultural communities to celebrate the Winter Festivals, which marks St Andrew’s Day, Hogmanay and Burns Night. The multi-cultural celebration of the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology and the Winter Festivals is delivered by BEMIS Scotland and supported by a funding contribution of £64,680...

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  • A reading nation is one that nourishes itself

    30th November 2017 by

    Marc Lambert, CEO of Scottish Book Trust, reflects on this edition of Book Week Scotland and the importance of this year’s theme ‘Nourish’. Appropriately enough, Book Week Scotland, which started on Monday, has Nourish as this year’s theme: Literature, food and drink have a rich common history in Scotland. The results of this are often...

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  • Book Week Scotland 2017

    27th November 2017 by

    Scottish Book Trust run us through some of the many highlights of Book Week Scotland 2017. Book Week Scotland, now in its sixth year, starts today (Monday 27 November) and fitting with our Nourish theme, we have a variety of events and activities to cater to any palate. This celebration of books and reading is...

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  • Celebrating #MurielSpark100

    26th October 2017 by

    As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dame Muriel Spark, read this guest blog by Creative Scotland and find out more about murielspark100.com programme of events. For many readers, Muriel Spark is perhaps best known as the author of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. This novel is filled with famous aphorisms, such as...

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  • Celebrating #HHA2017 with Stories, Stones and Bones

    25th October 2017 by

    IronAge

    Lucy Casot, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund Scotland, blogs about this year’s edition of the ‘Stories, Stones and Bones‘ festival and its links with 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology. In the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, thousands of people have been introduced to heritage as exciting new projects have opened the doors to...

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  • Scottish International Storytelling Festival and #HHA2017

    19th October 2017 by

    Scottish International Storytelling Festival Launch

    Open Word – Open World Donald Smith, Director at the Scottish International Storytelling Festival, blogs about this year’s edition of the Festival and its positive links with 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology. Storytelling is the art of connection. Though the mind can be persuaded, humans only act when emotion and imagination are engaged....

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  • Lorient Festival

    7th August 2017 by

    lorient scotland

    Today, I’m proudly representing the Scottish Government at the Festival Interceltique de Lorient in Brittany, mainland Europe’s largest showcase for traditional music. Focusing on the culture of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Isle of Man, Brittany, and the wider Celtic diaspora, the festival attracts more than 750,000 visitors to the city of Lorient in north west...

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  • Discovering Scotland’s heritage through digital learning

    8th May 2017 by

    Minecraft recreation St Kilda

    2017 is the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology – an excellent opportunity for people of all ages to celebrate and learn more about Scotland’s heritage and cultural assets. Our World Heritage Day celebrations on 18 April, led in Scotland by Dig It!2017 and supported by EventScotland, encouraged people across the country to learn more about...

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  • Guest blog: World Book Night 2017

    23rd April 2017 by

    This World Book Night, share a book with someone who doesn’t regularly read – By Sue Wilkinson, CEO of The Reading Agency At The Reading Agency, we are always asking regular readers what makes them turn to books. They talk about the comfort and relaxation of reading and the joy of escaping into a new...

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  • Celebrating World Heritage Day 2017

    22nd April 2017 by

    Fiona Hyslop Picts vs Romans Scotland in Six - Neil Hanna Photography

    This week we celebrated World Heritage Day, an opportunity to shine a spotlight on some of the best examples of cultural heritage and natural landscapes the world has to offer. This annual celebration, taking place every year on 18th April, encourages us to take a moment every year to reflect on how the world’s sites...

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