Culture

  • Celebrating Edinburgh’s festivals

    7th August 2018 by

    Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop on the international collaboration in Edinburgh at the last edition of the festivals before Brexit negotiations conclude.

    Read more

  • GDPR  – a change to data protection law

    24th May 2018 by

    The General Data Protection Regulations comes into force on May 25, 2018, giving individuals more control over their personal data, and ensuring that organisations collect and process that information properly and securely. To find out more about GDPR, visit the Information Commissioner’s website.

    Read more

  • A celebration of European history and culture

    9th May 2018 by

    Today, 9 May, marks Europe Day – an annual day for members of the European Union to celebrate the bonds that unite them. The Scottish Government marked the day by revealing that more than 200 engagements between Scottish Government ministers and European governments, institutions and organisations have taken place since the start of 2017. Culture...

    Read more

  • 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...

    Read more

  • 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...

    Read more

  • 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...

    Read more

  • 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...

    Read more

  • 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...

    Read more

  • 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....

    Read more

  • 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...

    Read more