Arts and Culture
7th August 2018 by Fiona Hyslop MSP
Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop on the international collaboration in Edinburgh at the last edition of the festivals before Brexit negotiations conclude.
24th May 2018 by Alaster Phillips
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.
9th May 2018 by Digital Communications Team
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...
1st December 2017 by Digital Communications Team
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...
30th November 2017 by Digital Communications Team
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...
27th November 2017 by Digital Communications Team
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...
26th October 2017 by Digital Communications Team
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...
25th October 2017 by Digital Communications Team
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...
19th October 2017 by Digital Communications Team
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....
7th August 2017 by Fiona Hyslop MSP
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...