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A celebration of European history and culture

9th May 2018

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…

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Winter Festivals: celebrating Scotland’s cultural diversity

1st December 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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…

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Guest blog: World Book Night 2017

23rd April 2017

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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