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.
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...
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...
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...
8th May 2017 by Alasdair Allan MSP
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...
23rd April 2017 by Digital Communications Team
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...
22nd April 2017 by Fiona Hyslop MSP
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...
2nd March 2017 by Fiona Hyslop MSP
There are few pleasures greater than reading a good book. Picking up a book and losing yourself in its pages is something magical. Culture, especially in the form of literature and the arts, enables us to make sense of the world around us or, when needed, can provide a welcome distraction. Reading provides some widely...