Arts and 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.

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  • 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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  • 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...

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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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