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.
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...
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...
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...