Arts and Culture

  • Celebrating #MurielSpark100

    26th October 2017 by

    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 by

    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 by

    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

    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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