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Report argues for funding of producers by Creative Scotland

Report argues for funding of producers by Creative Scotland | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
Creative Scotland's project funding is stifling the development of independent artists, according to an internal report released this week by the arts quan...
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Of Literature, Art, Canons and Constitutions

Bella Caledonia introduces a visually stunning new work by Scottish artist Helen MacAlister/Eilidh Nic Alasdair, based on Alan Riach’s “open canon” of Scottish literature. "It’s a drawing. It’s one...
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Towards a Fifth Estate

Towards a Fifth Estate | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
Everywhere we look, our media is failing us. Whether it's the referendum campaign, the reporting from Gaza, or the representation of women, it's a corrosive, abusive force. The way we share informa...



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Books

Books | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
For those of you who don't venture beyond our featured article, take a gander over at our book review section HERE where we have a heap of reviews, extracts, features, essays and articles including...


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Yes Songs - Citizen Smart

Yes Songs is my best shot at putting the case for Scottish Independence in song. A good song can at times put things better than the best of speeches or articles, But certainly, song is another way...



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Art and the Future

Art and the Future | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
A great reply here from Murdo Macdonald to Jonathon Jones piece 'Why Scotland should follow its art and vote no to independence' This is a difficult piece to which to respond because of its premise...


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The Pure, the Dead and the Brilliant

The Pure, the Dead and the Brilliant | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

What would happen if the bogles, banshees, demons and selkies of Scots folklore were involved in the independence referendum? Elaine C Smith leads a cast of some of Scotland’s finest actors, and surprise cameos, in Alan Bissett’s sparkling satire.


‘This is brilliant stuff, an exhilaratingly fresh take on the whole business of class and culture in Scotland. It’s also so funny that the audience were literally shouting with laughter’ **** Joyce McMillan, Scotsman on The Moira Monologues by Alan Bissett


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Writer's Bloc

Writer's Bloc | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

I'm being Inspired by Independence (Word Power Books) edited by Ross Colquhoun and Christopher Silver and in particular the work of Lyndsay Allardyce (great gulls!); Meg Bateman on th...


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Jackie Kay! The Pastels! Broken Records! Jock Scot! Rachel Maclean! All together!

Jackie Kay! The Pastels! Broken Records! Jock Scot! Rachel Maclean! All together! | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
Seeing as this is my last day in the Editor's chair before Mike returns suntanned and rested I'm going to take the opportunity to brazenly, blatantly and unapologetically plug an amazing Neu! Reeki...


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Should Scotland have an independent film industry?

Should Scotland have an independent film industry? | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
This year's Forsyth Hardy Lecture was delivered by David Archibald at 2014 Edinburgh International Film Festival. In it he asked questions of Scotland's film industry and what kind of a future it c...
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Scotland should have its own film studio, and it should be based in Pacific Quay in Glasgow if Scotland's film industry has to grow.


The pilot episode of Game of Thrones was filmed in Scotland, but lost its production to Belfast's Titanic Studios. 

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A Dangerous Game

A Dangerous Game | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
A Dangerous Game launched at the Edinburgh Festival last night. Patrick Small investigates the films significance. You’ve Been Trumped, Anthony Baxter’s documentary about the fight between local re...
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Braveheart screening marks battle date

Braveheart screening marks battle date | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
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Funny in Falkirk

Funny in Falkirk | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

101 reasons to vote yes without the boring politics. A half Scottish, half African, Gaelic speaking comedian didn’t know how to vote in the referendum.

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Perthshire promotes days of adventure at festival

Perthshire promotes days of adventure at festival | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
Perthshire promotes days of adventure at festival
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Why Glasgow 2014 matters

I've been a big fan of the Scottish Review for a long while. I like its spikiness. Most of all, I like Kenneth Roy's carmudgeonly spikiness, his refusal to blithely accept what is laid before him...


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Scots actor Kenny Ireland dies aged 68

Scots actor Kenny Ireland dies aged 68 | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
TRIBUTES have been paid to Kenny Ireland, one of the leading figures in the Scottish theatre world, who has passed away at the age of 68.


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Songs for Scotland – a festival of voices exalting the power of Yes

Songs for Scotland – a festival of voices exalting the power of Yes | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
On 3rd September Bella Caledonia hosts Songs for Scotland – a festival of proud, relevant voices exalting the power of Yes. A gig that beats with the heart of the indy movement, in tandem with a on...


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All Back to Bowie’s

All Back to Bowie’s | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

David Bowie said ‘Scotland, stay with us’. At the Fringe, a group of Scottish artists take him up on his kind invitation. So pull up a futon, it’s all back to Bowie’s for an #indyref mix of politics, poetry, polemic and pop.


Different guests every day make for an hour of gentle thought and hard day-dreaming. If you’re obsessed with indy, undecided, federalist curious, or polymorphously politically perverse, David Bowie’s yurt of thought is the place for you. (Created by David Greig, Swimmer One, Cora Bissett, Karine Polwart, Peter Arnott and more).


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Brian Cox: Scotland's Path to Re-enlightenment

Brian Cox: Scotland's Path to Re-enlightenment | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

Iconic Scottish actor, Rector of Dundee University and Yes campaigner, Brian Cox, sets out his vision of why the concept of Scottish independence has come of age. As Scotland get's ready to take its place the world stage, Brian shares his thoughts on why we will re-emerge as a nation of ideas, intellectuals and innovation restoring our place as country of enlightenment.

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National Ceilidh Trail comes to Greyfriars Bar - Tuesday 22 July

National Ceilidh Trail comes to Greyfriars Bar - Tuesday 22 July | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

National Ceilidh Trail

comes to

Greyfriars Bar

Tuesday 22 July 20:00


Fèis Rois is one of Scotland’s leading youth arts organisations providing opportunities for over 3,000 young people to play music and perform each year.


The National Cèilidh Trail is a professional development opportunity for outstanding young musicians who are considering a performance career in music. These young musicians have been successful at audition, have taken part in an intensive rehearsal week and they are now touring across Scotland for five weeks throughout the summer.


With their beautifully crafted songs and driving tune sets, they promise you an entertaining performance of both traditional and contemporary folk music.  This year the trails features musicians from Huntly, Stonehaven, Kippen, Tain and Lochgilphead and will feature among their number Annie Lennox who was last year’s winner of the Young Burnsian.



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Enthusiastic Scots rally round to revive hutting

Enthusiastic Scots rally round to revive hutting | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
The Broons with their But an’ Ben might be a national icon – but the truth is that very few Scots are as lucky to have a simple, back-to-nature retreat to escape to with their families. On Saturday...
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Dinnae haud yer wheesht ... team collating all languages on planet lands in Scotland

Dinnae haud yer wheesht ... team collating all languages on planet lands in Scotland | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
THE plan is to collect and collate every single language on earth - whether it is spoken by billions or just a handful of people in some remote corner of the planet.
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T in the Park is moving to a new site at Strathallan Castle from 2015

T in the Park is moving to a new site at Strathallan Castle from 2015 | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

T in the Park is moving to a new site at Strathallan Castle from 2015. It’s centrally located in the heart of the beautiful Perthshire countryside, approximately one hour away from both Edinburgh and Glasgow. The festival will take place with an impressive early 19th century castle and 1000 acres of gorgeous woodlands as a stunning backdrop to the music.

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Aaah'm Votin YES | Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Aaah'm Votin YES | Edinburgh Festival Fringe | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

101 reasons to vote yes without the boring politics. A half Scottish, half African, Gaelic speaking comedian didn’t know how to vote in the referendum.

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Yes, No show goes public with heartfelt letter to MacLennan

Yes, No show goes public with heartfelt letter to MacLennan | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
A heartfelt piece of theatrical correspondence from a convinced Yes voter to a man who believed in Scotland remaining part of the UK has been read in public for the first time.
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