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Scottish orchestra hits the high notes in China

Scottish orchestra hits the high notes in China | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

The once-dry Glasgow suburb of Cathcart was the toast of one of the largest cities in China last night as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra took a very special Scottish Hogmanay to Shenzhen.

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Motown icon Jimmy Ruffin dies at 78

Motown icon Jimmy Ruffin dies at 78 | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
JIMMY Ruffin, the Motown singer whose hits include “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” and “Hold on to My Love,” died on Monday in a Las Vegas hospital. He was 78.
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Findlay Napier- October Newsletter

Findlay Napier- October Newsletter | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
Featuring Eddi Reader, VIP, Hazy Recollections, Glasgow Americana Festival, Blabbermouth, The BIG Project Choir,, Francie and Josie, Karine Polwart and much, much more.
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Living & Ancient - An exhibition by Jon Hoad

Living & Ancient - An exhibition by Jon Hoad | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

Jon Hoad is an artist specialising in the accurate portrayal of prehistoric life, producing reconstructions of animals, plants and environments for museums and universities.


In this, his first exhibition since returning to Scotland in 2009, Jon's work will be shown alongside that of renowned wildlife artist, Claire Harkess.


November 1st - 21st


Gallery Q


160 Nethergate Dundee DD1 4DU

Telephone: 01382 220600

Email: art@galleryq.co.uk

Web: http://www.galleryq.co.uk

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"Listen boys - I've been thinking......"

"Listen boys - I've been thinking......" | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
Forty four years ago this week, I returned to my birthplace to commence an English degree at Edinburgh University. I arrived with some trepidation: since the age of six, I had lived in England, and was imbued with a Lancashire accent and an ignorance of everyday Scots culture. I wasn’t sure how I would fit in.
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Songs for Scotland

Songs for Scotland | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
Sue Wilson previews the culture showcase that is Songs for Scotland with Dick Gaughan, Shooglenifty, Lady Alba, Ewan McLennan, Adam Ross (Randolph’s Leap), Findlay Napier; Louie (Hector Bizerk), Em...
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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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McAvoy and Tennant big winners at Scottish Baftas

McAvoy and Tennant big winners at Scottish Baftas | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
LEADING actors James McAvoy and David Tennant were among the main winners in this year’s Scottish film and TV Oscars, with prison drama Starred Up ousting box office hits Filth and Sunshine on Leith to be named best film.
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Young Fathers Reject Tabloid Culture

Edinburgh based band Young Fathers last week won the Mercury Prize adding it to the SAY Award won earlier in the year. The band have since been slated for their attitude to the tabloid press - an a...
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Lord Smith, Home Rule and Broadcasting

Lord Smith, Home Rule and Broadcasting | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
We heard a lot of talk during the referendum campaign that somehow the artistic well being of this country would be under threat from independence. Indeed, the phrase used in one article (Alan Massie writing in the Scotsman) article was that independence ‘could rebound on artists, musicians and writers in a new country.’
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Perthshire Open Studios | Artists and Makers throughout Perthshire

Perthshire Open Studios | Artists and Makers throughout Perthshire | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

This annual nine day event  is held in September


Now in its 7th year POS involves artists and makers throughout Perthshire and Kinross-Shire

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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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