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The Courier - Jock McInnes to get kilted out for charity walk in Sahara desert

The Courier - Jock McInnes to get kilted out for charity walk in Sahara desert | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

His adventures have helped raised millions and now a much-loved Scone man is hoping charity will begin at home.

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Edinburgh Guest Blog: Fourth Monkey grows a fringe - - Blog - Whatsonstage.com

Edinburgh Guest Blog: Fourth Monkey grows a fringe - - Blog - Whatsonstage.com | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

We're Fourth Monkey Theatre Company. There're 50 of us. We've been together for a year, and I am one lucky member of this ensemble... Most importantly we are bringing a grand total of SIX productions up to the fringe. If you think this is mad, you're right. But we're doing it anyway.

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Hebrides People website launched - Lifestyle & Leisure - Stornoway Gazette

Hebrides People website launched - Lifestyle & Leisure - Stornoway Gazette | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
Launched at the Seallam Centre this week was the Hebrides People website, a historic and unique new site packed with information and details on islanders.
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Youth Music Forum of Scotland National — Blog — National Tell-a-Story Day

Youth Music Forum of Scotland National — Blog — National Tell-a-Story Day | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

Tell-a-Story Day is presented by the Scottish International Storytelling Festival and Luminate: Scotland’s creative ageing festival. This national celebration of traditional storytelling will be happening all over Scotland and hopes to encourage people to bring their communities, family or workplaces together through the ancient artform.

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London Olympics 2012: SNP send good-luck message to the ‘Scolympians’ - UK - Scotsman.com

THE Scottish Government has sent a good-luck message to Scotland’s Olympians.
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By Smug in Glasgow, Scotland.

By Smug in Glasgow, Scotland. | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
We declare the world as our canvas (Fairly high on the street art spectrum, wouldn't you agree?
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National Museum of Scotland in eight new galleries plan | Free Scotland

National Museum of Scotland in eight new galleries plan | Free Scotland | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

The creation of eight galleries at the National Museum of Scotland has moved a step closer as it looks set to receive almost £5m in lottery funding.

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The Courier - Perth tuning up for fifth Southern Fried Festival

The Courier - Perth tuning up for fifth Southern Fried Festival | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

The best of American Roots music will be showcased in Perth this weekend at the Southern Fried Festival.

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Glasswerk National \\ The Imagineers Announce Edinburgh & London This Feeling Shows

THE IMAGINEERS are red-hot property at the moment – the band have just returned home after a series of triumphant appearances on US primetime programme, The Late Late Show hosted by...
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Luminate highlights announced | Northings

Luminate highlights announced | Northings | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

Throughout October, Scotland’s newest festival, Luminate will throw a spotlight on over 200 inspirational arts activities – many of them free – with, and for older people, as well as events for audiences and participants across the generations.

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Annual festival plans to celebrate the art of ageing | Herald Scotland

Annual festival plans to celebrate the art of ageing | Herald Scotland | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

A NEW annual arts festival to celebrate "creative ageing", featuring 70-year-old Finnish rockers, dance for the ageing body and shows in care homes, will take place every autumn across Scotland.

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Public Symposium on Scottish Connections with Japan

Public Symposium on Scottish Connections with Japan | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
In nineteenth-century Japan Scots were at the vanguard of European arrivals, with Thomas Blake Glover providing the most prominent example of the close ties that subsequently developed between Japan and Scotland.
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Rachel Hair: All Things Celtic Harp(Interview)

Rachel Hair: All Things Celtic Harp(Interview) | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
Plus: Somerset Folk Harp Festival, Athas’tour pic and schedules, Celtic vampire novel by Karen Victoria Smith and Delta Rae …so emotional and beautiful! Scottish harpist Rachel Hair not...
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FilmG awarded Scottish Government funding - Lifestyle & Leisure - Stornoway Gazette

FilmG awarded Scottish Government funding - Lifestyle & Leisure - Stornoway Gazette | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
MG ALBA’s flagship FilmG project has been boosted by the Scottish Government announcement of £30,000 of funding for the national short film competition.
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Games for Scotland launches ahead of Glasgow 2014

The Scottish Government and EventScotland has launched the 2012 Games for Scotland investment programme, which will support events designed to engage communities throughout Scotland in the countdown to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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Robin McAlpine: Lights, camera, action - Film - Scotsman.com

Robin McAlpine: Lights, camera, action - Film - Scotsman.com | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
THE most important first step towards making great films in Scotland is to make films – even if some of them are utter rubbish.
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Why Team GB doesn't mean that much to me | Herald Scotland

Why Team GB doesn't mean that much to me | Herald Scotland | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

The London Olympics start next week. I’ll be watching them on the telly. Just like I did the Olympics in Beijing, Athens, Sydney, Atlanta, Barcelona and all the other ones right back to Rome in 1960.

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Creative Industries - Edinburgh's Turing Festival: Interactive Scotland digital conference and Steve Wozniak - Articles - Open Innovation

Creative Industries - Edinburgh's Turing Festival: Interactive Scotland digital conference and Steve Wozniak - Articles - Open Innovation | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

Following on from a very successful Turing Festival 2011, Turing 2012 is boasting a line-up of international speakers to rival other Edinburgh International Festival Events!

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2012 Olympics begin with little fanfare in Glasgow

2012 Olympics begin with little fanfare in Glasgow | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
Glasgow, Scotland • Seven years after London won the Olympic Games, the event began quietly 400 miles away in a different country entirely.
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Adam Bridgland // Happy, All Smiles

Adam Bridgland // Happy, All Smiles | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
Preview night Friday 27 July, 6 – 8pm, all welcome! ‘Happy, All Smiles’ is Adam Bridgland’s first solo exhibition in Scotland and launches three new prints made with Peacock...
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Excavation to find exact site of Battle of Bannockburn begins

Excavation to find exact site of Battle of Bannockburn begins | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
Archaeologists start extensive search for location of Robert Bruce's victory over Edward II.
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Art in Healthcare

Art in Healthcare | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

My name is Martine, I started volunteering for Art in Healthcare (AiH) in January this year and have been involved in five different projects since. This first blog allows me to look back and reflect on my experiences over the past six months.

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Reviews: The Tempest (Botanics, Glasgow) & Little Shop of Horrors (Pitlochry)

Reviews: The Tempest (Botanics, Glasgow) & Little Shop of Horrors (Pitlochry) | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
Theatre The Tempest, Botanic Gardens, Glasgow, Until July 7 Little Shop Of Horrors, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Various dates until October 13 Reviewed by Mark Brown To say that presenting a play c...
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Artist carves up Holyrood - Top stories - Scotsman.com

SCULPTURES by George Wyllie, one of Scotland’s most celebrated and unusual artists, have gone on display at the Scottish Parliament.
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