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New drive-in cinemas plan for Scotland

New drive-in cinemas plan for Scotland | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
FILM goers will be able to drive into the scenery under innovative plans for drive-in screenings at some of Scotland’s most dramatic movie backdrops.
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Nicola Benedetti retunes to Celtic Connections

Nicola Benedetti retunes to Celtic Connections | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
Nicola Benedetti faced one of her toughest musical challenges after being asked to headline the opening gala of Glasgow’s biggest music festival, Celtic Connections, she admitted yesterday.
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Celtic festival performers to be asked views on independence

Celtic festival performers to be asked views on independence | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
Bands, singers, musicians and artists performing at this year's Celtic Connections festival are to be asked to vote in an informal poll on Scottish independence.
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Scots military bases get star billing in film plan

Scots military bases get star billing in film plan | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
WITH sea views, spectacular mountain ranges and an abundance of accommodation and outdoor activities, they would not look out of place in a holiday brochure.
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Fife’s The Big Tent music festival cancelled

Fife’s The Big Tent music festival cancelled | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
SCOTLAND’S biggest eco-festival has been permanently shelved, organisers said yesterday.
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Cafe Democracy

Cafe Democracy | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

What’s the connection between the independence referendum, pop up cafes and Helsinki? Bear with me. Restaurants and cafes are rarely seen as centres of radical thought these days....

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Year of Homecoming - great for the Scots Diaspora | Scottish National Party

Year of Homecoming - great for the Scots Diaspora | Scottish National Party | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

The Scottish Diaspora are being encouraged to visit the land of their family roots and celebrate in the global cultural hub that will be Scotland’s Year of Homecoming in 2014.

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Storms 'won't stop Hogmanay'

Revellers planning to see in the New Year in Edinburgh can breathe a sigh of relief as forecasts point to milder weather for Tuesday night.
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Lamont in Watson's line of fire as impressions show returns

Lamont in Watson's line of fire as impressions show returns | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
IT is the Labour leader as you have never seen her before.
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Battle to keep arts and theatre alive in Perth begins

Battle to keep arts and theatre alive in Perth begins | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
Battle to keep arts and theatre alive in Perth begins
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WHY ARTISTS WILL VOTE YES

WHY ARTISTS WILL VOTE YES | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

It should come as no surprise that most Scottish artists that express an opinion on Scottish independence are Yes supporters. Artists are so often at the forefront of political engagement and their job is to offer an interpretation of our everyday experience with their imagination and creativity. A new nation, uncharted, and ours to build, is something that is therefore immediately attractive to the artist, and the many possibilities it presents an obvious opportunity.


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Scottish independence: Gray’s ‘controversial’ book

Scottish independence: Gray’s ‘controversial’ book | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
THE publishers of a new book on the prospect of independence by Alasdair Gray, one of Scotland’s most outspoken artists, have pledged it will be “guaranteed to generate controversy” next summer.
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Perth City Hall bid to be rejected

Perth City Hall bid to be rejected | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

The sole bid to redevelop Perth City Hall and save it from demolition has been rejected by the council officials.

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On Alasdair Gray - Life in Progress

On Alasdair Gray - Life in Progress | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
A beautiful short film about Alasdair Gray - capturing some of the man's wit and charm and crazy genius. It's a work in progress but here's a snippet ...
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New Scottish Comedy Awards plan unveiled

New Scottish Comedy Awards plan unveiled | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
IT IS the country that gave the world renowned comics such as Billy Connolly, Frankie Boyle, Stanley Baxter, Rhona Cameron and Rikki Fulton.
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Gruffalo author Donaldson quits Scotland for England

Gruffalo author Donaldson quits Scotland for England | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
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Horsecross Sessions

Horsecross Sessions | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

Twice-monthly informal traditional jam sessions for anyone who wants to join in or just listen. First and third Sundays form 20:30.

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100% Real Bothy: Bothy Ballads

100% Real Bothy: Bothy Ballads | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

Fife Cultural Trust’s 100% Real Bothy Project is being extended to include a new traditional music element and develop a tour of new work inspired by the Bothy Stories gathered in communities across Fife. In partnership with Glow Arts, Fife Cultural Trust is recruiting two songwriters for the Bothy Ballads project.


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Celtic Connections Preview

Just as Celtic Connections comes round again this is a great interview with Donald Shaw and Joe Boyd talking about cultural revival and featuring Martyn Bennett with Cuillin Music from 1999.

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Hogmanay gig will cap good year for Django Django

Hogmanay gig will cap good year for Django Django | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
Django Django complete a great 2013 by performing at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay party. Band member Dave Maclean pinpoints some of the year’s other highlights
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Edinburgh’s Hogmanay ‘in hands of weather gods’

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay ‘in hands of weather gods’ | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
ORGANISERS of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations have admitted the fate of the showpiece street party is in the “hands of the weather gods”, with heavy rain and high winds forecast.
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St Andrews Links Trust’s new building is recognised with award

St Andrews Links Trust’s new building is recognised with award | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
St Andrews Links Trust’s new building is recognised with award
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Art Attack and Cultural Loathing

Art Attack and Cultural Loathing | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
After the wave of scandic noir (and the terrible third series of Borgen) E.S. Sandberg explores attitudes to politics and culture in Scotland and Scandinavia. It's most infuriating to read when che...
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Truth to Power

Truth to Power | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

I got caught in a dilemma in November when the Scottish Government produced the blueprint for Scottish Independence. At the same time as the big white “Bible” was being launched a Roman Catholic friend dropped me an email saying to check out the epistle, or “apostolic exhortation”, called Evangelii Gaudium(“The Joy of the Gospel”) that pope Francis had simultaneously released from the Vatican.

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Scotland celebrates glorious eccentric Ivor Cutler

Scotland celebrates glorious eccentric Ivor Cutler | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
HE is one of Scotland’s most eccentric wordsmiths, whose songs and poetry were feted by the likes of John Peel, the Beatles, Billy Connolly and Johnny Rotten.
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