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This section contains a database of all Creative Scotland's publications as well as a growing list of external resources for the arts, screen and creative industries.

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Leadership and workforce

We want ideas to be brought to life by a diverse, skilled and connected leadership and workforce that is more confident, knowledgeable and connected, helping to develop more sustainable business models.

10 December 2015

Excellence and experimentation

We want excellence and experimentation across the arts, screen and creative industries to be recognised and valued and more diverse high quality artistic and creative work produced and developed across Scotland.

10 December 2015

Place and quality of life

We work in partnership with local authorities and others to ensure that places and quality of life are transformed through imagination, ambition and an understanding of the potential of creativity.

10 December 2015

Showcasing Scottish architecture at the Venice Biennale

How Scottish Architecture featured at the one of the world’s oldest and most respected festivals.

10 December 2015

Making global connections with the British Council

A look at efforts to encourage and support creative collaboration between Scotland, Brazil, South Africa and India.

10 December 2015

Craft Scotland at SOFA Chicago

Scottish-based craft makers take part in a Craft Scotland curated programme at SOFA Chicago - a key event for the international collectors market. 

10 December 2015

IN SITU provides platform for pan-European artists

Twelve years ago, Glasgow-based UZ Arts co-founded IN SITU - a pan-European network for artists and organisations who work in public spaces.

10 December 2015

New development posts get Scotland dancing

New dance development posts were supported as part of Get Scotland Dancing to help increase participation in dance in Perth and Kinross, Inverclyde and Eilean Siar.

10 December 2015

Away with the Birds

Away with the Birds gave a unique insight into Gaelic song exploring the close relationship between bird, human and ecology on the Isle of Canna.

10 December 2015

Dance companies showcase their work through Made in Scotland

On the back of their involvement in the Made in Scotland Showcase 2014, the dance companies involved have all significantly increased their international profile and touring.

10 December 2015

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Scots Hoose

Scots Hoose is a free online resource for children, young people and new Scots writers to inspire and support creativity in the Scots language. Here you can learn more about Scots language, improve writing skills, and discover poems, stories and songs.

14 October 2016

The Royal National Mòd

Celebrating Gaelic language and culture, the Royal National Mòd provides opportunities for people of all ages to perform and compete across a range of disciplines including Gaelic music and song, Highland dance, instrumental, drama, sport and literature.

14 October 2016

Useful links

13 October 2016


BBC ALBA is a Gaelic language digital TV channel and features news, sport, drama, documentary and entertainment, as well as children’s programmes.

13 October 2016

An Introduction to Scotland's Languages

Find out about the indigenous languages of Scotland, Gaelic and Scots. Both languages are part of our history and culture with rich oral traditions still very much alive in song, drama and storytelling.

13 October 2016

Fèisean nan Gàidheal

A major voice in promoting Gaelic arts and culture, Fèisean nan Gàidheal provides learning opportunities in Gaelic music, song, dance and drama to over 13,000 young people across Scotland. 

13 October 2016

The Association for Scottish Literary Studies

The Association for Scottish Literary Studies publishes a range of titles, including the Scottish Literary Review, ScotLit, Scottish Language, New Writing Scotland, and the Scotnotes study guides.

13 October 2016

Comhairle nan Leabhraichean / Gaelic Books Council

The Gaelic Books Council is the lead organisation with responsibility for supporting Scottish Gaelic authors and publishers, and for raising the profile and reach of Scottish Gaelic books in Scotland and internationally.

13 October 2016

September 2016

A round up of some of the discourse around the EU Referendum, new statistics on creative industries, deprivation, and attendance and participation, a new study on local cinema and a study of the context in which playwrights operate in Scotland.

14 September 2016

Edinburgh Festivals Impact Study (July 2016)

Commissioned by Edinburgh’s Festivals, the 2015 Impact Study was produced by leading international specialists BOP Consulting. The study, which surveyed 29,000 people, reveals that the Edinburgh Festivals attracted combined audiences of more than 4.5 million in 2015.

26 July 2016