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Book Week Scotland launches new Virtual Festival

This year, Book Week Scotland will launch its first-ever Virtual Festival to run alongside the nationwide activities and events. Taking place from 27 November to 3 December, the week will be packed with free, digital events that everyone can enjoy and take part in.

Published: 14 Nov 2017

Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship 2018 open for applications

As part of the 2017 Robert Louis Stevenson Day celebrations, Scottish Book Trust is delighted to announce that the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship for professional writers is now open for applications. Scotland-based writers, who would benefit from time away from their usual environment to develop their work, are encouraged to (...)

Published: 13 Nov 2017

Scottish film and TV companies selected for specialist development support

Film City Futures, in partnership with Scottish Documentary Institute, has announced details of the first cohort of screen sector companies to participate in the newly-established screen sector business development initiative, FOCUS. 

Published: 13 Nov 2017

Library Film Education project shortlisted for national awards

The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) has been shortlisted in the Film Society of the Year Awards for its innovative Film Education in Libraries project.

Published: 08 Nov 2017

MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards shortlist unveiled

Heralded as the most prestigious award ceremony in the traditional music calendar, the shortlisted nominations for the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2017 have been announced.

Published: 07 Nov 2017

£750,000 support for cultural activity across Scotland

£750,000 funding through Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund has been awarded to 33 recipients, including individual artists, musicians, writers, theatre makers, festivals and organisations working across the arts, screen and creative industries. Over £700,000 of these awards are supported through National Lottery funding.

Published: 31 Oct 2017

Outlander developing next generation of skilled screen talent

A team of twenty Scottish-based trainees have been selected for an intensive skills development training programme on Season 4 of the award-winning TV production, Outlander, fifteen of which will be taking their first step into the Film and TV industry.

Published: 27 Oct 2017

Muriel Spark 100: centenary celebrations announced

The first details are announced for Muriel Spark 100 - a year-long, nationwide programme of literary and cultural events and activities marking the centenary of one of Scotland’s finest and most internationally respected writers, Dame Muriel Spark.

Published: 25 Oct 2017

Celtic Connections festival launches 25th programme

The Celtic Connections festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2018. In true Celtic Connections style, the festival will feature an ambitious and eclectic line-up of musicians from all corners of the world who have been invited to take to the Glasgow stage early next year.

Published: 24 Oct 2017

Glasgow International announces 2018 programme

Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art is pleased to announce details of the programme for its eighth edition, opening on 20 April 2018. Under the new direction of Richard Parry, who joins the festival after serving as Curator-Director of the Grundy Art Gallery in Blackpool, the 2018 programme comprises new (...)

Published: 16 Oct 2017