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How UNCON 2.0 celebrated young artists

On Saturday 22 September, UNCON 2.0 was held at Horsecross – Perth Theatre.

8 October 2018

Rachel Newton on her new album, West

Singer and harpist Rachel Newton has been described as 'the sound of modern Scotland' (Herald) - and is widely recognised as one of the most innovative and dynamic singer-songwriters around today.

2 October 2018

A quick chat with Big Wig - the blue furry mascot of Wigtown Children's Festival

For your delectation, Creative Scotland has secured an exclusive interview with the newest member of Scotland's literati. Big Wig is, of course, a large, blue furry creature that lives in a secret reading den in the woods outside of Wigtown.

27 September 2018

Singer/songwriter Martha L. Healy on her new album, recording in Nashville and the buzz of Glasgow Americana

Scottish singer-songwriter, Martha L. Healy, says she was raised on a diet of Americana music. It’s only fitting, then, that now she’s producing it on an international scale.

26 September 2018

The multi-lingual play that tells of a forgotten tragedy

Theatre Gu Leòr Artistic Director Muireann Kelly shares the process of co-writing Scotties, a play about the young Irish potato pickers who tragically lost their lives in the Kirkintilloch bothy fire of 1937.

26 September 2018

How The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Youth Talent Development Fund builds confidence and creativity

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has announced that, following the success of its annual August extravaganza, it will donate one million pounds to 13 UK-based charitable military organisations and arts bodies this year.

25 September 2018

Get to know: Magnetic North

Magnetic North is an award-winning and much-loved theatre company based in Edinburgh.

19 September 2018

Last Night From Glasgow: The independent record label championing artists

Last Night From Glasgow is a not-for-profit independent record label based in Glasgow. Ian Smith founded the label in 2016, to support artists who says he felt were "being forced down costly commercial routes", when it came to making records.

18 September 2018

How Creative Traineeships are helping young people to 'get a foot in the door'

In February 2018, we announced nine year-long full time traineeships for young people aged between 16-24, which were developed to help young people progress a career in the arts, screen and creative industries. We caught up with a handful of trainees to find out how they're getting on.

17 September 2018

Ragadawn: The sunrise performance on Skye worth waking up early for

On Saturday 25 August, over 100 people rose before dawn on Skye, to watch Ragadawn: a performance from the internationally-renowned Norwegian artist, writer and performer, Caroline Bergvall.

5 September 2018

5 Top Tips for Creative Carbon Management

To help mark Climate Week Scotland we asked Creative Carbon Scotland to share a few top tips for cultural organisations wanting to reduce their environmental impact.

1 October 2018

At Tanzmesse 2018, Dance from Scotland went global

Paul Burns, Interim Head of Dance at Creative Scotland, reflects on Tanzmesse 2018: the largest professional gathering dedicated exclusively to contemporary dance.

7 September 2018

Culture Republic on preparing for GDPR

In this guest piece, Culture Republic summarise what you need to know and do in response to 2018’s data protection rule changes.

20 December 2017

National Lottery funding - letter from Creative Scotland's Chair

Ben Thomson, the Chair of Creative Scotland, has written to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport regarding concerns about declining revenue from the National Lottery.

9 November 2017

Creativity for everyone - supporting cultural access and engagement

Our Director of Strategy, Philip Deverell, takes a look at Creative Scotland's approach to supporting cultural access and engagement amongst people from Scotland’s more deprived communities.

17 October 2017

Paisley's bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 is now Scotland's bid

After making the official shortlist, Jean Cameron, project director for Paisley 2021, explains how Paisley’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 is now Scotland’s bid.

31 July 2017

Scotland's music on the world stage

In this article originally published by The Herald on Friday 9 June 2017, our Head of Music Alan Morrison reflects on Scotland's music's place on the global stage...

13 June 2017

Alan Morrison: Showcasing Scotland at The Great Escape 2017

Alan Morrison, Head of Music at Creative Scotland, reflects on two busy days of Scottish Showcases at The Great Escape in Brighton...

20 May 2017

Craft Scotland becomes a Scottish Living Wage employer

In this guest post, Craft Scotland explores the wide-reaching benefits of the Scottish Living Wage Accreditation.

4 May 2017

Surveying Scotland's Games Industry - The Next Level

Morgan Petrie, Creative Industries Manager, provides an update on our efforts to better understand Scotland’s Games Industry, and reports on future plans to take this work to the next level.

2 March 2017