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Commitment to quality is central to new architecture policy

Mon, 24 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Launch of Scottish Government's policy statement on architecture and place for Scotland



New chief executive of Creative Scotland

Thu, 06 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Culture Secretary comments on appointment.



Scotland and UK are distinctly different

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Culture and heritage will flourish in an independent Scotland says Culture Secretary.



Diaspora Tapestry panels unveiled

Mon, 03 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop unveils panels from Sweden and Italy at 3Harbours Festival in Prestonpans



National Museums Scotland Board

Mon, 27 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Culture Secretary appoints four new members.



Scottish film studio delivery group

Thu, 23 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Public sector agencies in discussions with potential investors



Famous Scots' records revealed in new exhibition

Fri, 10 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT

National Records or Scotland unveil the legacy of working Scots.



First-ever strategy for historic environment

Wed, 08 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Historic environment defines Scotland’s place in the world.



Book Week Scotland - The Sequel

Wed, 01 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Scotland to host a second national celebration of reading.



Press regulation in Scotland

Thu, 25 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Statement following cross-party talks



Press regulation in Scotland

Tue, 23 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Options include extending Royal Charter to Scotland with measures on defamation of recently deceased



Oscar-winning director mentors Scottish students

Wed, 10 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Brave director Mark Andrews schools Scots in art of animation



International Touring Fund

Fri, 05 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Scottish productions to travel the globe with Government support.



The Scotsman

Tue, 26 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Culture Secretary describes prospect of further job losses as "deeply disappointing"



Chair reappointed to National Galleries of Scotland

Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Culture Secretary reppoints Ben Thomson



Construction starts at Theatre Royal Glasgow

Wed, 13 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Victorian venue being transformed with Scottish Government backing.



Support for Scottish talent to perform at EIF

Tue, 12 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Funding for Scottish Ballet to take pride of place at world-renowned festival.



Culture and heritage visitor figures

Tue, 12 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT

National Museum of Scotland makes the UK top ten for the first time.



World War I Commemorations Panel

Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Experts appointed to oversee the commemorative programme.



Exploring Shambellie House options

Mon, 04 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Scottish Government funding for feasibility study.



Burns baptism record on public display

Fri, 25 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMT

National Records of Scotland commemorates the life of Robert Burns



Former Military Chaplain to lead WWI commemorations

Thu, 24 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Norman Drummond will oversee Scotland’s centenary programme



‘Dreich’ tops poll as nation’s favourite Scots word

Wed, 23 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Scots language celebrated to mark Burns Night.



Funding for culture projects announced

Mon, 14 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Proposed new facility for National Theatre of Scotland.



Cash for musicians to perform at the Fringe

Mon, 14 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Funding scheme expanded to support music acts for the first time.



Local television in Scotland

Fri, 11 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Priority should be choice for viewers and South of Scotland service



Scotland’s Recognised Collections

Thu, 03 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Scots urged to visit collections of national importance.



Reading is firm festive favourite

Fri, 21 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Survey reveals Scots’ appetite for books



Scotland’s Christmases Past

Tue, 11 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Records give a glimpse of festivities in days gone.



Members re-appointed to National Museums Scotland Board

Fri, 07 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Culture Secretary announces NMS re-appointments.



Members Appointed to National Galleries of Scotland

Tue, 04 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs announces appointments.



First national celebration of reading

Tue, 27 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Inaugural Book Week Scotland is underway



Tip top brass bands

Fri, 23 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Scottish Government support revives musical tradition.



Sistema Scotland funding

Fri, 16 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT

More than £1 million to aid Govanhill expansion.



Supporting Scotland’s museums and galleries

Thu, 08 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Culture Secretary commits almost £50 million funding for sector.



Scottish author to pen opera

Wed, 31 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Alexander McCall Smith commissioned to write libretto.



Fusing Indian and Celtic Connections

Mon, 29 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Culture Secretary announces partnership for two world leading festivals.



Chair Appointed to National Library of Scotland

Thu, 25 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Former BBC Radio 4 Controller James Boyle announced as new Chair



A National Reading Celebration

Wed, 24 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Culture Secretary reveals full programme for Book Week Scotland.



Banging the drum for Scottish business

Fri, 12 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Culture Secretary announces recipients of this year’s Starter for 6 investment.



Creative Scotland criticism

Wed, 10 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Culture Secretary comments on artists' concerns.



Focus on delivering V&A at Dundee

Sun, 07 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT

The Culture Secretary confirms £3 million funding for V&A during a visit to a photo exhibition.



Dancing from Dundee to Delhi

Fri, 05 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Culture Secretary announces Scottish Dance Theatre tour of India



First Minister views Chicago’s Kelpies

Sat, 29 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Scottish sculpture on display prior to full-size installation on Forth-Clyde Canal



Culture and External Affairs budget

Thu, 20 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Planned capital investment almost doubles in 2013-14.



Scottish culture storms into the Windy City

Wed, 19 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Chicago gets a foretaste of Scottish creativity.



Weaving closer ties with India

Mon, 17 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Culture Secretary announces visit to the sub continent



Retirement for Scotland's Keeper

Fri, 14 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Registrar General and Keeper of the Records of Scotland retires.



Scottish architecture firms on the world stage

Wed, 05 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Scottish firms' alternative approach at the 2012 Venice Biennale.



Grants to develop computer games

Wed, 05 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Seven more Scottish firms to benefit from Prototype Fund.



Arts match funding extended

Sun, 02 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Culture Secretary praises 'incredible success' of business sponsorship scheme.



Popular culture

Wed, 29 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Attendance and participation rises in 2011.



Cultural Diplomacy Academy proposed

Wed, 15 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMT

The Scottish Government agrees to commission a feasibility study for a Cultural Diplomacy Academy.



Edinburgh International Culture Summit Concludes

Tue, 14 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Organisers optimistic about future of event



Young Scots welcome Culture Ministers

Tue, 14 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Youth Legacy Ambassadors volunteer at Edinburgh International Culture Summit



Dare ProtoPlay 2012

Fri, 10 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Scotland's biggest computer games festival opens in Dundee.



Tapestries to enhance Wallace exhibition

Mon, 30 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMT

The Culture Secretary unveils woven art to feature in an iconic Wallace exhibition.



National Museums Scotland

Mon, 30 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMT

New Chair appointed.



Members appointed to Creative Scotland

Thu, 05 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Four new members for Creative Scotland board



Securing Scotland’s heritage

Wed, 04 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMT

The case for a merger of RCAHMS and Historic Scotland is to be considered.



Crooks’ cash funds activities for creative kids

Wed, 04 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Cashback funding for Glasgow young people who are mad about movies



Scotland secures historic 'crown jewels'

Tue, 03 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Major collection of significant value secured for Scotland's public archive.



Additional funding for cultural heritage

Wed, 27 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT

More than £11 million announced for shovel-ready projects



David Livingstone Bicentenary

Wed, 20 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Culture Secretary confirms Scottish Government support for 2013 celebrations.



Brave world premiere

Tue, 19 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Scottish-themed spectacular hits the big screen in Los Angeles.



Family History Centre opens in Hawick

Mon, 18 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Trace your ancestral connections in the Borders



A national celebration of reading

Mon, 18 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Culture Secretary announces Book Week Scotland 2012.



Lewis Chessmen return to Western Isles

Wed, 13 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Culture Secretary welcomes Homecoming of historic artefacts



Dare to be Digital 2012

Mon, 04 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Internationally-acclaimed computer games competition attracts record number of entries.



Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Thu, 31 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Scottish Government will support 12 new Scottish productions this year.



Shaping Scotland’s future

Tue, 29 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Culture Secretary launches architecture policy consultation.



Scots architecture firms on a world stage

Sun, 27 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Scottish innovation to be showcased at Venice Architecture Biennale.



National Library of Scotland Bill

Wed, 16 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Stage 3 Debate highlights a “national treasure” following £2 million funding award



BBC Scotland cuts

Wed, 16 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT

BBC Trust confirms Delivering Quality First proposals.



Safeguarding Scotland's national collections

Mon, 14 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Funding to secure National Library of Scotland Causewayside building.



Lottery funding for V&A Dundee

Fri, 11 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Culture Secretary welcomes news that the Heritage Lottery Fund will award £9.2m to the museum project.



Scottish Government funding for orchestra tour of China

Wed, 02 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT

International Touring Fund support confirmed by Culture Secretary.



Designers fly high at Scotland Week 2012

Mon, 16 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Successful Scottish fashion and textile designers take bite of Big Apple



Vancouver bagpipe ban lifted

Wed, 11 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Culture Secretary welcomes Mayor's decision.



Vancouver Island clan connections

Tue, 10 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Letters shed new light on links between Scotland and British Columbia.



Scotland Week 2012

Mon, 09 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Culture Secretary confirms International Touring Fund allocations in New York



A Titanic discovery

Mon, 09 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT

National Records of Scotland unearth rare record of Scot’s final journey.



Scotland's Museums & Galleries Strategy

Fri, 30 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Pioneering plan to support greater innovation and collaboration across the sector.



National Companies attract growing audience

Thu, 22 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Annual report shows combined audiences have risen by a fifth.



Funding for Scottish Screen Archive

Thu, 15 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Kelvin Hall move to ensure better access to moving image heritage.



Disney-Pixar’s 'Brave' premieres at 66th EIFF

Tue, 13 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT

European premiere for Disney-Pixar's latest release.



International ambitions of Edinburgh’s Festivals

Thu, 08 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Public funders back festivals through major programme of cultural investment.



Inspirational welcome to Scotland

Wed, 29 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT

New poster and digital campaign in the Year of Creative Scotland.



Fairtrade Fortnight 2012

Sun, 26 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Scotland set to become Fair Trade Nation in 2012.



Bannockburn project comes to life

Fri, 03 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Construction work on world class visitor centre to commence in summer 2012.



Scotland The World Over

Wed, 01 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Worldwide premiere of groundbreaking film.



Support for culture sector

Wed, 01 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Confirmation of further capital investment in 2011-12.



Funding for V&A at Dundee

Thu, 26 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Culture Secretary confirms £1.75 million additional support.



Tam o'Shanter is nation's favourite

Mon, 23 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Scots and Scots at heart gear up for annual Burns celebrations.



Wallace letter returns to Scotland

Thu, 12 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Ancient document arrives in Edinburgh ahead of historic exhibition.



Funding for museums and galleries

Tue, 27 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT

£1 million investment in Scotland's museum sector.



Year of Creative Scotland 2012

Tue, 13 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT

Creative opportunities the length and breadth of Scotland - Culture Secretary.



Giant Pandas fly in to Scotland

Sun, 04 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT

Deputy First Minister welcomes gift from China.



US links to Declaration of Arbroath

Fri, 02 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT

Limited edition print presented to US National Archives.



Elgin Papers digitally preserved

Wed, 30 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT

Documents detail prominent Scot’s influence on key moments in Canadian history.