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Growing Stories: the 2018 Scottish International Storytelling Festival

‘At the end of the day, everything is stories, and they all start and grow from somewhere.’ (Fiona Hyslop MSP)A Jacobite plot, an Icelandic troll, gardens, Gaelic, guisers and ghosts – what else could...

Scottish Government call on Ofcom to step in over STV plans

STV, under its new Chief Executive Simon Pitts who was appointed in January with a golden hello of £853,000 according to the company's annual report, announced restructuring involving job losses across Scotland last week. Now Culture Secretary...

Youth Music Initiative – new funding announcement

Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs Fiona Hyslop visited Longstone Primary School earlier today and announced £1.6 million of new funding awards which are part of Scotland's Youth Music Initiative (YMI)With her...

Edinburgh festival experts on hand at Aberdeen conference

Experts who run some of the festivals in Edinburgh are attending a conference in Aberdeen this Friday to talk about their experiences and explore best practice with others from across Scotland.FESTIVAL! is a four...

Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology – History and tourism go hand in hand

Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop was on Edinburgh's Royal Mile today to hear how Scotland is capitalising on the booming demand from tourists to explore the country’s history and genealogy.The Minister met Edinburgh-based Mercat Tours who reported...

Culture Secretary announces new government appointment in Dublin

The Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop, was in Dublin this morning to announce a new appointment by The Scottish Government. Ms Hyslop announced that John Webster will lead the new...

New storage facility for National Museums Scotland opened

Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop MSP opened a new state of the art collections, research, access and storage facility in Granton today.The new building, which houses nearly ten million objects, will enable material from National...

Book Week Scotland 2014 – a celebration of books and reading

'A love of reading......at its most powerful, transforms lives' (Sophie Moxon, Acting Director, Scottish Book Trust) For all the gloom and doom we hear about parents who never read to their children, teenagers who can...

Edinburgh International Culture Summit starts today

The Edinburgh International Culture Summit convenes today – with nations from every corner of the world meeting at The Scottish Parliament for an historic debate on how culture can bring countries closer together.The Culture...

Government to debate technology and Scotland’s heritage

Scotland’s treasure trove of history and culture is making unprecedented international connections through the use of digital channels and new technologies. Following a very successful “digidoc” international conference hosted by Historic Scotland in Glasgow last...


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