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Scotland to open new government office in Canada

There was a time when many people emigrated from Scotland to Canada. Clubs were established here to help relatives fly across the Atlantic on special charter flights in the early sixties. It is no...

‘Far, Far From Ypres’ tour of Scotland to mark the centenary of WWI

A critically acclaimed multimedia production featuring renowned Scots performers including Barbara Dickson and Siobhan Miller is to embark on a commemorative tour of Scotland to mark the centenary of World War One.Delivered by WW100...

Letter from Scotland

We’ve been enjoying a spell of wonderfully calm, sunny days. On such days the Bass Rock in the Firth of Forth shines dazzlingly white against the blue sky and the blue sea. The white,...

Government announce funding to engage ethnic minorities

Ethnic minority communities across Scotland are being encouraged to get involved in the Year of Homecoming 2014.Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has announced that almost £40,000 will be provided to BEMIS (Black and Ethnic Minority...

Scotland’s Culture Secretary tours The Kelpies with sculptor Andy Scott

Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop MSP, was in Falkirk last week to review progress on the construction phase of The Kelpies – the two 30-metre high horses head sculptures...

Shining Star at Stevenson College

The sky's the limit for one exceptional Stevenson College Edinburgh student.Inspirational Leon Hutchison was awarded the coveted College Candidate of the Year title in this year's SQA Star Awards.The 20-year-old, from the Gyle area...

Youth training centre for Scotland

Scotland is set to establish its first National Conservation Centre for training young people in traditional building skills. The centre will be based in Stirling and the announcement was made earlier today by Culture Secretary...

Bòrd na Gàidhlig ag Ainmeachadh tri Buill ùr

Fhoillsich Fiona Hyslop, Ministear airson Cultar agus Cùisean Toabh A-Muigh, an duigh trì buìll ùr, aon dreachd a' tha air a' leudachadh agus an dara teirm airson trì buill gu Bòrd na Gàidhlig an...

The Culture Minister looks forward to the Festivals

by Fiona Hyslop MSP As well as being one of the elected members for the Lothians region, I am also the Minister responsible for Culture in the Scottish Government. Despite a 6.7% budget cut in...

Scottish Law Commission links up with Malawi

The Scottish Law Commission has established a link with the law reform body in Malawi, the Malawi Law Commission. Agreement on the link was reached during a visit to the Malawi Law...


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