Traditional Japanese art with a modern twist

|25 January 2016| Paul Binnie has released two stunning Japanese woodblock prints to mark the beginning of a new year. The internationally acclaimed Scottish artist developed his unique block printing sty...

A toast to Scotia’s bard

|15 January 2016| Drinking whisky and eating haggis will be the order of the day for many Scots across the world on 25 January. That's when glasses will be raised to Scotland's poet, Rabbie Burns, who has...

A French finale for Celtic Connections

|8 January 2016| The annual Showcase Scotland music event will take place as part of the finale of Celtic Connections 2016. Delegates from the music industry will gather in Glasgow from Wednesday 27...

A toast to the Big Yin

|4 January 2016| A whisky produced for the world's undisputed king of comedy is on display in Glasgow. The miniature bottle of Nippy Sweetie Scotch whisky - made for Billy Connolly in the 1970s - can be s...

Happy New Year

|1 January 2016| Happy New Year to all our readers and partners. And welcome to Scotland's Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. We look forward to bringing you the best and most interesting news f...

The soundtrack for new year

|31 December 2015| Scotland’s Hogmanay hit will be song by millions worldwide today when the clock chimes midnight. Auld Lang Syne is synonymous with this time of the year, even if many who sing it don’t ...

£1.7 million awarded to creatives

|24 December 2015| 90 individual artists and organisations across Scotland have been awarded over £1.7 million of Creative Scotland Open Project Funding awards. Spanning the arts, screen and creative industr...

Visual arts sector review

|21 December 2015| A review of the visual arts sector in Scotland is seeking input from those involved in the sector at open sessions scheduled to take place in 2016. Open Sessions will take place in Glas...

Leading online

|16 December 2015| By Paul MacAlindin - conductor of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq  We conductors are a funny breed; once we get a taste for it, it's hard to stop.  Yes, we'll tell you that the mus...

Creating a stronger Scotland

|8 December 2015| by Creative Scotland’s chief executive, Janet Archer  Creativity is more important now than ever before in the context of the challenging times we live in. It is important because it con...