Tag "Creative Scotland"

First Ever Create in Fife Awards is sparkling success

When Cellardyke-based jewellery maker, Kirsty Thomas, collaborated with international interiors company Formica she wasn’t to know then it would lead to a Create in Fife Award. Then again, 2013 was the launch of the first ever Create in Fife Awards and on Wednesday 13 November Kirsty, of Lovely Pigeon collected her award beside three other delighted winners. In fact, the diversity of the winners was notable in itself: a new

Quirky kids and working class heroes: The Happy Lands director Robert Rae talks to Ian Moir

The Happy Lands is a feature length film about the 1926 Coal Miners Strike. It was filmed in West Fife using local people instead of professional actors and premiered last year at The Alhambra in Dunfermline. It will be screened next on 22 October at Beath High School in Cowdenbeath. In this exclusive interview the film’s director Robert Rae talks to Fife artist Ian Moir and testifies to the community

Scotland's own version of cabin porn: The Bothy Project

Scotland is getting its own version of cabin porn with The Bothy Project. Primarily designed to give artists residency space in remote spaces around Scotland, the first bothy to be completed is now open to paying guests for part of the year.  It may feel remote but it is only four miles from Aviemore and is located near Inshriach House in the Cairngorms national park. Walter Micklethwait, who manages the accomodation side,

SXSW 2013: Scotland makes itself heard in Austin

SXSW, the flourishing Texan festival which has become a sort of Sundance for music, is underway. It’s an event at which Scotland has always made its present felt and this year, with support from Creative Scotland and the Scottish Music Industry Association, there’s a particularly good showing from Scottish bands.  Edinburgh’s Young Fathers – gathering a reputation as the best Scottish rappers of all time – Glasgow’s well connected Chvrches