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Arts in Scotland

Scotland has always inspired creativity, and its rich culture, beautiful landscapes and colourful people have long been a focus for song, drama, literature and art. Today, art, in all its many forms, is very much alive and well in Scotland – and a major attraction for visitors. Literary art, performance art and the visual arts can be experienced and enjoyed the length and breadth of the country in every imaginable type of venue. Come and sample the abundance of talent Scotland has on offer. You won’t be disappointed.

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The Straw Chair

14th - 18th April 2015, Glasgow:

In the early eighteenth century, seventeen-year-old Isabel and her minister husband Aneas arrive from Edinburgh onto the remote island of Hirta (St Kilda) to spread the gospel in the Gaelic speaking North.


18th April 2015, East Klbride:

The shiny metal world of Goldilocks meets the lovely natural wooden world of the three bears.

Hugless Douglas

19th April 2015, Fife:

Hugless Douglas is a huggable, lovable young brown bear who wakes up one morning in need of a hug.


19th April 2015, East Lothian:

A narrative concert which intertwines the music of American ensemble Chance, and the writings of Scottish born naturalist, John Muir, performed by Thomas Clyde Mitchell.

Irvine Welsh

19th April 2015, Edinburgh:

Come and spend an evening with Irvine Welsh as he discusses his funniest, filthiest book yet.


21st April 2015, Kildrum:

It’s a stormy start to eighteenth century marriage for 17-year-old Isabel and her minister husband Aneas, who arrive from Edinburgh onto the remote island of Hirta (St.

Eigg Island

27th March - 21st April 2015, Edinburgh:

Eigg Island is a collaborative exhibition of art, music and poetry inspired by the landscape and story of the island.


22nd April 2015, Dundee:

And the Beat Goes On is a new play about sequins, survival and Sonny and Cher.

An Evening of Burlesque

23rd April 2015, Hamilton:

Come and enjoy Britain’s biggest burlesque extravaganza – we dare you! Arriving direct from London’s West End, a fresh cast of burlesque all-stars are unveiled for 2015.


23rd April 2015, West Lothian:

World Book Night is an annual celebration about giving books and encouraging those who have lost the love of reading, or are yet to gain it, to pick up a book and read.

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