Arts, culture and heritage

Moniack Mhor, Scotland's National Writing Centre, is delighted to be opening its doors again to a full residential programme with a selection of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, picturebook and crime writing courses and retreats. 

As creative groups start to meet up in person again, Creative Lives is offering 18 micro-grants of £300 each to help make that happen.

Eligible groups/projects are ones that:

A £25 million fund to improve ventilation in business premises and reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission will open for applications next week.

Small and medium-sized businesses such as restaurants, bars and gyms will be able to claim back costs of up to £2,500 to undertake work such as the installation of carbon dioxide monitors and remedial improvement work to windows and vents.

A new digital ‘ecomuseum’ is going to be created, covering the communities of Moffat, Tweedsmuir, Ettrick and Yarrow and the connecting valleys.

An additional £450,000 has been made available as part of Scotland’s Events Recovery Fund to help the return of events across the country. 

This is a top up to the £2.75 million Scotland’s Events Recovery Fund, which opened for applications in November 2020, and together will support 275 events across the country.

The Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership has launched its Autumn/Winter programme of events.

How would you reimagine life, the future for Scotland, and for our planet? If you have any stories to tell, then why not share them in a 90-second film! 

Forth Valley Food Festival will return for the fourth year in a row this October.

Community Climate Stories: Write Here, Write Now

With this taster workshop, SCCAN's Story Weaver Joana Avi-Lorie will host and facilitate a short but intense write-in session on community climate stories exploring #ownvoice.

Musicians, bands, artists and venues will be able to apply to a £750,000 Scottish Government fund to bring new and additional concerts to venues and festivals in Scotland next year.

Scotland on Tour will support the staging of concerts across the whole nation from between January 2022 and January 2023.