“Scotland-wide celebrations for the Year of Creative Scotland 2012 have been mapped out by the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs.

On a visit to Glasgow Print Studio, Fiona Hyslop unveiled a map representing our creative nation by artist Murray Robertson as she confirmed more details of the 2012 programme.

The Year of Creative Scotland 2012 will begin with a bang this Hogmanay, with a spectacular fireworks display in Scotland’s capital, and will continue until December 31, 2012. Through an exciting programme celebrating our world-class events, festivals, culture and heritage, the year puts Scotland’s creativity in the global spotlight with a focus on cultural tourism and developing our creative sector and events industry.

Creative Scotland will invest £6.5 million of National Lottery funds in the Year of Creative Scotland 2012 programme, and the first of their funded projects have been announced today by Ms Hyslop..”


You can read much more about the Year of Creative Scotland 2012 here (new window).