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The Saltire Society, Youth Theatre Arts Scotland (YTAS) and Traverse Theatre and have joined forces to launch a new £2,500 award to help a young theatre director.


The 2016 Saltire Housing Design Awards have been announced.


As part of Imagining Scotland and the Society's 80th Ruth Wishart's piece on the Society and the honours system


Scotland’s First Online Literary Festival. 24-26 June 2016.


19th Century Skye poet tops our 2016 Outstanding Women Twitter poll.

The Saltire Society 80th Celebration

Join us as we celebrate 80 years of inspiration, celebration and provocation.

In 1936 a group of people came together in small flat in Glasgow.  They feared that Scotland’s cultural gas was at a peep, that the achievements of the past were unrecognised, great traditions were being lost and contemporary arts lacked vitality. They did something about it. They formed a the Saltire Society who, for 80 years has promoted, presented, published, agitated and debated and in doing so helped create the conditions for today’s thriving and confident creative Scotland.

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Help support a sustainable, independent voice that speaks for Scottish culture now and into the future. Membership is open to all, with categories for individuals, students and affiliates.