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The awards for Art in Public Places highlight excellence, demonstrating how arts and crafts can be an intrinsic and beautiful part of our built environment. Get your free ticket to this event as part of a celebration of the Saltire Society's 80th year. 


Kirsty Wark presented the 2016 awards at a ceremony in Edinburgh


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


On the 30th of July in Glasgow, ten women will be named as 2016's Outstanding Women of Scotland and inducted into the OWS community.

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.