The Saltire Society is international in is outlook and we are keen to encourage that great tradition amongst younger generations. The International Travel Bursary is an exciting new aspect of that perspective made possible through a new partnership with the British Council Scotland. The Saltire Society are offering the opportunity for a young student to research and explore an idea and make contacts on an international learning journey/study visit. You can read blogs written by previous winners of various bursaries here.



Current opportunities:

Alasdair Gray Bursary Launched

Following on from the success of the 2017 Alasdair Gray Bursary, which saw folksinger Iona Fyffe produce her album Away from My Window through the bursary and go onto be announced as Scots Singer of the Year at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2018, the Saltire Society is again offering a £1000 bursary in Alasdair Gray’s name.

The 2019 Alasdair Gray Inspiring Scotland Bursary will be made to an emerging creative who offers exceptional potential and can demonstrate how the bursary will benefit their creative development.

Judging will be made by an independent panel of experts with the recipient announced in March 2019.



Applicants must:

  • Be pursuing a career in music, fine arts, theatre, dance or cultural studies
  • Be based in Scotland
  • Not have worked in their specific area for more than five years


Download full details HERE


Please send your application to: with the subject: Alasdair Gray Bursary

By noon on Monday 18 February 2019




if you have any queries.