Thursday 29 March 2018

Alasdair Gray Bursary Winner Announcement

 

Folksinger Iona Fyfe has been awarded the Alasdair Gray Inspring Scotland Bursary for her project 'Away from my Window'; an ethnomusicology project researching and recording folksongs from the North East of Scotland, drawing inspiration from Scottish source and revivalist singers with the aim to produce a concept album and performance piece.

Upon accepting her bursary, Iona said:

“It’s an honour to be awarded the Alasdair Grey Inspiring Scotland Bursary. This is such a great support for young arts practitioners in Scotland and I’m delighted that it will support my project 'Away From My Window'. I have been creating an album, which combines in depth ethnographic research and musical collaboration to nurture Aberdeenshire balladry and encapsulate traditional song through modern interpretation. The album is due out in early 2018 and the support that the Alasdair Grey bursary provides will help it get there!"

Iona will be touring around Scotland to launch the album this spring, see below for details. She will also be appearing on the Janice Forsyth show on April 3rd so tune in to hear her talk more about the project.

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11 February 2019

Saltire Housing 2019 Awards Launched

Housing is a basic right. The Saltire Society believes GOOD housing is a basic right.

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Saltire Housing Design Awards, guest chaired by Director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Nick Barley.

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14 January 2019

Alasdair Gray Bursary Launched

Following on from the success of the 2017 Alasdair Gray Bursary, the Saltire Society is again offering a £1000 bursary in Alasdair Gray’s name to support an emerging creative.

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30 November 2018

Saltire Literary Awards Announced!

We are delighted to announce the recipients of the 2018 Saltire Literary Awards.

Presented on the 30 November at Dynamic Earth.

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