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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5 October 2019

2019 Outstanding Women of Scotland 2019 Announced

Campaigners tackling period poverty, equality and the continuation of Scottish Folklore and folksong are among the 2019 Outstanding Women of Scotland Inductees.

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26 September 2019

The Saltire Society Honour Scotland’s Greatest Contributors at Prestigious Fletcher of Saltoun Awards

On Saturday 21 September, Saltire Society members invited the public to celebrate the contributions of four of Scotland’s most influential citizens, working for the benefit of Scotland at large.

The Awards were this year hosted in Aberdeen’s historic Maritime Museum and were awarded to Aileen Christianson, writer and academic, Di Gilpin, knitwear designer and innovator, Jan Clarkson, Dental healthcare researcher, and Steve Parkes, Director of Dundee University’s Space Technology Centre.

 

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26 September 2019

Outstanding Women of Scotland 2019

At a special event as part of the Women of the World, WOW What now event,

The 2019 Saltire Outstanding Women of Scotland will be announced with the 10 inductees being presented with a limited edition print from emerging printmaker Natasha Russell.

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