The year long celebration of
Highland culture in 2007 will incorporate an exciting range of
major and community events. See www.highland2007.com for full
details. Highland 2007 is the first themed year planned by the
Scottish Executive to promote Scotland as a great place to
live and to visit.
Groups to benefit from grants are as follows:
• The Mull and Iona Community
Trust received £8,232 for a Wild Isles event to take place.
This will be a blend of hospitality, outdoor activities,
heritage and environment on the two islands.
• The Cantilena Festival on
Islay received £7,875 for two classic music festivals in
spring and summer.
• The Mull of Kintyre Music
and Arts Association received £12,000 for its annual ‘Cradle
of the Nation’ music and arts festival.
• Tarbert Enterprise Company
was awarded £7,500 for the Scottish Series.
• Kilmartin House Museum
received £10,000 for a celebration of Argyll’s ancient past.
• The Isle of Bute Jazz
Festival was awarded £9,000.
• The Highland and Islands
Music and Dance Festival in Oban received £5,000.
• Imoairt Cholm Cille on Iona
and Mull was awarded £30,000 for a festival of St Columba.
• Dalriada Arts and Culture
Ltd received £6,000 for a community celebration of cultural
• The Royal Northern and
Clyde Yacht Club received £7,500 for an international 8-metre
centennial world championship from Helensburgh to Toward.
• Swamp Soccer UK Ltd
received £6,000 for a team game of football played in muddy
ground in Hunters Quay, Dunoon.
• Reforesting Scotland was
granted £10,000 for holding various events in woodlands around
• Lochgoilhead Fiddle
Workshop was given £8,820 to hold a festival of traditional
music and dance.
• Islay Jazz Festival
• Tiree Wave Classic received
£10,000 to hold a professional windsurfing competition and
outdoor sports festival.
• Cowal Walking Festival was
awarded £16,768 for a festival involving walking, other
outdoor activities, music, film and art.