Scotland is one of the oldest nations in Europe. Like all nations, it is a product of cultural imagination, built upon centuries of history, art, literature and shared experience.
Whilst academia has its place, our primary aim is to make Scottish history and culture more accessible through a variety of creative projects – bringing together what the poet Hugh MacDiarmid described as ‘all the loose ends of Scotland’ in order to express the whole.
Our aim is to celebrate Scottish history, culture and the arts by showcasing exciting new work from across the country, as well as developing our own in-house projects to shed new light on Scotland’s national story.
Our outlook is open, inclusive, and international, celebrating Scotland’s historical and cultural links across the globe. By highlighting many different aspects of Scottish culture, we hope to inspire fresh perspectives, challenge preconceptions, and encourage Scotland’s creativity and imagination.
On St Andrew’s Day 2021, The Scots Curator launched its first ever in-house project, the Atlas of Scotland. Our illustrated Atlas was designed to tell Scotland’s story through a series of unique hand-drawn maps. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon praised the project as ‘a stunningly beautiful hand-drawn Atlas full of surprises, putting Scotland on display like never before.’ Find out more about the Atlas of Scotland or order your own copy here.
The Scots Curator was founded in January 2021 by writer and artist Andrew Redmond Barr.