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Announcing the Atlas of Scotland

Since launching back in January 2021, The Scots Curator has been showcasing a variety of historical, cultural and artistic projects from across the country. Now it’s time for us to take the next step with the announcement of our first ever in-house creative project. Today we can finally reveal that The Scots Curator will be…

Steve Byrne: Iconic ‘Flower of Scotland’ instrument saved for the public

This week we’re delighted to welcome folk musician Steve Byrne to The Scots Curator. Steve recently crowdfunded the money required to purchase an iconic instrument – Roy Williamson’s bouzouki used in The Corries’ first public performance of ‘Flower of Scotland’. The 1968 song has since grown in popularity, especially at sporting events, and is now…

Dr Joana Valdez-Tullett: ‘This changes everything we knew about rock art in Scotland’

On Monday, Historic Environment Scotland announced that extremely rare carvings, thought to be between 4,000 and 5,000-years-old, had been discovered inside Dunchraigaig Cairn at Kilmartin Glen. The carvings, which include depictions of two red deer, are the earliest known animal carvings in Scotland, and are being treated as a major historic discovery. This week, we…

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