Scottish Arts Council

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with immigrant communities and minorities in Scotland. It sponsored two book awards: * The Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year Award (Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards) (worth £5,000); and * The Scottish Arts Council Children's Book of the Year Award (worth £10,000). Replacement of the Scottish Arts Council In January 2006, it was announced that the Scottish Government would assume direct responsibility for the main national arts companies ( Scottish Opera

Magazine''. Retrieved 26 October 2007. Upon the enthusiastic response of Bryony Evens, a reader who had been asked to review the book's first three chapters, the Fulham-based Christopher Little Literary Agents agreed to represent Rowling in her quest for a publisher. The book was submitted to twelve publishing houses, all of which rejected the manuscript. McGinty, Stephen.

2006. The decision to publish Rowling's book apparently owes much to Alice Newton, the eight-year-old daughter of Bloomsbury's chairman, who was given the first chapter to review by her father and immediately demanded the next.


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Art Commission for Scotland and was appointed OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in 1993. He was appointed as chairman of the Scottish Arts Council in 1996, holding the post for five years, and is currently chairman of the Little Sparta Trust, which maintains Little Sparta, the garden of the late Ian Hamilton Finlay, in the Pentland Hills. The Arches Theatre Company has performed many plays including pieces by Samuel Beckett and Tennessee Williams, Under the direction of Jackie Wylie, The Arches has recently staged performances such as DEREVO's ''Natura Morte'', Nic Green's ''Trilogy'' and Linder Sterling's ''Darktown Cakewalk''. Their initial recordings were supported by funding from the Scottish Arts Council, and were produced by Michael Brennan, who previously worked with Super Furry Animals and Mogwai. When at Polygon, he tried to publish James Kelman's second novel, and requested a grant from the Scottish Arts Council. They refused, mainly on the basis of a complaint from Alick Buchanan-Smith, a Conservative MP, who complained about the "foul language" in Kelman's first novel. Works As well as several collections of poetry, his books include a memoir, ''Distances'' (2001), from Scottish Cultural Press. Most recently he edited ''100 Favourite Scottish Poems'' (SPL Luath Press, 2006), a TLS Christmas choice, and ''100 Favourite Scottish Love Poems'' (Luath Press, 2008). He has won three Scottish Arts Council book awards, travel awards from the Society of Authors and the English-Speaking Union, and the Institute of Contemporary Scotland's first Iain Crichton Smith award for services to literature. His collection ''An Ear to the Ground'' was a Poetry Book Society Choice, and ''Stolen Light'' was shortlisted for Saltire Scottish book of the year.


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product." Then Rowling's mother died and, to cope with her pain, Rowling transferred her own anguish to the orphan Harry. Rowling spent six years working on ''Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'', and in 1996 obtained


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language publisher BBC date 2006-07-22 url http: news.bbc.co.uk 1 hi scotland 5206408.stm accessdate 2006-09-02 while high-profile constituency work has included the August 2006 case of an 86-year old widow who was threatened with court by Glasgow Housing Association.

-02 url http: www.eveningtimes.co.uk hi news 5056641.html accessdate 2006-09-02 right thumb Pipers at the Festival Interceltique de Lorient (File:Anoriant3.jpg). alt Group of young men and women, wearing white shirts (some with black waistcoats) and black trousers, marching in a parade, in the sunshine. Each is playing a bagpipe. The bag is a claret colour. The entire picture is full of people. Those not taking part

in Scotland. Also that year he won a prestigious BBC 'Heart of Jazz' Award. Awards and honours The ''Harry Potter'' series have been the recipients of a host of awards since the initial publication of ''Philosopher's Stone'' including four Whitaker Platinum Book Awards (all of which were awarded in 2001),


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. He consistently played an active part in the musical life of the UK, holding executive and advisory positions in such organisations as the Scottish Arts Council, The New Music Group of Scotland, The Society for the Promotion of New Music, The Composers' Guild of Great Britain (Chairman 1986-89) now the British Association of Composers and Songwriters, and The Scottish Society of Composers (of which he was a founder member). In recognition of his artistic achievements, Smith

ensemble from 2003 to 2011. His roles included Horatio to Toby Stephens' "Hamlet" in 2004, and Feste in "Twelfth Night" in 2005. Both productions were directed by RSC Artistic Director Michael Boyd. He also played Porter

in Dominic Cooke's "Macbeth" and Dromio of Ephesus in Nancy Meckler's "Comedy of Errors". He played Judas in "Pilate Project" He performed in Boyd's critically acclaimed Histories cycle from 2006-2008 in Stratford-Upon-Avon and The Roundhouse, Camden. His roles in the cycle included Bagot in ''Richard II (Richard II (play))'',


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, Scottish Ballet, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra) and that the Arts Council was to be replaced by a new body. This change was made in response to the report issued by the Cultural Commission chaired by James Boyle (broadcasting) James


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in Dominic Cooke's "Macbeth" and Dromio of Ephesus in Nancy Meckler's "Comedy of Errors". He played Judas in "Pilate Project" He performed in Boyd's critically acclaimed Histories cycle from 2006-2008 in Stratford-Upon-Avon and The Roundhouse, Camden. His roles in the cycle included Bagot in ''Richard II (Richard II (play))'',


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Under the direction of Jackie Wylie, The Arches has recently staged performances such as DEREVO's ''Natura Morte'', Nic Green's ''Trilogy'' and Linder Sterling's ''Darktown Cakewalk''. Their initial recordings were supported by funding from the Scottish Arts Council, and were produced by Michael Brennan, who previously worked with Super Furry Animals and Mogwai. When at Polygon, he tried to publish James Kelman's second novel, and requested a grant from the Scottish Arts Council. They refused, mainly on the basis of a complaint from Alick Buchanan-Smith, a Conservative MP, who complained about the "foul language" in Kelman's first novel. Works As well as several collections of poetry, his books include a memoir, ''Distances'' (2001), from Scottish Cultural Press. Most recently he edited ''100 Favourite Scottish Poems'' (SPL Luath Press, 2006), a TLS Christmas choice, and ''100 Favourite Scottish Love Poems'' (Luath Press, 2008). He has won three Scottish Arts Council book awards, travel awards from the Society of Authors and the English-Speaking Union, and the Institute of Contemporary Scotland's first Iain Crichton Smith award for services to literature. His collection ''An Ear to the Ground'' was a Poetry Book Society Choice, and ''Stolen Light'' was shortlisted for Saltire Scottish book of the year.


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. He consistently played an active part in the musical life of the UK, holding executive and advisory positions in such organisations as the Scottish Arts Council, The New Music Group of Scotland, The Society for the Promotion of New Music, The Composers' Guild of Great Britain (Chairman 1986-89) now the British Association of Composers and Songwriters, and The Scottish Society of Composers (of which he was a founder member). In recognition of his artistic achievements, Smith was made Doctor of the University by Heriot-Watt University in his home town, Edinburgh on 14 July 1999. Under the direction of Jackie Wylie, The Arches has recently staged performances such as DEREVO's ''Natura Morte'', Nic Green's ''Trilogy'' and Linder Sterling's ''Darktown Cakewalk''. Their initial recordings were supported by funding from the Scottish Arts Council, and were produced by Michael Brennan, who previously worked with Super Furry Animals and Mogwai. When at Polygon, he tried to publish James Kelman's second novel, and requested a grant from the Scottish Arts Council. They refused, mainly on the basis of a complaint from Alick Buchanan-Smith, a Conservative MP, who complained about the "foul language" in Kelman's first novel. Works As well as several collections of poetry, his books include a memoir, ''Distances'' (2001), from Scottish Cultural Press. Most recently he edited ''100 Favourite Scottish Poems'' (SPL Luath Press, 2006), a TLS Christmas choice, and ''100 Favourite Scottish Love Poems'' (Luath Press, 2008). He has won three Scottish Arts Council book awards, travel awards from the Society of Authors and the English-Speaking Union, and the Institute of Contemporary Scotland's first Iain Crichton Smith award for services to literature. His collection ''An Ear to the Ground'' was a Poetry Book Society Choice, and ''Stolen Light'' was shortlisted for Saltire Scottish book of the year.


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Reprieve for 7:84 theatre company He subsequently commissioned a series of four plays, ''Wound'' by Nicola McCartney, ''Eclipse'' by Haresh Sharma, ''A Time To Go'' by Selma Dimitrijevic, and ''Doch-An-Doris (A Parting Drink)'' by Linda McLean. Together, these short plays formed ''Re:Union'', a production which toured Scotland in early 2007. This was followed in September 2007 by Raman Mundair's ''The Algebra of Freedom'', which also toured

Scottish Arts Council

The '''Scottish Arts Council''' ( ) was a Scottish public body (Public bodies of the Scottish Government) responsible for the funding, development and promotion of the arts in Scotland. The Council primarily distributed funding from the Scottish Government as well as National Lottery (National Lottery (United Kingdom)) funds received via the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

The Scottish Arts Council was formed in 1994 following a restructuring of the Arts Council of Great Britain, but had existed as an autonomous body since a royal charter of 1967. In 2010 it merged with Scottish Screen to form Creative Scotland.

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