It’s the return of the Mac

Earlier this month, VisitScotland paid homage to the iconic Mackintosh coat which was invented by Scottish chemist, Charles Macintosh in 1823, while launching the events, activities and inspiration that will make up the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016.

From festivals of light, to festivals of architecture, luminous origami birds to Harris Tweed celebrations, digital gaming to Renaissance fashion, a stunning variety of events will take place the length and breadth of the country during 2016.

Edinburgh and the Lothians have secured funding for five events, which includes:

•Edinburgh International Science Festival - Our Build Environment  
•Be inspired by Nature
•Filmhouse Season On Architecture
•Scottish Design Expo at Edinburgh Airport
•Styling The Nation – National Museum of Scotland 

The programme of 28 events announced earlier this month with a funding value of £265,350 joins the Festival of Architecture in an exciting line-up that will shine a spotlight on some of Scotland’s greatest assets, icons and hidden gems throughout the year. Further information will be available on the specific events in the coming months

Running throughout 2016, with more than 400 events and exhibitions taking place the length and breadth of Scotland, the Festival of Architecture is co-ordinated by The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS). Announced in July, the Festival will receive £300,000 from the Scottish Government and £100,000 from VisitScotland.

Get involved 
Next year will shine a spotlight on Scotland’s achievements in innovation, architecture and design through a wide-ranging, variety of new and existing activity to boost tourism in every corner of Scotland.

Is your business geared up for the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016? Download the toolkit today


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