New events launched for 2016

From festivals of light, to festivals of architecture and from luminous origami birds to Renaissance fashion – a stunning variety of events will take place the length and breadth of Scotland during the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016.

Across Scotland
The programme of 28 events announced earlier this month with a funding value of £265,350 join the Festival of Architecture in an exciting line-up that will profile some of Scotland’s greatest assets, icons and hidden gems throughout the year.

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. Announced in July, the Festival will receive £300,000 from the Scottish Government and £100,000 from VisitScotland.

Highlands and Moray
The public programme connected to the World Canals Conference 2016, in Inverness, will deliver a Scotland-wide series of community engagement events. These will celebrate and promote the innovation of the nation’s canals and inland waterways worldwide. Activities, including floating workshops and outdoor exhibitions, will engage communities young and old.

Findhorn Bay Arts Festival is a spectacular celebration of arts and culture. It will take place in the heart of Moray, showcasing artists of national and international renown. In 2016, the Festival will place a spotlight on Moray’s contribution within the fields of innovation, architecture and design. Highlight events include the Guerrilla Lighting Tours and Light Night Parties.

Further information will be available on the specific events in the coming months.

Get involved
Next year will showcase 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.

Pictured: VisitScotland paid homage to the iconic Mackintosh coat (invented by Scottish chemist, Charles Macintosh in 1823) during the launch earlier this month.


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