Villages lose out in creative awards

Communities on the Rosneath Peninsula have missed out in the final of national awards for creativity.

A bid by the Rosneath Peninsula West Community Development Trust was shortlisted in the 2013 Creative Place awards.

But yesterday the Creative Scotland panel decided instead to award the £50,000 prize for communities of up to 2,500 to Pathhead in Midlothian.

Derek Mackay MSP, Minister for Local Government and Planning who attended the awards ceremony, said: “The Creative Place Awards provide inspiration for our people and visitors by encouraging and promoting the exceptional creative programmes that are taking place in towns, villages and communities across the country.

“Culture really can be an important catalyst for economic development and a powerful force for regeneration. As well as attracting tourists and inward investment – creative and cultural activity helps to support and shape our communities and places – fostering and reinforcing people’s sense of identity and community cohesion. I congratulate the winners of today’s awards.”

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  1. On behalf of the Community Development Trust I would like to congratulate Pathhead on their victory and wish them success in their year as a “Creative Place.” Thanks to all the directors and members of the Trust’s Arts Group who worked so hard to put together our application, which was described as “a brilliant proposal” by the judging panel. We will continue to work on our plans to make the Peninsula West area a hive of artistic entertainment and achievement. Our next event is Cove Fringe on 8th, 9th, and 10th of March. Everyone is welcome to join us that weekend.

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