Hyslop Welcomes Bathgate Shortlisting for £50K Creative Place Award 2015
Local MSP, Fiona Hyslop has welcomed the news that Bathgate in West Lothian has been shortlisted for a Creative Place Award.
“I am delighted that Bathgate has been shortlisted for this award. If chosen, the community has decided they will spend the £50,000 grant on setting up a community choir for all age groups; offering a series of lunchtime cabaret activities for older people; and establishing a film and documentary making course for young people.
“Even to be shortlisted for the Creative Place award shows the progress Bathgate is making and it is great that the Bathgate community is being recognised at national level.”
Since their launch in 2012, the Creative Place Awards have been awarded to smaller communities across Scotland, outside of the main cities, to enable them to enhance and promote the creative activities and programmes in their area. The awards recognise the communities’ ambitions in using the arts for the benefit of both local residents and visitors to their area.
The awards are made and funded by Creative Scotland, the the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.