Culture and Heritage

Making the most of our unique culture and heritage.

Supporting development through Culture and Heritage

We work directly with cultural organisations, such as Fèisean nan Gaidheal (FnaG), to support opportunities for youth and community participation in Gaelic culture related music and drama. FnaG currently works with 45 separate Fèisean organisations, many in our most fragile areas.  

Our islands, towns and Inverness city boasts many high quality venues, arts centres and performing arts facilities. Our growth clients include Mareel in Shetland; Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre in North Uist; and the Highland’s largest theatre facility Eden Court.

We also work with Regional Screen Scotland (RSS) which brings outreach art provision to remote areas, including the much loved Screen Machine.


Inspiring Scotland’s Creative Communities Cultural Funding Programme

Open to applicants from 1st July 2020, the Creative Communities Cultural funding programme will distribute up to £600,000 to support communities to develop new initiatives involving culture and creative arts for the period October 2020-June 2021.

Inspiring Scotland is working with Scottish Government to deliver the Creative Communities Cultural funding programme. The programme has been developed to deliver aspects of the new Culture Strategy for Scotland.

Inspiring Scotland will also provide a number of community organisations with development support to progress ideas to the point where they can be more fully funded over the course of a second year. To find out more about the one-to-one advice surgeries, funding criteria, application process and contact details, visit the Inspiring Scotland website. 

Go to Inspiring Scotland's website

Communities and the big screen

What's On.

The Screen Machine website

CUPIDO - Culture Power: Inspire to Develop Rural Areas

Community organisations working in heritage across our region are part of this project designed to look at business models to commercialise the cultural sector.

Our communities are working with St Andrews University on transnational digital activities. Co-funded by the Interreg North Sea Region Programme 2014-20, the project opens up knowledge and expertise from 16 partners in seven countries.

CUPIDO website >>


Linking the past and the present

We've been working with the community guardians of local heritage sites on investment projects to make the best use of digital technology. Whether its recording vital details of historical artefacts, or looking at how we can give visitors a more immersive experience, technology is bringing our culture to life in new ways.

Find out more about the projects.

Connecting technology and heritage