News & Events

National Culture Strategy for Scotland

The Scottish Government is in the process of developing a new national culture strategy and has just launched the culture strategy webpages on the Scottish Government website and these are now live.  These pages will be updated regularly with upcoming culture strategy events and information as thinking develops, including the high level report of the launch event [...]

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Culture, Leisure, and a Sustainable Future – Presentation by Colin Mair, CEO, Improvement Service

We were delighted to have Colin Mair, Chief Executive of the Local Government Improvement Service, address our joint VOCAL/Sporta thematic session on Friday 24 March, at the Foundry in Barrhead.  Colin’s presentation was, as always, thought provoking, and stimulated a lot of discussion and debate about our responsibility as culture and sport professionals to position [...]

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Culture and Sport in Scotland- Report by Ekos – February 2017

VOCAL and Sporta Scotland, in partnership with Creative Scotland and Sportscotland, commissioned a survey into the delivery of Culture, Sport, and leisure services by Scottish local authorities and arms-length organisations (ALEO’s) across Scotland. This is the fourth such survey (the first was in 2009) and sought to gather information on the budgetary issues facing Councils [...]

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Scottish Household Survey Under Review – Please Take Part

The Scottish Household Survey is currently under review and VOCAL has been asked to ensure that those working in culture and sport services at local level are aware of the review and have the chance to input to the review, particularly in relation to the questions relating to culture and sport.  relevant people working in cultural [...]

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2017 Year of History, Heritage, and Archaeology – Funding Opportunity

2017 is the year of History, Heritage and Archaeology and will celebrate our country’s unique history and heritage with a programme of activity aimed at supporting and driving the nation’s tourism and events sector.
Stories, Stones and Bones will encourage people in communities across Scotland to dig deeper into their past and to find out more [...]

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CILIPS Annual Conference 5 and 6 June 2017

The CILIPs Annual Conference is taking place on 5th & 6th June 2017 : Strategies for Success – http://www.cilips.org.uk/about/annual-conference-2017/
The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in Scotland annual conference returns to Dundee once again and will be opened by 2017 President Liz McGettigan and will feature speakers from a variety of sectors. More details [...]

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EDGE Conference – 2 and 3 March 2017

The EDGE Conference  is taking place on Thursday  2nd & Friday 3rd March 2017 – http://edgeconference.co.uk/
EDGE is the premier development event for elected members, Chief Executives, Directors, Heads of Service, trustees, E-government and community professionals, library vendors, and others with an interest in libraries and information.
Organised by award winning Edinburgh City Libraries, this year’s conference at the [...]

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Job Vacancies at the Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh

The Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh is Scotland’s foremost mid-sized concert hall (1,000 capacity) for classical, jazz and blues, pop, rock and traditional music, and hosts the Edinburgh International Festival and the International Jazz and Blues Festival. The Hall currently has a vacancy for a Chief Executive (c£50,000 pa) and for a Marketing & Promotions Director (£25-30,000 pa).
The deadline for applications [...]

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Fife Cultural Trust – Recruitment of Senior Managers

Fife Cultural Trust’s Mission is ENRICHING LIVES IN FIFE. As a Trust we manage and operate cultural services on behalf of Fife Council for people living, working and visiting Fife. We provide creative, entertaining and learning experiences that enhance the quality of life,through our partnerships and our services across the region.
Fife Cultural Trust has a [...]

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Skills Development Scotland Survey on Digital Technology Skills

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) on behalf of the Digital Technologies Skills Group (funded by Scottish Government through the Digital Scotland Business Excellence Partnership) has commissioned ekosgen to undertake an employer skills survey for the Digital Technologies sector in Scotland. 
 
Scotland’s Digital Technologies sector is growing.  It is important for supporting the growth of other sectors [...]

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