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London 2012 and Creative Scotland today unveiled fulle details of the London 2012 Festival events taking place in Scotland throughout 2012. Scotland’s programme of events take place within the London 2012 Festival between Midsummer's Day, 21 June 2012, and the last day of the Paralympic Games on 9 September 2012 and look forward to Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Scotland’s London 2012 Festival programme, which is the culmination of the Cultural Olympiad, is part of a programme of events happening across the UK.
Throughout the year, Scotland will host fifty projects and over 250 events taking place across the length and breadth of the country involving more than 500,000 participants.
From Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh to the remotest beach cove on the western Isle of Lewis and a community cinema screen at Scotland’s most northerly point, from under the gaze of Stirling Castle to the shores of the Firth of Forth, to the dense forests of Scotland’s southerly Borders and right to the heart of Glasgow’s inner city, Scotland’s London 2012 Cultural Programme celebrates the rich diversity, quality and accessibility of Scotland’s world-class culture. The programme offers people across Scotland the opportunity to enjoy hundreds of extraordinary experiences in a celebration of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and Scotland’s forthcoming Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Today, Thursday 26th April, over 50,000 London 2012 Festival in Scotland guides containing full programme details including venues, dates, times of events as well as details of how to become a participant in a number of special events, are being distributed all over Scotland.
Find out more about EventScotland's involvement in the Year of Creative Scotland.