St Peter’s Seminary illuminates Scotland on the world stage

Scotland’s reputation as the perfect stage for events has once again been reinforced over the last ten days with NVA’s ‘Hinterland’ offering capacity audiences of almost 8,000, the opportunity to rediscover the unique architectural features and dramatic allure of St Peter’s Seminary, and its surrounding landscape in Cardross.

The event which was supported by EventScotland and is a key highlight of both the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design and the Festival of Architecture 2016, has illuminated Scotland on the world stage in a new and exciting way through incredible imagery and thought-provoking reviews.  Events such as Hinterland shine a spotlight on Scotland’s hidden gems and our outstanding built heritage which is a major tourism asset.  

Of course, events of this scale don’t happen overnight.  The success of Hinterland is testament to the vision, determination and passion of many individuals involved including the creative team, the local community and the event volunteers who demonstrated real #ScotSpirit in turning an ambition into a reality, for all to appreciate.

Paul Bush, Director of Events at VisitScotland said:

“Hinterland offered attendees a chance to celebrate a building of world significance at a key moment in its evolution.  Whilst it was important to explore its historical context, I believe Hinterland has also left people feeling inspired by its future journey.”

“Last week’s investment announcement presents an important step in the journey towards the planned transformation to create one of the UK’s most significant new cultural venues, which in turn will enable even more audiences to appreciate this hugely significant building.” 

Commenting on his Hinterland experience, Peter Higgins, Creative Director - Land Design Studio, London said:

“Hinterland was a triumph - it was a unique experience like nothing I have seen before.  All I ask for is more!”

“Congratulations to all parties involved for making this happen, from the creative passion, funding support, right through to the overall event experience and operational strategy.”

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