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  • 27 May 2015

    Scottish Thistle Awards introduces Best Sporting Event Category

     

    New Awards Category Welcomes Entries From Even More Events
    Enter your event now for one of the event categories in the Scottish Thistle Awards 2015/2016.
    Best Cultural Event or Festival and Best Sporting Event celebrate events that provide a platform for Scotland to show off its greatest assets. 
    Entries for all categories are quick and simple and close on 6th June. 
    For over 20 years the Scottish Thistle Awards have been recognised as our tourism industry Oscars. The Awards are based on 5 regional programmes, with the winners proceeding to a National Final.
    Entries are open to organisers of new or established events of any scale. The event must have taken place within the last 12 months and outcomes must already be known at the time of submission. 
    Last year, regional winners of the Best Event or Festival Award were Edinburgh International Science Festival, Glasgow Film Festival, Hebridean Celtic Festival and The Enchanted Forest, with the latter winning the National Award. 
    The 2014/2015 National Awards ceremony took place on 5th March 2015 at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow, hosted by TV and radio star Edith Bowman.
    We're also encouraging those in the events industry to nominate individuals for the Young Ambassador Award. This award recognises the passion and dedication of young people under 30 and the contribution they make to Scotland's tourism industry.
    Please follow the link below to enter. Finalists will be announced 18th Septemeber.

    Enter your event now for one of the event categories in the Scottish Thistle Awards 2015/2016.

    Best Cultural Event or Festival and Best Sporting Event celebrate events that provide a platform for Scotland to show off its greatest assets. 

    Entries for all categories are quick and simple and close on 6th June. 

    For over 20 years the Scottish Thistle Awards have been recognised as our tourism industry Oscars. The Awards are based on 5 regional programmes, with the winners proceeding to a National Final.

    Entries are open to organisers of new or established events of any scale. The event must have taken place within the last 12 months and outcomes must already be known at the time of submission. 

    Last year, regional winners of the Best Event or Festival Award were Edinburgh International Science Festival, Glasgow Film Festival, Hebridean Celtic Festival and The Enchanted Forest, with the latter winning the National Award. 

    The 2014/2015 National Awards ceremony took place on 5th March 2015 at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow, hosted by TV and radio star Edith Bowman.

    We're also encouraging those in the events industry to nominate individuals for the Young Ambassador Award. This award recognises the passion and dedication of young people under 30 and the contribution they make to Scotland's tourism industry.

    Finalists will be announced 18th September.

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    Category: Industry News

  • 27 May 2015

    EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL UNVEILS 2015 PROGRAMME

     

    New Artistic Director Mark Adams announced this morning at Filmhouse in Edinburgh details of the programme for the 69th edition of Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF). This year the Festival, which runs from 17 to 28 June, will showcase 164 features from 36 countries, including 24 World Premieres, 8 International Premieres, 16 European Premieres, 84 UK Premieres and 2 Scottish Premieres.
    The Festival boasts 134 new features, with highlights including the UK premiere of Asif Kapadia’s striking documentary AMY, about the life of music legend Amy Winehouse; the latest Disney-Pixar animated sensation INSIDE OUT, screening as the Festival’s Family Gala; Arnold Schwarzenegger as a tormented father tending his zombie daughter in MAGGIE; Andrew Mogel & Jarrad Paul’s THE D-TRAIN, starring Jack Black and James Marsden; while John Cusack and Paul Dano play different aged versions of Beach Boys legend Brian Walker in masterful music film LOVE & MERCY. Classic Screenings will include a rare outing for Noel Marshall’s ROAR, a legendary bizarre cult 1981 big cat movie.
    This year’s EIFF will also be presenting a series of In-Person events, which will see illustrious names from the world of film interviewed live on stage at the Festival, including local hero Ewan McGregor, who will attend with his new film LAST DAYS IN THE DESERT; Jane Seymour and Malcolm McDowell, both in Edinburgh for their starring roles in BEREAVE; cult Hong-Kong director Johnnie To, with his accompanying feature EXILED (supported by Create Hong Kong and Hong Kong Film Development Fund; and Brand Hong Kong and Hong Kong Economic Trade Office), and EIFF Honorary Patron Seamus McGarvey who returns with his cinematography ‘In Conversation’ series with two-time Academy Award® winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler.

    New Artistic Director Mark Adams announced this morning at Filmhouse in Edinburgh details of the programme for the 69th edition of Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF). This year the Festival, which runs from 17 to 28 June, will showcase 164 features from 36 countries, including 24 World Premieres, 8 International Premieres, 16 European Premieres, 84 UK Premieres and 2 Scottish Premieres.

    The Festival boasts 134 new features, with highlights including the UK premiere of Asif Kapadia’s striking documentary AMY, about the life of music legend Amy Winehouse; the latest Disney-Pixar animated sensation INSIDE OUT, screening as the Festival’s Family Gala; Arnold Schwarzenegger as a tormented father tending his zombie daughter in MAGGIE; Andrew Mogel & Jarrad Paul’s THE D-TRAIN, starring Jack Black and James Marsden; while John Cusack and Paul Dano play different aged versions of Beach Boys legend Brian Walker in masterful music film LOVE & MERCY. Classic Screenings will include a rare outing for Noel Marshall’s ROAR, a legendary bizarre cult 1981 big cat movie.

    This year’s EIFF will also be presenting a series of In-Person events, which will see illustrious names from the world of film interviewed live on stage at the Festival, including local hero Ewan McGregor, who will attend with his new film LAST DAYS IN THE DESERT; Jane Seymour and Malcolm McDowell, both in Edinburgh for their starring roles in BEREAVE; cult Hong-Kong director Johnnie To, with his accompanying feature EXILED (supported by Create Hong Kong and Hong Kong Film Development Fund; and Brand Hong Kong and Hong Kong Economic Trade Office), and EIFF Honorary Patron Seamus McGarvey who returns with his cinematography ‘In Conversation’ series with two-time Academy Award® winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler.

    A special In-Person talk celebrates the 60th birthday of one of Britain’s eminent animators, Barry Purves, and multi-talented musician, writer and comedian, Neil Innes will present A Half of Innes, a live In-conversation event with musical accompaniment.

    Mark Adams, EIFF Artistic Director, said: “We are delighted to be presenting such a thrilling, fun, challenging, provocative, exciting and balanced programme. There really is something for everyone and we hope that filmgoers will get a lot of pleasure out of this year’s Festival.”

    Category: International Events

  • 26 May 2015

    SWISS AND NORWEGIANS FLY IN TO PREPARE FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

    Two of the leading nations taking part in the World Orienteering Championships in the Scottish Highlands this summer have taken the opportunity to acclimatise at the Scottish Championships.

    Norwegian and Swiss male and female stars were competing at the championships at Ardnaskie near Taynuilt in Argyll on Saturday, where the men’s race was won by Switzerland’s Daniel Hubmann and the women’s by Norway’s Silje Ekroll Jahren, a former world championship bronze medal winner.

    Hubmann, a four-time world championship gold medal winner, finished ahead of three Norwegian athletes with Scotland’s Alasdair McLeod fishing in fifth place 5.33min behind the winner.

    In the Women’s event Scotland’s Hollie Orr was just 0.02sec behind her Norwegian opponent with another home athlete, Jessica Tullie, finishing in third place 2.48min off the winning pace.

    While Hubmann took control of the men’s event before the half-way mark and retained it to the end, the women’s race was a much more tightly contested event.  Swiss athlete Judith Wyder was the early leader before Orr took over through two control points – however, she lost just over a minute at the 5th control and dropped back to 7th place.

    Orr recovered by the control 23 of the 25 to take the lead – only for her Swiss opponent to edge ahead at the final control to snatch victory.

    Category: International Events

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