Tag Archives: Scotland

Why governments should prioritise wellbeing.

In 2018, Scotland, Iceland and New Zealand established the network of Wellbeing Economy Governments to challenge the acceptance of GDP as the ultimate measure of a country’s success. In this visionary talk, First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon explains the … Continue reading

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Vibrant New Scottish Currency Illustrated with Influential Women and Abundant Wildlife

During the last four years, the Royal Bank of Scotland launched a democratic project to capture what one collaborator termed “the more ordinary aspects of Scottish identity including otters, midges, mackerel and tweed.” The result is Fabric of Nature, a series … Continue reading

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Scottish design is not all “tartan and tourist tat” says Made in Glasgow curator – dezeen

An exhibition has opened in Glasgow showcasing the best of contemporary Scottish design. Curator Stacey Hunter talks Dezeen through her highlights, which include a raincoat printed with hand-drawn weather symbols and silk scarves depicting the lovers of Ettore Sottsass. Made in Glasgow … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Process of Sounding the Renovated Sumburgh Head Foghorn on Shetland Island

In May 2017, technician Brian Johnson sounded the beautifully renovated foghorn at the Sumburgh Head Lighthouse on Shetland Island, Scotland for the first time since 1987. Filmmaker JJ Jamieson documented the wonderful mechanical process that engages the gears to sound … Continue reading

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