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Tag Archives: Stirling

Jackie Kay appointed new Scots Makar


  Jackie Kay has been appointed the new Makar (Scotland’s national poet) to replace the previous incumbent Liz Lochhead. The word Makar originally referred to the royal or court bard, and was at its height in the 15th and early 16th centuries. Among the poets who held the post at that time were William Dunbar, David Lyndsay and Alexander Scott. ...

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LGBT Youth go extra mile for equality

The Scottish Equality Run will take place on Sunday 6th September

LGBT Youth Scotland staff, volunteers and young people are preparing to go that extra mile, and run for equality! Staff and volunteers will join over 100 people from across the country to take part in Scotland’s first ever Equality Run, being held at Stirling University. The run embraces diverse walkers and runners in this inclusive event, spearheading both a 5k ...

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Runners get ready for Scottish Equality Run


A new pro-equality and inclusive race event has been launched – the Scottish Equality Run. The event, organised by LEAP Sports, will be held on Sunday 6th September at Stirling University and is in fact two races – at 5km and 10km distances. Both runs will be chip-timed for those with an interest in beating personal bests or simply knowing ...

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Lesbian Louise Welsh makes Scots crime shortlist

Photo © Steve Lindridge.

A Lovely Way to Burn, by lesbian author Louise Welsh, has made the shortlist for Deanston Scottish Crime Book of the Year. Described by Val McDermid as “A terrifying journey into the possible… dystopia for today,” the book follows the journey of a TV presenter who finds her boyfriend dead during a raging epidemic but is convinced he has been ...

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Cashback for Creativity fund grows


The announcement last week that Cashback for Creativity funding is to be increased by £3m is good news for young LGBTI people across Scotland. The fund, which draws on the confiscated proceeds of crime to fund support for young people to engage with the arts, has provide a major source of support for Stirling-based youth LGBT organisation Triangle, enabling it ...

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