Midlothian’s Pathhead beats Rosneath Peninsula to Scotland’s Creative Places award

The Rosneath Peninsula was nominated as one of five shortlisted candidates in the Scotland’s Creative Places Awards, announced today. It was in by far the  most populated category – for places with under 2,500 people.

With a great proposal and an impressive team, it was beaten to the award by Pathhead in Midlothian.

Pathhead also saw off three other finalists – Gatehouse of Fleet, The Glenkens and Unst and will receive £50,000 which it will spend to fund the Pathhead Music Collective, which aims to make Pathhead internationally renowned as a centre of musical excellence.

Commiserations to the five townships of the Rosneath Peninsula – Cove, Kilcreggan, Peaton, Ardpeaton and Portkil – which acted collectively in this bid – and which are always an inspirational example of creative collaboration.

Laurence Slavin, one of the Rosneath Peninsula team says, laconically: ‘Close – but no cigar’.

The ideas they had are certain to find expression by some means at some stage. The sort of creativity this place has is never going to run through their fingers.

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One Response to Midlothian’s Pathhead beats Rosneath Peninsula to Scotland’s Creative Places award

  1. Anyone who has had to suffer reading some of the documents I have helped draft for the trust would probably not call me ‘laconic’!

    Thanks to FA for their support and promoting our application. It was a shame to fall at the last hurdle however the team of us who were at St Andrews yesterday were hugely impressed by the ideas, plans, and considerable commitment shown by all the applicants from across Scotland and we felt a little proud just to be in the running.

    We also learned a lot of valuable lessons and got some good ideas about things we can consider for our our area so it was a very useful and enjoyable trip.

    Congratulations to Pathhead and also the winners in the other categories (Huntly and Kilmarnock)and we wish all three the very best over the coming year and beyond.

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