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.