An innovative new endowment trust has been launched to support arts, heritage and culture in Scotland.
The Saltire Society Trust is a significant new milestone in the history of the Saltire Society, an independent non-political charity established in 1936.
£2 million has already been raised with a target of £5 million expected to coincide with the Society’s 80th birthday in two years’ time.
An early focus for the new Trust will be to secure sufficient funds to allow the launch of two brand new programmes aimed at supporting innovation and creativity in Scottish culture.
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The Saltire Fellowships scheme will enable exceptional individuals to devote their energies fully to their art or craft by appointing them a Saltire Fellow and providing them with financial support.
The Saltire Enlighten programme aims to encourage innovation and risk-taking amongst the next generation of Scottish artists, engineers, writers, architects and academics.
See right for winners of the 2014 Saltire Society Travel Bursaries for Arts, Civil Engineering and Music, supported by the British Council Scotland.
- Arts Laura Hope
- Music Marie Claire Breen
- Civil Engineering Daniel Wolf