Stornoway Creative Place Award Bid wins support of internationally renowned composer

Craig Armstrong, one of the most popular and in demand composers, arrangers and performers in the film industry worldwide, has pledged his support to Stornoway’s Creative Place bid.

Stornoway’s Creative Place Award will see a dynamic collective of arts, heritage and business organisations come together to celebrate Stornoway as a Gateway to the creative Gaelic communities of the Outer Hebrides. We need your support to help our bid to the Creative Place Awards succeed.

Stornoway’s transformational Creative Place Awards project will present a route of Gaelic arts experiences into, throughout and beyond the town, launching Stornoway as a gateway to the creative Gaelic communities of the Outer Hebrides. Together, we will deliver innovative artist residencies; traditional and contemporary Gaelic music and performing arts in intriguing and unusual places; arts trails through and out of the town; curated exhibitions; arts tours incorporating bilingual Gaelic and English digital storytelling; mentoring support for young people and emerging artists, and programmes of staff development raising quality of the visitor experience.

Craig commented: “I am very happy to endorse and support the Creative Place Awards 2015 bid for Stornoway as a Gateway to the Outer Hebrides. Stornoway and its surrounding island communities have a distinctive Gaelic culture and heritage that is fascinating, producing world class art and music. Success through the Creative Place Awards programme would bring the national and international recognition to this creative community that it absolutely deserves. I think this would not only benefit Stornoway and the island communities but would be a benefit to all artists internationally.”

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