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Chief Executive of Creative Scotland to deliver annual Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Lecture

The creative strengths of Scotland and the contribution of artists to the nation’s cultural profile will be the focal point of discussion at the annual Sabhal Mòr Ostaig lecture later this month.

Andrew Dixon, the Chief Executive of Creative Scotland, will visit the National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture on the Isle of Skye on St Andrews Day, 30th November, to deliver the lecture to staff, students and invited guests of the College.

Mr Dixon follows an impressive list of previous contributors to the Sabhal Mòr Lecture Series which includes the former Irish President, Mary Robinson, the late Donald Dewar MSP, First Minister for Scotland, author and historian, Dr James Hunter and eminent musician and composer, Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin.

Dr Donnie Munro, Director of Development and Arts at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig said:’We are delighted and honoured to welcome Andrew Dixon to deliver this year’s Sabhal Mòr Lecture, and in doing so we recognise the great support we have had from Creative Scotland.

‘Since the inaugural lecture in 1990, the series has enabled the College to bring forward, for public debate, the thoughts and ideas of some of our most gifted thinkers from the world of politics, education, economics and the arts.

‘We very much look forward to Mr Dixon’s address and to strengthening our relationship with Creative Scotland under his leadership.’

As part of his visit to Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Mr Dixon will also open an exhibition by artist Chris Drury, entitled’˜Land, Water and Language’™, which has been developed in association with Taigh Chearsabhagh in North Uist.

This year’s lecture is being sponsored by Harris Tweed Hebrides

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