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The Scottish Arts Council is proud to support the many exciting education projects and activities on the go throughout Scotland.  Browse through this list of past features and select one by clicking on the image or hyperlink to read more.  

To view current features - go to our Features Air Time section.

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South Lanarkshire Cultural Co-ordinators working with primary pupils in partnership with TAG Theatre company to create a book about their experiences of moving to a new school building.

Work by pupils of Prestonfield Primary School; Photo: Fiona Dalgetty

A spot of imagination

Children as Artists and Curators Project which resulted in the exhibition 'A Spot of Imagination'

Midlothian Crafts Residency; Photo: Malcolm Cruickshank

Midlothian Crafts Residency

A crafts based schools residency exploring and using recycled materials to create site specific pieces.

Falkirk Rock Project; Photo: Andy Forman

The Rock Project: Battle of the Bands

Falkirk Council's Rock Project offers further opportunities to young people in rock bands through a mentoring programme and battle of the bands competition.

Pilrig Park pupils, The Gallery project; Photo: Lynda Graham


A collaborative, cross art form partnership project which uses works of art held by the National Galleries of Scotland as a stimulus for creating new artistic collaborations.

Mosaic Panel, East Lothian Crafts Residency; Photo: Joanna Mawdsley

East Lothian Crafts Residency

Read about the projects which ran as part of East Lothian's partners funded residency, based primarily at Prestongrange Heritage Museum in Prestonpans.

River Dee Arts Education Event; Photo: Stevie Cruz-Martin

Kincorth Bridges of Light

Pupils from Kincorth schools in Aberdeen City work on a project which used drama and light to illuminate a riverbank.

STDT Friends Gathering, Lornshill Fusion Dancers; Photo: STDT

 Scottish Traditions of Dance Trust in Clackmannanshire

Lisa Dunlop shares her experience of working with the high school performance group, The Lornshill Fusion Dancers.

Creative writing with Linda Cracknell; Photo: Mike Bolam

 Arts Across the Curriculum - Dumfries & Galloway

A piece of imaginative writing from the P7 class at Langholm Primary as part of their work with writer Linda Cracknell in the Arts Across the Curriculum project.

Capoeira Angola Mao No Chao; Photo: Alicia Asilah

Capoeira hits the Y's in Fife

Through the Brazilian artform of Capoeira, young people in Fife are engaging in a physical activity to help build confidence, social skills and personal interests.

Giant Roman Solider, East Dunbartonshire; Photo: Esmee Thompson

DRAUGHT Project - East Dunbartonshire Council 

East Dunbartonshire rural schools use local resources as the foundation for a ten week Roman history visual art project.

An Dealbh Mor; Photo: Julie Brook

An Dealbh Mor

A Gaelic/English children's visual arts and performance project celebrating Skye with a large scale composition developed from drawing in the surrounding landscape.

North Lanarkshire Craft Residency, 2005: Photo: James Clare

North Lanarkshire Craft Residency

Craft practitioner, Sarah Keay shares her experience with North Lanarkshire's twin craft residency.

Rhythmic Marimekko; Photo: South Lanarkshire Council

Rhythmic Marimekko - Fashion Design Project

100 senior secondary pupils in South Lanarkshire explore the world of fashion.

Hungry for Arts Success, Angus Council; Photo: Judith Tait

Hungry for Arts Success

Pupils in Angus Council are working with a professional artist on a creative project to explore themes around healthy eating.

The Queen Frog's Wedding; Photo: Mike Bolam

The Queen Frog's Wedding

Lochmaben Nursery Class Teacher, Winifred Dickie shares her experience with Dumfries & Galloway's Pre 5 project.

Still from 3D animation

Artists in residence at the ADES Conference, 2005


Space Invaders; Photo: West Dunbartonshire Council

Space Invaders - transition through invasion

The difficult transition from primary to secondary education is tackled directly through the arts in West Dunbartonshire Council.

Glitterbird Project; Photo: Chrissie Ruckley

Glitterbird - Art for the very young

A pan European project commissioning high quality performing arts for 0 - 3 year olds.

Symbolic Spaces project, Drongan Primary; Photo: Brian Green

Symbolic Spaces

Visual artist Cath Keay describes her work with students in East Ayrshire's Symbolic Spaces project, in which the making of contemporary visual arts is explored.

Kids' Words Poetry Project; Courtesy: Elph & Aberhill Poetry Group

Poetry Project - Fife - 'Kids' Words'

Excerpts from the creative writing project 'Kids' Words', where students from Aberhill Primary School worked with poet Gordon Meade and illustrator Elph, and produced an anthology of their work.

The Dynamite Project; Photo: Rachel Mimiec

The Dynamite Project

The Dynamite Project is an arts-meets-science project that has taken place in North Ayrshire Council.  Visual artist, Rachel Mimiec writes about her experience with the project, in a very imaginative way.

AAC Training Event; Photo: Kate Robertson

Arts Across the Curriculum training event

70 artists and teachers got together recently to start training for a new education initiative.  Jackie Murphy, Writer and Director of Arts at the Center of Learning and Teaching in Chicago, USA, shares her experiences.


*A spot of imagination
*Midlothian Crafts Residency
*Falkirk the Rock project
*The Gallery
*East Lothian Crafts Residency
*Kincorth Bridges of Light
*STDT in Clackmannshire
*Dumfries & Galloway
*DRAUGHT Project
*An Dealbh Mor
*N Lanarkshire Craft Residency
*Rhythmic Marimekko
*Hungry for Arts Success
*The Queen Frog's Wedding
*ADES conference
*Space Invaders
*Symbolic Spaces
*Kids Words poetry project
*Arts Across the Curriculum
*Capoeira in Fife
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