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The website is divided into 10 key sections which are subdivided into different areas. This structure, and all the pages on the site can be seen at a glance on the site map.


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The Scottish Arts Council believes that the website should be accessible to all. Our website combines usability with design and is being audited by the RNIB to ensure that it complies with high accessibility standards. More information on accessibility.


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Dance shoes. Photo: Michael Wolchover
Age of Creativity. Photo: Graham McIver
New Dynamics project in Kinlochleven. Photo: Fin Macrae
Dancebase in Edinburgh. Photo: Michael Wolchover
Age of Creativity:  An Tuireann. Photo: Graham McIver
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