Dearest Scotland’s Scottish Parliament Exhibition Week

Last week, October 5-9th, we were proud to hold a Dearest Scotland letters and images exhibition at the Scottish Parliament. Thanks to the support and sponsorship of Bill Kidd MSP for Glasgow Anniesland, we had the opportunity to showcase our journey and present copies of the Dearest Scotland book to Members of the Scottish Parliament who’ve advocated the initiative — including confirmed fan, …

Join Us to Celebrate Our Dearest Scotland Book Launch

With our Dearest Scotland book hot off the press in the next few days, we’re delighted to welcome friends and guests to our special book launch event next Thursday 8th October, starting 6.30-8.30pm, at the Fruitmarket Gallery, next to Edinburgh’s Waverley Station. The evening will bring together the Dearest Scotland team, friends, family and followers of the project over the past …

Dearest Scotland’s School Letter Writing Kits Go Live

Since our launch, one of our ambitions has been to receive Dearest Scotland letters written by more and more young people. Their hopes, fears, dreams and insights can and will shape the future of the nation in years to come, and the content of their Dearest Scotland submissions always seem to reflect just that. One of the ideas we created to …

Fancy helping us choose the Dearest Scotland book cover?

We’ve always loved a wee bit of citizen participation and welcoming advice and feedback, and in true spirit of letting as many people share in Dearest Scotland’s journey as possible, we throw out this call to arms – aka a wee opinion poll below – to let you help us choose the final design draft of the Dearest Scotland book cover. …

We’re going to need a bigger mantlepiece

Thursday night was one to remember for Dearest Scotland as Cat picked up her second journalism award for the project at the 2015 Scottish Student Journalism Awards, hosted by BBC journalist and broadcaster, Jane Lewis. Supported by the Daily Record and Sunday Mail, the event was sprinkled with Scottish media heavyweights and more than just a few rising stars of the …

The Scottish Student Journalism Awards – We’re Up for One…Literally

Cat graduates from Glasgow Clyde College this summer having attended the HND Practical Journalism course there for the past two years. In what will be a lovely swan song to the course, she’ll be representing Dearest Scotland among the shortlist of nominees at this year’s Scottish Student Journalism Awards in the Multimedia category. The awards are taking place at The Piping …

Tedx Portobello: There’s always something to say…

At the kind invite of Tedx Portobello organisers, Jo Holtan and Dani Trudeau – the lovely, not to be messed with AmeriScot duo behind connectivity hub, Tribe Porty – Sarah performed a talk at the weekend under the title, From Wow Design to We Design. Among many of her collaborations and projects created via Snook, Sarah spoke in depth about the …

Warm wishes to our ‘Thank You’ Backers

During our Kickstarter campaign you beautiful people supported us with your kind contribution towards our funding target. You’ll be getting a wee mention in the forthcoming Dearest Scotland book of course, but as promised we just wanted to send a special mention by the power of the digital world also. In no particular order, special thanks and warm wishes to… …