Scottish Parliament Exhibition: Here We Come, Come Autumn

From the early days of the project, we’ve always held the ambition of showcasing a Dearest Scotland letters exhibition in the Scottish Parliament building, where it would be possible for MSPs to directly read letters written to the future of Scotland in all their glory. An email received from Holyrood Events and Exhibitions Administrator Cris Thacker, confirming our place for a week …

Send Your Dearest Scotland Letter To Us Before 31st March

Now that we’ve wiped our brow of nervous sweat beads following the success of our Kickstarter funding campaign, we’ve begun the opening design layouts of the Dearest Scotland book. To guarantee to your place in this one-off publication, please do send us your letter either via post or digital submission by Tuesday 31st March. We promise to keep you up to …

YOU MADE IT

We thought this was gonna be a wee squeaky bum kind of day, but thanks to the kindness and generosity of people who believed in our project we’ve reached the £10,000 Kickstarter target which means the dream of publishing a book of letters written to the future of Scotland by the people of Scotland is guaranteed to be a reality …

Dearest Edinburgh University: Our Higher Education Friends

       We’re proud to report Dearest Scotland has spread itself into one of the nation’s biggest and most respected education facilities. Staff, students, alumni and others are welcomed to write a letter to Edinburgh University around its present, past and future. Letters can be perused on the Ed2020 website, where it is also possible to download a blank letter template, in …

Dearest Scotland: A dream so near…

With only 6 days left to go of our Kickstarter campaign created to fund the publishing of a Dearest Scotland book, we are truly thankful to everyone who has supported us so far, THANK YOU so much. We’ve had over 100 very generous backers who have helped us reach £7.5K+. The ‘wee’ project we dreamt up years ago has finally came …

Dearest Scotland Breaking Into Mainstream Scottish Schools…It Happened

NOTHING brightens our day more than a cheerful wee email from a teacher wishing to throw us a hello, having seen our story in the national press. Added to the salutations in this case was a request from Modern Studies teacher, Fiona Taylor, of a Dearest Scotland letter writing kit for her pupils to work with at Edinburgh’s George Watson’s …

Our Kickstarter Campaign Rewards

Our Kickstarter campaign aimed at raising money towards the publishing of a Dearest Scotland book, which in turn will be donated to Scottish literacy funds, runs until Sunday 15th March. To read more about how you can support us, please click this link. As a taster, below is a rundown of donations rewards which ensure you won’t receive nothing for …

Our Most Recent Interview with the brilliant Inverclyde Radio

David Faller, DJ and Programme Controller at Inverclyde Radio has been a great supporter of Dearest Scotland since last July, when he first contacted us to ask if we’d like to chat on his afternoon show in connection with our appearance at the Youth Festival in Greenock’s Battery Park. As it turned it, that middle Monday in July turned out …

Our Letter of Support from the Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs

As if today wasn’t quite exciting enough, we received a letter of support from Fiona Hyslop, the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs. We’ll soon be sending off a colossal funding application to Creative Scotland to take forward our plans in 2015, and this endorsement of Dearest Scotland will certainly add a pack to our punch. Huge and …