Our Kickstarter Campaign Launch – click to support us

TODAY sees the launch of our Kickstarter funding campaign which takes us a step forward to publishing a book of Dearest Scotland letters written to the future of the nation. We are offering a number of donation rewards that can help you support our campaign which are open to family, friends, letter contributors, followers, book retailers, potential sponsors and many more …

We’re Spreading: The World’s Largest Democracy is in on the act too

AS 2015 came upon us, we were in correspondence with Ankur Rander, a self-described “young creative with a ton of energy.” Though currently based in Tokyo, Ankur was born and bred in northern India, and having first contacted us last year, he was keen to start up his own Dearest Nation project based in his homeland.   Within a few …

What’s Happening in 2015? We’ve B.I.G plans

A very warm welcome to the first Dearest Scotland post of 2015. The last year was one of the most incredible and unforgettable dozen months our wee nation has seen in its rich history. We’ve had a few memorable moments ourselves. Between television appearances and scooping a national multimedia award, the project has had its fair share of highlights. Click here for …

Destination Perth: Our First School Session at Balnacraig

Sunny Perth was the destination for our first Dearest Scotland school session for under-16s this week. Recently we’ve enjoyed chatting with college media students at National Qualification and National Certificate level, while planning was being put in place to share our project within school curriculums. Following the success of our visit to Balnacraig School, we hope the project can reach more school classes …

Dearest Scotland scoops National Journalism Award

This post is written with great pride and excitement following Cat’s success in winning a UK-wide journalism award representing Dearest Scotland. Last Thursday we were in attendance at the Sheffield City Hall, alongside some of the nation’s best young journalistic talent, at the invitation of the National Council for the Training of Journalists. Presenting the award was TV and radio sports …

Dearest Scotland hits the bright lights of the small screen

It’s tempting to feel a tad starstruck when Scotland’s best-known TV channel comes knocking twice in one week. As all good stories should, ours started on Monday morning with a tip-off that STV online journalist, Mary McCool, was on the search for a few quotes about Dearest Scotland. Within the space of a few hours, what kicked off as a small …

Dearest Students and The Benefits of A Creative Side Project

Following on from a recent post about our visit into the world of media students at Glasgow Clyde College, it felt only fair to share what a brilliant engagement we received from lecturer Fred Hannah’s 2nd Year HND Media and Communication class. During the session, Cat shared the benefits of creating and being involved in a side project while still …

Who Knew a Exhibition Request Form Could be So Exciting?

With the continued support of Member of Scottish Parliament, Bill Kidd, we received last week a request form enabling Dearest Scotland to apply for the hosting an exhibition of letters within Holyrood in 2015. Having been to the Parliament building we know that there isn’t possibly a bad spot to exhibit the letters we continue to receive from across Scotland …