Five communities named Scotland’s most creative places
A Creative Place prize designed to recognise and reward the most creative places in Scotland has been subject to a five way split after St Andrews, West Kilbride, Wigtown, Huntly and Creetown all shared the £380k top prize. St Andrews will receive the lion’s share of the largesse, £150k, to assist with financing its year of celebration whilst £100k will wend its way toward West Kilbride to support Craft Town Scotland initiatives for older and younger residents. Wigtown will put its £50k share of the spoils toward developing its book festival into a year round programme whilst Huntly and Creetown have each been allocated £40k to support local endeavours. Part of Year of Creative Scotland 2012 the award constitutes part of a year long programme of cultural and creative events.