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Taste of the Commonwealth Gala Day 2014 - Cernach Housing Association

No dampening of spirits in Drumchapel!

Culinary and cultural delights set the scene for Cernach Housing Association’s Gala Day, as soul food, Indian cuisine and healthy fruit smoothies were enjoyed against the backdrop of a Caribbean steel band with colourful Commonwealth dancers. Jean Thomson, Cernach Housing Association’s Director, confessed to being gutted when she saw the rain: “I needn’t have worried […]

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St Mungo's - Opening Ceremony

St Mungo’s Academy Celebrates its Commonwealth Connections

St Mungo’s Academy was awarded £4,773 from Celebrate to develop a Commonwealth Games sports festival for pupils as well as a 2014 community celebration event. Their activities took place in April and Fiona Sullivan describes how everything went: “St Mungo’s Academy Learning Community lies in the heart of Glasgow’s East End and the 2014 Commonwealth […]

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Neums of Namibia

Neums of Namibia

South African dance, drumming and storytelling were the order of the day as pupils at Croftcroighn School in Glasgow enjoyed their own Celebrate event. Twinned win a special needs school in Commonwealth country Namibia, the pupils were embracing South African culture as they celebrated the traditions of their fellows Namibian pupils. As these fabulous Flickr […]

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1st Falkirk Scout Group

Falkirk Scouts ‘Go Forth’ to the Commonwealth

In February 1st Falkirk Scout group headed off on a Commonwealth themed residential weekend to Auchengillan outdoor centre. As a large group it can be difficult to organise activities for all to attend but an award of £8,500 from Celebrate made it possible. Their weekend kicked off with an opening ceremony and teams carrying the […]

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Celebrate goes down under!

Four Glasgow pupils have been sharing their experiences of an exciting trip down under, thanks to a Celebrate grant awarded to Govan High School . With an award of £6,000 the pupils travelled with two teachers to Mount Gambier High School in Southern Australia.  Pupils from the Australian school had visited Glasgow in September 2012 and […]

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Over 100 projects now celebrating!

Celebratory parades, community concerts and school sports festivals are just some of the exciting activities that will be taking place, thanks to the latest 24 awards announced today (13 February) from the Celebrate programme. Across Scotland over 100 groups have now received Lottery funding to celebrate the Commonwealth Games in their own unique way. Secondary […]

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A stitch in time

Hundreds of stitchers from communities in 25 countries around the world where Scots have settled have been invited to create one of the world’s longest tapestries. In 2010, Prestoungrange Arts Festival produced a 104 metre tapestry celebrating the Battle of Prestonpans in 1745 – one of the longest tapestries in the world. Now, thanks to […]

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Commonwealth and Contraband

Through Celebrate many communities have been delving into their pasts and uncovering some fascinating ties with the Commonwealth. Here we find out how Beith Community Development Trust has shaped its interactive Celebrate project based on the town’s links to the smuggling trade. During the 18th Century Beith had a reputation for its illicit smuggling connection. It […]

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East Lothian Council – Support Services

East Lothian Council – Support Services organised a multi-cultural day at Prestongrange Museum as part of their funding from Celebrate. This provided local people with an introduction to the people, cultures and heritage of the Commonwealth. It also focused on the sports that will feature in the Commonwealth Games. The project met both of the Celebrate […]

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Celebrate Cultural Integration

This series of events specially designed to celebrate and highlight the integration of West Indian culture in Scottish society. The series of five events will centre on West Indian food, music, history and culture and their contribution to contemporary Scottish culture. After consulting with local people and, using the feedback they received the group came […]

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