The Cultural Assembly, a new co-operative for Culture, Heritage and the Arts, will promote Argyll and Bute on the national and international stage and attract more visitors to the region, with support from Creative Scotland’s Place Partnership Awards.

The Cultural Assembly will host a series of open meetings this March and April and anyone working in the sector – or interested in moving it forward – is encouraged to attend to find out how to get involved.

The independent initiative aims to map culture, heritage and arts across Argyll and its islands, allowing sectors to work together more closely and to celebrate a wealth of activity. It will foster collaboration and aims to develop and deliver exciting new partnership projects, joint marketing initiatives and shared training and resources.

The Assembly will be made up of eight local geographical hubs: Mull, Iona, Tiree & Coll; Cowal; Kintyre & Gigha; Inveraray, Kilmartin Glen & Knapdale; Oban & Lorn; Bute, West Loch Lomond & Clyde Sea Lochs; Islay, Jura & Colonsay. An elected representative from each of these areas will sit on the Board.

The first meeting will take place on Sun 22 March, 3-5pm, at The Tower, Helensburgh, where an election will be held to appoint a local representative for this region (Loch Lomond & West Clyde Sea Lochs). Further meetings will take place across Argyll & Bute over the next month.

For further information, please contact Teri Laing at Comar.

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