Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) have just published a new research report that I think will be of real interest to followers of this blog. The research was carried out by Francois Matarasso and looks at cultural development in Orkney. The report gives a great overview of the vibrant, rich and varied cultural and creative activity that happens there. If you were ever in any doubt of the wealth of things going on in Orkney, this report should put you right.
The most interesting parts of the report for me were
1) the section which explores the reasons for cultural activity in Orkney developing in the way that it has
2) the section outlining principles for cultural development which could be applied elsewhere
So do take a look, the report is available to downlaod from the HIE website.