L-R: Alasdair Campbell (Counterflows), Sunniva Ramsey (Traverse Theate), Katy West, Ross Wilson aka Blue Rose Code, Brian Molley, Ross Ainslie, Jenny Brown, Ninian Perry (Paragon Ensemble) © Jonathan Littlejohn

About Scotland in India

We have been working in partnership with Creative Scotland for over four years to develop projects between artists, art professionals and organisations from India and Scotland. Scoping trips to India and delegations taking part in Momentum and Celtic Connections have resulted in many new projects, collaborations and opportunities being created. 

Projects we are supporting 

We have co-ordinated a distinctive Scottish element to the UK/India 2017 season in partnership with Creative Scotland and the Scottish Government. Nine projects covering a range of art forms have been chosen to take part, including leading Scottish photographers, artists, writers and electronic musicians, amongst others.

The partnerships aim to build sustainable and lasting relationships between Scottish artists and organisations and their Indian counterparts. Projects involving young people in both countries were a particular focus, as is reflected in the majority of those selected.

A Scottish crime writing delegation to Edinburgh and Kolkata, featuring writers Doug Johnstone and Lin Anderson, and agents Jenny Brown and Esha Chatterjee.

Exhibitions and workshops by photography collective Fòcas Scotland

Katy West and Glasgow School of Art holding exhibitions and leading workshops for students to share knowledge of the textiles industries in both countries.

Counterflows music festival in Glasgow focusing on mentorship and collaboration with contributions from DJ Riah Treanor, composers Mark Fell and Nakuru Krishna Murthy, singer & percussionist Antanth R Krishna and Dr Lalitha Muthuswamy

Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre partnernering with Mumbai’s Rage Theatre to connect young people from diverse backgrounds.

An Lanntair Arts Centre in Stornoway and the Edinburgh International Book Festival touring a Gaelic and Indian music commission, and coordinating an exchange between Scottish and Indian writers and illustrators. 

The Brian Molley Quartet leading workshops for students and children with disabilities at the Madras Jazz Festival.

Glasgow-based Paragon Ensemble leading a music programme in Chennai for children with additional support needs.

Paisley’s Spree Festival partnering with Jodhpur Riff Festival, bringing young people together with Scottish musicians Blue Rose Code and Ross Ainslie


Katy West, Gabriella Marcella, Illustration 

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