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Barga, la terrazza sulle Apuane amata dagli Scozzesi

Barga, la terrazza sulle Apuane amata dagli Scozzesi

article about Barga on the MUST review site by Gabriele Maneschi

Barga, Media Valle del Serchio, è un’elegante cittadina medievale, di origine ligure – apuana adagiata sul Colle di Romeggio. Dalla Porta Reale o Mancianella, s’intrecciano, su una struttura multilivello, palazzi rinascimentali, viuzze e vicoli gradinati – le caratteristiche ”carraie”. Dall’alto, a dominare l’abitato, il Duomo o Collegiata di San Cristoforo del IX secolo. La Via […]

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Fiddles and step dancing at Graziella Cosimini’s

Fiddles and step dancing at Graziella Cosimini’s

the carpet is rolled back inside Graziella Cosimini's clothes shop in Barga Vecchia and the music and the rhythmic sound of step dancing starts to fill the piazza

Càirdeas nam Pìobairean (Hamish Moore’s organisation, The Fellowship of Pipers)  presents the 2016 School of Traditional Scots and Gaelic Song, Music and Dance in Barga. I am very happy to be writing again for barganews and this time, a somewhat in depth article (full article can be read here) concerning the school which took place in […]

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Scotsman.com: Welcome to Barga: the most Scottish town in Italy

Scotsman.com: Welcome to Barga: the most Scottish town in Italy

a long article in the www.Scotsman.com this morning

TUSCANY can not only lay claim to being the home of Chianti and Michaelangelo’s David, but also a town that describes itself as the “most Scottish in Italy”. High in the Tuscan hills, nestled below the snowy peaks of the Apuan Alps, lies the beautiful 10th century walled town of Barga. At first glance, its […]

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Step dance tutor Pat Ballantyne in Barga

Step dance tutor Pat Ballantyne in Barga

The school of Scots and Gaelic traditional song and music now moves in dance.

Step dance tutor Pat Ballantyne is based in Aberdeen, Scotland and has been dancing, teaching and playing in a cèilidh band for a number of years. She has taught step dance in schools, at fèisean, and at community workshops in many locations and has performed in Scotland, Europe and Cape Breton Island where she learned […]

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Barga’s Scottish weekend 2,3,4 September 2016

Barga’s Scottish weekend 2,3,4 September 2016

Barga celebrates its connection with Scotland and Scottish culture, by having organizing “Barga’s Scottish Weekend”. It will take place on 2nd 3rd 4th of September. The event will start on Friday 2nd September with the tastings of typically Scottish products in various venues in the historic centre of Barga (reservation recommended). Saturday 3rd September at […]

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The end of the Scottish bell for Barga story

The end of the Scottish bell for Barga story

Back in 2004 we published an article (here) – The sound of a Scottish bell in Mologno? So just what have a derelict church in Clyde Bank, Glasgow, Scotland and the new construction taking place down by the railway station at Mologno got in common? The answer is the continuing story of exchanges between Scotland and […]

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Barga and brexit in the Scottish press

Barga and brexit in the Scottish press

the letter from Barga to Scotland is still making waves

A double centre page article by Angus Cochrane this morning in the Scottish newspaper, The National and also on the front page of their internet site (article here) , brings Barga once more into focus concerning the recent Brexit result in the UK. Profile: Barga, the most Scottish city in Italy “The most Scottish city […]

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Letter to Barga from UK and Scottish Parliament

Letter to Barga from UK and Scottish Parliament

The reply from the House of Commons in England from Mr Alex Salmond, the Scottish politician

A letter by the ex Mayor of Barga, Umberto Sereni containing a message of solidarity and encouragement for the decision to pursue Scotland remaining a member of the EU following the vote on Brexit was sent to the Scottish Parliament  earlier this week (article here ) – this morning comes the reply, this time from […]

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Letter from Barga to Mr Alex Salmond

Letter from Barga to Mr Alex Salmond

Una lettera contenente un messaggio di solidarietà e di incoraggiamento per la decisione della Scozia di rimanere un membro dell'Unione Europea dopo il voto sulla Brexit e stata inviata dall'ex sindaco di Barga, Umberto Sereni è consegnata questa mattina al signor Alex Salmond.

A letter containing a message of solidarity and encouragement for the decision to pursue Scotland remaining a member of the EU following the vote on Brexit sent by the ex Mayor of Barga, Umberto Sereni was handed over this morning to Mr Alex Salmond, the Scottish politician who politically is one of the foremost proponents of […]

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Lettera di Umberto Sereni a Parlamento scozzese

Lettera di Umberto Sereni a Parlamento scozzese

"Parole e pensieri che adesso rivolgo a lei con l’incoraggiamento a procedere nella azione per scongiurare il Brexit e per mantenere la Scozia in Europa "

Gentile Presidente, non si meravigli di ricevere anche da Barga, comune della Toscana, in questi giorni carichi di tensione, un messaggio di solidarietà e di incoraggiamento per le decisioni che ha annunciato di voler prendere in merito alla votazione sul Brexit e sulle sue conseguenze. Per le relazioni che il comune di Barga intrattiene con […]

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Interactive map of Italians in Scotland in the 1930s

Interactive map of Italians in Scotland in the 1930s

This map tries to show where Italians lived or worked in Scotland during the 1930s. It has been created to accompany the free exhibition Family Portrait: The Scots Italians 1890 – 1940 at National Records of Scotland, Edinburgh, 3 December 2015 - 29 January Maps of Italians in Scotland in the 1930s

Mussolini’s hidden archive of Scotland’s Italian community is to be unveiled for the first time in a new exhibition at the National Records of Scotland. At the centre of the exhibition is the “Censimento” — a census compiled by the dictator’s government from 1933 to 1940. It details 1,400 households and includes specialist shopkeepers and […]

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ScotsItalians – identity, judgement and family loyalty

ScotsItalians – identity, judgement and family loyalty

an exhibition here in Barga at the Stanze della Memoria in Barga Vecchia called "Ship to Ship, Ship to Shore". The exhibition opened on the 4th of July and will remain open until the 12th July 2015

Back in May of last year (article here) there was a researcher from Scotland interviewing people here in Barga who had a connection with Scotland. As you can hear in the short interview below, Lori Isabella McColl, an artist who is preparing for a postgraduate MA in Creative Media practice degree at the University of […]

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