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The integration game: how Italo-Scots shaped Scotland

The integration game: how Italo-Scots shaped Scotland

The integration game: how Italo-Scots shaped our nation - article by Joseph Farrell in The National newspaper and website in Scotland

The first immigrants from Italy in the modern era arrived more than 100 years ago, a long enough time to allow them to form a community of Italo-Scots, to integrate and make their mark. Theirs is a story of success, but the community has also experienced episodes of intolerance and discrimination, as well as moments […]

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Arandora Star – the search for a missing mosaic war memorial

Arandora Star – the search for a missing mosaic war memorial

James Selbie designed and created the mosaic to commemorate the Arandora Star tragedy.

A mystery regarding a missing memorial to one of the worst shipping disasters of the Second World War has focused on Greenock, Scotland The stone mosaic — which was created in memory of more than 800 people who perished in the sinking of the liner Arandora Star (article here) — was gifted to the town’s […]

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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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