Saturday, 28 June 2008

HOMECOMING SCOTLAND 2009 £1 million funding programme.

HOMECOMING SCOTLAND 2009 £1 million funding programme.

£1 million funding programme

Homecoming Scotland launched a funding programme to help organisations stage events to support the year-long celebration of Scotland's culture and heritage.

Tourism Minister Jim Mather said:

"Homecoming Scotland is an exciting, compelling initiative designed to kindle pride in Scots at home and in the many millions of people overseas who are of Scottish descent or who simply love Scotland.

"This is the first time that we as a nation have invited Scotland's global family to come home and it is a wonderful opportunity for us all to use our connections, to spread the message and invite our extended families home in 2009.

"This year-long celebration will benefit our country in terms of additional tourism, which will contribute to our economy. But it's also an outstanding opportunity to reconnect with the Scottish Diaspora around the world and provide impetus for them to visit their homeland."

Organisations can access grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 to enhance existing events or create new ones that reflect the Homecoming Scotland themes and objectives.
A little bit about Jim Mather;
Member for:
Argyll and Bute

Scottish National Party

Date of Birth:
06 March 1947

Place of Birth:
Lochwinnoch, Scotland

Family Information:

1959-1962: Paisley Grammar

1963-1964: Greenock High School

Glasgow University - Accountancy, Law and Economics

Career History:
2000-2004: Scottish National Party Treasurer

1997 - 1999: Director Startech Partners Limited

1983 – 1996: Director Computers for Business (Scotland) Ltd.

1973 – 1983: Marketing Manager IBM UK Ltd.

1970 – 1973: Accountant Chivas Brothers Ltd.

1964 - 1970: Apprentice Chartered Accountant Welsh Walker Ritchie & Co
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