Unst Fest nominated for Creative Place award

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Unst in the running to win a “Creative Place award” in recognition of the way the island’s Unst Fest brings the community together.The festival has been running for five years and includes music, dance and workshops.

Co-ordinator Megan Burns said being shortlisted for the award was “excellent news”.

“The recognition that Unst Fest, and Unst as an island, will gain from this is fantastic and an opportunity in itself.

“The festival is growing year upon year and even just being nominated for this Creative Place award is going to help us carry on doing just that. We’re now focusing on the next stage of the award process and preparations are well under way for that.”

The awards were established to recognise the work which goes into promoting culture in small communities and are in their second year.

Nominations have been made across three categories: places with fewer than 2,500 residents; fewer than 10,000 and fewer than 100,000.

nst has been shortlisted in the former category alongside Gatehouse of Fleet, the Glenkens, Pathhead, and Rosneath Peninsula.

The category winner  will be announced at a ceremony in St Andrews on Wednesday, 23rd January and will receive £50,000.

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