The Cumnock Tryst Festival has scooped a prestigious Arts & Business Scotland Award it was announced today, Friday 24 March 2017. The East Ayrshire based festival, which was established by composer Sir James MacMillan only three years ago, won the Placemaking Award for its partnership with MacRoberts LLP. The Placemaking Award is one of five special partnership awards that were presented at the 30th annual Arts & Business Scotland Awards ceremony in Glasgow on the evening of 23 March.
Arts & Business Scotland Chief Executive, David Watt said:
“The partnerships celebrated at the Arts & Business Scotland Awards illustrate the appetite within the business and cultural and sectors to ensure Scotland is a nation which has creativity and cultural engagement at its heart.
“This year’s winners showcase the very best of what can be achieved through partnership working across the length and breadth of the country and we are delighted to recognise such tremendous achievements.”
“We are delighted that our partnership with MacRoberts LLP has led to this marvellous recognition of the impact that The Cumnock Tryst is having in my old town,” says Sir James MacMillan. “It came as a big surprise as there were many amazing candidates in the Placemaking category”
“MacRoberts has a long tradition of supporting the arts in Scotland, and we were delighted to be involved with the Cumnock Tryst which not only celebrates classical music but also celebrates local talent and communities,” adds John MacMillan, MacRoberts Managing Partner said “To have won an Arts and Business Award just makes it all the more rewarding and we are delighted that the hard work of the team behind The Cumnock Tryst has been recognised.”
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Notes for Editors
- The Placemaking Award recognises a partnership that has strategically shaped the cultural activities in a specific geographical area.
- The 2017 Cumnock Tryst Festival will take place between 28 September and 1 October in venues across Cumnock and at Dumfries House.