Place apart: Scotland's north as a cultural industry of margins

Kathryn Burnett*

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This chapter explores artistic imagining of Scotland’s highlands and islands as a place both ‘north’ and ‘on the margin’. Cultural representation of Scotland’s highlands and islands and processes of communicating these representations are subject to ongoing interrogation and debate. What and how remote communities, cultures and places are represented through art is undoubtedly informed by debates on survival, sustainability and responses to marginal status. The account presented here examines some of these themes from a Scottish perspective, including how art informs cultural production and creative economies in and of Scotland’s remote communities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRelate North
Subtitle of host publicationCulture, Community and Communication
EditorsTimo Jokela, Glen Coutts
Place of PublicationRovaniemi
PublisherLapland University Press
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-310-957-5
ISBN (Print)978-952-310-959-9
Publication statusPublished - 18 May 2017


  • Place
  • Representation
  • Scotland
  • identity
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Art
  • intangible heritage
  • Community
  • Islands
  • remote and rural areas
  • Hebrides
  • coastal
  • Media
  • Narratives
  • Landscape
  • North
  • Atlantic
  • Periphery
  • Margins
  • Arts and Cultural policy
  • Art Practice
  • highlands and islands
  • Gaelic Culture


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