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dal 3-9-2017 al 10-9-2017

Barga celebrates its link with Scotland and Scottish culture. Many in fact are the Barghigians who at the beginning of the century moved to Great Britain and established a strong bond with the land beyond Manche.

The program includes various events:


Sunday September 3
at 5:00 pm -
Barga City Council Hall - “Storie di passaggi e incontri. Bellany e la sua Barga”, a conference by Leonardo Conti, dedicated to the scottish painter.


Monday, September 4
at 5:00 pm - Barga City Council Hall - Welcome ceremony for the Scottish delegation. Launch of the Scottish School of Music, Songs and Balls directed by Scottish artist Hamish Moore, which will be held throughout the week.


Friday, September 8
at 9:00 pm - Piazza Salvo Salvi - Gala concert with Scottish and Gaelic music, singing and ballads by teachers and pupils of the school.


Saturday September 9
from 4:00 to 10:00 pm. - Piazza Garibaldi (Museum Terrace of Memories Terrace) - Opening of the Scottish Corner, mini-expo with flavors and beauties of Scottish traditions.
at 5:00 pm - Volta dei Menchi - Exhibition, conference and screening of the documentary "Arandora Star - forgotten tragedy". Pietro Luigi Biagioni will present the director of the Paolo Cresci Foundation for the history of Italian emigration.
All day - National Celtic Club Rally, curated by Barga Celtic Supporters Club.


Sunday, September 10
10:00 am / 7:00 pm - Piazza Garibaldi (Museum Terrace of Room of Memories) - Opening of the Scottish Corner, mini-exhibition with flavors and beauties of Scottish traditions.
10:00 am  / 4:00 pm - Piazza Garibaldi (Museum Terrace of Memory Rooms) - "A Silvana ... and others": a moment of reflection dedicated to bargain women who are leaving for Scotland. Interpretation by Gaia Biagioni, text by Sonia Ercolini.
6:00 pm - Pascoli Square at the Garden, "A Scottish Dance Trip". Journey to Scottish dances in reel, jig, and strathspey, organized by the Lucca Society of Dance Company.


Throughout the week, tastings of Scottish food, whisky and Scottish beer in various inns are served by Barga's Craftsmen's Association.


Barga, Old town
2017 September 3/10
Free admission

More information

Pro Loco Barga
piazza Angelio n.2  Barga
tel. 348 73391687 -