Italian Scotland SCIO - Scottish Charity Number SC044660












Fundraiser Dinner Dance

Important announcement - a new era of italian classes for children and young people will be launched this spring. Professional native speakers; latest educational methods and with full support from The Italian Consulate and Italian Scotland. The aim is to offer access to the most beautiful language in the world to our young people. But we need your help!

The dinner dance above is the main fund raiser to make this dream possible.
The venue has been recently renovated to rave reviews; the music will be provided by all our favourites - Angela and Paolo - and the dinner will be addressed by the Consul General and other high profile guests.

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Tables of 10 cost £550 but individual seats also available at £55. Hurry to book as tables are already being reserved.

To book please contact Adriano De Marco on 07860415943 or Sandro Sarti on 07717582140.

Italian Earthquake Appeal

Many people have asked how they can support the victims and families caught up in the Italian Earthquake. With this in mind Italian Scotland as a registered charity has set up an option which allows you to make a donation by bank transfer.

All money raised will be passed directly to the Caritas in the local area to ensure it reaches the most needy. Make your donation to:


Italian Scotland SCIO (no 2 Account)

Clydesdale Bank

Bath St Glasgow Branch

Sort Code 82 47 07

Account No 80278855

Statement from the Ambassador

The Italian Ambassador to the United Kingdom has issued a statement in the following terms, on the subject of the referendum of 23rd June:


"As declared by the British Prime Minister David Cameron, the situation for European Nationals living in the United Kingdom will not change in the immediate future, at least for another two years.

Paolo Gentiloni, the Italian Foreign Minister, has stated that the Italian Government will make sure that in the immediate future and in the framework of the United Kingdom’s negotiations to exit the European Union, the acquired rights of Italian nationals will be safeguarded."

You may also be interested in the ambassador's appearance on Italian television to discuss the implications of the United Kingdom voting to leave the EU.


New book
The highly respected author and academic Terri Colpi has written a book which accompanies both the exhibition and the 1933 Census of Italians in Scotland. The Title of the book is "Italians' Count in Scotland: The 1933 Census, Recording History".

The book will provide a fascinating insight into the lives of so many Italian families in pre-war Scotland and readers are likely to come across well-known names in the history of the Scots Italian community.

Italian Library

Good news for lovers of all things Italian! The Italian Library (with books and DVDs) which was formerly housed in the Single End Rsetaurant is now reopened in Strathclyde University. With around 500 titles there is something for everyone, including many beginner's language guides.The Biblioteca Italiana will be based just 5 minutes from George Square in Room GH223B - Graham Hills Building - 40 George Street - Glasgow.
It will be open every day from 9am to 4pm.

Do pop along and check it out. More information from Giuseppe Riato at


ItalianScotland on Social media
In the era of Facebook and Twitter it makes sense to keep in touch via social media. Our Italian Scotland Facebook page is updated almost daily with news and events or interest to members and friends of the Scots Italian Community.
Just look up ItalianScotland on Facebook and click “like”.
We are now into the third year of our Facebook presence. It has almost 1500 signed up followers. Posts can reach 6000 people in less than 24 hours! Our Facebook page engagement has shown a more than 200 per cent increase on last year, which shows the importance of us using social media to communicate.
Remember to follow us also on Twitter @ItalianScotland




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Italian Scotland SCIO - Scottish Charity Number SC044660