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Picinisco Millenium: Gala Dinner Dance

Have you reserved a table for the Gala Dinner Dance on 1 May? Don't delay - speak to friends and join us for what promises to be a great night.

  • Venue: Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh
  • Dress Code: Black Tie
  • Price: £1000 per table of 10
  • Featuring: Full Italian Entertainment Band, Drinks Reception, Four Courses including wine.

For more information, please contact Warren at Paramount Creative on 0141 774 5272., or email Alternatively, call Tony Crolla on 07803 502 345.


Scampagnata 2017
One of Italian Scotland’s important annual events is The Scampagnata. The event will take place on Sunday 25th June 2017 in Cochrane Park, Alva, Clackmannanshire, FK12 5LJ.

  • Fun day out for all the Family.
    • 12pm to 5pm
    • Mass at 12pm
  • Featuring:
    • The Animal Man – mini zoo for the children
    • Bocce Tournament
    • Torneo Di Calcio - Football for juniors register on the day
    • Torneo Di Calcio - Football for adults pre –register and pay before the event by contacting Caroline Pierotti at
  • Stalls of interest in the hall after Mass
    • Ice Cream Van
    • Sarti’s Food Stall
    • Raffle

Let’s hope the sun will shine that day as it did last year. It was another very successful and well-attended event.

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