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Scottish History, Culture, Society & Natural Heritage, Creative Arts, Music & Dance week/weekend courses in March/April/May/June/July/August/September/October/November see detailed lists of subjects offered below.

August 2005 An INTERHOSTEL PROGRAM FOR U.S. RESIDENTS will be based at the University of Stirling.
Weekend of 21 & 22 May - Painting - Colours of the Seasons, Scottish Singing, Travel, Nature & Landscape Photography Sunday 22 May 2005 - Whistle Playing

SUMMER 2005 - Course subjects to be offered are listed below. Those * are Summer Academy type courses.

Scottish History, Culture, Society & Natural Heritage

* Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Art & Architecture*
* Discovering Scotland's Past: The People, the Beasties & the Landscape*
* Discovering Scottish Castles*
* Famous Scots*
* Gaelic Language - Week and Weekend summer schools
* Hearing Film: Music & Cinema - Weekend
* Roman Scotland - Weekend
* Scotland through the Ages*
* Scotland’s Mountain Landscape - Weekend
* Scotland's Past & Current Affairs*
* Scotland's Road's, Canals & Railways*
* Scottish Family History Studies (for Introductory to Advanced levels)
* Scottish Literature - Weekend
* A Scenic Tour of Scottish Literature*

Creative Arts

* Scottish Landscape Painting
* Painting Flowers - Weekend
* Watercolour Painting
* Calligraphy
* Creative Writing - Week & Weekend
* Travel, Nature and Landscape Photography - Weekend

Music and Dance

* Accordion Playing (Scottish Style)
* Clarsach
* Classical String Ensemble
* Scots Fiddle Playing with Bill Cook
* Scots Fiddle Playing with Gordon Simpson - Upper Intermediate/Advanced Level
* Fiddle Playing with Marie Fielding
* Fiddle Playing with Pete Clark
* Scots Fiddle Playing with Angus Grant - Weekend
* Highland Bagpipe
* Highland Dancing
* Piano Accompaniment - Scottish Traditional Music - Weekend
* Scottish Singing - Weekend

Weekend of 8 & 9 October– Accordion, Painting - Colours of the Seasons, Shetland Fiddle, Whistle
Week of 24 to 28 October - Gaelic Language
Weekend of 5 & 6 November - Accordion, Calligraphy, Clarsach, Classical String Ensemble, Scottish Family History, Scots Fiddle; Travel, Nature & Landscape Photography
Sunday 6 November - Bodhran Playing & Accompaniment
Weekend of 19 & 20 November - Creative Writing, Gaelic Language, Scottish Singing, Who Are the Scots?

SPRING/SUMMER/AUTUMN 2006 - subjects similar to those listed above. Scottish Short Courses/Summer Schools, the University Campus & the City of Stirling - Over the years the courses have attracted thousands of participants wishing to experience the rich cultural heritage of Scotland. They are located on or very close to the University campus, which is situated on the 360 acre Airthrey Estate and is one of the most beautiful in Europe. All residential and catering facilities are on the campus which offers a wide range of recreational facilities including heatre/cinema/golf and swimming. The subjects are all taught by knowledgeable and experienced tutors - many of whom are leading experts in their fields. Most of the Schools incorporate practical or participative elements which complement the presentations by tutors. Summer Academy type courses are highlighted above and include a combination of lectures, discussions, field trips and excursions to various places of local interest along with opportunities to take part in evening activities such as a visit to the campus swimming pool/pitch and putt and campus golf course and some Scottish music and dance performances in the City of Stirling.

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