Centre for Rural Creativity

Researching creative industries in remote and rural areas.

The Centre for Rural Creativity is an initiative to support research and knowledge exchange in the creative industries in remote and rural areas, established in 2015 with the support of Shetland Islands Council, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Creative Scotland. Based in Shetland College UHI the Centre will undertake interdisciplinary research and act as a focal point for the university’s teaching, knowledge exchange and engagement with the creative industries.

The centre encompasses work that can be studied and researched across the following range of courses:

Applied Music, Audio EngineeringContemporary Filmmaking in the Highlands and IslandsContemporary TextilesDrama and PerformanceEvents ManagementFine Art, Fine Art TextilesMusic BusinessPopular MusicVisual Communication and Design.

The Centre's Director is Professor Robin MacPherson, formerly Director of the Institute for Creative Industries at Edinburgh Napier University.

Contact details

For detailed information on research staff, publications, activity and equipment at this centre please use the UHI Research Database

Institute Director: Professor Robin MacPherson

Email: robin.macpherson@uhi.ac.uk
T: +44 [0]1595 771323

Administration Officer: Amy Anderson

Email: Amy.anderson@uhi.ac.uk
T: +44 [0]1595 771486