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Arts & Business award for MacRoberts
Legal firm MacRoberts has been recognised at the Arts & Business Scotland Awards, for its partnership with music festival The Cumnock Tryst.
The Placemaking Award is one of five special partnership awards that were presented at the 30th annual Arts & Business Scotland Awards ceremony in Glasgow last week. This category recognises a partnership which has shaped the cultural activities in a particular geographical area, and can show how cultural tourism can raise the profile of Scotland at home and abroad.
Founded in 2014 by composer Sir James McMillan, who grew up in Cumnock, The Cumnock Tryst brings leading musicians into local venues, churches and halls, with the community at the heart of all of its activities. Performers in 2016 included violinist and event patron Nicola Benedetti, bass baritone Sir Willard White and disabled trumpeter Clarence Adoo.
In addition to supporting the 2016 event, MacRoberts has current sponsorship agreements and support in place with Scottish Opera, V&A Dundee and the Glasgow School of Art Choir.
Managing partner John Macmillan commented: “MacRoberts has a long tradition of supporting the arts in Scotland, and we were delighted to be involved with The Cumnock Tryst which not only celebrates classical music but also celebrates local talent and communities. To have won an Arts & Business Award just makes it all the more rewarding and we are delighted that the hard work of the team behind The Cumnock Tryst has been recognised.”
At the same awards Bruce Minto of Dickson Minto was recognised for "outstanding leadership in the arts" for his work on behalf of the National Museum of Scotland (click here for report).