Trip to boost Scots culture

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CULTURE Secretary Fiona Hyslop and Tourism Minister Fergus Ewing will fly to the USA and Canada next month as part of Scotland Week 2012.

They will attend a series of meetings and events promoting Scotland as a modern, creative and dynamic nation for business, tourism and culture.

Highlights include Scotland re:Designed, an innovative textiles exhibition in New York showcasing the best of Scottish design talent, and the ninth annual 10k Scotland Run — where thousands of runners and spectators will be treated to a festival of Scottish culture in New York’s Central Park.