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VENUES and musicians are invited to take part in the TMSA Homecoming 2014 Traditional Music and Song Sessions programme. Funded by Homecoming Scotland 2014 and Creative Scotland, this national programme of sessions will take place across Scotland from late Spring to December.

Organisers, the Traditional Music & Song Association (TMSA) are looking for sessions to happen in many different venues in many different locations. Interested people and venues need to register via the website – www.tmsa.org.uk.

  Newsnet Scotland took a trip to the Helix Park in Falkirk to see the phenomema that are the Kelpies.  Below are several images that give a flavour of just how magnificent these works of art really are.
 
Crowds flocked to the venue to take advantage of the brilliant sunshine and to marvel at the awe-inspiring structures that have captured the public's imagination.

Actor, author and poet Alan Bissett talks about British Nationalism and the independence debate.
 
A Yes vote means the people have demanded a better country, regardless of who is in power following independence, he tells the audience.

A crowdfunding appeal that will see ten thousand large Yes Saltire flags flown throughout Scotland this summer has reached over three quarters of its £9400 total.
 
The appeal - 10,000 flags for Yes - was launched on April 4th by Yes supporter and campaigner Mark Piggott.

SCHOOL children from across Scotland would enjoy hands-on lessons about rural life and renewable energy, if a classroom on the site of a wind farm is approved.

Wind energy specialists, Banks Renewables, hope to promote teaching among the turbines at its proposed Bandirran Wind Farm, near Balbeggie in Perthshire.

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