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Italian Mass

This year the annual Mass for the Scots Italian community will be in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Clyde Street, Glasgow on Monday 3 November at 7pm followed by a Reception at the Briggait. Make the date in your diary now!

This year, to book a place at the reception, please email


Befana Party
This year once more there will be a Befana Party for children of members and friends of the Italian community in Scotland. Here are some details:
Sunday 4th January 2014 1pm - 5pm
Venue: Pollokshields Burgh Hall , 70 Glencairn Drive, Glasgow G41 4LL
By Car: Free on street parking
By train: closest station : Maxwell Park Station
Refreshments / snacks will be served for adults abnd children
Ticket Price - £5 per head (ticket price applies to all including adults)
Closing date for bookings Decvember 13.

To download the booking form, please click here.

A Message from the Consul General

Dear Fellow Italians,

The COMITES is the officially recognised voice of the Italian community in Scotland and I am committed to listen to its views.

The elections for the renewal of the COMITES will be held on December 19th 2014. In order to cast a vote, it is necessary to complete the registration form that can be found here.
Once you register, you’ll receive a postal ballot pack (including of course the names of candidates) so don’t worry about having to turn up at a polling station.
Please be advised that you may receive a similar letter from the Italian Embassy in London, asking you to download a registration form, sign it, scan it and email it back to me together with a copy of your ID.

Carlo Perrotta
Consul General of Italy for Scotland and Northern Ireland

Italian classes for children and adults - Glasgow and Edinburgh

Classes begin Saturday 4 October at 10 am in Notre Dame Primary School.
Classes on offer: Children's classes from age 3, SQA exam class, adult
beginners and adult advanced class.
For further details contact: Louise Biagini at

In addition classes for all age groups are starting at the Italian Cultural Institute in Edinburgh. Click here to find out your level of knowledge and times of classes


Italian Library

Thanks to the generosity of so many people, we have now over 500 Italian books and DVDs in our Italian Library.The Library is growing not only in number, but also in quality of authors and importance for students of Italian Language and Literature. We have also a DVD section and soon we will have some Italian CDs.
Biblioteca Italiana West of Scotland is to be found in Singl-End Restaurant, 265 Renfrew Street
Glasgow G3 6TT


Italian Awards Ceremony

This year on October 26th at the Thistle Hotel, the Scottish Italian Awards, an annual event, showcases the fantastic range and quality of the country’s Scottish/Italian owned businesses. The awards recognise a variety of categories including best restaurant, best independent multiple operator and many more. Voting is open to the general public ensuring that these awards reflect Scotland’s favourite Italian places to go and have a good time. More information at




Award winning Ristoranti

Congratulations to the restaurants which have been recently awarded the prized Marchio d’Ospitalità Italiana award for authenticity of Italian cuisine. They are:

Panevino (Glasgow) - Remo Crolla, Roberto Cecchetti, Mario Milano (Chef) -
Bella Napoli (Glasgow)- Domenico Crolla, (Chef) - Vasco Silveirinha (Chef) -
Piccolo Mondo, (Glasgow) - Andrea Grasso -
La Parmigiana (Glasgow) - Sandro Giovanazzi, Stefano Giovanazzi, Peppino Camilli (Chef) -
Ciao Napoli (Aberdeen) - Gaetano Lepre, Giuseppe Lepre (Chef) -


Italian Film Screenings

Advance notice of three Italian film screenings screening soon in Glasgow at the CCA in Glasgow in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute.
The titles are:

All screenings are free and will be preceded by a short intro from Pasquale Iannone.

ItalianScotland on Social media
In the era of Facebook and Twitter it makes sense to keep in touch via
social media. Our Facebook page is updated almost daily with news and events or interest to members and friends of the Scots Italian Community. 

Just look up ItalianScotland on Facebook and click “like”.
We are now into the third year of our Facebook presence. It has more than 1300 signed up followers and reaches a different audience to the newsletter recipients - much younger, less likely to be involved in formal associations. Posts can reach 6000 people in less than 24 hours! Our Facebook page engagement has shown a more than 200 per cent increase on last year, which shows the importance of us using social media to communicate.
Remember to follow us also on Twitter at @ItalianScotland.



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Italian Scotland SCIO - Scottish Charity Number SC044660