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Scampagnata 2016
Many people have been asking ... so here it is. News of this year's Scampagnata!

  • Venue – Cochrane Park , Alva , Clackmannanshire FK12 5LJ
  • Date of event Sunday 5th June 2016
  • Timings
    • Mass 12.00 Noon
    • Football tournament starting 1.00 pm ( prepayment / booking required ) -booking form will soon be posted on our website
    • Bocce 1.30pm near Pavilion
    • Childrens entertainer 2.00-3.00pm in / outside pavilion (weather dependant )
    • Pavilion at 4pm: Concert by “Scotland’s Pavarotti” – Luigi Corvi
    • Presentation of football cups / medals & raffle draw 5.00pm in pavilion


To download the football entry forms, please click here.

'Molise in Scozia'

'Molise in Scozia' is a new initiative which aims to develop from a ‘virtual community’ to a new group for people who are interested in Molise or have family connections there. The little-known region is in fact in the centre of Italy, just 90 minutes from Rome and an hour from Naples. 'Molise in Scozia’ will return to the ‘Scampagnata’ on 5 June 2016 this year with their story-telling and films and with tasty foods, oils and wines for all to sample.

Pass the word if you’re a Capaldi, Campopiano, Capocci, Castrataro, Celino, Cibelli, Cocco, Cocozza, Coia, Cotugno, Di Ciacca, Di Iullis, Di Iorio, Di Mascio, Di Meo, Di Niro, Durante, Esposito, Faccenda, Ferri, Franchitti, Iaconelli, Iannarelli, Iannacone, Izzi, Lombardi, Mancini, Martinelli, Marzella, Mascio, Minchella, Niro, Pacitti, Pistilli, Ricci, Roccio, Rongione, Rossi, Salvatore, Spinelli, Tedeschi, Tortolano, Tirabasso, Valente, Valerio, Verrecchia, Visochi and many others - join us!

For more information, click here.

New book
The highly respected author and academic Terri Colpi has written a book which accompanies both the exhibition and the 1933 Census of Italians in Scotland. The Title of the book is "Italians' Count in Scotland: The 1933 Census, Recording History".

The book will provide a fascinating insight into the lives of so many Italian families in pre-war Scotland and readers are likely to come across well-known names in the history of the Scots Italian community.

Italian Library

Good news for lovers of all things Italian! The Italian Library (with books and DVDs) which was formerly housed in the Single End Rsetaurant is now reopened in Strathclyde University. With around 500 titles there is something for everyone, including many beginner's language guides.The Biblioteca Italiana will be based just 5 minutes from George Square in Room GH223B - Graham Hills Building - 40 George Street - Glasgow.
It will be open every day from 9am to 4pm.

Do pop along and check it out. More information from Giuseppe Riato at


ItalianScotland on Social media
In the era of Facebook and Twitter it makes sense to keep in touch via social media. Our Italian Scotland 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 almost 1500 signed up followers. 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.
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Italian Scotland SCIO - Scottish Charity Number SC044660