MULTI-AWARD-WINNING musician, producer, author and playwright Colin MacIntyre will record his latest album in a unique location – the former home of his grandfather, Scottish poet and Bard of Mull Angus MacIntyre.

Angus MacIntyre’s flat above Tobermory’s Clydesdale Bank has been transformed into a fully operational recording studio where his grandson will record the album.

Drawing on the power of memories and the nostalgia of the yesteryear, Colin, who performs under the name Mull Historical Society, will bring on board both local and international musicians for this unique project.

The album, titled The Writers Room, will see Colin MacIntyre collaborate with several of his favourite authors.

READ MORE: Scottish poet says dyslexia 'has been a blessing, not a hindrance' ahead of debuted book launch

The authors will be asked to write lyrics inspired by a room that is important to them and evokes memories, which MacIntyre will compose to music.

The room itself also holds significant memories for MacIntyre himself, having spent parts of his childhood in his grandfather’s flat. He said: “That sitting room, with its view of the bay, it saw many ceilidhs and conversations: an atmosphere still resonant today...”

MacIntyre’s album is one of 50 projects receiving a total of £1,034,661 National Lottery funding in the latest round of Creative Scotland’s Open Fund awards.

Other projects include accessible and affordable songwriting retreats SongSeeds, Edinburgh’s traditional music celebration Tradfest and a multi-artist collaboration on the Isle of Eigg to celebrate ten years of Lost Map Records.

Creative Scotland is also sponsoring a year-long series of workshops and opportunities for children and young people across Argyll and the Islands from Templar Arts and Leisure Centre connecting a range of creative approaches with sustainability.

READ MORE: Highlands features on prestigious National Geographic's 'best of the world' list

Dana MacLeod, executive director of arts, communities and inclusion at Creative Scotland said: “This month’s Creative Scotland Open Fund sees support for a wide range of imaginative projects from all over Scotland, in particular artists and organisations working in Highland and Island communities.

“Funds from the National Lottery provide us with this opportunity for more people to enjoy the arts and benefit from the increased sense of wellbeing that culture brings.”

The full list of Open Fund recipients in this round is available on Creative Scotland’s website.