dove Tales 

 Association of Scottish Artists for Peace

Image courtesy of Tom Stoddart/Getty Images

From Siege of Sarajevo portfolio



Is the way we explore, understand, celebrate the world. Dove Tales, the Association of Artists for Peace, is a charity born of that need to understand and deal with the unstable world we live in, a world where:

  • Posturing leaders like Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un can play Russian roulette with our lives by brandishing their nuclear weapons at each other 

  • $1690 BILLION goes annually on military spending and only $28 billion on humanitarian aid

  • 22 people enjoying a concert in Manchester died because a young man was swayed by listening to words of hate, not of love.

Now Scottish writers, musicians, painters, performers, dancers, film-makers, artists of all kinds, are joining together to try and bridge the gaps between people and to ask hard questions of those in our society who try to make money from other people's misery.


You don't have to practise the arts to join us, simply to enjoy them.

Dove Tales is a member driven organisation. We aim to be completely transparent in our operation and to involve our members in all our campaigning work and events.

If you would like to contribute to our blog, our freedom of expression page or our anthology, please contact Jean Rafferty:


Mobile: 07881-304-729



Dove Tales got a special mention in the 2020 Amnesty Brave awards.


This is a new set of awards set up by Amnesty to honour work in the community.


In addition to the main awards Amnesty set up a page to showcase projects they were particularly impressed by.

                    Armenia Under Fire

On 27th September Azerbaijani forces launched airborne, missile and land attacks against Armenia. Helicopters, tanks, heavy artillery and rockets were used. Turkish F16 fighters were also seen in the area.

On 29th September villages in the Vardenis region were bombarded and a civilian bus in the city was hit by a UAV.

Click here to read a statement by human rights organisation Human Rights House Yerevan in our Freedom of Expression section.

Our work involves travel, paying for publishing costs, and various other expenses. None of the money we raise is wasted. If you would like to fund our work please 


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Our task as [humans] is to find the few principles that will calm the infinite anguish of free souls. We must mend what has been torn apart, make justice imaginable again in a world so obviously unjust, give happiness a meaning once more to peoples poisoned by the misery of the century.

                     Albert Camus, 1940

Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation

Number SC047846