Museums and Galleries

Museums and Galleries

Paul McCartyney’s Monarch of the Glen painting could go on display alongside original masterpiece

It was a commission for Paul McCartney’s Kintyre hideaway that led to the Beatles’ most memorable album cover.

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Revised proposals for the hotel plans for Royal high School as of Novermber 16
the red outline showns where the terraces came to on the old plans. Picture: contributed

Fresh Royal High School hotel plans fail to sway rivals

A REVISED planning application to turn Edinburgh’s historic old Royal High School into a luxury hotel is unlikely to give planners who rejected the proposal any reason to change their minds, the leader of a rival scheme has claimed.

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Mystery behind Banksy style sculpture solved

The mystery of the Mine Girl sculpture which popped up underneath the Scott Monument on Valentine’s Day, has been solved as the ultimate act of love.

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Mysterious ‘Banksy’ sculpture pops up at Scott Monument

A mysterious sculpture at the Scott monument left tourists and residents perplexed when it was placed at the Scott Monument on Valentines Day.

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Capital Sci Fi Con cosplayers visit Rachel House

Capital Sci Fi Con 2017 comes to Meadowbank

WORLD’S collide at Meadowbank Stadium this weekend when Capital Sci-Fi Con 2017 beams into the sports venue for a two day celebration of all things science-fiction.

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Work to start within weeks to turn 'birthplace of Welly boot' into new arts quarter

Work to start within weeks to turn 'birthplace of Welly boot' into new arts quarter

It is a final remnant of a once thriving industry that supported more than 8,000 jobs and was responsible for the production of the Wellington boot, the modern motor car tyre and the first traffic cone.
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Inverleith House was closed down suddenly by bosses at the Royal Botanic Garden in October.

Botanics art gallery to reopen for summer exhibition after outcry

The Royal Botanic Gallery in Edinburgh is to reopen its art gallery for a major summer exhibition in the wake of a campaign over its sudden closure backed by Ewan McGregor, Irvine Welsh, Tracey Emin and Antony Gormley.
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The Biscuit Factory art space

Student Arts Festival back for a third year

THE third Edinburgh Student Arts Festival (ESAF) is currently underway, running at venues across the Capital until 3 March.

‘Whale penis’ sculpture in Kirkcaldy ‘falling to bits’

‘Whale penis’ sculpture in Kirkcaldy ‘falling to bits’

An “iconic” piece of artwork, created to welcome people to Kirkcaldy, is “falling to bits” just two years after being installed on the town’s Esplanade.

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Tweedy keeps the laughs coming at Cirque Berserk! Pic: Contributed

Go berserk and join the circus at the Festival Theatre

ROLL up, roll up, the circus is back in town and the best thing is, you don’t have to sit in a draughty tent to enjoy all the thrills and spills, laughs and entertainment.

Harry Benson: Shoot First screens at the Filmhouse

From The Beatles to Trump, Harry Benson has shot them all

HE toured America with The Beatles in 1964, documenting their ground-breaking tour and today, at the age of 86 is still going strong. The work of renowned Scottish photographer and self-confessed workaholic Harry Benson is celebrated in the film Shoot First, being screened at the Filmhouse tonight and tomorrow.

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Go Gaga at the Super Bowl with Hard Rock Cafe

IT’S Super Bowl Sunday and the Hard Rock Cafe on George Street will be staying open ‘super late’ to celebrate.

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Rolling Stones’ legend Ronnie Wood’s art in Capital display

AFTER launching the concept of The Private Collection last April, Rolling Stones’ legend Ronnie Wood returns to the art scene with a selection of his most rare and popular works.

Cirque Berserk

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Anti Trump protesters in Edinburgh made hundreds of banners. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

Edinburgh protest: Anti-Trump placards to be museum exhibits

Cardboard signs emblazoned with the silhouette of the Statue of Liberty rubbed against placards splashed with anti-hate slogans while standing out against a sea of homemade banners, one sign read simply “History has its eyes on you”.

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Special effects to mark 250 years of Edinburgh’s New Town

Special effects to mark 250 years of Edinburgh’s New Town

Special effects are to light up the official residence of Nicola Sturgeon and the former home of Sir Walter Scott as part of a spectacular celebration marking 250 years of Edinburgh’s New Town.

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Nathan Coley's installation based on places of worship in Edinburgh was unveiled in 2004.

Artist recreates vast art installation based on Edinburgh's churches.

One of Scotland’s leading artists has painstakingly recreated a vast work of art, made from nearly 300 cardboard models of churches and other places of worship in Edinburgh, two years after it was badly damaged while on display in Glasgow.
Pne of Scotland's best-loved paintings which plays a key role in the new Trainspotting film. Picture: PA

Classic Scots painting gets new lease of life in T2 Trainspotting

An autographed reproduction of one of Scotland’s best-loved paintings, which plays a key role in the new Trainspotting film, is set to go under the hammer at a charity auction.

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