Museums and Galleries

Museums and Galleries

Edinburgh Sketcher exhibition to take place in Assembly Rooms

Join the city’s resident sketcher to capture the iconic beauty of the Assembly Rooms as he embarks on a one-off new tour to mark the venue’s 230th anniversary tomorrow.

The Terrace, Cassis by Samuel Peploe

Peploe painting goes under the hammer

A WORK by a famous Scottish artist is expected to sell for between £60,000 and £80,000 when it goes under the hammer in the Capital next week, at Bonhams Scottish Sale.

Structural Fiction by Andrew Henderson

All is not as it seems in surreal exhibition

LOCAL sculptor and artist Andrew Henderson has developed a surrealistic approach to his work thanks to a background in filmmaking and theatrical production design.

Artists are already bringing the former Leith Theatre building back to life for the first time in almost 30 years.

Artists to lead creation of new 'vision for Leith'

The Scottish Government is to fund a major project which will see artists lead the creation of a new blueprint aimed at transforming the fortunes of Edinburgh’s historic port area.

Entertainment 2
Artist Susie Capaldi

Homecoming for artist Susie and her floral works

A TALENTED self-taught artist who has enjoyed success in the Middle East is returning to the Capital to seek recognition in her home town.

The White House in Craigmillar that has been converted from a pub into at art space. Picture: TSPL

9 of the best art deco buildings in Edinburgh

Contrary to popular belief, Edinburgh has never been a city prepared to stand still and preserve itself in aspic.

This was especially true between the wars when the art deco style first began to emerge. Worldwide, art deco was viewed as fresh and cutting-edge. It was a hip new style which scores of Scottish towns and cities were quick to adopt.

Edinburgh 1
A view looking across North Queensferry and the three Forth bridges. The Queensferry Crossing is due to open later this year. Picture: Finlay Wells

Photographer shares amazing pictures of Queensferry Crossing

When it was announced a new Forth bridge would be built, thousands of Fife commuters breathed a sigh of relief.

News 17
Collections care officer Paul McAuley has a close look at architect Thomas Hamilton's design for the Burns Monument on Calton Hill.

Landmark exhibition to spell out A-Z of Edinburgh's history

It will feature more than 300 objects spanning 60,000 years, brought together for the first time to chart the history of the Scottish capital.

Entertainment 2
Edinburgh's economy will be boosted to the tune of 10m by filming on Avengers: Infinity War.

Edinburgh set for £10m boost from Avengers blockbuster

Filming on the new Avengers: Infinity War blockbuster in Edinburgh is set to spark a £10 million boost for the capital's economy - more than is usually generated from a whole year's worth of productions.
Entertainment 18
Completed in 2005, Edinburgh Airport's control tower is one of the city's tallest buildings. Picture: TSPL

The top 15 tallest buildings in Edinburgh

EDINBURGH’S ancient Old Town boasts what are thought to be some of the world’s earliest residential ‘skyscrapers’.

Edinburgh 6
The former home of defunct wave power firm Pelamis is hosting its first temporary art exhibition. Picture: Chris Scott

Leith wave power plant reborn as Edinburgh exhibition space

A former wave power plant on Edinburgh’s waterfront has become home to one of the nation’s biggest art gallery spaces.

Entertainment 2
Artworks plan for Princes St Gardens makeover

Artworks plan for Princes St Gardens makeover

A vast public art trail would be created in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle under plans put forward by the trust spearheading efforts to transform Princes Street Gardens.

News 19
Ian Rankin is marking 30 years of his Inspector Rebus books in 2017.

Ian Rankin reveals line-up for 'RebusFest' event

Serving and former police officers are to be quizzed by Ian Rankin at a festival to mark 30 years of his Inspector Rebus novels.
Entertainment 3
The Monarch of the Glen has been secured for the nation after a four-month fundraising campaign.

Monarch of the Glen set to tour Scotland after being secured for the nation

The iconic Monarch of the Glen painting is set to go on tour around the country after the Scottish Government stepped in to help secure its future.
Entertainment 4
The body armour worn by Princess Diana in Angola will be on display at Edinburgh Castle for the next year.

Princess Diana's body armour goes on display at Edinburgh Castle

The body armour worn by Diana, Princess of Wales, as she walked through a minefield has gone on display at Edinburgh Castle.
Entertainment 1
The Mugen Taiko Drummers play at The Fukushima Friendship Concert

The Guide - 10 great things to do

If you have an event you’d like considered for The Guide email Entertainment Editor Liam Rudden at

Near Haddington by Eric Ritchie

No doubt of 82-year-old Ritchie’s talent at Doubtfire Gallery

HE was hailed “one of the outstanding students of his time,’ by William MacTaggart and by gallery director Richard Demarco, as “one of the most zealous and committed art students” he had known.

The former tram depot off Leith Walk will be replaced by 10 old shipping containers.

Artists to take over site of former tram depot in Leith

A forgotten former tram depot for Edinburgh’s original tram system in Edinburgh is to be knocked down and replaced with old shipping containers for artists to work in.
Entertainment 15
The shroud is more than 2000 years old. Picture: National Museum Scotland

Ancient mummy shroud discovered by National Museum of Scotland

A full-length mummy shroud more than 2000 years old has been found inside a brown paper parcel hidden in the collection of the National Museum of Scotland since the Second World War.

Edinburgh 3
The new-look Scottish National Gallery was due open to the public in 2019.

Scottish National Gallery overhaul runs into trouble

The £16.8 million project to overhaul the Scottish National Gallery has been hit by a delay and budget problems before work is even underway.
Festivals 11
Load more