Museums and Galleries

Museums and Galleries

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.
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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’.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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The Mugen Taiko Drummers play at The Fukushima Friendship Concert

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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.
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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.

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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.
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Performers: Caileigh Marshall, Michael Daviot, Libby Tamang outside Macdonald Holyrood Hotel.

Fringe venue expands into Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

A POPULAR Fringe venue is set to expand its operation in the 70th Anniversary year of the world’s biggest arts festival by going into partnership with the prestigious Macdonald Holyrood Hotel.

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Leith Theatre is about to stage its first events since 1988.

Hidden Door Festival reveals line-up for reborn Leith Theatre

It was built for the people of Leith after it controversial amalgamation into Edinburgh, nearly destroyed by a war-time bomb blast and played host to the likes of AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, Kraftwerk and Mott the Hoople in its heyday.

Tammy Watchorn who has built the Dominion Cinema out of Lego. Picture: Ian Georgeson.

Capital resident recreates Dominion Cinema out of Lego

NEARLY 70 years after it was first put on sale, Lego continues to enthrall children and adults around the world.

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The Commitments
Jimmy (Andrew Linnie) and Jimmy's Da (Kevin Kennedy), photo credit Johan Persson

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Sir Edwin Landseer's The Monarch Of The Glen. Picture: National Museum of Scotland

Paul McCartney’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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Omid Djalili

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