Museums and Galleries

Museums and Galleries

Abbeyhill artists set to showcase works

MAISIE of Morningside returns to Abbeyhill this weekend. There’s also a treasure hunt, live music and more than 60 artists showcasing their work in their own homes. All of which can mean but one thing, it’s time for the Abbeyhill Colony of Artists 12th Annual Exhibition.

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The Unicorn Experience gives youngsters the chance to meet Pumpkin the magical pony/unicorn

Capturing unicorn magic

A mum has started her own business making children’s fairytale fantasies come true and giving them the chance to meet a real live unicorn.

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Comely bank Road, postcard circa 1912. Picture: Historic Environment Scotland

In pictures: New exhibition uncovers Comely Bank history

THE history of an Edinburgh suburb has been revealed in a new exhibition spanning 200 years.

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Sir Eduardo Paolozzi's Manuscript of Monte Cassino comprises a giant foot and matching hand and ankle. 
Picture: Greg Macvean

Paolozzi sculpture forced to relocate over construction work

With its big foot and an outstretched hand, it is one of Edinburgh’s most recognisable and popular works of public art, created by the celebrated sculptor Sir Eduardo Paolozzi.

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Circa - Humans

Critics Fringe choices to see this weekend

THE weekend is here, the weather forecast is fine, and there are the best part of three and a half thousand shows to choose from in the Capital right now.

So, how do you make the call, after all they can’t all be good, can they?

Here are some the show’s our reviewers awarded top stars to help you make your choice.

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Picture by Stewart Attwood
                

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Get Edinburgh Gin passport stamped and claim free cocktail

GET ready to have your passport stamped at this year’s Festival and to claim your free cocktail.

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Denny in Stirlingshire won in 2010 after initial victor John O'Groats turned down the award. Picture: Jane Barlow

Carbuncle Awards that honoured ‘dismal Scots towns’ scrapped

For nearly two decades, it has been the prize no one has wanted to win - a badge of shame pinned on Scotland’s post-industrial towns and their much-derided architecture.

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The gallery has attracted almost a million visitors. Photograph: Ian Rutherford

Queen’s Gallery director wants more Scottish visitors

The director of the Royal art collection has urged more Scots to visit the Queen’s Gallery at Holyrood Palace.

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Ms Stevenson objected to an official 
display claiming that Robert
 the Bruce murdered John Comyn in Dumfries. Picture: Robert Perry

‘History police’ to challenge Scottish museum’s mistakes

A tour operator has set up a national “History Police” forum to allow the public to report misleading or inaccurate information at museums and local information boards.

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The 70th anniversary curtain-raiser will be staged over two nights in St Andrew Square.

Festival offers sneak preview of St Andrew Square spectacular

Organisers of the Edinburgh International Festival have given a sneak preview of their spectacular opening event which will transform on the city's most prestigious spaces this weekend.
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Taxi driver Ryan Walls at Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Dalmeny Street. Picture:


Neil Hanna

Irvine Welsh writes intro for photography book of Edinburgh taxi project

A CITY cab driver has launched an exhibition and a book ­featuring snaps of passengers he captured from his mobile taxi studio.

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St Andrew Square will be transformed for the two-day curtain-raiser for the Edinburgh International Festival.

Transformation of New Town square for Edinburgh Festival show revealed

Computer-generated images have been released showing how a New Town square will be totally transformed for the 70th anniversary curtain-raiser of the Edinburgh International Festival.
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The Wallace Monument. Picture Michael Gillen

Revealed: Scotland’s tallest buildings

Scotland may not boast the tallest buildings in the world, or even in the UK, but that’s not to say we can’t stack ‘em high.

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Mary, Queen of Scots was born in Linlithgow. Picture: contributed

Linlithgow museum launches donation campaign for new museum

IT’s sure to be a dinner date which will go down in history.

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Re-imagining the historic closes of Edinburghs Royal Mile

Capital’s closes to be re-imagined in arts project

THEY’RE the narrow, often neglected, shadowy thoroughfares that for centuries have been used to flit between the Royal Mile and side streets of the Old Town.

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Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser in Outlander

Discover the Jacobite truth behind Outlander lore

THEIR history has held an enduring romantic fascination. From the writings of Sir Walter Scott to Outlander in both book and television form, the exiled Stuart dynasty and their supporters, the Jacobites, have captured the imagination of generations.

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Edinburgh resident Alex Wilson having a sneak preview of the event space ahead of the Heverlee Belgian beer festival at the New Waverley Arches.

Heverlee beer festival to come to city centre

Abandoned Victorian arches in the Old Town are set to be transformed into the Capital’s first festival celebrating Belgium food, music and 
art.

Food and Drink
The National Trust for Scotland will spend around 18 months creating a comprehensive record of its entire art collection.

National Trust to open up access to its nationwide art collection

It is a vast art collection which is estimated to be worth more than £400 million but is scattered around dozens of sites all over the country.
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Meet Half-Hangit Maggie in Grassmarket kids’ tour

Meet Half-Hangit Maggie in Grassmarket kids’ tour

Half-Hangit Maggie and Burke and Hare are set to stalk their old haunting ground again during the school holidays.

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Denny Hunter is the brains behind Artobotic

Artobotic set to vend art across the Capital

in the past when people asked Denny Hunter to describe himself he would say, “I am a self taught artist...”.

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