Museums and Galleries

Museums and Galleries

Let there be lights – and lasers – at Hogmanay tribute to 70th Festival

The 70th birthday celebrations of the Edinburgh Festival are to be heralded at the climax of the capital’s Hogmanay festivities, organisers revealed today.

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Electric Circus on Market St.

Electric Circus forced to close as gallery expands

EDINBURGH’S Electric Circus nightclub is set to close to make way for an extension to one of Scotland’s leading art galleries.

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Nineteen Hundred Bar and Lounge at Hilton Carlton Hotel on North Bridge

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The letter penned by Fanny Stevenson the day after the author passed away.

Letter describing RL Stevenson's final hours secured for nation

A moving letter describing the final hours of Robert Louis Stevenson has been secured for the nation.
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A previously-unseen drawing by Joan Eardley from the new exhibition.

Unseen Joan Eardley works revealed in new exhibition

They would sit patiently for hours in her studio, glad of the warmth from the stove, and looking forward to the treacle sandwiches that were usually offered up as a treat.
The statue of the police chief and his wife will be a centrepiece of the exhibition.

Treasures found in police chief's ancient tomb to be showcased in Edinburgh

Dozens of treasures discovered in an Egyptian tomb built for a police chief and his wife 3300 years ago are set to go on display in Edinburgh.

Panorama of Jenners department store created by Jorg Dietrich of

On this day in 1898: William Hamilton Beattie, Jenners’ architect dies

ONE of Edinburgh’s most revered Victorian architects passed away on this day 118 years ago.

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A restored section of the 17th century map.

Rare 17th century map found stuffed up an Aberdeen chimney is saved for the nation

It was scrunched up into a ball and stuffed up a chimney as a makeshift draught excluder.
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Stonework damaged through rising damp is said to be affecting buildings through Edinburgh's world heritage site.

Probe into historic buildings reveals new threat to Edinburgh's world heritage site

Edinburgh’s world heritage site is at serious threat from the decline of crumbling tenements in the heart of the capital, it emerged today.
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Sir John Lavery's 1921 painting of North Berwick's golf links has fetched 872,750 at auction.

Early portrait of women's golf sells at auction for nearly £900,000

A painting portraying a game of golf on one of the nation’s first courses to allow women to play went under the hammer for nearly £900,000 as it became the star lot in a sale of Scottish art.

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Quiz: How well do you know ‘lost’ Edinburgh?

18 images showing places around Edinburgh which have changed beyond recognition. Match the image to the place name.

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Princes Square summed up the forward looking ambition of late-1980s Glasgow. Picture: Jean O'Reilly

Glasgow's Princes Square shopping centre named 'building of the century'

The Scottish Parliament and the modern extension to Edinburgh’s Victorian Royal Museum have lost out to one of Glasgow’s main shopping centres to be named the nation’s best building of the last 100 years.

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Edinburgh Christmas lights

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Joan Eardley captured by Oscar Marzaroli at her Glasgow studio.

Images of Joan Eardley take centre stage in new Oscar Marzaroli exhibition

He is the Italian-Scot photographer renowned for documentary the changing face of Glasgow in the 1960s.
Co-director Forest Fringe director with colleagues Andy Field, Ira Brand and Deborah Pearson. Picture: Contributed

Leading Free Fringe promoters pull plug on programming shows

One of the major promoters of free shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe has pulled the plug on programming shows ahead of its 70th anniversary claiming the event has become too “exploitative” and difficult to stage shows at.

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Flats in Cables Wynd House, Leith.

Leith iconic ‘banana flats’ could receive listed status

IT’S the iconic block of flats made famous by Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting.

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The galleries are being transformed in a �16.8m project.

£16.8m Galleries revamp to transform ‘embarrassing’ exhibition space

A £16.8 million project to transform long-standing displays of Scotland’s most important paintings will tackle an “institutional embarrassment,” it was claimed today.

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Inverleith House could yet win a reprievePicture: Colin Hattersley

Ewan McGregor among stars fighting Inverleith House closure

Ewan McGregor, Irvine Welsh, Val Kilmer, Fran Healey and Janet Street-Porter are among more than 230 leading cultural figures demanding a rethink over the sudden closure of an Edinburgh art gallery after 30 years.

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Rachel Hazell will be selling origami lights, bookbinding kits and handmade notebooks from her home. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Local artists to sell work at Stockbridge’s Creative Colonies

HOMES in the historic Stockbridge Colonies will throw open their doors to the public this weekend to allow local artists and designers an opportunity to sell their creations to the public.

Crop of a Christmas card sent to Ian Fleming from artist Alastair Flattely. Picture: Work on loan from the Fleming Archive

National Modern Art Gallery offers season’s greetings to the public

THE SCOTTISH National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh will kick off the festive season with a free display of Christmas cards.

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