Museums and Galleries

Museums and Galleries

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.

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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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A photo taken by a homeless Scottish Gulf War veteran Jamie Robertson showing the notebook he kept during the conflict and part of a set of bagpipes is among a series of billboard artworks being showcased across Edinburgh to mark the 50th anniversary of the charity Crisis.

Work by homeless artists marks charity’s 50th year

A photo taken by a former homeless Scottish Gulf War veteran showing the journal he wrote during the conflict and a chanter he kept from his bagpipes is among a series of billboard artworks being showcased across Edinburgh to mark the 50th anniversary of the charity Crisis.

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BIG architects propose an undulating canopy for the Prince Street Gardens redesign

Ross Pavilion redesign: Water runs through Danish design

Edinburgh Castle atop the rocky outcrop is framed by a transparent “undulating canopy” to allow seamless views, in a proposal by Copenhagen based architects BIG.

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Rock Trust Charity Postcard Art Sale

Postcard art auction helps city’s young homeless

A NUMBER of celebrity artists have added their talents to this year’s Postcard Art Auction, organised by The Rock Trust, at Summerhall.

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CHILLING: Ava Wright at Dynamic Earth with her cuddly penguins

Keep cool & dynamic during school holiday

WITH the summer holidays here, Dynamic Earth is keeping it cool and the kids occupied with a host of polar themed events for the whole family to take part in.

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Designs submitted in the competition to design a replacement for the Ross Bandstand in Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens

Amphitheatre (c) Malcolm Reading Consultants, William Matthews Associates and Sou Fujimoto

Ross Pavilion redesign: Accessibility a key feature in one design

A GRADUAL spiralling pathway that circles around the public gardens forms the statement feature of Matthew William Associates’ design.

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A new exhibition at the Writers' Museum in Edinburgh celebrates 30 years of Ian Rankin's Inspector Rebus novels.

Ian Rankin says he knows he may be "outlived" by Inspector Rebus

IAN Rankin says he is prepared for Inspector Rebus to “outlive” him - as he launches the first ever festival inspired by the grizzled detective.
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Designs submitted in the competition to design a replacement for the Ross Bandstand in Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens:

Gardens View (c) Malcolm Reading Consultants and wHY

Ross Pavilion redesign: wHY’s vision grows from the natural landscape

Affectionately nicknamed the “hobbit house” design, American architect wHY has proposed a series of grass-topped venues that “grow” from the landscape to form a new pavilion and visitor centre in the gardens.

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Designs submitted in the competition to design a replacement for the ross Bandstand in Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens

Ross Pavilion: The roof is a stage in Flanagan Lawrence design

Grass covers the roof of the pavilion to create an additional performance space in a design by London architects Flanagan Lawrence which puts greenery at the heart of their vision.

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New look for historic Edinburgh University student union

New look for historic Edinburgh University student union

It has a proud history as the world’s oldest purpose-built student union building.
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Designs submitted in the competition to design a replacement for the ross Bandstand in Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens

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Ross Pavilion redesign: Adjaye links history with future

It is a city centre skyscape known the world over – and now a new concert arena will rise in the shadow of the Castle to replace the historic Ross Bandstand.

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Reiuif Ramstad Architects Ross Bandstand Plans

Ross Pavilion redesign: Bandstand vision puts sound at heart of plans

the Norwegian architects behind one of the shortlisted designs for the new Ross Bandstand say they have focused on achieving the ideal acoustics in a “simple but bold pavilion”.

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A combined visitor centre and performance venue with a copper transformable foor forms the design. Picture: Page/Park

Page\Park Architects reveals design for Ross Pavilion

In the first of our series looking at the shortlisted pavilion designs, we focus on the plan by Scots firm Page\Park

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More than 350 objects, including loans from the Vatican and the Louvre, are in the new Jacobites exhibition at the National Museum.

National Museum facing protests over lack of Gaelic in Jacobites exhibition

A major new exhibition on Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites is facing protests today over claims it has sidelined the Gaelic language.

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Inverleith House art gallery was closed suddenly at the Royal Botanic Garden just after its 30th anniversary.

Botanic Garden told to rethink after Inverleith House closure

The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh has been urged by experts to overhaul its entire approach to the arts after the controversial closure of its long-running gallery.

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