Ian Rankin: ‘I can’t imagine killing off Rebus’

Celebrated crime writer Ian Rankin has admitted he cannot bring himself to kill off his Inspector Rebus character after 30 years.

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Campaigners on the last day of Inveleith House Gallery at the Botanics. Picture: Ross Sinclair

Protests on final day of renowned Inverleith House gallery

CAMPAIGNERS staged a mass visit to the axed Inverleith House gallery as a petition to stop it from closing gathered thousands of signatures.

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Bruce Findlay and his brother, Brian. Picture: Jane Barlow

Ex-Simple Minds manager reveals pain of brother’s death

music mogul Bruce Findlay has spoken of his heartbreak following the death of his brother – six years after he gave him a kidney.

The growing online campaign hopes to halt the closure of Inverleith House art gallery.

5000 art lovers back online campaign to halt closure of Botanics gallery

More than 5000 people have backed a campaign calling for a long-running Edinburgh art gallery to be saved from closure.
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Inverleith House at the Royal Botanic Garden is set to shut as bosses say it is too costly to run. Picture: EEN

Thousands back fight to save Inverleith House gallery

ART lovers are set to swarm on a popular gallery in a bid to force a U-turn from bosses who want to close it.

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Author Ian Rankin outside the Oxford Bar. Picture:  Ian Georgeson

Ian Rankin Interview: ‘I don’t know if I’ll write about Rebus again’

Detective Rebus is out of retirement for one more case. Janet Christie settles into The Oxford Bar to hear more from author Ian Rankin.

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Tessa Hartmann launched the Scottish Fashion Awards 10 years ago.

Scots fashion guru hits out over political bickering at awards ceremony

The figurehead of the Scottish Fashion Awards has complained that the country is being held back by arguments about political borders, a failure of ambition and the lack of a ‘can do’ attitude.
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Danny MacAskill filmed a video for Red Bull at the Playboy Mansion in Beverley Hills.

Danny MacAskill admits 'honest mistake' over Playboy Mansion visit

His death-defying stunts and spectacular videos on his bike have won him millions of fans around the world.

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Stirling Castle was the last stronghold of resistance against Edward I in 1304. PIC Ian Rutherford/TSPL

War Wolf - the world’s biggest catapult - built to take a Scottish castle

The medieval weapon of war became an obsession of Edward I as he struggled to claim Stirling Castle.

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The red phone box at CairnGorm has been saved. PIC Contributed.

Highest phone box in UK saved following Highland protest

The highest phone box in the UK has been saved following a campaign to halt its removal by BT.

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Picture; Steven Scott Taylor

Edinburgh Military Tattoo donates £1 million to charity

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is to donate £1 million to charities across the world making it the largest donation in the history of the organisation.

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at Glasgow Hydro 2016

Liam Rudden: Lost in Jarre’s cathedral of sound

I’VE waited a long time to see Jean-Michel Jarre live.

From the moment I heard his genre-defying album Oxygene in 1976, he went on my ‘Must See’ list.

Britain's Got Talent comes to Edinburgh

Britain’s Got Talent comes to Edinburgh

The nation’s favourite talent show, Britain’s Got Talent, will land in the Capital next month.

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Author Irvine Welsh has been nominated for a literary award.

Irvine Welsh in line for ‘best book’ prize

Irvine Welsh, James Kelman, Jenni Fagan and Maggie O’Farrel will all be competing for Scotland’s major literary honours this year.

Buggler Chris Trowbridge  from the Royal Marines Band at the Nelson Monument on Calton Hill

Event to celebrate 200 years of Nelson Monument

The Nelson Monument on Calton Hill will be colourfully commemorated on Friday at 10.45am during a special event to celebrate its 200th anniversary.

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Mike Scott of 'The Waterboys' performs at The Isle of Wight Festival. Picture; Getty

Waterboys frontman, Mike Scott, gets married in Tokyo

THE Waterboys frontman Mike Scott has married his Japanese artist fiancee in a ceremony in Tokyo.

Irvine Welsh is in the running for Scotland's major book prizes with new Francis Begbie novel The Blade Artist

Irvine Welsh and James Kelman up for Saltire Literary Award

Irvine Welsh, James Kelman, Jenni Fagan and Maggie O’Farrel will all be competing for Scotland’s major literary honours this year.

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Close-up of HMS Unicorn figurehead. Pic: Wikimedia Commons

Five Unicorn emblems to be found around Scotland

It’s been Scotland’s national animal since at least the 1300s, and, unsurprisingly, it can be found absolutely everywhere up and down the country - not a bad feat for a mythological beast.

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Jude Law in the Young Pope.

Religious revolution as the Young Pope comes to Sky Atlantic

Academy Award®-winning director Paolo Sorrentino presents a landmark Sky Original production telling the controversial story  of the first American Pope.

Katherine Kelly and Peter Capaldi star in Class.

From the universe of Doctor Who and BBC Three comes Class

Coal Hill School has been a part of the Doctor Who Universe since the very beginning, but that has come at a price. All the time-travelling over the years has caused the very walls of space and time to become thin.

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