Museums and Galleries

Museums and Galleries

Creative Scotland admits cover-up over controversial funding cuts

Creative Scotland has admitted a cover-up over how controversial funding cuts were made - as its chief executive admitted she was “profoundly sorry” over how they were handled.
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Fiona Hyslop has been urged to ensure artists have direct access to the Scottish Government in future.

Artists demand greater say from Scottish Government after Creative Scotland cuts

An open letter protesting against Creative Scotland’s stewardship of the arts has demanded the Scottish Government gives artists and organisations more of a say in how key funding decisions are taken - due to “deep misgivings” over the quango.

Dunbar to host Stone Stacking European Championships

STONE stacking will return to East Lothian in April when the second European championships are held in Dunbar.

Robert Wilson has taken over from Ben Thomson as chair of Creative Scotland.

Sculpture park founder to take over as Creative Scotland chair

The multi-millionaire founder of a vast sculpture park on the outskirts of Edinburgh is to take over as chair of troubled arts quango Creative Scotland.
Jurassic Kingdom

Land that time forgot comes to Lauriston

GET ready to roar along with the greatest beasts ever to roam the planet, the dinosaurs.

Accommodation at Bannerman's was trashed, Picture: Christian Kimmett''from Facebook

St Margaret’s House arts community vows to paint new future

THE chief executive of a charity behind the Capital’s largest independent arts complex says it would be “a coup” for any building to become their new base.

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Want to see the best of Edinburgh in just three stops? Here are our top picks

The top three attractions to visit in Edinburgh

See the very best of what Scotland’s capital city has to offer in just three stops.

Edinburgh Castle is surrounded by other interesting and entertaining things to do

12 must-visit attractions near Edinburgh Castle

Not everyone has the time or the energy to see the length and breadth of Edinburgh.

The stunning Scott Monument is an unmissable sight on Princes Street

The top 10 attractions to visit in Edinburgh

Whether you’re visiting or an Edinburgh resident, these are the sights you need to tick off your bucket list.

Edinburgh Lumen

8 things you shoudn’t miss in Edinburgh this February

AS the first month of the year draws to a close there’s plenty to look forward to in February. These highlights are certainly dates worth putting in the diary.

The Writers' Museum has bucked the trend.

Move to extend museum opening times as revenue left endangered

city-owned museums and galleries in the capital are set to have their opening times restored for the summer and festive period after cutbacks led to a dramatic fall in numbers and income.

Children's theatre company Catherine Wheels says it has been "penalised for success" by Creative Scotland.

Theatre companies hit out over Creative Scotland cuts

Creative Scotland has been accused of making a mockery of an official “Year of Young People” by cutting support for children’s theatre companies - despite receiving millions of pounds of extra funding from the Scottish Government
If you've only got one day to spend in Edinburgh, here are the must-do activities you should tick off your list

How to make the most of Edinburgh in just one day

With so many sights, attractions and things to do in Edinburgh, it can be difficult to know where to start if you’re only visiting for one day.

Creative Scotland chief executive Janet Archer would not comment on any of the specific funding cuts.

Fury as Fringe and theatre companies have funding axed by Creative Scotland

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the city’s King’s and Festival theatres and the body that promotes its Unesco “City of Literature” status have had their funding stripped by Creative Scotland.
Plaster cast of Robert Burns' skull

8 great ways to celebrate the birth of The Bard in... Burns’ Week

WHILE a Burns’ supper may be the traditional way of celebrating Robert Burns’ birthday, here are eight more of the best events in the Capital marking the birth of The Bard.

Former Scottish Album of the Year winner Anna Meredith will be creating the Edinburgh International Festival's opening event with video designers 59 Productions.

First World War centenary event to open Edinburgh International Festival

The centenary of the end of the First World War is to be commemorated in a spectacular opening curtain-raiser for the Edinburgh International Festival.
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Animal magic lies at heart of exhibition

APOLAR bear and her cub, herring gulls feeding, fish with four eyes (two in their mouth) and a red fox with its head buried in the snow, just some of the stars of the 53rd Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition, which opens at the National Museum of Scotland today.

The insiders -AE Qing Lin - Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Award-winning wildlife photographs gather at Museum of Scotland

DIRECT from the Natural History Museum in London, the world-renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition opens at the National Museum of Scotland on Friday.

The Bayeux Tapestry could be displayed in Britain after France agreed in principle to the historic artwork leaving the country for the first time in 950 years. Picture: AFP/Getty

Bayeux Tapestry could be put on display in Britain

The Bayeux Tapestry could be put on display in Britain following reports French president Emmanuel Macron has agreed to allow the artwork to leave France for the first time in 950 years.

When We Were Young: Photographs of Childhood from the National Galleries of Scotland

7 great exhibitions to visit in the Capital’s... museums and galleries

LOOKING for something to do during the short winter days? The Capital’s museums and galleries have a host of intriguing exhibitions to help you wile away the hours, and best of all, many of them are free. Here are seven of the best, currently on display.

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