Museums and Galleries

Museums and Galleries

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.

Dennis the Menace is traditionally known as a troublemaker

Dennis The Menace rebranded as kinder Beano character

A CHERISHED Beano character has been rebranded and given a kinder makeover.

New public artwork has been unveiled in Edinburghs Bristo Square

Trail of bronze drips marks Bristo Square refurbishment

IT’S been described as a meandering trail of thousands of bronze drips – unveiled in Bristo Square.

Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." Picture: David James/Lucasfilm via AP

7 things to do before Christmas Day

‘CHRISTMAS is coming and the goose is getting fat...’ as the old song goes, but with just under a week to go, here are seven things to do before the big day arrives...

Culture secretary Fiona Hyslop says the government has been 'working relentlessly' to mitigate Creative Scotland's decline in lottery income.

Creative Scotland wins extra funding to offset lottery slump

Arts quango Creative Scotland is set to get an extra £6.6 million a year from the Scottish Government to offset the impact of a slump in National Lottery funding.

Video: 15 photographs showcasing Scotland’s winter scenery

The weather outside might well be frightful, but a little snow effortlessly turns Scotland into a winter wonderland.

Tom Farmer lends a hand as the Paolozzi Sculptures are moved from outside St Mary's Cathedral at the top of Leith Walk. Picture: Scott Louden

Paolozzi sculptures rehomed ahead of top of Leith Walk overhaul

THREE popular pieces of art have been removed from their home in the heart of a bustling junction while work is carried out to redevelop the area.

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Chris is blowing up a storm at Rose Theatre

ARE you ready to go balloon crazy, then the Gilded Balloon, funnily enough, is the place to be.

A 16.8 million overhaul of the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh was due for completion in 2018.

National Gallery revamp going over budget despite being cut back

A long-awaited overhaul of Scotland’s flagship art gallery is set to go millions of pounds over budget - despite being dramatically scaled back in a bid to keep its cost down.
Scottish finance secretary Derek Mackay will unveil his budget plans next week.

Open letter warns of 'severe impact' on economy if arts cuts are imposed

More than 120 arts, heritage and business organisations have joined forces to warn the Scottish Government of the “severe impacts” if its culture budget is cut next week.
Light Up A Life - Christmas Tree switch-on Charlotte Square

Light up a life and remember a loved one

LAST year, more than 2000 people attended the switching on of the Light Up A Life Christmas tree in Charlotte Square Gardens - the highest attendance to date.

Two images of artists impressions of New Club interiors Edinburgh Princes Street

Designs submitted to revamp Edinburgh’s New Club

Scotland’s oldest private members’ club is set for a makeover to modernise the interior of the category A listed Princes Street building and boost membership.

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VIDEO & REVIEW: Sneak peek first look as Christmas At The Botanics opens at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

HARK! The herald conifer trees really do sing at Christmas At The Botanics - a spectacular new festive light and sound trail which has magically transformed the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

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The normal artists based at the Tron still dont know if they will be homeless after Christmas, Picture: Neil Hanna

Kevin Buckle: Snobbery is stifling art we can all enjoy

I was chatting to some of my artist friends based at the Tron market who are still not sure whether they will homeless after Christmas and they brought up again the problems they have as “normal” artists. Normal may not be the best description but I knew exactly what they meant.

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Curator Adrienne Hynes with part of Bonnie Prince Charlie's travelling canteen, one of the star objects in the exhibition.

National Museum breaks two million visitor barrier for the first time

A blockbuster exhibition on Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites has helped propel visitor numbers at Scotland’s busiest ever visitor attraction through the two million barrier for the first time.
Families will be mesmerised by the hypnotic beauty of a flickering, scented Fire Garden

WIN: Christmas At The Botanics family ticket - be first to see new Edinburgh festive lights spectacular

Christmas At The Botanics is the new Edinburgh festive lights spectacular set and we are giving YOUR family the chance to be amongst the first to see it.

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Neil Baxter has led the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland for the last 10 years.

Scottish architecture chief quits days after revolt was revealed

The figurehead for the architectural profession in Scotland has quit his job suddenly - days after a damning open letter calling for an overhaul of his historic organisation.
Leith Theatre rebirth and Ross Pavilion vision in running for Creative Edinburgh Awards

Leith Theatre rebirth and Ross Pavilion vision in running for Creative Edinburgh Awards

The reopening of the neglected Leith Theatre building after 30 years is to compete with multi-million pound plans to replace the Ross Bandstand at Edinburgh’s annual creative industries Oscars.

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