Museums and Galleries

Museums and Galleries

Red Arrow jet goes on show exclusively at capital museum

A Red Arrows Hawk jet donated to an Edinburgh museum will be the only one of its kind on show in the UK.
Buddhist priests at Yongquan Monastery, Drum Mountain, Fuzhou, China. At the time of Thomson's visit about 200 monks lived there. He was intrigued by their robes which he thought resembled the monastic garb of medieval Europe.

Pioneering Scots photographer John Thomson ‘forgotten’ in home city

The work of a pioneering Scottish photographer who is celebrated in the Far East has been “forgotten” in his home city, it has been claimed.

An Lanntair in Stornoway staged a Sunday opening experiment between January and March to gauge public opinion.

Regular Sunday opening for Stornoway's arts centre ‘as soon possible’

A Hebridean arts centre will open on open on Sundays “as soon as possible” in the wake of a controversial trial.
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Art-tastic fun for all the family at Galleries

Art-tastic fun for all the family at Galleries

PAINTING, outdoor exploring and BYOB tours (that’s bring your own baby), are just three of the activities planned by the National Galleries of Scotland as they get creative this Spring with a series of free and fun events for all the family.

Edinburgh Comic Con organiser Jamie Lundy with some of his comic collection

Stars of film and TV turn out for city Comic Con

COMICS are now big business thanks to numerous TV and movie spin-offs and consequent branded merchandise, however, characters like Spider-Man, Wonder Woman and Superman were house-hold names long before they received the Hollywood treatment.

Beano bosses want Jacob Rees-Mogg to stop impersonating Walter Brown.

Beano accuses Jacob Rees-Mogg of impersonating Walter the Softy

Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has insisted he his “flattered” after the creators of the Beano asked him to stop impersonating their long-running character Walter the Softy.
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Gary Barlow

10 great things to do in Edinburgh in April

AS spring approaches, hard though it is to believe with the current weather, April brings a host of indoor and outdoor events to the Capital.

Here are 10 of the best things to do in the coming month...

John Byrne was named most stylish male at Kelvingrove gallery in Glasgow.

Artist and playwright John Byrne named Scotland’s most stylish man

John Byrne, the celebrated artist and writer, has been named Scotland’s most stylish man at the age of 78.

10 things not to miss at the 2018 Edinburgh International Festival

THE Edinburgh International Festival revealed its 2018 programme last week.

Here’s my at a glance guide to 10 shows that are well worth adding to your must see list, walbeit for many different reasons.


In pictures: The 25 best new buildings in Scotland

The 25 best new buildings in Scotland have been revealed by Scotland’s top authority on architecture.

The National Museum of Scotland

Explore the National Museum of Scotland without leaving the house

THE NATIONAL Museum of Scotland can now be viewed by anyone in the world without leaving the house -- thanks to Google Maps.

Edinburgh Monarchs

8 Things you shouldn’t miss in... March

FAREWELL February, Spring is on the way, and while it might not yet be time to spend too much time in the great outdoors, among the things to do in March there are three events that will get you out in the fresh air. Fingers crossed for good weather.

Ben Thomson and Janet Archer were called to Holyrood to explain Creative Scotland's recent controversial funding cuts to MSPs.

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.

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