Museums and Galleries

Museums and Galleries

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.

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.

Christmas Lights at the Botanics

Botanics to bask in magical light show

CHRISTMAS at the Botanics is coming up fast, offering visitors a magical opportunity, the chance to explore the garden after dark and experience the festive spirit.


AUDIO PREVIEW: Christmas at the Botanics at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - full details revealed

IT'S beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh where work is underway this week to transform it into a spectacular new festive landscape lights trail.

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Bruce Fummey. Picture: contributed

10 things you shouldn’t miss at Scotland’s History Festival

PREVIOUSLY... Scotland’s History Festival returns to the Capital next week with a unique and entertaining look back into the past.


Makeover for world's first Carnegie library named Scotland's best building

A multi-million pound expansion of the world’s first Andrew Carnegie library has earned it the coveted title of Scotland’s building of the year.

Edinburgh born suffragette and doctor Elsie Inglis ran a field hospital at Royaumont Abbey in France during the First World War. Picture: contributed

Memorial of Elsie Inglis set for Central Library

She defied instruction from the War Office to return from the frontline, was lauded by Churchill as a heroine that “will shine in history”, was a staunch advocate of women’s rights and now a memorial to Elsie Inglis will be unveiled in her home city on the 100th anniversary of her death.


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Girl With a Green Scarf is among Joan Eardley's paintings of tenement children in Glasgow coming up for auction.

Joan Eardley paintings of tenement children to go under the hammer

She is the celebrated Scottish artist best known for her vivid portrayal of children playing in the street outside their run-down tenement homes in Glasgow.

Mary Queen of Scots portrait found underneath 16th century painting

Mary Queen of Scots portrait found underneath 16th century painting

A ghostly image of a woman believed to be Mary Queen of Scots has been discovered hidden beneath a 16th century portrait.

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HBO'S Headquarters Museum on the Mound

Petition launched against closure of Museum on the Mound

CAMPAIGNERS have launched a bid to persuade a bank to halt the planned closure of a historic museum.

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