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Paul McCartney’s Monarch of the Glen painting could go on display alongside original masterpiece

It was a commission for Paul McCartney’s Kintyre hideaway that led to the Beatles’ most memorable album cover.

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Sgioba An Tango Mu Dheireadh Ann Am Partaig, le Iain Beggs agus Mairi Mhoireasdan air an ard-urlar agus stiuiriche Muireann Kelly agus sgriobhadair Alison Lang air an taobh dheas. Dealbhan le Eoin Carey.

Feumaidh tu barrachd air dithis mus fhaigh thu air tango a chur air dòigh

Le deich latha ri dhol ron chiad taisbeanadh aig Òran Mòr, bha mi a’ coimhead le iongnadh air Màiri Mhoireasdan agus Iain Beggs aig ruith-thairis ann an Rockvilla, togalach ùr Thèatar Nàiseanta na h-Alba.

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The people of Kilwinning turn out to welcome the Queen and Prince Philip on their tour of Scotland in 1956. Picture: TSPL

Place name of the week: Kilwinning - Cill D’Fhinnein

Kilwinning - Cill D’Fhinnein

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Ben Nevis from Corpach. PIC Ian Rutherford/TSPL.

New Ben Nevis bridge to open to walkers

Thousands of walkers will enjoy better access to Ben Nevis this summer with a new footbridge now lowered into place.

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The face of the "brutally murdered" Pictish man. Picture: Dundee University

Scots experts reconstruct face of murdered Pictish man

Scottish researchers have reconstructed the face of a Pictish man who was brutally murdered 1,400 years ago.

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The site of the illicit whisky bothy, thought to date back to the early 19th century, which has been found in the Cabrach area of Moray.. Picture: Dr Kieran German/The BIG Partnership/PA Wire

Site of illegal whisky bothy found on Scottish hillside

The site of an illicit smuggler’s whisky bothy, thought to date back to the early 19th-century, has been discovered on a remote hillside.

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B e Str� cuspair na bliadhna sa airson na farpais FilmG, agus thug an cuspair sin brosnachadh do th�rr dhaoine gus cur a-steach airson nan diofar fharpaisean.

FilmG: Cothrom air leth Gàidhlig a chleachdadh an lùib film is teicneòlais

Thèid an naodhamh cuirm dhuaisean aig FilmG a chumail Dihaoine sa tighinn (17 Gearran), agus tha a h-uile coltas ann gu bheil an fharpais airson fhilmichean goirid sa Ghàidhlig cho tarraingeach ’s a bha i riamh am measg inbheach agus òigridh.

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The Naked Highlander range has been set up by the festival and Black Isle design firm Prickly Thistle.

Belladrum festival launches tartan fashion label

A Highland music festival has become the first in the UK to boast its own tartan fashion range.
Brian Wilson will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beach Boys's iconic pPet Sounds album.

Brian Wilson, Pixies and Arab Strap to play Kelvingrove Bandstand

Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson, world music superstars Ladysmith Black Mambazo and indie-rock icons The Pixies will stage outdoor concerts in Glasgow’s West End this summer.
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The ornately crafted pair of Jacobite Doune pistols which date back to 1730. Picture: Neil Hanna

Collector appeals over mystery of £50k Jacobite pistols

A private collector is looking to solve the mystery behind the original owner of two extremely rare Jacobite pistols now returned to Scotland that date back to 1730 and may have been fired at the Battle of Culloden.

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Dalmarnock Train Station in Glasgow, near where the athletes' village was situated for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Place name of the week: Dalmarnock - Dail Meàrnag

Dalmarnock (Dalmornoc in 1186) in Glasgow is from Gaelic Dail Meàrnag ‘the haugh land of (Saint) Ernóc’.

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Inverleith House was closed down suddenly by bosses at the Royal Botanic Garden in October.

Botanics art gallery to reopen for summer exhibition after outcry

The Royal Botanic Gallery in Edinburgh is to reopen its art gallery for a major summer exhibition in the wake of a campaign over its sudden closure backed by Ewan McGregor, Irvine Welsh, Tracey Emin and Antony Gormley.
The new-look Burrell Collection is due to reopen in 2020.

City council earmarks £33m for Burrell Collection overhaul

Glasgow City Council is set to plough £33 million into a long-awaited overhaul of the Burrell Collection over the next three years.

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Cables Wynd House, which featured in both the Trainspotting films,  has been given A-listed status. Picture: Contributed

Heritage body defends A-listed status for ‘Banana Flats’

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Little Marcos. Picture: Contributed

10 things everyone who grew up in Edinburgh will remember

From Little Marcos to the Stingray at the Commie Pool.

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West Lomond, as seen from the western approach to East Lomond.

Place name of the week: The Lomonds - Laomainn/Cuspairean Bhallais

The name of these two distinctive hills in Fife - individually East Lomond and West Lomond (Lomondys in 1315) - are possibly in origin from Pictish *lumon ‘beacon hill’.

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Comhdach leabhar Chaluim Laing

An t-Urramach Iain MacRuairidh agus a liut air lorg na beul-aithris

(Air a leantainn) Bha ministearan nan eaglaisean ann an Alba dèidheil is sgileil ann a bhith a’ trusadh beul-aithris ged nach robh na cuspairean an-còmhnaidh a’ tighinn ris an diadhachd aca. Nam measg bha sàr sgoilearan air taobh a’ chànain, an dà chuid ionnsaichte anns na cànanan Ceiltis agus anns na cànanan Clasaigeach - an Laideann, a’ Ghreugais agus an Eabhra. Bha an t-Urr. Iain MacRuairidh (1843-1907) na sgeulaiche no na sheanchaidh seach na neach-trusaidh beul-aithris, ach bhiodh e a’ tarraing air tobar beul-aithris a’ mhòr-shluaigh gus an seanchas aca a chumail beò.

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Pic Lisa Ferguson 31/01/2017

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Church of Scientology attempted to lease Royal Mile building

A HISTORIC building in the Royal Mile was subject to an offer from the Church of Scientology

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Mary Queen of Scots

Last letter of Mary Queen of Scots to be displayed at National Library

The last letter of Mary Queen of Scots, written just six hours before her execution, is being put on public display by the National Library of Scotland on February 8 to mark the anniversary of her death.

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The Maid of the Loch paddle steamer rests at Loch Lomond Shores. 
Picture: Allan Milligan

Loch Lomond paddle steamer could yet sail again

A historic paddle steamer could once again sail on the waters of Loch Lomond after enthusiasts working on her restoration vowed to have her shipshape by next summer.

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