Exhibition explores abandoned crofts on Outer Hebrides

A NEW photographic exhibition offers a unique insight into a number of abandoned crofts on the Outer Hebrides.

Prince George with the family dog Lupo at Sandringham in Norfolk. Picture: AFP PHOTO / DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE / Matt PORTEOUS /

Prince George celebrates third birthday with pet dog Lupo

New pictures showing Prince George at play on a swing and with the family dog Lupo have been released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to mark their son’s third birthday.

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The first ever printed map of Scotland from 1560.

Oldest map of Scotland goes on display in Edinburgh

THE first ever printed image of Scotland is set to go on public display as part of a major exhibition of some of the world’s most magnificent maps.

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A Mackintosh-designed chair, now in the Hunterian

Glasgow gears up to mark 150 years of Charles Rennie Mackintosh

A MAJOR celebration of the life and legacy of Charles Rennie Mackintosh is to be staged in his home city to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth.

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Portrait now attributed to Lucian Freud, displayed by Fake or Fortunes Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould. Picture: Glenn Dearing

Lucian Freud painting uncovered despite denial from artist

The BBC says it has identified an early Lucian Freud painting worth at least £300,000, despite the artist’s own denials that it was his work.

The Church Walk flats in Denny, Stirlingshire, were demolished in 2014 following years of campaigning by residents. The building is featured in a new documentary film on the Carbuncle Awards. Picture: John Devlin

Carbuncle film explores Scotland’s ‘most dismal’ towns

IT’S the infamous award which recognises the most dismal town in Scotland and provokes fierce debate on the quality of our built environment.

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Artist Damian Ortega. Picture: Greg Macvean

Art review: Damián Ortega | Paper Trail | Raphael Rubenstein

Damián Ortega’s wonderful show at the Fruitmarket explores the extent to which the aesthetic is fundamental to human nature

Cate Newton

Roger Cox: Compass points to Scotland’s most promising art graduates

The degree shows at Scotland’s four largest art schools may be over, but work by some of this year’s more promising graduates is now on display at Compass Gallery in Glasgow.

Starlings work transforms old ideas into new forms. Picture: Contributed

Art review: Simon Starling: At Twilight, Glasgow

If you’ve ever wondered what it might look inside the mind of artist Simon Starling (and yes, over the years from time to time I have) there’s a glimpse at Glasgow’s The Common Guild.

One of the photographs by Jason Bell at the main festival hub. Picture: Jason Bell

Art review: Retina 2016, Edinburgh

These days, Edinburgh seems to have a festival for most things, and a photography festival is such a natural addition to the mix that one wonders why it took so long.

A display at the National Museum of Scotland. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Everyday masterpieces at the National Museum of Scotland

How did we get from Napoleon’s toast rack to Scandinavian modernism and IKEA? Three of the National Museum’s new galleries chart the democratisation of design, writes Susan Mansfield

A photograph of Bowie by Gavin Evans. Picture: PA

David Bowie’s private art collection to be sold

The private art collection of David Bowie will be revealed to the public for the first time when hundreds of his paintings are sold at auction.

An etching by Dutch master Rembrandt of  Jan Cornelis Sylvius, an Amsterdam preacher, in 1633, will go on display at Duff House in Banff, Aberdeenshire, for 17 weeks. Picture: Scottish National Gallery/SWNS

Rare Rembrandt found hidden in box to go on display in Banff

A RARE Rembrandt etching found hidden in a box at the Scottish National Gallery is to go on display at a Georgian mansion.

Effie Macdougall on the manual telephone exchange at Craighouse on the Isle of Jura, 1974

Telling the story of Scots-led innovations at the national museum

Inventions don’t just happen – they evolve. From medical equipment to telecoms technology, improvements are only made through building on the knowledge of the past, writes Jim Gilchrist

Cathy Wilkes

Art review: Govan/Gdańsk | Cathy Wilkes

Images of post industrial decline in and around the shipyards of Govan and Gdansk make for a sobering portrait of a disappearing world

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Join the national museum’s high-tech revolution

The National Museum has always prided itself on the quality of its hands-on exhibits but the latest additions would have blown the minds of 
its founding fathers, writes Alistair Harkness

The Dunmore Pineapple is Scotland's most famous folly.Picture ALLAN MILLIGAN/TSPL

10 of Scotland’s most unusual buildings

Scotland may be known for its Victoria grandeur, Georgian beauty and ancient romantic castles. But it is also home to some truly forward thinking buildings inspired by the past, future - and even pineapples.

Andy Scott with his latest equine sculpture in Edinburgh's New Town. Picture: Julie Bull/TSPL

Kelpies artist creates new sculpture for Edinburgh’s New Town

THE man behind Scotland’s iconic Kelpies hopes his latest giant horse head will become a permanent attraction in Edinburgh’s Old Town.

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Claude Monet's Spring (Fruit Trees in Bloom), 1873

Art review: Inspiring Impressionism: Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh

Identifying the influence of Charles Daubigny on Impressionist greats Monet and Van Gogh makes this a fascinating, must-see, exhibition

An installation by C�leste Boursier-Mougenot. Picture: Toby Williams

The rise of Jupiter Artland on Scotland’s art landscape

Since its nomination as Museum of the Year, visitor numbers to Jupiter Artland are up by 47 per cent. Moira Jeffrey joins the judging panel on 
its visit to the sculpture park and discovers that win or lose, this corner of West Lothian is a growing presence in Scotland’s cultural and artistic life

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