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Dunfermline’s Carnegie Library named building of the year

A multi-million pound extension to the world’s first Carnegie Library in Dunfermline has been named building of the year in a prestigious architectural competition.

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The Garden of Eden by Dora Mejia at the CCA, Glasgow, as part of The Sky Is Falling

Art reviews: The Sky is Falling | William E Jones | Scott Myles

Contemporary art is, largely, an urban phenomenon, but it is comparatively rare to see an exhibition which scrutinises the city – our experience of living in it, how we navigate it, the politics implicit in it – as thoughtfully and thoroughly as The Sky is Falling. There is no shortage of material curator Ainslie Roddick could have chosen to throw at her subject but she has narrowed the selection, wisely, to five artists with a diverse range of perspectives, and certain harmonies of tone.

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Talisker Bay storm, Isle of Skye, by Antony Zacharias.

Winners of nature photography competition announced

Entries to a photographic competition show the beauty and power of the weather, from a Russian blizzard to an English misty bluebell wood.

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The Bridge of Carr during floods in 1978. Picture: Contributed

Highland’s oldest bridge celebrates 300th anniversary

THE Bridge of Carr - unsurprisingly located in Carrbridge - is thought to be the oldest surviving bridge in the Highlands and was built between around May and November 1717.

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Kerala Fragments, 2016, mixed media on canvas by Marj Bond at the Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

Art reviews: The RSA Annual Exhibition | Marj Bond

By dropping the constraints of a unifying theme, The RSA Annual Exhibition instead concentrates on showing great work

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Contemporary Connections at Summerhall, part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival

Art review: Contemporary Connections at Summerhall, Edinburgh

Art and science, subjective and objective, poles apart, of course. Or maybe not. If artists in the Renaissance had not pioneered an art of precise observation and record, science simply would not have happened. Nor indeed would medicine. Without the skills of the artists it would have been impossible to get to grips with the structures and workings of the natural world or the life that inhabits it. In the end, new technologies appeared to make the artists redundant and so they flounced off in a fit of pique to pursue an art that was neither observation nor information based. Perhaps that was a mistake.

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Artists are already bringing the former Leith Theatre building back to life for the first time in almost 30 years.

Artists to lead creation of new 'vision for Leith'

The Scottish Government is to fund a major project which will see artists lead the creation of a new blueprint aimed at transforming the fortunes of Edinburgh’s historic port area.

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The White House in Craigmillar that has been converted from a pub into at art space. Picture: TSPL

9 of the best art deco buildings in Edinburgh

Contrary to popular belief, Edinburgh has never been a city prepared to stand still and preserve itself in aspic.

This was especially true between the wars when the art deco style first began to emerge. Worldwide, art deco was viewed as fresh and cutting-edge. It was a hip new style which scores of Scottish towns and cities were quick to adopt.

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A view looking across North Queensferry and the three Forth bridges. The Queensferry Crossing is due to open later this year. Picture: Finlay Wells

Photographer shares amazing pictures of Queensferry Crossing

When it was announced a new Forth bridge would be built, thousands of Fife commuters breathed a sigh of relief.

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Lieutenant Colonel Helen Homewood and sculptor Simon Burns-Cox with 'France 1914' at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery. Picture: David Findlay/Poppyscotland

Unique sculpture depicting WWI arrives at Kelvingrove Museum

A SYMBOLIC sculpture depicting the last remaining tree in a WWI battlefield is set to go on display at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

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The Lamp of Sacrifice, 286 Places of Worship, Edinburgh 2004 (2) by Nathan COLEY

Art reviews: NOW | Franki Raffles: Observing Women at Work

Nathan Coley’s cardboard models are the stars of SNGMA’s NOW exhibition, while the late Franki Raffles’ powerful images of women endure

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Self-portrait of Graham MacIndoe
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Interview: Photographer Graham MacIndoe

When Graham MacIndoe’s life fell apart through drug addiction, he charted his decline on film. Now clean and with a Scottish National Portrait Gallery show, the photographer tells Susan Mansfield about the long road to recovery

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Kate Adie during her appearance at the festival in 2012.

Highland book festival facing the axe after Creative Scotland pull funding

It has attracted leading literary figures like James Kelman, Liz Lochhead, Ann Cleeves, Denise Mina and the late Iain Banks to the Highlands.

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A portrait of Nina Mega, one of the images appearing at Autism in Focus. Picture: Catherine Simpson

Charlene Tait: Faces that open our eyes to autism

Today is World Autism Awareness Day, an occasion designated by a UN General Assembly resolution which encourages its member states to raise awareness about autism, a condition that affects around one in 100 people.

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Detail from Branch of West Indian Cherry with Achilles Morpho Butterfly, 1702-03, by Maria Marian,
 at The Queen's Gallery. Picture: Royal Collection Trust

Art reviews: Maria Merian | David Michie

Maria Merian’s beautiful studies of butterflies still shimmer 300 years after they were painted, while the late David Michie’s reputation continues to grow

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Edinburgh's economy will be boosted to the tune of 10m by filming on Avengers: Infinity War.

Edinburgh set for £10m boost from Avengers blockbuster

Filming on the new Avengers: Infinity War blockbuster in Edinburgh is set to spark a £10 million boost for the capital's economy - more than is usually generated from a whole year's worth of productions.
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Completed in 2005, Edinburgh Airport's control tower is one of the city's tallest buildings. Picture: TSPL

The top 15 tallest buildings in Edinburgh

EDINBURGH’S ancient Old Town boasts what are thought to be some of the world’s earliest residential ‘skyscrapers’.

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Liz Magic Laser assembled a therapy group composed of actor participants with opposing political convictions. Picture: Contributed

Jupiter Artland launches course to soothe political stress

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Artist Nihad al Turk gives paintings to Leith School of Art charity auction.

Syrian refugee donates paintings in aid of Edinburgh art school

He was one of the first Syrians to arrive in Scotland in 2015 as refugees fled the war-torn country.

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Mark Wallinger: Mark, Installation view of The Fruitmarket Gallery. Courtesy the artist and Hauser

Visual art: Mark Wallinger: Mark, Fruit Market, Edinburgh and DCA, Dundee

His work fills two galleries in two cities and its scale is impressive, but it’s hard to find depth and enduring ideas in some of Mark Wallinger’s clever concepts

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