Enchanted Forest named UK’s best cultural event

The annual sound and light spectacular which attracts tens of thousands of visitors to a Highland wood every year has been named the UK’s best cultural event.

A previously-unseen drawing by Joan Eardley from the new exhibition.

Unseen Joan Eardley works revealed in new exhibition

They would sit patiently for hours in her studio, glad of the warmth from the stove, and looking forward to the treacle sandwiches that were usually offered up as a treat.
The Samson sisters Mary McDonald and Pat McLean were enjoyed seeing Joan Eardleys work. Picture: Neil Hanna

Scottish National Gallery reveals unknown Joan Eardley works

They would sit patiently for hours in her studio, glad of the warmth from the stove, and looking forward to the treacle sandwiches that were usually offered up as a treat.

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The statue of the police chief and his wife will be a centrepiece of the exhibition.

Treasures found in police chief's ancient tomb to be showcased in Edinburgh

Dozens of treasures discovered in an Egyptian tomb built for a police chief and his wife 3300 years ago are set to go on display in Edinburgh.

Detail from Notes Towards a Model Opera by William Kentridge

Art reviews: William Kentridge and Vivienne Koorland | Marvin Gaye Chetwynd

William Kentridge powerfully explores the wounds of post apartheid South Africa while Marvin Gaye Chetwynd has energy to spare at CCA

Panorama of Jenners department store created by Jorg Dietrich of

On this day in 1898: William Hamilton Beattie, Jenners’ architect dies

ONE of Edinburgh’s most revered Victorian architects passed away on this day 118 years ago.

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Dundee's new waterfront V&A museum is expected to be at the heart of any bid to become European City of Culture in 2023.

SNP warns Dundee's European culture capital bid is threatened by Brexit

The Scottish Government has demanded clarity over whether Dundee will be able to press ahead with a bid to be crowned European Capital of Culture.

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Chris Miles with his dog looking down at low cloud inversion over Tomtain from the Kilsyth Hills. Picture: SWNS

Scots photographer captures picture above clouds

Scot Chris Miles has waited years to capture this shot.

A restored section of the 17th century map.

Rare 17th century map found stuffed up an Aberdeen chimney is saved for the nation

It was scrunched up into a ball and stuffed up a chimney as a makeshift draught excluder.
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A new-look Paisley Musem was expected to be a centrepiece of its planned UK City of Culture programme in 2021.

New-look Paisley Museum will not be ready for 2021 under scaled-back vision

Paisley's bid to be named UK City of Culture in 2021 was dealt a major blow today after it emerged the signature project will not be ready in time.
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Inside what remains of Glasgow School of Art's world-famous library ahead of restoration work.

Glasgow School of Art starts work on rebirth of fire-ravaged library

A three-year restoration of Glasgow School of Art's world-famous library is underway - two and a half years after it was virtually destroyed by a devastating blaze.
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Sir John Lavery's 1921 painting of North Berwick's golf links has fetched 872,750 at auction.

Early portrait of women's golf sells at auction for nearly £900,000

A painting portraying a game of golf on one of the nation’s first courses to allow women to play went under the hammer for nearly £900,000 as it became the star lot in a sale of Scottish art.

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Detail from Rain Window-Soft SeaI by Paul Furneaux at the Open Eye Gallery

Art reviews: The SSA Annual | Time Is All Around | Paul Furneaux | Vincent Butler

With just five rooms available, the SSA has still managed to display a varied selection of works from screenprints to sculptures and installations

Picture: TSPL

Quiz: How well do you know ‘lost’ Edinburgh?

18 images showing places around Edinburgh which have changed beyond recognition. Match the image to the place name.

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The Monarch of the Glen is an oil-on-canvas painting of a red deer stag completed in 1851 by the English painter Sir Edwin Landseer

Lesley Riddoch: Monarch of the Glen a real opportunity

Plans to save the picture for the nation don’t have to reinforce its image as the preserve of the elite, writes Lesley Riddoch

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Princes Square summed up the forward looking ambition of late-1980s Glasgow. Picture: Jean O'Reilly

Glasgow's Princes Square shopping centre named 'building of the century'

The Scottish Parliament and the modern extension to Edinburgh’s Victorian Royal Museum have lost out to one of Glasgow’s main shopping centres to be named the nation’s best building of the last 100 years.

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Ben Nevis rises behind Loch Linnhe, with the town of Fort William on the shore. Picture: TSPL

Vision for Fort William wins Future Town design award

It may be known as the gateway to the UK’s tallest mountain, but Fort William has never scaled the heights of urban development.

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An installation shot from Rob Kennedy's exhibition at the Talbot Rice Gallery in Edinburgh. PIC: Talbot Rice Gallery

Art reviews: Rob Kennedy | Of Other Spaces

When I visited the Talbot Rice Gallery this week I had the chance to meet Tessa Giblin, the incoming director of the gallery, on her first full day at the helm. Giblin, a New Zealander and prominent international curator, has been resident in Dublin where she worked at Project Arts Centre. She will have a very busy first year. She is the commissioner of the Irish pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale, working with the artist Jesse Jones, and at Talbot Rice she will become part of the existing partnership with Alchemy Film and Arts that will present Rachel Maclean’s work for Scotland at the same festival. Giblin succeeds Pat Fisher who was director of the gallery for 11 years, leaving on a high with one of the institution’s most popular exhibitions, the Edinburgh Art Festival show of the late US painter Alice Neel.

Dundee's V&A museum is due to open in the summer of 2018.

Jaguar's design director on how Dundee's "bold" V&A museum can make an impact

One of the world’s most celebrated car designers says Dundee’s new V&A museum can become a “destination” in its own right and make a “bold statement” about his home country.

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