Fantastic osprey photos inspired by hunting background

AMATEUR wildlife photographer Bill Doherty has revealed how his hunting background when a youngster has helped him capture some of the most amazing pictures of ospreys in Scotland.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
The Wallace Monument. Picture Michael Gillen

Revealed: Scotland’s tallest buildings

Scotland may not boast the tallest buildings in the world, or even in the UK, but that’s not to say we can’t stack ‘em high.

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Detail of Mick Jagger by Cecil Beaton, 1967, at The Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Art review: Looking Good: The Male Gaze from Van Dyck to Lucian Freud at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Drawn from four centuries of male portraiture, this exhibition is built around Van Dyck’s final self-portrait, saved for the nation in 2014

Microsoft executive Megan Saunders introduces Paint 3D. Picture: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images

Microsoft Paint to remain after user backlash

Microsoft Paint has been given a reprieve after the company confirmed it will continue to offer the graphics programme.

Detail of work by Morris Meredith Williams

Book review: An Artist’s War, by Phyllida Shaw

The letters and sketches of a husband and wife duo form as vivid a memorial of the Great War as their bronze reliefs, discovers Duncan Macmillan

Clare Robertson and Celeste Clark with examples of their work and other artists. Picture: Supplied

Sale of postcard art raises thousands for Edinburgh Homeless

BIDS on Rock Trust’s postcard art exhibition have raised in excess of £6,800 in aid of Edinburgh’s homeless youth.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
Jac Leirner, Leveled Spirit, 2017. PIC Ruth Clark

Art reviews: Jac Leirner | Against Landscape | Susie Leiper

From cigarette papers to mountains, by way of a subtly different take on landscape

Detail of a painting by Clare Woods at DCA

Visual art: Clare Woods - Victim of Geography, at DCA

Until a few weeks ago, these spacious galleries at DCA held paintings from Mark Wallinger’s ‘Id’ series – twice the artist’s height and as wide as his arm span, symmetrical and Rorschach-like abstracts, painted with his hands. This show brings paintings on a similar scale by English artist Clare Woods, an artist with a different kind of interest in Freud and the workings of the mind.

The lighthouse on Davaar Island at Campbeltown Loch. Picture: Peter Gellatly

Pictures capture the beauty of Scotland’s lighthouses

Scotland’s lighthouses range from small lit buoys to towering landmarks like the famous example at Bell Rock.

The National Trust for Scotland will spend around 18 months creating a comprehensive record of its entire art collection.

National Trust to open up access to its nationwide art collection

It is a vast art collection which is estimated to be worth more than £400 million but is scattered around dozens of sites all over the country.
The Jacobite exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland explains the enduring fascination with the Stuart dynasty. Picture: Neil Hanna/JP Resell

Review: Jacobite exhibition explores legacy of the Stuarts

Portraits, armour, silverware and song help illustrate the history of the Jacobites in this extensive exhibition, writes Duncan Macmillan

Dutch photographer Hellen Van Meene has a wonderfully comic series of portraits of young people with dogs; and children wearing  expressions far beyond their years

Photography exhibition review: Retina 2017

Finding good exhibition spaces in Edinburgh isn’t easy, and Edinburgh’s annual photography festival has lost two of the major venues it used last year: Gayfield Creative Spaces and the Customs House in Leith. This year, audiences must seek it out in the basement of Summerhall, the top floor of Ocean Terminal, and in Out of the Blue, Dalmeny Street, where the Royal Photographic Society’s International Print Exhibition is due to open on Tuesday (11 July).

A photo taken by a homeless Scottish Gulf War veteran Jamie Robertson showing the notebook he kept during the conflict and part of a set of bagpipes is among a series of billboard artworks being showcased across Edinburgh to mark the 50th anniversary of the charity Crisis.

Work by homeless artists marks charity’s 50th year

A photo taken by a former homeless Scottish Gulf War veteran showing the journal he wrote during the conflict and a chanter he kept from his bagpipes is among a series of billboard artworks being showcased across Edinburgh to mark the 50th anniversary of the charity Crisis.

Double Jeopardy  Crocodiles and Canoes by Steven Claydon at Common Guild

Art review: Steven Claydon at Common Guild, Glasgow and Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute

Steven Claydon’s tribal ‘artefacts’ – on show in Glasgow and on the Isle of Bute – cast us all as magpies drawn to exotic treasures

Supper at Emmaus, 1601, by Caravaggio is one of the stars of Beyond Caravaggio at the Scottish National Gallery. � The National Gallery, London

Art review: Beyond Caravaggio at the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

It’s fascinating to see work by those inspired by Caravaggio, but none of them surpass the master

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New look for historic Edinburgh University student union

New look for historic Edinburgh University student union

It has a proud history as the world’s oldest purpose-built student union building.
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More than 350 objects, including loans from the Vatican and the Louvre, are in the new Jacobites exhibition at the National Museum.

National Museum facing protests over lack of Gaelic in Jacobites exhibition

A major new exhibition on Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites is facing protests today over claims it has sidelined the Gaelic language.

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Inverleith House art gallery was closed suddenly at the Royal Botanic Garden just after its 30th anniversary.

Botanic Garden told to rethink after Inverleith House closure

The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh has been urged by experts to overhaul its entire approach to the arts after the controversial closure of its long-running gallery.

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Detail from Burning the Kailyard by Aiden Milligan at the Gray's School of Art Degree Show 2017

Art review: Gray’s School of Art Degree Show 2017

Well, I’ve got my comeuppance. No sooner do I write a review bemoaning the near complete absence of artist statements at the Glasgow School of Art Degree Show than I find myself in Aberdeen at Gray’s School of Art, where they take the opposite approach. Here, every student has been drilled to write a summary of their practice and their degree show work in 125 words. What is more, they’ve clearly been instructed to make it accessible to the lay person, and as far as possible, devoid of art-speak.

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Surgeons Hall by Hugh Buchanan at the 
Scottish Gallery

Art review: Hugh Buchanan at the Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s civic masterpiece is celebrated in this wonderful show, writes Duncan Macmillan

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