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Bob Dylan criticised for silence after Nobel Prize award

A member of the Swedish Academy that awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature to Bob Dylan says the singer-songwriter’s silence since receiving the honour is “impolite and arrogant”.

The Burrell Collection in Glasgow will close for several years.

Burrell Collection set to close till 2020 in major refurbishment

A leading museum is celebrating the final weekend before it closes for several years for a multimillion pound refurbishment with a host of activities

Glasgow & Strathclyde
The growing online campaign hopes to halt the closure of Inverleith House art gallery.

5000 art lovers back online campaign to halt closure of Botanics gallery

More than 5000 people have backed a campaign calling for a long-running Edinburgh art gallery to be saved from closure.
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Author Ian Rankin outside the Oxford Bar. Picture:  Ian Georgeson

Ian Rankin Interview: ‘I don’t know if I’ll write about Rebus again’

Detective Rebus is out of retirement for one more case. Janet Christie settles into The Oxford Bar to hear more from author Ian Rankin.

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Tessa Hartmann launched the Scottish Fashion Awards 10 years ago.

Scots fashion guru hits out over political bickering at awards ceremony

The figurehead of the Scottish Fashion Awards has complained that the country is being held back by arguments about political borders, a failure of ambition and the lack of a ‘can do’ attitude.
Politics 29
Danny MacAskill filmed a video for Red Bull at the Playboy Mansion in Beverley Hills.

Danny MacAskill admits 'honest mistake' over Playboy Mansion visit

His death-defying stunts and spectacular videos on his bike have won him millions of fans around the world.

Lifestyle 14
Dingwall Gaelic Choir enjoyed a clean sweep of trophies at the Mod. Conductor Kirsteen Menzies holds the Lovat & Tullibardine Shield, and Steven MacIver holds the Weekly Scotsman Quaich - plus mascot.

Mòd set for Inverness in 2020 as it draws to a close in Western Isles

As the Royal National Mòd reached its final day of competitions in Stornoway, it was announced that Inverness will host the event in 2020.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Scotland is performing well in an industry which is worth �28bn to the UK economy. Picture Robert Perry/TSPL

David Mundell to co-host Scottish Fashion Awards

SCOTLAND punches above its weight in the worldwide fashion marketplace, says Scottish Secretary David Mundell.

News 4
Carol Maclean and Hector MacKechnie were the winners of the Gold Medal at the Mod's showpiece event for fluent Gaelic singers. Picture: John Maclean

Last year’s runner-up wins Mòd Gold Medal in showpiece event

The tension was running high at Lewis Sports Centre in Stornoway on Wednesday night as the judges of the prestigious Gold Medal competition at the Royal National Mòd collated their marks for the eight finalists, but there was joy for Carol Maclean and Hector MacKechnie when the marks were finally delivered.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Irvine Welsh is in the running for Scotland's major book prizes with new Francis Begbie novel The Blade Artist

Irvine Welsh and James Kelman up for Saltire Literary Award

Irvine Welsh, James Kelman, Jenni Fagan and Maggie O’Farrel will all be competing for Scotland’s major literary honours this year.

Books 4
Jessica Thummel was one of theee shortlisted candidates for the Dundee International Book Prize.

Coveted Scottish book prize goes to American 'coming of age' novel

American writer Jessica Thummel has won a major Scottish book prize for debut novelists.
John Swinney said he was 'horrified' by the negative reaction to a recent Gaelic funding announcement. Picture: John Devlin

John Swinney: No place for hostility towards Gaelic in Scotland

John Swinney has declared that there is no place in Scotland for hostility towards the Gaelic language, after being “horrified” by the negative response to a recent funding announcement.

Politics 147
Up to 4000 Hogmanay revellers will be able to use the free tram service

Free trams laid on for Edinburgh's Hogmanay revellers

Free tram rides are to be laid on in Edinburgh for the first time since the controversial service began operating - for the city’s Hogmanay revellers.
Transport 31
Find the perfect cuppa for you

What type of coffee drinker are you?

We delve into Edinburgh’s café society to discover just how many types of coffee lovers there are.

Promoted content
Amanda Catto, Creative Scotland's of visual arts, admits the sector suffers from "a culture of low or no pay."

Fears for future of Scotland's visual arts scene revealed

Scotland’s award-winning visual arts scene has slipped into a precarious and unsustainable financial state, according to a major new report.
Lifestyle 3
Scottish Style Awards 2015 - Nominees

Most Stylish Male
Jamie Byng
Publisher, Canongate

David Young appointed new chairman at Canongate publisher

One of Scotland’s leading independent publishing companies, Canongate, has appointed David Young as successor to Sir Christopher Bland as chairman.

Paul Laverty and Ken Loach will be honoured at next month's BAFTA Scotland ceremony.

Ken Loach to get BAFTA Scotland honour

Ken Loach, one of Britain’s most celebrated filmmakers, is to get an outstanding achievement award at Scotland’s film and TV Oscars for the movies his company has made north of the border.

Lifestyle 1
Julie Wilson Nino, Lorne McFadden, John Gordon Sinclair and John Michie will star in West Skerra Light.

Still Game star lines up chilling Halloween treat for TV viewers

He is best known as one half of the comedy duo currently pulling in millions of viewers to watch Still Game’s return to the nation’s TV screens.
Lifestyle 1
The Lord of the Isles meets Mod competitors at the Nicholson Institute in Stornoway.

Royal National Mòd lives up to its name as Prince Charles flies in

The Prince of Wales was a surprise guest at the Royal National Mòd in Stornoway yesterday, where he presented an Italian cyclist with the Gaelic learner of the year award.

Music 7
The Bay City Rollers drove their fans wild in their tartan-trimmed heyday.  Picture: Vinnie Zuffante/Getty

Aidan Smith: Bay City Rollers deserve a break

It feels strange to be thinking about the Bay City Rollers when Bob Dylan has just been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, when Rod Stewart has just been knighted and when lots of deeply important bands have just got together for Desert Trip, billed as the mega-gig to top them all. But then again maybe not that strange.

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