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Cultural sector told pay for artists needs to be overhauled

A better pay deal for the nation’s artists has been pledged ahead of a new cultural blueprint being created.

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Travel: Costa Rica

Spectacular flora and fauna steal the show on a tour of resorts with green credentials

Sealladh na Beinne, North Ballachulish, Lochaber

Travel: Sealladh na Beinne, North Ballachulish, Lochaber

Do Not Disturb: A home from home where the spectacle of Glencoe is always near

South African playwright Lara Foot, who has three plays on stage in Edinburgh this August.

Fringe interview: playwright Lara Foot on South Africa’s fringe festivals

Promoted by the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In a regular series of interviews to mark World Fringe Day, acts performing at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe share their experiences of other fringes around the world. This week: playwright, director and producer Lara Foot on the fringe scene in her native South Africa

Paolo Nutini will be playing at Paisley Abbey to support the town's bid to become UK City of Culture.

Paolo Nutini to play charity gig in Paisley Abbey to help culture capital bid

Paolo Nutini is to perform a huge charity concert in his home town’s historic abbey to help its bid to become the UK’s next culture capital.
Glasgow & Strathclyde
Bill Jamieson: Financial advice is not just for the “well off”

Bill Jamieson: Financial advice is not just for the “well off”

How well off do you have to be to need a wealth manager? The better question is this: how well off do you have to be not to need one? Everyone needs a “wealth manager” – though in popular perception it seems to be a preserve of the very well off. Don’t wealth managers come with a boardroom job, a £150,000-plus income, a bulging portfolio of shares and a second home?

The Edinburgh International Festival will take over St Andrew Square for its two-day opening event Bloom.

Edinburgh Festival opener to transform St Andrew Square

More than 40,000 people are set to flood into one of Edinburgh’s most historic public squares for a spectacular sound and light show to herald the 70th anniversary of its summer festivals.

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Royal Highland show enjoyed a record year.

Royal Highland Show enjoys record year

IT was a record-breaking year for the Royal Highland Show as thousands of visitors flocked to enjoy a celebration of rural life.

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Piping at Forres is one of Moray's tourism success stories. Picture: Supplied

Tourism in Moray hits record figures

MORAY has enjoyed its best ever year for tourism, with more visitors descending on the region and generating almost £120m for the local economy.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
The busy streets of Ho Chi Minh City, also popularly known as Saigon

Travel: Energy and excitement in Saigon

From cool rooftop bars and frenetic markets to the haunting war museum, Saigon is a friendly and fascinating city, writes Kate Wickers

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Music review: The Stone Roses at Hampden Park

“Don’t be sad it’s over, be happy that it happened,” announced Ian Brown in typically pithy style, adapting the words of Dr Seuss to fuel speculation that this was to be The Stone Roses’ last ever gig. Wise counsel too, given that this was far from the best that the Roses had to offer. But when the band of a generation, subsequently adopted by ensuing generations too, rides into town, their shows become more gathering than gig.

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The Cuillin mountains is one of Skye's top tourist attractions. Picture: Ian Rutherford/TSPL

Skye islanders call for 30-year tourism strategy

TOURISM on the Isle of Skye requires a strategy over the next 30 years to cope with growing popularity, residents are claiming.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Danish musicians will join Chris Stout and Catriona McKay at the East Neuk gig

Music: The East Neuk Festival explores its maritime links

Historic links between Scotland and Denmark inspire a new project at the East Neuk Festival

Lorde has made an assured second album

Album reviews: Lorde | Royal Blood | Ride

Lorde seems to shrug off the burden of expectation and grows her sound at her own pace, while Ride pick up where they left off 20 years ago

Gaelic drama Bannan is filmed almost entirely on the Isle of Skye.

£4m deal secures future of Gaelic drama Bannan for next four years

The company set up on the Isle of Skye by the producer of the hit comedy The Inbetweeners has won a new four-year deal to continue making a Gaelic drama series there.

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Collection of photographs reminds us of an era when the island had people living on it. Picture: Alan Hendry

The eerie still of the abandoned isle of Stroma

The images show traces of a life once lived on the island of Stroma that was abandoned by its last resident more than 50 years ago.

First Lady Melania Trump, President Donald Trump, Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, Louise Linton, Vice President Mike Pence, and Second Lady Karen Pence pose at the wedding of Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and Louise Lintonat Andrew Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC. Picture: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for LS

Scottish actress married to President Trump’s Treasury secretary

It would appear to be a life far removed from the one she spent as a public schoolgirl in Edinburgh.

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Twenty years since "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" was first published, inspiring a generation of young readers -- and their parents -- it is hard to imagine Rowling before the seven Harry Potter books.
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Harry Potter fans mark 20 years since J.K. Rowling’s famous book

Harry Potter fans around the world will today celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first book about The Boy Who Lived.


Police make 10 arrests at Stone Roses’ Hampden Park concert

The Stone Roses gig in Glasgow saw 10 people arrested for a range of offences.

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Debbie Mackay and Dol Ian MacKinnon are two of the main stars of the BBC Alba series Bannan.

Gaelic TV drama Bannan wins new four-year deal

The company set up on the Isle of Skye by the producer of the hit comedy The Inbetweeners has won a new four-year deal to continue making a Gaelic drama series there.

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