HE IS one of the best-known Scots in the world - but legendary actor Sir Sean Connery is this year to snub the flagship event of a major Scottish cultural celebration in New York - insisting he prefers to play golf.
IT is certain to be one of the more unusual tributes to Edinburgh's most famous actor.
THEY were worth just a few pennies when originally they adorned billboards and drew cinema-goers to see the Capital's latest rising star.
A RARE nude painting of Sir Sean Connery has been discovered in a Scottish artist's unseen collection and is set to go on display for the first time.
AMONG the most prominent Scots who worked for MI6 was Compton MacKenzie, who would go on to write Whisky Galore, and whose literary sensibilities were proudly displayed in the official reports he despatched back to Britain.
IT is a scene that perfectly captures the intrigue and elegance of the life of a secret agent.
SIR Sean Connery is to come out of retirement to help Scotland's oldest university celebrate its 600th anniversary.
As Sir Sean Connery marks his 80th birthday, Martyn McLaughlin looks at the reputation of a man who, despite the Hollywood plaudits, often faces hostility in his homeland
As one of the Capital's most famous sons celebrates his milestone birthday, we look back on an amazing life
SCREEN legend Sir Sean Connery -who celebrates his 80th birthday today - says he will never act again.
SEAN Connery almost missed out on the role of his life because decision makers thought they could "do better" in their quest for a James Bond star.
SIR SEAN Connery has announced he is to scale down his involvement with the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
HIS presence on the red carpet has helped bring a touch of Hollywood glamour to the Edinburgh International Film Festival while his work backstage has helped to make it a truly world-beating event.
SIR SEAN Connery had to call the police after he was tailed by fans in the city at the weekend.
A TODDLER who underwent open heart surgery at just 16 days old received a boost before his latest trip to the doctor's from a very famous well-wisher – Sir Sean Connery.
IT IS fast becoming unrecognisable from the industrial heartland where he was brought up almost 80 years ago.
SIR Sean Connery joked with fans and signed autographs on the red carpet at the opening gala of the 64th Edinburgh International Film Festival last night.
SCREEN icon and probably the most famous Scotsman alive today, Sir Sean Connery, is due back in Edinburgh this week, to join cinema fans at the Edinburgh International Film Festival for a gala screening of one of his most famous films: The Man Who Would Be King.