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Paintings from Glasgow’s Burrell Collection to go on tour in Japan

More than 70 masterpieces from Glasgow’s Burrell Collection are to go on display in Japan later this year as part of a campaign to raise the international profile of the museum while it undergoes a major refurbishment.

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A statue of legendary Leith pilot Eric 'Winkle' Brown has been installed at Edinburgh Airport. Picture: SWNS

Statue of hero pilot Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown unveiled at Edinburgh Airport

A statue honouring Captain Eric “Winkle” Brown, renowned as one of the world’s greatest pilots, has been installed at Edinburgh Airport.

News
The Grand Cafe is set to reopen after 6-month restoration

Iconic Edinburgh venue, The Grand Cafe, set to reopen

One of Edinburgh’s most iconic Old Town venues will re-open to the public next week after a six month restoration.

News
Leonie Bell has been charged with building on Paisley's bid to become UK City of Culture.

Scotland's cultural strategy chief to lead transformation of Paisley

One of Scotland's leading arts administrators is to take charge of the legacy of Paisley's bid to become a UK city of culture.

Lifestyle
Benjamin Myers is the winner of the Walter Scott Prize for Histrorical Fiction 2018 for his book The Gallows Pole

Story of 18th century Yorkshire gang wins Walter Scott Prize

A novel about an 18th century gang of Yorkshire counterfeiters has been declared the winner of Britain’s biggest Prize for historical fiction at the Baillie Gifford Borders Book Festival.

Books
The memorial garden was opened beside the People's Palace in Glasgow.

Irish and Highland famine memorial unveiled in Glasgow

A memorial to those who suffered in the Irish and Highland famine in the 19th century has been unveiled in Glasgow.

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Scots urged to support a William Wallace Day

An Edinburgh tourist attraction is to launch a campaign to introduce a new national holiday to William Wallace.

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Sanaa Mohammad, who arrived in Scotland 11 months ago, is expected to take part in the Easterhouse workshop

Refugees staging Greek tragedy in Glasgow to address trauma of war

A 2,400-year-old Greek tragedy is to be staged in one of Scotland’s most deprived communities to help Syrian refugees overcome the psychological traumas of war.

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Kellie Castle, Fife.A National Trust for Scotland site

£60 million to be spent preserving Scotland’s heritage

Almost £60 million will be spent preserving Scotland’s heritage over the next five years, National Trust for Scotland bosses said as they announced their “most ambitious” programme.

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The Edinburgh Castle selfie is an essential part of a tourist's trip (Picture: Ian Georgeson)

Cliff Hague: This is how we can save Scotland’s heritage

Whenever checking out of a continental hotel, the bill usually has a line saying “bedroom tax” or “tourist tax”.

Opinion
Hirushi Wickramaratne and Charles Figes at the seat ahead of the Cowan Blackstone competition. Picture: John Devlin

Glasgow students to revive university’s historic Latin contest

Students at Glasgow University are to take part in an ancient Mastermind-style head-to-head competition for the first time in decades - which will see them sit on an historic chair and answer questions about Latin.

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Picture: Sir William Gibson-Craig

Letter reveals Scot’s role in abolition of slavery

A Scottish politician’s pivotal role in the abolition of slavery in the West Indies is set to be revealed for the first time.

Lifestyle
There are some interesting seasonal jobs available in Scotland this summer (Photo: Shutterstock)

9 unusual summer jobs in Scotland

When summer arrives, it brings with it a diverse range of job opportunities in order to meet the increased demand from tourism and school holidays in Scotland.
News

When Scots would wash their faces in the May dew for luck

The May Day tradition which originated in Scotland has only fallen out of favour fairly recently, writes David McLean

Lifestyle

In pictures: the history of the Dean Village

The Dean Village is arguably one of the most photogenic areas of the city, with rows of mews houses, former mills and industrial buildings and leafy outlook

News
Three of the tiny coffins found on Arthur's Seat in 1836. Picture: TSPL

Author claims to have solved Edinburgh coffin-doll mystery

They are perhaps one of the capital’s most enduring mysteries, made famous by TV documentaries and fictional novels.

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The QE2 moored at her berth in Dubai Port

QE2 gets ready for Dubai opening as a floating hotel

The historic QE2 ocean liner, the crowning glory of Scotland’s shipbuilding heyday, is to finally begin a new chapter as a floating hotel this week.

Lifestyle

15 pictures that will make you nostalgic for Scotland in the noughties

Scotland has changed a lot since the noughties - and we miss it.

News

Edinburgh piper wows crowds at New York Tartan Day Parade

The piper to the Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh wowed the crowds at the Tartan Day Parade in New York as she performed in a special tartan created to celebrate Scotland’s status as a fair trade nation.

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Video: Amazing moment field of Highland ponies surprise passengers

This amazing video shows the moment a field full of Highland ponies surprised passengers on a busy road as they ran alongside traffic.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
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