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Leader comment: I is for international

Festival director’s new focus will ensure global reach and greater inclusiveness

A new-look Argyle Street will bring a ray of sunshine to Glasgow. Picture: Google Maps

Leader comment: It’ll never be the same again

Nostalgists aside, a new-look Argyle Street will bring a ray of sunshine to Glasgow

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Jade Holland Cooper. Picture: submitted

Fashion entrepreneur Jade Holland Cooper on her Scottish influences

Jade Holland Cooper, founder of luxury British lifestyle brand Holland Cooper, talks about her new store in Edinburgh, plans for expansion and her love of Scottish materials.
L-E-V Company dancers from Israel, one of the more international acts on the 2018 programme

Festival aims to go ‘truly global’ in time for 75th birthday

The Edinburgh International Festival will undergo a radical re-think in the run-up to its 75th anniversary in 2022 under a vision aimed at turning it into a truly global event for the first time.

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Morven Fioretti (second from right) with her Highland midwifery colleagues. Photograph: Graeme Hunter

Highland midwives hit the screens with second TV series

Nurses from some of the remotest parts of Scotland will be in the spotlight next week as The Highland Midwife returns for a second series on Channel 5.

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The Hyundai Ioniq is available as hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fully electric.

Review: Hyundai Ioniq,

Hyundai is offering big trade-ins for polluting cars, with a £2,000 banger deal off the price of its very clean hybrid. It hopes to sell more cars while taking the most toxic cars off the road. Your new Hyundai must be registered before the end of this month so there’s no time to lose.

Opinion is slit over whether or not the Glasgow School of Art building should be rebuilt.

Dani Garavelli: Don’t commit to Mack Mk3 in heat of moment

We all view major news stories through the prism of our own experiences. When a favourite musician dies we are transported back to the first time we saw him or her perform; when a bomb goes off in a foreign city we have visited, we recall carefree days spent wandering its streets.

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In pictures: Game of Thrones stars tie the knot in Aberdeenshire

Game of Thrones stars Rose Leslie and Kit Harington have married at a church in Aberdeenshire.

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In pictures: Game of Thrones stars arrive at church for wedding

Game of Thrones actress Rose Leslie has arrived at the church where she is marrying her former co-star Kit Harington.

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Sebastian Leslie, father of actress Rose Leslie, at the main entrance to Wardhill Castle in Aberdeenshire, which is the venue for the wedding of Game Of Thrones stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Dad of Game of Thrones actress ‘thrilled’ for daughter’s wedding

Game of Thrones actress Rose Leslie’s father has said he is “thrilled” for his daughter as she prepares to wed former co-star Kit Harington in Aberdeenshire.

Summerhall in Edinburgh. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Noise complaints force Edinburgh music festival indoors

An outdoor festival being staged in Edinburgh to coincide with the opening of an exhibition charting the history of Scottish pop music has been forced indoors after the venue was hit by noise complaints by neighbours.

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Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie are to wed today

Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie to wed in Scotland

Game Of Thrones stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie - who played on-screen lovers in the epic TV drama - are tying the knot.

Rory and Pearson, a pair of alpacas, are to make their showbiz debut at an old people's home with cult singer Bobby Velvet at Fringe by the Sea in North Berwick.

Singer Bobby Velvet forms alpacas trio for North Berwick show

They’re two tall, good-looking Hollywood heart-throb young males who attract second... no make that third, fourth and fifth... glances wherever they go – wowing everyone with their smouldering good looks and ab-fabulous physiques.


Music review: Idlewild, Summerhall, Edinburgh

More than ever, Idlewild’s set in the open air of Summerhall’s courtyard bore a distinctly Scottish flavour. Much of the audience had hurried along from the opening of the Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop exhibition down the road at the National Museum of Scotland, and this show acted as the unofficial afterparty. The five-piece group played a set rich in nostalgia for their own history with this city, and with a wider sense of the Scots musical lineage to which they’re deeply tied.

Cardoness Castle near Kirkcudbright. Picture: Geograph

The Scottish castle with a pit prison

If you like your history gruesome, follow in the footsteps of the murderers and vagabonds of the pit prison at Cardoness Castle.

Alice Cooper and Aerosmith's Joe Perry play and pay tribute

Music review: Hollywood Vampires

HOLLYWOOD Vampires are an LA rock supergroup named in memory of the notorious 1970s drinking club/wrecking crew whose numbers included John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Keith Moon and Harry Nilsson.

Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords

Comedy review: Flight of the Conchords, Hydro, Glasgow

SEVEN years after they last played the UK, with their absence extended after Bret McKenzie broke his hand earlier this year, the abiding feeling on seeing Flight of the Conchords again is how joyful it is they’re back. As McKenzie and Jemaine Clement tell it, New Zealand’s fourth most popular folk duo have been having a wild time touring, their indiscretions with muffins and lifts betraying a band whose idea of rock ‘n’ roll excess is endearingly limited, their solitary episode of Led Zeppelin-style hedonism traumatising them into a hilarious coda of closing wordplay gags.

Joanna Kulig as singer Zula puts in a star-making performance in Cold War

Edinburgh Film Festival reviews: Cold War | My Friend The Polish Girl | Incredibles 2

A LATE addition to this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival, Cold War (*****) provides a welcome injection of artistic brilliance into a lineup that’s a little short on top-tier arthouse fare. Pawel Pawlikowski’s first film since his Oscar-winning Ida sees the formerly British-based filmmaker burrowing ever further into his Polish roots with a haunting love story loosely inspired by his own parents’ tempestuous relationship.


The Scottish islands are owned by the people who live on them

A ‘historic day’ for a tiny island off the coast of Mull was hailed today after ownership was passed to the community following a community buyout.

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