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Retired teacher Chris grafts to battle graffiti gremlins

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Retired teacher Chris Cowie is on a roll in his campaign to spruce up large refuse bins positioned along Portobello Promenade.With the popular beach destination attracting thousands of visitors each day during lockdown, and...

Top artists backing Leith School of Art fundraiser

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More than 50 British-based artists are contributing work to an auction to raise funds for Leith School of Art (LSA) which has inspired thousands of students since 1988.Cash from the sale will allow LSA...

Exhibition – LOVE: The Souls of Men as Polar Bears

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 As  a former long-term colleague of the artist’s partner with the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service, the author was privileged to attend the private view of Gillian Mather’s exhibition 'LOVE: The Souls of Men...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 6TH OCTOBER 2014Mrs Mash the Storytelling Cook: stories, songs and participative fun for Portobello's youngest residents. 10.30-11am, The Skylark, 241-243 Portobello High Street.Toddler Time: Poppy Cat. Join fabulous feline Poppy Cat on her adventures...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2014Dance and Cafe Culture: a new exhibition of work by Andrew Fitzpatrick, Norma Maclean, Peter Nardini, Chris Taylor, Nichola Martin and Maggie Vance. 11am-5pm Monday to Friday, 10am-1pm Saturdays, closed Sundays, The...

Tuesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Old Mac's Munchkins - new farm-themed playgroup. An hour of farm-themed storytelling, crafts, play and songs. For children 2+. 10am today and every Tuesday, Gorgie City Farm (meet at the red tractor), 51 Gorgie Road. £2 per...

Art Root 2014: a fine day out in East Lothian next weekend

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What could be better than a tour of East Lothian, stopping off here and there to see some amazing art? Next weekend you can do just this: Art Root is back, and this year...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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Well we all know what's on in Scotland this week....but there's plenty available to take your mind off it.... MONDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER 2014All Quiet On The Western Front (1930): a film saga of German boys...

Thursday in Edinburgh – what’s on today

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Magic Carpet Minis: introducing very little ones to the fantastic objects in the museum through 20 minutes of stories, songs and activities. Suitable for very young children (ages 0-2) with their parents or carers. 10.30-10.50am or 11.30-11.50am today and...

What’s on in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER 2014Blackwell's Edinburgh presents The Monthly Book Quiz: if you know your Waugh from your Peace and your Meyer from your Heyer, try this monthly quiz.  Teams of up to five can...

What’s on in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 30 JUNE 2014Continuing: GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland. Venues include the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art One, Scottish National Gallery, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Fruitmarket Gallery and Collective Gallery, with...

Scottish National Gallery to stage golfing exhibition this summer

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The Scottish National Gallery will stage an exhibition of golf paintings this summer including the John Lavery illustrated. Charles Lees’s The Golfers, said to be the greatest golfing painting in the world which was painted in 1847...

Ian Rankin now on display at Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Alexander McCall Smith commissioned a portrait of crime writer Ian Rankin and he has presented it to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery where it can be viewed now. The painting is described as meticulous...

Portrait of RBS founder to be sold in Edinburgh

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  A major portrait of Archibald Campbell, 3rd Duke of Argyll, the founder of the Royal Bank of Scotland, and one of the 31 Scottish Commissioners who negotiated the 1707 Act of Union with England,...

Big Spring Clean in Edinburgh

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Areas across Edinburgh are set for a facelift this month as a £153,000 clean up begins.This welcome investment was announced in February as part of the £2 million in extra funding made available by...

Rare painting to be auctioned in Edinburgh

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An early 19th century watercolour showing two boys playing golf on the Old Links of Musselburgh, where the game has been played continuously for 550 years, is for sale in the Bonham's 19th and...

Exhibition by former Ex-pats in Stockbridge

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Scottish artists Elaine Speirs and Leesa Tulloch, who became friends when they were living in South Africa, have come together for the first time to show their new work at an exhibition in Stockbridge,...

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