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Waterloo bi-centennial celebration set for Edinburgh’s Usher Hall

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One of Britain’s greatest military triumphs, the Battle of Waterloo, will receive its bi-centennial commemoration in an event in Edinburgh.   The 1815 Battle of Waterloo saw an allied force of British, German and Dutch troops under Wellington face Napoleon’s French Army near Waterloo in central Belgium. Over 300 performers will gather to bring alive […]

March 27th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Winners of the John Byrne National Drawing Competition announced

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The winners of the John Byrne National Drawing Competition were officially announced by the artist himself at a special event in Paisley today. John joined children and young people from schools across Scotland at the opening of a special exhibition of the young artists’ work in Paisley Museum and Art Gallery to hear the winners […]

March 27th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Cover for illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone revealed

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Bloomsbury Publishing has revealed the cover of the illustrated edition of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Illustrated by Jim Kay, Kate Greenaway Medal winner, the front cover image shows Harry Potter beside the majestic Hogwarts Express. Published globally on 6th October 2015 this will be the first fully illustrated edition of J.K. […]

March 26th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Leading 18th century Scottish artist celebrated in new exhibition

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An exhibition which will showcase a collection of artworks by one of Scotland’s greatest 18th century artists, Allan Ramsay is set to open in the North East. A key figure in the Scottish Enlightenment movement, Edinburgh born Ramsay was renowned for his skilled portraiture, which eventually saw him appointed as the ‘King’s Painter’ during the […]

March 26th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Willard Wigan to bring his micro-art to London for the first time

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Amazing microscopic sculptures by Birmingham-born artist Willard Wigan MBE will be shown London for the first time. Virtually invisible to the naked eye, Wigan’s beautiful and often witty works are best viewed with the aid of a microscope. His works are made from a range of materials including tiny slivers of 24 carat gold, nylon […]

March 24th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Solas Festival launch 2015 theme and headliners

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Solas, Scotland’s midsummer festival, has announced this year’s theme and line up. Designed to entertain, inspire and challenge, artists and audiences come together to collaborate at the beautiful site of The Bield at Blackruthven, Tibbermore in rural Perthshire. Now in its sixth year, Solas’ new programme features performances and workshops in music, theatre, dance, literature, […]

March 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Programme details announced for Celtic media festival

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Organisers of the Celtic Media Festival have revealed the first details of this year’s festival programme. Due to take place in Inverness over 22nd – 24th April the festival aims to celebrates the influential media industry of the Celtic nations and regions. Over three days the programme will look at the opportunities for indigenous independent […]

March 20th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Ten new episodes for hit BBC Alba drama

Màiri MacDonald returns to the island home she deserted eight years ago

A GAELIC drama has been recommissioned for a further ten episodes after proving a huge hit with viewers. BBC Alba’s Gaelic drama Brannan – the first drama series to be produced for the channel – follows a woman who returns to the island home she deserted eight years ago.   The announcement of further episodes […]

March 17th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Outlander fans flock to Fife to see locations where series was filmed

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FANS of the TV series Outlander are heading to Fife to visit locations that feature in the hit show. The series will go out in the UK via Amazon Prime but it has already proved a big hit in the US and elsewhere.   Based on the book by Diana Gabaldon, the series stars Caitriona […]

March 13th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

T Break set to celebrate 20th birthday

Acts can submit their best three tracks for judges to listen to

SCOTLAND’S biggest platform for unsigned musical talent is set to celebrate its 20 birthday. T Break began searching for unsigned talent in 1996 and has been giving acts the chance to play at Scotland’s biggest festival – T in the Park – ever since. Throughout T Break’s 20 year history, the T Break Stage has […]

March 6th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

REVEALED: The top ten fantasies of cheating British men

British men have admitted an active and fanciful imagination when it comes to sexual encounters

SLEEPING with the child’s teacher is the number one fantasy of British men. A recent study has revealed the top ten fantasies of cheating men, including sleeping with the baby sitter and even with a sister-in-law. The survey conducted by Victoria Milan – a dating website for attached people looking to cheat – took into […]

March 6th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Dundee to join in global feminism arts campaign

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DUNDEE will be taking part in a global Art and feminism campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia. The city will be hosting two dynamic arts focused edit-a-thons this weekend. The first will take place on Friday (March 6) at Abertay University’s art gallery – the Hannah Maclure Centre – and […]

March 5th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Comedian Justin Moorhouse in Glasgow and Edinburgh stand-up gigs

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Comedian Justin Moorhouse will be in Glasgow and Edinburgh this weekend for no-frills big-hearted stand-up comedy gigs. Audiences of Gilded Balloon Comedy at Drygate (Friday 6 March) and Gilded Balloon Comedy at The Studio (Saturday 7 March) will be treated to a stand-up romp from one of the brightest stars on the British comedy circuit. […]

March 4th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Traverse Theatre returns with its popular play, pie and a pint series

ONE of Scotland’s most popular theatres is bringing back its play, pie and a pint series. The Traverse, Edinburgh, offers – as the name suggests – a snack, drink and thespian goodness for the all-inclusive price of £12. Traverse Theatre Artistic Director Orla O’Loughlin said the lunchtime series has “a reputation for presenting some of […]

March 2nd, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Les Mis actress Samantha Banks “drowns” in tough animal rights ad

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ACTRESS Samantha Barks appears in a hard-hitting new animal rights advert drawing attention to the suffering of fish out of water. The I’d Do Anything and Les Misérables star, appears to be drowning in the PETA advert, which spells out the fact fish suffocate out of water.   The group is trying to persuade consumers […]

March 2nd, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Scots rockers Texas coming home to Glasgow as they announce December show at SSE Hydro

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SCOTS rockers Texas have announced a four-date UK tour for the end of 2015. The band will play Glasgow, London, Manchester and Bristol in mid-December.   The Glasgow gig, at the SSE Hydro, will be on Friday, December 18, with presale tickets available from March 4 and tickets on general sale from March 9. The […]

March 2nd, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Island primary munches above its weight with celebrity cookbook

The chefs have more Michelin stars combined than the school has pupils

A TINY island school with just 12 pupils has managed to persuade some of the UK’s top chefs to contribute recipes to a charity cookbook. Lismore Primary has received recipes from culinary stars such as Mary Berry, Michel Roux Jnr, Marco Pierre White, Delia Smith, Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall and Antony Worrall Thompson. Between them the […]

February 25th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Top Stories | Read More »

JK Rowling writes heartwarming letter to bullied fan

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JK ROWLING wrote a heartwarming letter to a fan who said that Harry Potter helped him survive bullying.   The author told Johnnie Blue, 17, that she “loathed” bullying and the way it was “handled” in schools.   She urged Johnnie, from Dalry, Ayrshire, that his experience was “shocking and disturbing” and described him as […]

February 19th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Fans fret over Mone’s 20lb weight loss

The 42-year-old Scot gave up alcohol in the new year

FANS of Michelle Mone have expressed concern for the bra tycoon after she revealed she’s lost 10lb in less than a month and 20 lb since the start of the year. The 43-year-old Scot has put her weight loss down to giving up alcohol after previously admitting to drinking a bottle of wine a day. […]

February 13th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Scottish News | Read More »

The Big Yin raising money in Glasgow for Red Nose Day

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A STATUE of Billy Connolly has been place in Glasgow to raise money for Comic Relief and in a new approach the Big Yin accepts contactless donations.   The life size statue will allow passers by to tap their card on the pocket of Billy’s statue to donate £1 to Comic Relief with Barclays contactless […]

February 11th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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