Category: ARTS & ENTS!

Scotland’s rare and iconic sealife catalogued

Some of Scotland’s rarest and most iconic sealife has been gathered together for the first time in a new catalogue aimed at safeguarding its future. The...

Gig review: KRS-One, Glasgow

  Flanked by banners bearing pronouncements such as “rap is something you do, hip-hop is something you live,” and rhyming street wisdoms like “I...

Edinburgh’s International Book Festival unveils ‘Project No Fear’ for its 2016 programme

Scotland's biggest book festival has set its stall against negative political campaigning with a theme of "Project No Fear". Nick Barley, director of the...

Rod Stewart’s daughter set to support him on UK tour

Rod Stewart will be joined by his daughter on his UK stadium tour next month as the Sisterhood have been announced as the support act to the legendary singer. With Ruby...

Turner Prize unveils 2016 short list

The short list for the most prestigious prize in contemporary art, the Turner Prize, has been announced for 2016. The artists are: Michael Dean, Anthea Hamilton, Helen...

Arts News: Mustang tours, Design festival in Dundee, Chorus returns to Paisley, Gershwin date in Glasgow

THE Oscar-nominated film Mustang, by first time Turkish filmmaker Deniz Gamze Ergüven, is to tour Scotland from May 13. The film also won the Audience Award at...

Poem of the Day: Book Fostering by Rosemary Baker

ROSEMARY Baker, who wrote this engaging reflection on books as surrogate children, was a leading figure in Wigtown’s successful bid to become Scotland’s...

A mutual obsession with Thon Mon Moliere

WHEN Liz Lochhead and Siobhan Redmond talk about being part of a theatrical family, it doesn't just relate to Thon Man Moliere, Lochhead's new play which Redmond...

Meet Rachel Maclean: The candy-coloured nightmare world of artist to represent Scotland at Venice 2017

A Scottish artist whose films create a "nightmarish, candy-coloured world" is to represent Scotland at the world's biggest visual arts festival. Rachel...

CD review: Miracle Legion, Portrait of a Damaged Family

TWENTY years after its original release had all the impact of a kitten weeing in the Atlantic, thanks in large part to the efforts of their criminally useless record...