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'Cursing stone' found on island

A stone discovered by chance on the Isle of Canna is Scotland's first known example of a bullaun "cursing stone", experts reveal.
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Why I'd walk 500 miles for The Proclaimers - The Sunday Mail - Cat Harvey

Why I'd walk 500 miles for The Proclaimers - The Sunday Mail - Cat Harvey | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

I know it sounds scandalous, but for the past 25 years I've been secretly in love with two boys at the same time.

 

They are twins and my life is a much happier place with them in it. I first clapped eyes on Craig and Charlie Reid at the Glasgow Barrowlands in 1987.

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Hunt for Scotland's real-life Princess Merida to go to Brave premiere

Hunt for Scotland's real-life Princess Merida to go to Brave premiere | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
THE Sunday Mail today launches a nationwide search to find a real-life Princess Merida.
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Zero Waste Scotland Cookery Theatre Set to Sizzle at Gardening Scotland | Gardening Scotland

Zero Waste Scotland Cookery Theatre Set to Sizzle at Gardening Scotland | Gardening Scotland | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

New this year at Gardening Scotland is the Zero Waste Cookery Theatre, run by the Federation of Chefs Scotland. Each day top chefs and cooks from across Scotland will be demonstrating a range of easy, seasonal recipes that make the most of Scottish Produce.

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Special Bafta for Doctor Who Scot - TV and Radio - Scotsman.com

The man at the helm of hit shows Doctor Who and Sherlock will be honoured at next week’s TV Baftas.
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Rush to return to Scotland in 2013 | Music: Latest News | STV Entertainment

Rush to return to Scotland in 2013 | Music: Latest News | STV Entertainment | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

Legendary rock band Rush have announced details of a UK Arena tour in May 2013 – including a date in Glasgow.

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The Cribs added to T In The Park 2012 bill – ticket details

The Cribs added to T In The Park 2012 bill – ticket details | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
Wakefield trio will play the Scottish event's opening day...
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Welcome | Perth Festival of the Arts, Scotland

Welcome | Perth Festival of the Arts, Scotland | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
Welcome to the 41st Perth Festival of the Arts 17th - 27th May 2012.
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Future of Scotland - To beeb or not to beeb?

Future of Scotland - To beeb or not to beeb? | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
If Scottish Independence becomes a reality, what will they watch on TV? In this week’s Big Issue, Thomas Quinn examines the SNP’s proposals to break up the BBC…
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Queen of disco Donna Summer 'dead at 63 after cancer battle'

Queen of disco Donna Summer 'dead at 63 after cancer battle' | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
The five-time Grammy winner, known as the queen of disco, passed away in Florida, according to TMZ.
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The Fleming Collection: Made in Scotland – Avocado Sweet

The Fleming Collection: Made in Scotland – Avocado Sweet | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

Sometimes referred to as an ‘embassy for Scottish art’, The Fleming Collection in London’s Mayfair is reputedly the most significant collection of Scottish art in private hands, comprising over 750 oils and watercolours from 1770 to the present.

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Youth Music Forum of Scotland National — Blog — Stage Experience - Electric Guitarists Wanted!

Youth Music Forum of Scotland National — Blog — Stage Experience - Electric Guitarists Wanted! | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

The youth project Stage Experience is to mount a production of Footloose in the Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh this coming July. In addition to showcasing young dramatic talent this is also an opportunity for young musicians to gain experience in musical theatre.

 

Currently they seek two young electric guitarists – young meaning around 21 or under. Like all musical theatre work this requires reading of musical notation and chord symbols. The music will not be in TAB.

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Masterpieces from Mount Stuart: The Bute Collection

On public display for the first time in more than 60 years, a selection of paintings from the Bute Collection at Mount Stewart goes on display...
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Alex Salmond unveils tribute to 'briggers' following 10-year Forth Bridge restoration project

Alex Salmond unveils tribute to 'briggers' following 10-year Forth Bridge restoration project | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
THE 73 men who died building the Forth Bridge were remembered yesterday with monuments at either end of the structure.
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Joyce McMillan: His art was an expression of freedom - Scotland - Scotsman.com

Joyce McMillan: His art was an expression of freedom - Scotland - Scotsman.com | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
In his popular creations, Wyllie, who died this week, showed Scotland how to let go of its past, writes Joyce McMillan...
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In the News

In the News | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
Made in Scotland (MIS) was launched this week with the announcement of 12 productions that will showcase at this year’s Fringe. Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland will also return with Talk Fest 201...
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Opera review: English Touring Opera: The Barber of Seville, Perth Theatre - Scotland - Scotsman.com

English Touring Opera’s new production of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville has been doing the rounds since it opened in London a couple of months ago.
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Scottish arts shakeup to concentrate funding on one-off projects

Scottish arts shakeup to concentrate funding on one-off projects | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
National arts agency Creative Scotland's new strategy after suffering £2.1m budget cut raises fears of a drain of talent...
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The search is on for Scotland’s favourite place « Creative Learning Networks in D&G

Scottish Book Trust and BBC Scotland have launched an exciting new writing project to encourage people to write about the place in Scotland that they love the most.

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On this day in Scotland: David Octavius Hill

On this day in Scotland: David Octavius Hill | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it

With a name like David Octavius Hill, he was surely destined to become famous, but his partner, Robert Adamson deserves equal credit for the pair's photographic achievements, despite the lack of an intriguing middle name.

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Evil and deadly and Scottish (ish)

Evil and deadly and Scottish (ish) | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
It’s going to be blo*dy difficult to choose. I am talking about Bloody Scotland. The programme goes live today, and I have to urge you to buy tickets while stocks last and all that. Hurry. Yo...
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Scottish Album Of The Year Shortlist Announced

SAY SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED The Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA) is delighted to unveil the hotly anticipated shortlist for the inaugural Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award.  All ten alb...
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Processional at the Winter Solstice by Gerry Cambridge

Processional at the Winter Solstice by Gerry Cambridge | Culture Scotland | Scoop.it
He has gone down into darkness at the wrecked end of the year
/ And is lying, gaberlunzie, in the needled nest...
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