City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: galleries

ECA and University Merger Approved

The proposed merger between the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) has been approved by the Scottish Government and will be backed by £13.8 million of new investment from the Scottish Funding Council.

Video: A Tour of the New Burns Museum

If you can't make it Alloway in Ayrshire to see the new Burns Museum (entrance is free today) you can at least get a sense of the "man o' parts" in this tour of the museum by Director, Nat Edwards.

Exhibition Highlights Edinburgh's Response to Global Disasters

Haiti Edinburgh

A thought-provoking exhibition at Edinburgh's Central Library opens tomorrow (Wed 12 January 2011), highlighting how Scotland's Capital city has responded to natural disasters occurring across the globe.

Turner Exhibition Brings Splash of Colour In Depths of Winter

Loch Coruisk, Skye, 1831-4

Each New Year brings a welcome return of watercolours by Romantic landscape painter J M W Turner (1775–1851) to the National Gallery Complex.

National Galleries of Scotland 2011 Exhibitions Announced

National Galleries of Scotland

"Austerity" may be the watchword when it comes to public funding but the Scottish Government said yesterday that it wishes to maintain free entrance to National Galleries and Museums such as the permanent art exhibitions at the Scottish National Galleries. Shortly after the government's budget announcement - which saw a 4% cut to National Galleries of Scotland funding - we received details of next year's NAS programme.  Many of the exhibitions in Edinburgh are free, at least for now.

Moves to Secure Richard Demarco Collection for the Nation

Richard Demarco

Action to secure a significant collection of art and memorabilia for Scotland has been announced by the Culture Minister.

Preview: The Living Room Micro-Festival


It's a quirky micro-festival in a home in Pilrig, in North central Edinburgh. A fringe of a Fringe event. Not even in the Edinburgh Fringe Society's Guide.

Botanics Exhibition Explores Magic of Mushrooms

Alices in Wonderland

Mushrooms are on the menu at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh. A new exhibition at the John Hope Gateway and events programme explore all aspects of the world of fungi, in particular the relationship between people and fungi.

"Impressionist Gardens" Opens At National Gallery Complex

Paintings by the big names of Impressionism, including Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Manet and Sisley, feature in a new exhibition opening in Edinburgh today.

Edinburgh Jazz Archive Exhibition Reveals A Connery Connection

The Central Library tonight launched its recently gifted Edinburgh Jazz Archive covering over 60 years of jazz in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Art Festival To Get Underway With City Art Centre Opening

Shell and Rock

Following a fifteen month refurbishment, the City Art Centre will reopen to the public on Saturday 31 July with two major exhibitions featuring works by two acclaimed, but very different American photographers, Edward Weston and William Wegman. The opening of the city centre art gallery comes at the start of this year's Edinburgh Art Festival (29 July - 5 September).