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‘Doomsday book’ of the Commonwealth.

Aerial photographs that record vast swathes of the Commonwealth from the 1940s onwards have been saved for posterity by RCAHMS and are now being readied for public access online. The treasure trove of 1.5 million photographs, maps and other materials, rescued from a defunct museum in Bristol, effectively comprise a ‘Doomsday book’ of many countries in the Commonwealth.

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Nominations for Age Scotland Awards 2014

Age Scotland is asking people across Scotland’s communities to nominate a champion in their annual awards.

The Charity, which is dedicated to helping people in Scotland enjoy a better later life, is looking for nominations for the Age Scotland Awards 2014, which will be presented in the Scottish Parliament later this year.

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Light Up the Sky Competition

Edinburgh International Festival launches a design competition with its partners Virgin Money and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and broadcaster Forth One for children from Edinburgh, the Lothian’s and Fife to create this year’s Virgin Money Fireworks Concert posters.
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Exciting new exhibition from Vega

The Torrannce Gallery in Edinburgh’s Dundas Street is currently showing vibrant pictures from Isle of Lewis artist, Vega. I met her with her partner and manager, Trevor St Clair, at the opening. She told me Vega was the name she chose for herself and by which she is officially known! It was a reflection of and a mark of respect for the boat which carried her for 100 miles to safety. She always wanted to be an artist and after four years hard study, both practical and theoretical at Leeds University she gained a BA(Hons) degree in fine art. Read the rest of this entry »

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