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Wild Shores

Chris Bushe RSW, is a Scottish land and seascape painter, whose evocative oil paintings of the Hebridean Isles, the West Coast and Aberdeenshire capture the essenceof the locations to which he is most drawn. Entitled ‘Wild Shores’, his current exhibition is at the Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh. Read the rest of this entry »

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That Which We Call A Chair

That which we call a chair … once grew in the wild wood.

This evocative precept serves as the theme for an exhibition of fine sculptural furniture from David Lightly and Ross Purves, taking place in the East Lothian village of Humbie this July.

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Dropping The Time Ball

The journey from ship to shore was a steep one for mariners arriving in the Firth of Forth in the 1840s. To set their chronometers, they had to climb to the transit house, until Royal Astronomer, Charles Piazzi Smyth, suggested a time ball be set up on the turret of the Nelson Monument.

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Hats On To Lana

This may sound like a present day fairy tale… The dreams and aspirations of a young girl living under the shadow of the Ural Mountains in Russia to fulfilling her dream that one day she would have her own fashion label.

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