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Walker Art Gallery’s Charles Rennie Mackintosh exhibition a first outside of Scotland

CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH: MAKING THE GLASGOW STYLE Must-see objects will be displayed outside of Scotland for the first time The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, is set to hold a major exhibition exploring the life and work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) and his contemporaries, presenting many objects which have never before been displayed outside of […] The post Walker Art Gallery’s Charles Rennie Mackintosh exhibition a first outside of Scotland appeared first on
Tags: Art, News, Top, Scotland, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Walker Art Gallery, Walker Art Gallery Liverpool, Rennie Mackintosh

Sleep in this restored WWII air control tower full of historic charm

A unique Airbnb listing in Scotland is inviting guests to stay at an amazing restored WWII air traffic control tower. Located in the Scottish Highlands area of Tain, the HMS OWL Air Control Tower dates back to the second world war, when it was used as an airbase for planes coming in and out of the country. Now, the tower has been renovated into a vibrant guesthouse with design features that pay homage to its military past. The old air tower is located in Tain, a former WWII air base that sits ...
Tags: Design, Scotland, Scottish Highlands, Charlotte, Justin, Tain, Justin Hooper, Charlotte Seddon

National Museum of Scotland Wraps 15-year Renovation

The National Museum of Scotland has completed a fifteen-year renovation, Art Newspaper reports, repositioning the collection and allowing each part to be more focused.  “It wasn’t clear what the museum was or what it was trying to be, which led to strange juxtapositions,” says director Gordon Rintoul. “On one floor you had British birds and on a […]
Tags: Art, News, Scotland, Art News, Minipost, Gordon Rintoul, National Museum of Scotland Wraps

Spring Fling Art Open Studios in Dumfries and Galloway

Spring Fling is an annual art and craft open studios event in Dumfries and Galloway, in south west Scotland. I attended the event in late May 2018. The studios are dispersed over a wide geographic location. The event organisers suggest six colour coded routes to follow. However, I decided to draw up my own itineraries, […]
Tags: Travel, Art, Scotland, Dumfries, Galloway

Millennia-Old Stone Circle In Scotland Turns Out To Be About 24 Years Old

“The ‘recumbent stone circle’ in … Aberdeenshire, was reported by the site’s current [owner] with unusual features including its small diameter and proportionately small stones. Historic Environment Scotland … celebrated it as an authentic discovery and continued their research until being contacted by the former owner who said they had built the stone circle in the mid-1990s.” — Yahoo! (Press Association UK)
Tags: Art, Scotland, Visual, Aberdeenshire, 01.21.19, Yahoo Press Association

DIY: Ribbon Bound Pages - A Project from Bound, 15 Beautiful Bookbinding Projects

Rachel Hazell, aka The Travelling Bookbinder, leads paper-themed trips in Europe, hosts workshops in Paris and on the Isle of Iona in Scotland, and offers popular PaperLove and BookLove e-Courses.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Ann Martin]
Tags: Europe, Design, Scotland, Tutorials, Paris, Weddings, Iona, Bookbinding, Ann Martin, Rachel Hazell, Bookbinder

Scotland Wants To Display Stone From Great Pyramid; Egypt Says, Prove It’s Not Looted

“The casing stone is from the Great Pyramid of Giza and will be exhibited at the [National Museum of Scotland] for the first time since it came to Edinburgh in 1872. … However, Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities have said they will demand the stone is returned to Egypt if the museum cannot provide documentation that it was legally imported into the country.” — The Scotsman
Tags: Art, Scotland, Egypt, Edinburgh, Visual, Giza, Ministry of Antiquities, 01.09.19

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Is Now Scotland’s Most Lucrative Event

It’s now worth £200 million. Organizers say the event’s value – which has risen more than £25 million since the last official research was done in 2015 – demonstrates how it has become “an economic powerhouse in its own right.” – The Scotsman
Tags: Art, Scotland, Issues, Audience, 01.07.19

Bike Trip: The Scottish Highlands to Edinburgh

A scenic circuit of mountain passes, ancient forests, and plenty of stops for a whisky From undulating seaside hillscapes to mossy old-growth forests and rugged snow-kissed mountains, few landscapes capture the imagination quite like the Scottish Highlands. And while trips to this area usually include a whisky-drenched sojourn to the luxurious Gleneagles Hotel, or perhaps a long road trip to see some castles, we decided to …
Tags: Travel, Design, Scotland, Biking, Edinburgh, Gleneagles Hotel, Inverness, Bike Trips, Merida Ride 400, The Scottish Highlands, Wilderness Scotland

The Civil Discourse In One Small Reddit Corner Of The Internet

Yes – this is on a Reddit forum, a site not known for its calm discussion of issues. But the Change My View forum, “founded in 2013 by Kal Turnbull, then a teenage musician in Scotland, is an online space that promotes respectful conversation between people who disagree with each other.” – The Atlantic
Tags: Art, Scotland, Ideas, Reddit, Kal Turnbull, 12.30.18

Rozelle House Galleries & The Maclaurin Gallery in Ayr

I did an online search for art galleries in Ayrshire, when planning my drive south to Dumfries and Galloway for the Arts and Crafts Trail in Kirkcubright. My search brought up the Rozelle House Galleries and the Maclaurin Gallery in Ayr. Initially, I was a bit confused wondering if the two galleries located in different […]
Tags: Travel, Art, Scotland, Museums & Galleries In Europe, Dumfries, Galloway, Ayr, Ayrshire, Rozelle House, Maclaurin Gallery, Crafts Trail

This amazing map of Lake Michigan was made entirely by typewriter

An old Royal Safari II typewriter was used to make this effective and attractive map.Although they're relatively easy to make, typewriter maps are rare.The mapmaker has received numerous commissions; will typewritten maps be the cartographic hype of 2019? None To anyone familiar with North America's geography, the shape on this map is instantly recognisable. This lookalike of Sweden (1), similarly drooping, is Lake Michigan. What sets this map apart, though, is not its subject, but its presenta...
Tags: Design, Technology, Sweden, Scotland, Typography, Innovation, Storytelling, Ibm, Lars von Trier, Map, North America, Thomas Vinterberg, Illustrator, Lake Michigan, Huffman, Beaver Island

Prison Inmates Talk About How Performing In Plays Helps Their Rehabilitation

“It built all my confidence up, I felt alive again. I felt like there was a future.” Reporter Bruce Munro talks with current and former prisoners in Scotland (including one who’s gone on to study at the Royal Conservatoire) about the changes that prison theatre programs helped them make in their lives.
Tags: Art, Scotland, Theatre, Bruce Munro, Royal Conservatoire, SJ, 11.19.18

Review: Episode 6 of Landscape Artist of the Year 2018 - Inveraray Castle

Episode 6 of the Heats for Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year was at Inveraray Castle in Scotland. This is the last heat - after this there are only three more episodes left! The pods in front... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
Tags: Art, Scotland, Inveraray Castle, Making A Mark

Harbour Arts Centre Irvine

When I stopped in Irvine, on the Ayrshire coast of Scotland, to visit the Scottish Maritime Museum. I decided to take a walk along the harbour road. It was a pretty dull day, but thankfully dry after earlier rain. I had a quick look in Harbour Arts Centre. I really liked the sculpture opposite the […]
Tags: Travel, Art, Scotland, Ayrshire, Irvine, Harbour Arts Centre Irvine

Word of Mouth: Edinburgh Bars

Traversing the new and Old Town for whisky, ales and more Whisky and Edinburgh are intertwined like a Celtic knot, with the amber liquid a bloodline for this small city born on the curve of a dead volcano. It’s not just scotch, of course; gin, ales and other potables are so prevalent it would be myopic to limit Edinburgh’s appeal strictly to the brown stuff. …
Tags: Design, Scotland, Hotels, Alcohol, Bars, Edinburgh, Whisky, Travel Guides, Edinburgh Bars, Food + Drink, Old Town

Scottish Maritime Museum

The Scottish Maritime Museum is located in Irvine on the Ayrshire coast. It’s not a state run museum, so there is an entry charge of £7.50 for adults (aged over 16), the concessionary price is £5.50. Up to three children enter free with one adult (full price or concession). I decided to visit the Scottish […]
Tags: Travel, Art, Scotland, Museums & Galleries In Europe, Ayrshire, Irvine, Maritime Museum

DIY: Ribbon Bound Pages - A Project from Bound, 15 Beautiful Bookbinding Projects

Rachel Hazell, aka The Travelling Bookbinder, leads paper-themed trips in Europe, hosts workshops in Paris and on the Isle of Iona in Scotland, and offers popular PaperLove and BookLove e-Courses.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Ann Martin]
Tags: Europe, Design, Scotland, Paris, Iona, Ann Martin, Rachel Hazell, Bookbinder

California waters could open soon to offshore wind farms

With 3,427 miles of coastline, one would think establishing wind farms in California would be a cinch. As it turns out, the depth of the waters has kept the idea of offshore wind in this area at bay. Energy companies have been eagerly awaiting the curtain fall from government regulators that was finally announced on Friday by the U.S. Department of the Interior. While turbine installation will prove to be a challenge because of unique terrain demands, offshore wind turbines could help Californi...
Tags: Design, California, Scotland, Massachusetts, Jerry Brown, Pacific Ocean, Rhode Island, Douglas, Northern California, U S Department of the Interior, California Energy Commission, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management BOEM, Karen Douglas Offshore, Outer Continental, New York Times NOAA

Inside Chivas Regal’s Refurbished Strathisla Distillery

Designer Florian Dussopt brings interactivity to the oldest working distillery in Scotland Behind the ancient stone walls of Strathisla distillery in the Scottish town of Keith, something extraordinary occurs. As a guide describes to a group of guests the unique flavor combinations found in three of Chivas Regal’s most popular whiskies, a cluster of amber glass bubbles suspended from the ceiling glows in a pre-programmed …
Tags: Design, Scotland, Alcohol, Whisky, Food + Drink, Keith, Chivas, Distilleries, Chivas Regal, FDDS, Florian Dussopt, Strathisla

Scotland’s Arts Sector Could See A Post-Brexit Exodus

A survey by the Scottish Contemporary Arts Network and the Federation of Scottish Theatre found that 26% of respondents were either considering or planning on leaving the country after Brexit; among respondents who are citizens of other EU countries, the figure is 40%.
Tags: Art, Scotland, Eu, Issues, 10.14.18, Scottish Contemporary Arts Network, Federation of Scottish Theatre

Jamaica will ban plastic bags, straws and Styrofoam by 2019

Jamaica has become the latest country to introduce a ban on single-use plastics. In order to reduce pollution and the impact of plastic on the environment, the Caribbean nation will ban single-use plastic bags, plastic straws and Styrofoam beginning on January 1 next year. One of the details of the new environmental policy is a ban on importing, manufacturing and distributing plastic bags that are smaller than 24 by 24 inches. This includes black “scandal” bags that are popular in Jamaica, beca...
Tags: Design, Scotland, India, Jamaica, Caribbean, Daryl Vaz, Dominica, Ministry of Economic Growth

This gorgeous converted bus hotel in Scotland pulls out all the stops

The world is full of cookie-cutter lodgings, but for those looking for a bit of character on their next vacation, The Bus Stop is now taking reservations. Located on a working farm in northeast Scotland, this old, converted bus has been renovated to provide a peaceful retreat where guests can enjoy the beautiful, panoramic views of the rolling green hills for which the country is famous. There are two restored old buses tucked into the East Lothian countryside. Both have been renovated with ev...
Tags: Design, Scotland, East Lothian

The Edinburgh Grand Hotel’s 50 Dream Apartments

Fully-equipped, serviced accommodation in the heart of Scotland's capital city Anyone who walks through the Old Town of Scotland‘s capital city, Edinburgh, traverses historic architectural grandeur knitted tightly along curves and inclines. On the other side of the centrally located Edinburgh Waverly Station, across from St Andrew Square, rises the neo-classical wonder that is The Edinburgh Grand—and it’s a perfect match for the city’s magnificence. …
Tags: Travel, Design, Scotland, Hotels, Edinburgh, Chris Stewart, St Andrew Square, The Edinburgh Grand, The Register Club, Edinburgh Grand Hotel, Old Town of Scotland, Edinburgh Waverly Station

Would A Tourist Tax Help The Arts In Scotland?

Expectations have been raised that a tourist tax could help ease the burden on the public purse of the festivals – but does that put their future public funding under threat?
Tags: Art, Scotland, Issues, 10.03.18

Would A Toruist Tax Help The Arts In Scotland?

Expectations have been raised that a tourist tax could help ease the burden on the public purse of the festivals – but does that put their future public funding under threat?
Tags: Art, Scotland, Issues, 10.03.18

High-End Portable Booze Storage: Johnnie Walker's Master Blender's Trunks

Apparently, well-heeled patrons of the Johnnie Walker House in Singapore--an invitation-only Scotch paradise--can "tap the expertise of a master blender flown in from Scotland, who can create a signature blend to suit their tastes." This master blender shows up with several cases containing dozens of high-end booze ingredients. Though his cargo is precious, this is a bit of a theatrical production, so he can't just throw the bottles into a Pelican case; a more elegant presentation is required. T...
Tags: Food, UK, Design, Scotland, Singapore, Diageo, Object Culture, Johnnie Walker, Beveridge, Johnnie Walker House, Jim Beveridge

Making the Most of the Glasgow International Festival

The Glasgow International is Scotland’s largest festival for contemporary art. In 2018 it ran from 20 April to 7 May. The festival runs every second year. With 268 artists work on show at 90 exhibitions and more than 80 events over 78 venues. I found it really hard to decide what to attend and then […]
Tags: Travel, Art, Scotland, Glasgow, Events in Europe

How The Scots Language (Aye, It’s A Language) Has Survived Against Enormous Odds

While many people (including more than a few Scottish ones) see the tongue of Robert Burns and Trainspotting as just a thickly accented dialect of English, Scots actually developed independently. (There was no medieval influence from Norman French, for one thing, since William the Conqueror never crossed the border.) But with Scotland having been united with the much larger, richer, more culturally assertive England for several centuries now, Scots came close to being subsumed into English entir...
Tags: Art, England, Scotland, Words, William, Robert Burns, 09.28.18

Hendrick’s Fantastical New Distillery in Girvan, Scotland

Part curiosity cabinet and part laboratory, the gin's wondrous new home The brand new Hendrick’s Gin distillery in Girvan, Scotland is just as beautiful and whimsical as one could imagine. The new distillery and visitor center (which is not open to the public but will be used to host guests of the brand) is the perfect physical realization of the charms and oddities that make Hendrick’s …
Tags: Design, Scotland, Alcohol, Architecture, Cocktails, Gin, Food + Drink, Hendricks, Hendrick, Distilleries, William Grant and Sons, Gin Distilleries, Hendricks Gin, Girvan Scotland

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