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Protected: Mies Julie

Protected: Mies Julie

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Mum’s Birthday

Mum’s Birthday

Mum’s Birthday is an award-winning troubling, moving, life-affirming movie, made in Edinburgh by local talent and now short-listed for a further major international award.  Written and directed by Graham Fitzpatrick and produced by Sarah Drummond at Pilton Video, this short (38 minutes) film tells the story of […]

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Being Colourful

Being Colourful

Edinburgh City Arts Centre’s Festival exhibitions (running until 14 October) combine two inspired, integrally related collections.  The Scottish Colourists, Inspiration and Influence, explores, largely from the City’s own collections, the origins and developments of the Colourist movement; and A Life in Colour provides a panorama of the […]

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Going to the pictures: Scotland and the cinema

Going to the pictures: Scotland and the cinema

There are more film screens per person in Scotland than anywhere else in the world. That beguiling statistic introduces Going to the Pictures: Scotland at the Cinema, the main summer exhibition (running until 28 October, entrance free) at the National Library of Scotland. This collection of photographs, […]

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Mapplethorpe comes to Linlithgow

Mapplethorpe comes to Linlithgow

  American photographer, Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989), was not only one of the iconic artists of the twentieth century but a standard bearer for artistic freedom and free speech in the US.  A new exhibition of Mapplethorpe’s work, collated by ARTISTS ROOMS, is currently on view in the […]

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Testament of a Witch by Douglas Watt

Testament of a Witch by Douglas Watt

With Testament of a Witch, Linlithgow-based author, Douglas Watt, has completed the second of his 17th century crime novels.  Investigating Advocate John MacKenzie and his young assistant, Davie Scougall, are caught, in 1687, in one of the 17th century’s frenzied witch hunts. The opening chapter is an […]

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The Strange Death of Labour Scotland by Gerry Hassan and Eric Shaw

WITH its echoes of Dangerfield’s 1935 work on Liberal England, this book has an odd title. Gerry Hassan and Eric Shaw question both the concept of “Labour Scotland” and the finality of its decease but, by focusing on Labour’s decline, have produced a telling analysis of the […]

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West Lothian writer hits the watershed

Peter Wright is a well-known character in Linlithgow and in the wider Lothians. Aged 64, he lives in Linlithow and is one of a diminishing number of people who left school (legitimately), at the age of 14. After a Liberal Studies course atNewbattle AbbeyCollege he set out on a […]

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Death of a Chief by Douglas Watt: review

Douglas Watt lives in Linlithgow with his wife Julie and their three children. He is the author of The Price of Scotland: Darien, Union and the Wealth of Nations“, a history of the Darien Disaster and Parliamentary Union between Scotland and England as well as a published […]

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The Ladies of the Line

The Line Gallery in Linlithgow has a new exhibition running until 8th June and it is headlined by a local artist. Colin Wilson was born in Falkirk but has spent of his life in Linlithgow.  A graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Colin blurs the […]

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