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  • Art Galleries

    Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

    The John Watson Institute or school, which was designed by William Burn and built in the 1820s, now currently houses the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. The neo-classic building was converted in the 1980's to the National Gallery of Modern Art. It can be found on Belford Road, west of Edinburgh's City Centre on a large piece of grassy land. Before this the Modern Art Gallery had ...

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    Royal Scottish Academy

    The Royal Scottish Academy was established in 1826, and its primary function has always been to promote contemporary art originating from Scotland. The building that houses the academy was designed by William Henry Playfair and has recently been restored to ensure that this landmark building continues to stand proudly on Princess Street in Edinburgh. The architecture of the ...

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    Bourne Fine Art

    The Bourne Fine Art Gallery was established in 1978 and is still located on Dundas Street, in Edinburgh. This exquisite art gallery in Scotland was the innovation of Patrick Bourne and not only does the gallery display an extensive range of paintings that date back to the seventeenth century, but has a large collection of sculptures and specializes in the restoration and ...

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    Aberdeen Art Gallery

    The Aberdeen Art Gallery was first opened in the year 1885, and is one of the most visited galleries in Scotland. A local Scottish architect by the name of Alexander Marshall McKenzie designed the beautiful building that is home to the Aberdeen Art Gallery. Approximately 300 000 visitors flock to the Art Gallery of Aberdeen each year to appreciate the breathtaking ...

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    The Burrell Collection

    The Burrell Collection is one of the largest collections of artwork to ever be amassed by one person. It was bequeathed to the city of Glasgow by the millionaire Sir William Burrell and it features some 8000 items. The collection is so big that only about 3000 of the items in the collection are on display at any one time – a massive amount that will require a lot of time if you are to enjoy ...

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    Kirkcudbright

    Kirkcudbright is well known for its reputation as an artists’ town. The attractive, well-kept houses and shops painted in pretty colors, combined with stunning old buildings and historical streets are an artist's creative paradise. Many have moved here to feed on the inspiration that bubbles forth in this fascinating Scottish town. However, Kirkcudbright in Scotland has much more to offer ...

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    Art Galleries

    Scotland is a country that inspires creativity in its people and those who visit it. The rich culture, beautiful landscapes and intriguing people have long been a focus of song, literature and art and not much has changed in more recent years. Scottish artists continue to illustrate the beauty and harshness that they may see in life while musicians continue to sing about the trials and joys ...

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    Scottish Artists

    Scotland has many well known artists, those mentioned below are merely a few of them chosen randomly.David BegbieDavid Begbie was born in Edinburgh and studied at the capital's art school were he emerged with a unique sculptural technique and a new visual language using steel-mesh. Begbie's art is quite different to the ordinary, he uses steel-mesh to sculpture bodies and ...

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    Art

    Scotland is a country that inspires creativity in its people and those who visit it. The rich culture, beautiful landscapes and intriguing people have long been a focus of song, literature and art and not much has changed in more recent years. Scottish artists continue to illustrate the beauty and harshness that they may see in life while musicians continue to sing about the trials and joys ...