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January in Helmsdale – the River Opens

Typical – I leave Glasgow for five minutes and George Clooney rocks up the local newsagent. This morning outside the Bridge Hotel in Helmsdale (please somebody buy it) we had the Opening of the River. Locals, fishermen, terriers, the Sutherland … Continue reading

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Helmsdale shortlisted for 2014 Creative Place Award

Welcome the Winter Salon Claudia – ink and gouache by Angela J Simpson (£85) I’m beyond delighted that the north east Sutherland village of Helmsdale is on the shortlist for a Creative Place Awards 2014.  I’ve been back for almost … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes at Scottish Opera’s Don Giovanni

Pic James Glossop/Scottish Opera I recently had the good fortune to visit Scottish Opera’s production studios where the sets were being created for their new production of Don Giovanni.  This unplugged preview made attending the premiere at Glasgow’s Theatre Royal … Continue reading

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Dancing down Dunrobin Street

The dance of the diaspora on Helmsdale’s Dunrobin Street, sets the heather on fire at the end of the two-week long Translocation Festival. At the start of the Translocation Festival, the plan was to blog something every day. I should … Continue reading

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West end woman hits the Far North

TRANSLOCATION FESTIVAL  OPENS IN HEAVENLY HELMSDALE Timespan’s artist in residence Anthony Schrag at The Emigrants statue in Helmsdale This morning, instead of Avenue G on Byres Road, I had my coffee and Highland toffee in the sunshine on the banks … Continue reading

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Everyone’s a winner

One of the highlights of Glasgow’s West End Fest – here’s my review from yesterday’s Daily Record The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – Mad Props Theatre Company Cottiers Kelvingrove  ***** No wonder this whipsmart yet moving musical comedy … Continue reading

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Fire-Rage in Doomsdale

Fire-Rage in Doomsdale The red carpet was rolled out at Timespan in Helmsdale for the premier of an animated short film by students of the DIGIT group in conjunction with digital artist in residence Oliver Mezger. Based on the Kildonan … Continue reading

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Abandoned Highland Homes inspire new exhibition

Realm: an exhibition of photographic works by Carolyn Lefley at Timespan Museum & Arts Centre, Helmsdale, Sutherland From 25 May – 14 July 2013  Mon-Sat 10-5  Sun 12-5 www.timespan.org.net Carolyn Lefley Artist in Residence at Timespan Artist Carolyn Lefley’s feet … Continue reading

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Prime properties from new Glasgow letting agency

  Three-bedroom Victorian villa in Cleveden Gardens G12 £2750 per cm Ross Macleod (no relation) is someone with in-depth knowledge of the Glasgow property scene, alongside years of experience in property letting. Now Ross has launched Macleod Lettings (www.macleodlettings.com) based … Continue reading

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RGI Kelly Gallery – Snapshot of shows from to midwinter to spring &summer

Up-and-coming shows at the RGI Kelly Gallery 118 Douglas Street (just off Blythswood Square) in Glasgow’s traditional cultural quarter.  www.royalglasgowinstitute.org Open 10am – 5pm Tuesday – Saturday 7 February – 7 March George Wyllie RGI RSA: Art and Engineering As … Continue reading

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