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Events in Edinburgh

Shifting Vistas: 250 Years of Scottish Landscape

24th June 2023 - 2nd June 2024

250 Years of Scottish Landscape spans artistic production from 18th century to present day, with a selection of historic and contemporary artworks drawn from City Art Centre’s permanent collection.

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Rosslyn Chapel & Scottish Antiquaries Exhibition

9th November 2023 - 1st October 2024

Historic Environment Scotland Archives acquired the Rosslyn Album in 2021 and this exhibition presents images from the archive collections relating to Rosslyn Chapel and the contents of the album.

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Elisa Giardina Papa ‘U Scantu’: A Disorderly Tale

1st March 2024 - 19th May 2024

Collective presents the first solo presentation in the UK of Sicilian artist Elisa Giardina Papa's work, in an exhibition titled "U Scantu": A Disorderly Tale (2022).

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Pauline Caulfield Textiles

8th March 2024 - 20th July 2024

This exhibition features over 20 large pieces ranging from fans, chasubles and fabric panels, illuminating Pauline Caulfield’s versatile yet distinctive work!

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Treasures of the National Library of Scotland

30th March 2024 - 30th April 2025

The National Library of Scotland's permanent exhibition provides a unique insight into Scotland’s history, culture and people and its place in the world.

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Nature Re-imagined

17th April 2024 - 2nd June 2024

This exhibition at the Scottish Ornithologists Club presents the work of three artists who apply unusual approaches and media to the subject of wildlife.

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Pedal Power: Cycling and Activism in Edinburgh

27th April 2024 - 22nd September 2024

This exhibition at Museum of Edinburgh has been created by groups in Edinburgh who are campaigning to make our city a safe place for cycling.

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David Lemm | Fixings

2nd May 2024 - 15th June 2024

Fixings is an exhibition of recent work by David Lemm taking place in Detail Framing & Gallery from 2nd May.

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Edinburgh Rising from the Ashes: 200 Years of the Scottish Fire Service

3rd May 2024 - 22nd September 2024

Journey through two centuries of firefighting legacy with our special exhibition created in partnership with the Museum of Scottish Fire Heritage.

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FISHING: An Exhibition by Stephanïe Vandëm

3rd May 2024 - 15th June 2024

FISHING is a modern exploration of contemporary identities and heritage from artist Stephanïe Vandëm at the Scottish Storytelling Centre from 3rd May!

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Flowers from Jericho Exhibition

4th May 2024 - 30th June 2024

Flowers from Jericho is a new exhibition of riso prints created by Matilda Bull during her residency at Out of the Blueprint in the Spring of 2024.

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Reassembled

4th May 2024 - 29th May 2024

Reassembled, presents a group exhibition featuring new works by JFK Turner, Laura Jane Scott and Derek Wilson, showing at &Gallery from 4th to 29th May.

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Adam Bruce Thomson: The Quiet Path

11th May 2024 - 6th October 2024

The forthcoming exhibition Adam Bruce Thomson: The Quiet Path aims to bring this talented artist back to public attention.

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Exhibition ‘Windswept Land’

18th May 2024 - 14th June 2024

Windswept Land is an exhibition at Birch Tree Gallery by two female artist who work in different locations but share a passion for outdoors and nature.

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Edinburgh Napier University Degree Show 2024

24th May 2024 - 30th May 2024

The Edinburgh Napier Degree Show is a week-long celebration of our students' talent as they present their final projects to friends, family, industry and the public.

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Quiet: Charlene Scott & Roanne O’Donnell

25th May 2024 - 14th June 2024

This exhibition at Upright Gallery brings together two Scottish based artists, Charlene Scott and Roanne O'Donnell, whose works are calm, contemplative and understated. 


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Edinburgh Model Railway Exhibition

1st June 2024 - 2nd June 2024

The Edinburgh and Lothians Miniature Railway Club is holding a Model Railway Exhibition at George Watsons College on 1st & 2nd June!

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Emily Moore :: Fragmented Landscapes

1st June 2024 - 3rd July 2024

&Gallery is delighted to welcome back Edinburgh-based artist, Emily Moore, for her second solo exhibition 'Fragmented Landscapes' showing from 1st June!

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In remembrance of the Scottish Witch Hunts

2nd June 2024

The Weaving Creative Threads Event at the Scottish Storytelling Centre features an evocative blend of artists, storytellers, singers, and speakers gathering to remember Scotland's accused witches.

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Exposed 24 Photography Exhibition

5th June 2024 - 13th June 2024

This exhibition at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall showcases the work of HND and BA students from Edinburgh College.

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Spit It Out Festival

6th June 2024 - 16th June 2024
Nationwide

Spit it Out Festival is an immersive arts and community-driven festival focusing on creative ways to talk about mental health and heal from trauma.

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Head Injury Information Day

12th June 2024

The Head Injury Information Day on 12th June is the only event of its kind in Scotland dedicated to improving the lives of brain injury survivors.

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The Chippendale School of Furniture Graduate Exhibition

13th June 2024 - 15th June 2024
Haddington

We are delighted to invite you to The Chippendale School of Furniture Graduate Exhibition 2024 & Fine Furniture Sale running from Thursday 13th – Saturday 15th June at Myreside Grange in Haddington!

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Scottish Furniture Makers Exhibition

14th June 2024 - 16th June 2024

Scottish Furniture Makers invite you to their yearly exhibition with over 20 makers from all over Scotland exhibiting in a magnificent setting of Dalkeith Palace from 14th to 16th June!

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The Royal Highland Show

20th June 2024 - 23rd June 2024

One of Scotland's most iconic events, The Royal Highland Show, returns to the Royal Highland Centre between the 20th and 23rd June 2024!

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Colour and Light exhibition by artist Jill Ashforth

28th June 2024 - 30th June 2024

Colour and Light is an exhibition by Edinburgh artist Jill Ashforth showing at Dundas Street Gallery from 28th to 30th June.

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Moyna Flannigan: Space Shuffle

28th June 2024 - 15th September 2024

In our 40th year, Collective is delighted to welcome back renowned Scottish artist, and early committee member Moyna Flannigan to present an exhibition of new work.

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Game On

29th June 2024 - 3rd November 2024

Get set for Game On - the largest interactive exhibition of the history and the culture of video games.

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Cold War Scotland

13th July 2024 - 26th January 2025

Exploring Scotland’s critical position on the frontline of the Cold War, a new exhibition will tell the stories of the Scots at the centre of this global conflict.

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Wild & Tame: Animals in History Exhibition Launch

18th July 2024

Join us at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on 18th July to celebrate the launch of our exhibition 'Wild & Tame: Animals in History'.

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe

2nd August 2024 - 26th August 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Fringe returns from 2nd to 26th August 2024 with artists and performers taking to hundreds of stages all over the city to present shows for every taste.

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Truckfest Scotland

3rd August 2024 - 4th August 2024

Scotland's biggest and best truck show returns to Edinburgh's Royal Highland Centre on the 3rd and 4th August, it's a great day out for the family!

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Tabletop Scotland 2024

6th September 2024 - 8th September 2024

Tabletop Scotland is a board game, card game and roleplaying game convention and it's coming to the Royal Highland Centre in September!

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The Edinburgh Wedding Exhibition

28th September 2024 - 29th September 2024

Are you planning your wedding in Scotland and looking for the best Edinburgh wedding suppliers? Then come along to The Edinburgh Wedding Exhibition, one of the largest wedding shows in Scotland!

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Comic Con Scotland

5th October 2024 - 6th October 2024

Comic Con Scotland returns to the Royal Highland Centre on 5th and 6th October 2024!

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Pop Life

2nd November 2024 - 9th March 2025

Pop Life explores the intersection of popular culture and contemporary figurative drawing, challenging traditional distinctions between high and low art.

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Fizz Feast

16th November 2024

It’s Scotland’s Sparkling Event of the Year! A time when we get the chance to try sparkling wines from around the world and feast on fabulous foods from artisan producers.

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Exhibitions Events in East Renfrewshire

Here's a selection of Exhibitions Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On East Renfrewshire:

Exhibition On Screen: My National Gallery

Exhibition On Screen: My National Gallery

23rd June 2024

My National Gallery film gives voice to those who work at the gallery – from cleaner to curator, security guard to director – who identify the one artwork that means the most to them and and why!

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The Wee Art Studio Student Exhibition and Sale

The Wee Art Studio Student Exhibition and Sale

15th June 2024

Come along and see the fantastic and diverse work produced by students from The Wee Art Studio in Clarkston at their Exhibition and Sale in Rouken Glen Park Pavilion on Saturday 15th June!

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Exhibitions Events in Fife

Here's a selection of Exhibitions Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Fife:

Brushstrokes

Brushstrokes

9th December 2023 - 2nd June 2024

Did you know that OnFife museums look after an amazing collection of paintings, prints and drawings? Want to know more? Then come along to our exhibition 'Brushstrokes'!

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100 Species

100 Species

29th March 2024 - 10th June 2024

Curated and presented by Edinburgh Shoreline, the 100 Species Exhibition celebrates the life that thrives on our coast and in our seas. Catch it at The Scottish Fisheries Museum!

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Gathering Surface – Dan Drage

Gathering Surface – Dan Drage

4th April 2024 - 30th June 2024

We’re delighted to host Gathering Surface, a series of art pieces shaped and installed by local artist Dan Drage.

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Exhibitions Events in Glasgow

Here's a selection of Exhibitions Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Glasgow:

Glasgow Science Festival: Women’s Transforming Role in the Home

Glasgow Science Festival: Women’s Transforming Role in the Home

6th June 2024 - 16th June 2024

Reflections of Play is a new display curated by Ruby Davidson, a University of Glasgow student. Located in Kelvin Hall's Avenue, the exhibit features a furnished 1930s Dolls' House.

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Glasgow Science Festival: Winter Light Exhibition

Glasgow Science Festival: Winter Light Exhibition

11th June 2024 - 14th June 2024

Reflect on your relationship with seasonal light via an exhibition designed as part of the Living With Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Project.

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Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Open Sundays

Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Open Sundays

Selected dates between 7th April 2024 - 1st September 2024

The Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust opens its Bridgeton Bus Garage to the public on selected Sundays throughout the year!

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Exhibitions Events in Lanarkshire

Here's a selection of Exhibitions Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Lanarkshire:

Exhibition: Between Tweed and Clyde by Douglas Davies

Exhibition: Between Tweed and Clyde by Douglas Davies

27th April 2024 - 26th May 2024

Renowned artist, presents his exhibition of new work 'Between Tweed and the Clyde', celebrating the local landscapes which inspire him, at Biggar and Upper Clydesdale Museum.

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Glitz and Glamour The Golden Age of Cinema in Scotland

Glitz and Glamour The Golden Age of Cinema in Scotland

25th May 2024 - 17th August 2024

This colourful exhibition at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre showcases artefacts from Scotland's largest cinema collection!

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Cancer Tapestry Exhibition and Workshops

Cancer Tapestry Exhibition and Workshops

18th May 2024 - 26th May 2024

Be amongst the first to experience the beginnings of a poignant new tapestry when Dr Andrew Crummy's Cancer Tapestry comes to New Lanark Mills from Saturday 18th to Sunday 26th May.

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Exhibitions Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Here's a selection of Exhibitions Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Renfrewshire:

Sma’ Shot Day

Sma’ Shot Day

6th July 2024

Paisley's annual Sma' Shot day event, one of the oldest workers' festivals in the UK, will take place this year on Saturday 6th July!

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Film & Comic Con Glasgow

Film & Comic Con Glasgow

24th August 2024 - 25th August 2024

The Film & Comic Con Glasgow returns to Braehead Arena on the weekend of the 24th & 25th August bringing you the best in autograph sessions, photo shoots and panels with your favourite celebrities!

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Big Art Show

Big Art Show

30th August 2024 - 16th November 2024

Large-scale public exhibition, The Big Art Show returns to The Art Department in Paisley between Friday 30th August and Saturday 16th November!

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Exhibitions Events in Stirling

Here's a selection of Exhibitions Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Stirling:

Exhibition Launch: Celebrating 120 Years of Stirling Central Library

Exhibition Launch: Celebrating 120 Years of Stirling Central Library

23rd May 2024

This year, Stirling Central Library is celebrating its 120th anniversary! Join us for the launch of a new exhibition, tracing the library's journey from opening in 1904 to the modern-day.

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Callander Toy Fair

Callander Toy Fair

Selected dates between 14th July 2024 - 20th October 2024

Callander Toy Fair returns to McLaren High School. It's a must visit event for any collector of toys and models.

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The Man Who Could Paint Anything – The Legacy of Thomas Stuart Smith

The Man Who Could Paint Anything – The Legacy of Thomas Stuart Smith

1st March 2023 - 1st January 2028

This exhibition showcases some of The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum’s remarkable art collection.

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