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December 11, 2012

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Astronomer Patrick Moore dies

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December 06, 2012

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Fisherman's Jerseys

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December 03, 2012

Scran paid a visit to the opening of two great exhibitions at the City Art Centre in Edinburgh last week, featuring the work of two diverse artists from different periods, both of whom are on Scran. One is the aforementioned Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, the other is John Clerk of Eldin, an 18th century artist who specialised in etchings of landscapes and buildings.  The actual etchings and sketches on show at the City Art Centre give you a terrific insight into his technique, but if you can't make it to Edinburgh, Scran has a couple of his works, courtesy of Midlothian Council, and many more are about to appear on Scran thanks to Geoffrey Bertram who helped to curate the show at the City Art Centre. Watch this space.

 

Lasswade by Clerk of Eldin 

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November 05, 2012

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Stunning New Material on Scran

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October 31, 2012

Scran has been out and about in the community (yes, they do let us out from behind our PCs occasionally), to support some of our recent contributors.

On Wednesday the 24th of October, we attended the official launch of this year's Poppyscotland fundraising appeal at the Scottish Parliament building.  As well as meeting the people who work behind the scenes at Poppyscotland, we saw the appeal's latest TV advert featuring Private Stephen Bainbridge, who lost his legs in an explosion in Afghanistan twelve months ago.  Scran is delighted to host over 100 pictures from the organisation, which tell the story of poppy-making over the years, and which will be an invaluable aid to teachers and learners as we approach Remembrance Day.

 

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We also recently visited Balmungo House in St. Andrew's, Fife, the recently-restored former home of the late artist Wilhelmina Barns-Graham.  Now the base of the Barns-Graham Charitable Trust, the house showcases the legacy of "Willie", as she was known to her friends and colleagues.  In addition, it serves as a centre of artistic endeavour, sponsoring an artist-in-residence and writer-in-residence each year.  Balmungo House, beautifully renovated in neutral colours that serve as a suitable backdrop for the artworks on display, was officially opened on 30th October 2012 by the TV journalist and broadcaster Kirsty Wark, and is open to the public and to groups by appointment.  Read more about the Barns-Graham Charitable Trust's work here.  You can also see some images from Willie's life as well as some of her paintings and sketches on Scran, courtesy of the Barns-Graham Trust.  Finally, a major retrospective of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham's work opens at the City Art Centre in Edinburgh on November 24th 2012.

 

 

 

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September 26, 2012

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Andy Williams RIP

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September 16, 2012

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New oral histories from the workers of the Bathgate Truck & Tractor Factory 1961-1986 on Scran

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September 12, 2012

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See Scran at SLF 2011 at the SECC- stand C42

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September 02, 2012

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Entertainer Dies

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August 28, 2012

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Death of an astronaut

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June 18, 2012

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Celebration Images

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May 13, 2012

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It's Adult Learners' Week!

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April 26, 2012

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Summer 2012

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April 18, 2012

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A Community History of North Edinburgh

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April 05, 2012

We've finally bitten the bullet, and now have a Twitter presence.  Follow us at @Scranlife!

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February 24, 2012

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Scran Spring News

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February 21, 2012

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Scran unavailable on Monday 20 Feb.

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December 04, 2011

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RCAHMS Websites

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November 29, 2011

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New oral histories on Scran

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November 16, 2011

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Scran images made available to a school in Kolkata

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November 11, 2011

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Remembering the DJ and TV presenter, Jimmy Savile.

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October 31, 2011

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The Battle of Prestonpans was the first significant conflict in the second Jacobite Rising. The Jacobite army loyal to James Francis Edward Stuart and led by his son Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) achieved a stunning victory over the redcoat army loyal to the Hanoverian George II led by Sir John Cope

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October 24, 2011

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October 03, 2011

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An exhibition and resources to support Curriculum for Excellence

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September 26, 2011

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SLF stand pics

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