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Lee Miller's photographs of Picasso to be showcased in major Scottish National Portrait Gallery exhibition

Telegrams sent by Lee Miller to her husband, Roland Penrose, during the Second World War are among the highlights of a major summer show co-created by Penrose's son.

Cats and books to bake-offs and bread: 20 of Orkney Library's best tweets on Twitter

Stewart Bain, the man behind the Orkney Library account which is renowned as one of the funniest on Twitter, picks 20 of his favourite jokes from two years of tickled followers.

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Prehistoric settlers in Scotland similar to first peoples of North America or Australia, new book reveals

The authors of a new book on archaeology in north-east Scotland say the earliest settlers had a mixed economy, built stone mouments and moved seasonally in search of food.

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Scottish government appeals to traveller people over mystery stone formation which could be made monument

Historic Scotland is appealing to the public for information about a mysterious heart-shaped formation of quartz stones which is believed to be sacred to travellers.

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Royal Scots Waterloo Colours to be displayed for last time at Edinburgh Castle

To mark 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, The Royal Scots regimental Colours, which they carried into the battle, are to be displayed for the last time to the public at Edinburgh Castle.

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Antler waste reveals medieval Scottish industry as archaeologists publish findings decades after dig

Publishing a post-excavation analysis of work carried out in West Lothian for the first time since the 1960s and 1970s excavations, archaeologists say the findings reflect "highly significant" sites.

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Tales from beyond the grave - Edinburgh's Canongate kirkyard comes alive

A new series of trails and podcasts has been launched to help visitors find out more about the Canongate kirkyard – a cemetery on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile used between the late 17th and mid-20th......

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Early prehistoric site on Borders reveals flint tools, hearth and more from Mesolithic Scotland

Torben Bjarke Ballin, of Glasgow's GUARD Archaeology, on the latest discoveries from hunter-gather societies in prehistoric Scotland.

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Rare books by Blake, Carroll and de Sade emerge from Edinburgh collection for Surrealist display

Rare copies of books by William Blake, Lewis Carroll and the Marquis de Sade will go on show at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art this spring as part of an exploration of the Surrealist......

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