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Pablo Picasso's glass goat briefly revealed to public alongside robot Japanese bartender

A rare glass sculpture by Pablo Picasso, depicting a goat and created by a Venice glassmaker in 1954, has gone on display at the National Museum of Scotland.

A black and white photo of a community of people in St Kilda more than a century ago

Mythologised and misunderstood: Photos of former residents of remotest part of the British Isles revealed

Two archaeologists have spent nine months studying St Kilda, the "islands at the edge of the world" whose last residents were evacuated at their own request in 1930.

A photo of burnt hazlenut shells found at a mesolithic hunter-gatherer site in Scotland

"A Mesolithic favourite": The hazlenuts eaten by hunter-gatherers 8,000 years ago in Scotland

Archaeologists have described significant amounts of charred hazlenut shells, found in the first excavation at Staffin Bay for 20 years, as "the ideal thing to date".

A photo of an archaeologist examining a brown pit in a field in South Lanarkshire, Scotland

Archaeologists say fire pit feast remains found in Scotland are "early Neolithic cultural package"

Early Neolithic people feasted before leaving their bowls broken in pits in South Lanarkshire around 6,000 years, say archaeologists who have radiocarbon dated precious deposits.

A photo of a black and white cat at the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum

Newly-appointed poet writes public address with Oswald, museum's cat-in-residence

A writer and broadcaster who has been appointed as the new poet-in-residence at Stirling’s Smith Art Gallery and Museum has written a work alongside the long-serving museum cat as one of his first......

A photo of the artist Pure Evil standing in a gallery as part of Museums at Night 2015

Museums at Night October 2015: Pure Evil on bunny rabbits and electronica at Dundee's Verdant Mill

Charley Edwards, whose signature sprayed motif is a weird, fanged bunny rabbit, has found a huge place to play in at the Verdant Works during Museums at Night. He tells us about skeletons and......

A woman leading a set of pigs through an archaeological site in the Inner Hebrides

Released gamekeeper's pigs lead archaeologists to earliest human activity in Scotland

A gamekeeper's pigs have foraged the way to the earliest dated evidence for human activity in Scotland – a set of 12,000-year-old Ice Age stone tools in the Inner Hebrides.

an engraving ot the Gunpowder Plotters wearing hats and beards of the early Stuart period

On the trail of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plotters in the UK's museums and heritage sites

With Guy Fawkes Night upon us, now is the time to follow our Gunpowder Plot trail to find out more about the plot and the plotters in UK museums and heritage sites, and online.

A photo of a hand holding a small archaeological bone up to sea at Staffin Bay on Skye

Hunter-gatherer community could have drilled burnt bone found on Scotland's Isle of Skye

A 12mm-long burnt piece of bone could have been drilled as a clothing accessory by prehistoric inhabitants of a North Skye community, according to archaeologists.

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