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New photography competition launches in St Andrews

A new photography competition has been launched in St Andrews – and the winning pictures will be exhibited to an international audience this summer.

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Castle Douglas Through Time new book by Mary Smith and Allan Devlin

Travelling back in time with pictures of Castle Douglas

A new book by Mary Smith and Allan Devlin shows, through a fascinating selection of photographs, how Castle Douglas has changed throughout time.

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Gayle Nelson is optimistic about the future of the festival. (Pic: Rosa Doran)

Brighter future for Fife arts festival

A major Fife festival which was under threat of being dissolved has been saved after volunteers from the local community stepped in.

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Claire MacLeary. Picture: Comp

Fife author Claire has write stuff for crime fiction

A Fife author is launching her first book at an event in St Andrews.

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The shortlist features 14 remarkable women from different fields in Scottish society.

Search is on for gallery’s first Scottish heroine

Stirling’s Wallace Monument is set to add its first female figurehead to its Hall of Heroes gallery within the famous landmark.

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Crime writing farmer James Oswald. Pic by: Steven Scott Taylor / J P License

Quick reads from two of the region’s authors

Two Fife authors, James Oswald and Jenny Colgan, have put pen to paper and written short stories for an annual campaign to get more adults to pick up a book.

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Author Ian Rankin at the Oxford Bar in Edinburgh. Pic Ian Georgeson

Rankin lifts lid on RebusFest

Ian Rankin has unveiled plans for his first ever “RebusFest” in Edinburgh to mark 30 years of his best-selling crime novels.

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Entries from statutory records have been released onto ScotlandsPeople - the family history website operated by the National Records of Scotland.

Latest birth, death and marriage records released

Entries from important statutory records have been released today onto ScotlandsPeople – the family history website operated by the National Records of Scotland.

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Dr John Adamsons home on South Street, St Andrews, 1862. By John Adamson.

Fife photography pioneer to feature in ‘breathtaking’ exhibition

Dr Robert Adamson – pioneer photographer from St Andrews – will be celebrated at an exhibition staged by the National Galleries of Scotland.

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The new Christmas lights display in Tayport

Lottery cash helps light up Tayport

People in Tayport are set to enjoy a dazzling display of Christmas lights this year thanks to a lottery windfall.

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Linda Ballingall, Heritage Centre chairman with Ian Nimmo-White who is conducting research with the hope of reuniting the family with the soldier's death plaque. (Pic Steve Brown).

“Help us find Fife war hero’s family”

An appeal had been launched to reunite the family of a WWI Kirkcaldy solider – killed 100 years ago next week – with the ‘death penny’ honouring his sacrifice.

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Children from local schools add to the cast of balletLORENTs Snow White.

A fairytale chance for kids to dance

A leading dance theatre company has plucked talent from local schools for a fairytale dance production of Snow White.

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Dr Jim Byatt  is currently researching the history of recorded American folk music for a forthcoming book on the subject.  He is also a semi-professional musician, working largely in the fields of Alternative Country and Americana.

Backing for Bob from St Andrews

Two academics from St Andrews University have backed the award of a Nobel Prize to Bob Dylan.

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StAnza set to celebrate 20th poetry festival

StAnza set to celebrate 20th poetry festival

StAnza, Scotland’s international poetry festival, has revealed the headliners for its 20th year.

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The exhibition will run at the Secret Bunker (guard house pictured above) until the end of October

Celebrating Leuchars Airshow legacy

Scotland’s Secret Bunker has unveiled a new photo exhibition celebrating 65 years of the nearby Leuchars Airshow – almost three years to the day since the Red Arrows last flew over the Fife coast.

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Kirkcaldy Galleries

A talk about some fine paintings

On Wednesday visitors to Kirkcaldy Galleries can enjoy a lunchtime talk by exhibitions curator, Janice Crane.

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The image taken from Jim's bedroom many years ago. Comparing it to Hunter's painting, the resemblance is very clear

Could Hunter painting mystery finally be ‘put to bed’?

It seems Fifers may have solved the mystery location of one of the Kingdom’s most famous paintings, once and for all.

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Norma Stewart, Margaret West, Billy Cauldfield, Lilian Sloan, Candice MacKenzie, Cllr Ian Sloan & Angela Ross. Pic: Steven Brown

New art space set to give Glenrothes a splash of colour

The town centre is about to get a splash of colour in the coming months as artists young and old are given their very own creative space.

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Crail poet Garry MacKenzie has won a top poetry prize. Pic: George McLuskie

Top poetry prizes for talented Fifers

Talent from the East Neuk has shown the stanza strength of the county as two Fifers take top prizes in a national poetry competition.

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