The Kelpies feature on the new £50 note

the Kelpies jigsaw puzzles , , Helix park, Falkirk HDR

The Falkirk Wheel and the Kelpies will feature on the new Bank of Scotland polymer £50 note, which will enter circulation in July. The landmarks are pictured on the reverse of the note, which has also changed colour from green to red. A new UV feature depicts a horse pulling a canal barge, representing how … Read more

Peploe’s Coffee Pot smashes Vettriano’s record for Scottish art

A painting Still Life with Coffee Pot has broken the record price for Scottish art.
Scottish Colourist Samuel John Peploe’s painting fetched nearly £1 million, breaking the record set seven years ago by Jack Vettriano with his famous The Singing Butler.
The painting was sold yesterday to a UK private collector at Christie’s in London.
The auctioneer’s British and Scottish pictures expert Andre Zlattinger said: “It’s a masterpiece by him, a fabulous picture, and a great result.”

Valentine Rose by Jack Vettriano

Jack Vettriano is celebrating Valentine’s day this year in a special way with the publication of a limited edition print of his Valentine Rose. Jack Vettriano has donated edition number 1/100 to a fund-raising auction for Maggie’s Cancer Care , which is to take place on Friday 11th February at The Old Course Hotel in St Andrews.

New Beryl Cook exhibition

Much loved artist Beryl Cook has a new exhibition in Radlett , Herfordshire this month. There have not been many exhibitions of her work since her untimely death in 2008.The Beryl Cook exhibition, held annually at the McNeil Gallery, in Watling Street, contains much of the artist’s older and “very rare editions”.
Famous for her depictions of large women out on the town, Beryl Cook’s work is sold all over the world.
Gallery Owner Beverly McNeil said: “Victoria Wood is to word as Beryl is to image.”
The exhibition runs from January 15-21, opening times are 10.30am-5.30pm Monday to Saturday, and 12pm-4pm on Sunday.