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Gilyan Noble Featured Artist


For many years my work has focused on what we humans refer to to as the natural world. Initially my paintings were figurative and were largely concerned with replicating details from a wide range of species from flies and fish to mammals. However I came to realise through study and practice that I was motivated and inspired to focus on creatures and their habitats, such as the nests they built or the fields they ran through, not simply because of their physiology, but because of the feelings of awe that their sometimes fragile and miraculous forms invoked in me.

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Dreams of Land and Sea



'Dreams of Land and Sea' is the latest exhibition by Forres based artist Brian Crawford Young. In this show he develops and extends his expressive and gestural style to the landscape of the Scottish highlands and islands. Painted from sketches done while camping in wild and remote places, they seek to capture the timeless beauty of mountain, sea and sky. Brian is an honours graduate of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI), and has been painting for twenty years. He has worked and exhibited in New York, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. At The Nicholson Gallery and Framers, 1 St. Catherines Road, Forres, Moray, IV36 1LL. From 4th - 31st August. Open 10am - 4pm. Tuesday to Saturday.

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The Body in Media


by Rachael Horsburgh

Achieving my BA Hons in Fine Art wasn’t only four years of study, but also many more years of passion. When I look back, it was my secondary school art teacher who truly inspired me to follow my passion for art, and so lead me to where I am now. She was a very talented woman and I was just blown away by her figurative drawings. Portraiture was what I enjoyed the most, but my obsession with anime and manga had made my proportions go awry, so seeing her beautiful drawings made me turn away from that style and become more realistic.

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A Walk of Art: Visionary Shoes


The exhibition “A Walk of Art: Visionary Shoes’ explores whether a shoe that can’t necessarily be walked on can still be called a shoe, If it can’t, is it art?

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World Full of Colour - Shona McInnes


Born in the Orkney Islands, Shona went on to study at The Glasgow School of Art, specialising in stained glass design. After graduating in 1983 she began working for a stained glass company in Yorkshire. “It was a steep learning curve” she laughs “having had the luxury as a student of experimenting with ideas, materials and taking as long as you liked to complete a project, I now had to work to a client's brief and be focussed on deadlines and high quality craftsmanship.”

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Hunter & The Bear


School friends, Will and Jimmy started playing music together in University playing pubs and clubs in Newcastle. They spent this summer writing in the Highlands of Scotland and moved to London in September to give music a go professionally. They are currently building a website which should be live soon, along with Twitter and Youtube channels. For now, they are going 'old school' and playing as many live shows as they can.

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Jane Yeadon - a profile


A rich vein of artistic talent exists in the Highlands and Moray. It might be inspired by the beauty of the landscapes and vistas found where mountains meet the Firth. Or perhaps our comparative isolation on the outermost fringes of Europe lends a unique perspective.

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Murder Mystery Show


2nd, 3rd and 4th February 2017

Cullen Hall Church, York Place Cullen

Tickets £7 adult £3 children – can be bought from the Paper Shop, The Square, Cullen

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Portessie Public Hall Christmas Tombola


Star prize £75 shopping vouchers. Doors open 6.30 pm, eyes down 7.30 pm. Entry £1.00. Please bring a cup.

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Portessie Public Hall - Christmas Craft Fair & Coffee Morning


9.30 am - 12.00 noon Various craft and local charity fundraising stalls, hall sales table and raffle. Donations welcome. To book a table costing £5 please ring Alison 01542 836095 or Rosella 01542 833969. Adults £2.50 Children £1.00.

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Inverness Choral Society's popular annual marathon of continuous carol singing on Saturday 17th December, from 10.30am to 3.30pm takes place near M&S's upstairs entrance in the Eastgate Centre, Inverness. The choir will once again entertain Christmas shoppers while raising funds for the Society's future performances and for a chosen charity. This year's charity is Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland.

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Parenting Teenagers - getting them (and you!) through


This inspiring event is for parents of teenagers. It will help you feel empowered, encouraged and knowing that the challenges you face are not unique.

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