Visit to Edinburgh – Tuesday 29th September

August 6th, 2015Comments Off on Visit to Edinburgh – Tuesday 29th September

The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse – Scottish Artists 1750-1900: From Caledonia to the Continent

This is the first ever exhibition devoted to Scottish art in the Royal Collection and brings together paintings, drawings and miniatures collected by monarchs from George III to Queen Victoria. It includes the work of painters who were born in Scotland and travelled abroad, such as Allan Ramsay and Sir David Wilkie, and of those whose inspiration remained firmly rooted in their native land, such as Alexander Nasmyth and James Giles.  In particular, the exhibition highlights the importance and influence of artists whose work was shaped by the ideas of the Scottish Enlightenment.

The Scottish Parliament:

Tour of the Scottish Parliament hosted by local MSP Alex Fergusson. On this general tour through the Scottish Parliament building guides provide information on the history, work and procedures of the Scottish Parliament and about the architecture of the award winning Scottish Parliament building. We will begin with refreshments and a talk. After the tour we will be offered lunch at the Parliament (not included in cost).

We will leave Kirkcudbright at 8.00 and Castle Douglas at 8.20, returning at about 6.30-7.00.

The cost will be £16 for the coach and £15.00 for entry to the Queens Gallery. Nearer the time information will be supplied about lunch arrangements and costs at the Parliament.

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Pick up: Kirkcudbright or Castle Douglas

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