A painting by Scottish Colourist Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell, entitled Reflections and described as a work of refined elegance, is expected to fetch up to £500,000 when it goes on sale at Sotheby's in London next Thursday.
IF Glasgow long ago passed the tipping point whereby it stopped being a place creative people left in order to further their careers and instead became one they moved to for the same reasons, then I'd argue it has The Pastels to thank.
French director Olivier Assayas described his 2010 film Carlos as "part politics, part Scarface".
Battlefield Band's "forward with Scotland's past" strapline was devised for a line-up that now has no representatives in the band's current personnel, but it's arguably never been more appropriate.
Judging from the well sold house and thoroughly enthusiastic reception at the first night, this new production of Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance looks set to be a success for Scottish Opera.