When David Harrower's play Blackbird first appeared at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2005, in a production by German maestro Peter Stein, it shocked audiences.
When Ewan Kennedy first mooted the idea of setting up a contemporary art gallery in the Glasgow city centre property he had owned for over a decade, the retired solicitor had no inkling of the building's place in the history of Scottish art.
Scottish Dance Theatre opened its substantial spring programme at its home theatre, Dundee Rep, with two newly commissioned works, Damien Jalet's Yama and Kingdom, by Jorge Crecis.
From the outside, the Reid building at the Glasgow School Of Art resembles a half-turned green Rubik's cube, with monumental lines, severe, sheer cliffs of panelled glass and an air of unflinching modernism.
To a casual passer-by, the images that Damien Jalet is calling up on his laptop probably look like exotic holiday snaps - mist-wreathed mountains in Japan followed by glimpses of stone pilgrimage paths winding into forested foothills and journeying towards remote devotional shrines.
When Gemma Whelan, currently starring in television series Game Of Thrones, first performed Philip Ridley's devastating solo play, Dark Vanilla Jungle, during the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the actress and comedian was warned there would be walk-outs.