Scottish snowdrop festival gets underway

People are being urged to get out and enjoy the regions snowdrops as the annual Scottish snowdrop festival gets underway across the country.

Peebles celebrates creative status

The creative community in Peebles are celebrating after coming top in a competition to find Scotland's most creative places.

Edinburgh Fringe Festival gets underway

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival - regarded as the world's biggest arts festival - gets underway today with acts ready to entertain audiences.

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Spring is near as snowdrops blossom

They're heralded as the start of spring, and despite the weather, snowdrops are appearing in verges and gardens all over the region.

This year, they're the subject of a special Snowdrop Festival.

Five gardens in Dumfries and Galloway are taking part, and our reporter Fiona McIlwraith went to Logan Botanic Garden on the south west tip of Scotland to find out more.

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Creative cash to be spent on Peebles art

A cash prize for a creativity award for Peebles will be spend on a series of monthly art festivals in the town.

Peebles has won an award for being the most creative place of its size in Scotland, along with £100,000.

Those behind the bid plan to spend it on a creative action plan running from March to December.

Each month will concentrate on a particular theme, such as music, literature or crafts.

The programme will also work with festivals already held in the town, such as the Arts Festival and the TweedLove biking festival.

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