By Juliet Clough, Keith Davidson, Sandie Randall, Alastair Scott
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Commercial art show in various galleries. Beltane (30 Apr), Calton Hill, Edinburgh. Pagan celebration to welcome start of summer. APRIL International Science Festival Full colours of gorse in springtime Glasgow Art Fair (late Apr). Ayr Racecourse. A Scotland’s top steeplechase event. The Melrose Sevens (midApr or early May), Melrose, Borders. International sevena-side rugby union event. Shetland Folk Festival (first week). Traditional T Scottish music in an island setting. Scottish Cup Final (midMay), Hampden Park, Glasgow.
Apr– Oct: 9:30am–6pm (to 7:30pm Jul & Aug); Nov–Mar: 10am–5pm. & 8 The lower floors of this building date from the early 17th century and were once the home of the Laird of Cockpen. In 1852, Maria Short added the upper floor, the viewing terrace and the Camera Obscura – a large pinhole camera that pictures life in the city centre as it happens. A marvel at the time, it remains one of Edinburgh’s most popular attractions. P Gladstone’s Land (NTS) 477B Lawnmarket. Tell (0131) 226 5856. # Apr–Oct: 10am–5pm Mon–Sat, 2–5pm Sun (Jul, Aug: to 7pm).
Based on Anglo-Norman lines. Power devolved through an Scotland became one united Viking axe introduced aristocracy, largely kingdom for the first time. French-speaking, and a structure FEUDALISM AND THE CLANS bonded through land tenure. David I Under the powerful influence of tried to impose this system in the north, Margaret, the English wife of Malcolm but the region remained out of his conIII (1057–93), a radical shift occurred trol and, indeed, had its own “kings” – TIMELINE 563 Columba founds a monastery 600 685 The Pictish King Bruide defeats the Angles of Northumbria at Forfar in Angus 1018 King Malcolm of Scotia defeats the Angles.