l EAST Ayrshire Council's collection of oil paintings goes live on the Your Paintings website today, bringing this massive UK-wide art project to completion.

In all, around 212,000 works are now held online at the site, a joint initiative between the BBC, the Public Catalogue Foundation and participating UK galleries and museums. Your Paintings aims to allow the user to search and view every oil painting in the national collection by artist, gallery, subject, event or style. Some of the East Ayrshire paintings that were the last to join the project can currently be seen in all their real-life glory at the Sea Fever exhibition at The Dick in Kilmarnock.


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l SCOTTISH indie-foik quintet Frightened Rabbit have confirmed January 28 as the release date for their next single. The Woodpile is the second track to be lifted from forthcoming album Pedestrian Verse, due for release one week later on February 4. Pedestrian Verse is the Selkirk band's fourth studio album and first for major label Atlantic Records, and will be followed by a UK tour which brings the band to Edinburgh (February 26), Aberdeen (27) and Glasgow (28).


l CURRENTLY sitting at No 1 in the singles chart with The Power Of Love, Gabrielle Aplin will release her debut album, English Rain, on April 29. The 20-year-old singer-songwriter from Bath will begin an 11-date UK tour at King Tut's in Glasgow on March 13.