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The Edinburgh International Festival and The Morton Charitable Trust are inviting applications for the position of this year's Festival Photographer.

The position, which comes with a £3500 award, allows an emerging photographer, based or studying in Scotland, unparalleled backstage access across the Festival to artists, staff, technical set-up, rehearsals and events to bring together an archive of images of the Festival.

Online galleries throughout the Festival in August can be seen on the Festival website, and an exhibition of their work is mounted in the autumn.

Contacts with a range of media outlets, artists, venues and agencies through the Festival provide a strong launch pad for a future career in the profession.

Previous winners of this position include Edinburgh-based photographers Claudine Quinn (2010), Eoin Carey (2011), Sally Jubb (2012) and Stuart Armitt (2013). Armitt's exhibition of work from Festival 2013 is currently running at The Hub.

The closing date for applications is noon on February 17.


Sturgill ready

for Admiral gig

country singer Sturgill Simpson, who is based in Nashville, won many admirers with his appearance at Celtic Connections last month and he makes a quick return to Glasgow with a gig at the Admiral Bar, Waterloo Street, on Sunday, February 23.

Simpson's debut album, High Top Mountain, is released on February 17, but already he is being tipped as "the biggest real country star in waiting" and being likened by Classic Rock Country Magazine to Waylon Jennings and George Jones - high praise indeed.

His Admiral Bar show is part of Glasgow Americana promoters the Fallen Angels Club's 10th anniversary season.