THE Loopallu festival in Ullapool has sold out, with new acts announced for this year including Shed Seven, The Undertones, Public Service Broadcasting and Alabama 3.
The Vatersay Boys from Barra are also appearing, as is BBC 6 Music DJ Mark Radcliffe with his new band The Foes.
The festival also has a literary component this year, with Literally Literary, which will include Mairi Hedderwick, Aidan Moffat and Christopher Brookmyre, among others.
Loopallu takes place on September 26 and 27 in Ullapool.
Fringe star to host workshop
AN artist in a one-woman show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe will run a theatre workshop in the Craigmillar area of the capital today.
Vickie Tanner, from New York, who is performing Running Into Me at Underbelly Cowgate, will run a workshop based on the work with the the Drammie Dodgers young community drama group at Craigmillar Community Arts, which is now in its 50th year.
Today's session will be her second of this year's Fringe.
Craigmillar Community Arts (CCA) is a charity set up in 1986 and was born from the Craigmillar Festival Society which was established in 1964.
The Drammie Dodgers youth community drama group has been running now for nine years at CCA.
l www.craigmillarcommunity arts.co.uk
Heritage awards for volunteers
A NEW awards programme to celebrate the contribution of volunteers who work across Scotland to protect the historic environment has been launched.
The Scottish Heritage Angel Awards will recognise the work of voluntary groups and individuals in "protecting and celebrating built heritage".
They will be funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.
The foundation has awarded the programme preparatory funds of £25,000, as well as up to £48,000 in each of the first two years of the scheme.
The annual awards programme will complement and run parallel to the existing English Heritage Angel Awards which were founded by Andrew Lloyd Webber (Lord Lloyd Webber) and English Heritage in 2011.
The first Scottish awards ceremony will take place in autumn 2015.
l www.historic-scotland. gov.uk