The Harmonium Project, a free outdoor animated performance that lit up the city’s key concert hall, to celebrate 50 years of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus, attracted 19,500 people.

The crowd watched the free projected lightshow designed by 59 Productions projected on the Usher Hall whilst listening to John Adams’ choral work Harmonium.

The music was recorded by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Edinburgh Festival Chorus, conducted by Peter Oundjian.

Leading Scottish writer James Robertson, pictured, has given his support to activists campaigning to save sixteen libraries threatened with closure across Fife. Speaking to an audience of over 100 concerned residents at the local Salvation Army Hall in Glenrothes, the author of And the Land Lay Still and The Testament of Gideon Mack expressed his support for the Keep Fife's Libraries Open Campaign.

Fife Cultural Trust (FCT), who receive a management fee from Fife Council of over £8million per year to run cultural services, including libraries across Fife, have proposed the closures as part of a cost-saving exercise. The Trust presented proposals to Fife’s Executive Committee on June 23 and councillors are due to make a decision on the future for these sixteen libraries at the meeting on September 29.

The Keep Fife’s Libraries Open Campaign was started by local Markinch resident Bryce Sutherland who has described libraries as a “lifeline”.

Anyone interested in how they can get involved in campaigning in their local area should contact Keep Fife’s Libraries Open.

The leading Scottish saxophonist Tommy Smith and pianist Brian Kellock have had to cancel their concert at the Ceilidh Place, Ullapool tonight due to unforeseen circumstances.

The musicians are in touch with the Ceilidh Place management and hope to announce a rearranged date as soon as possible.

The Traverse Theatre has announced that playwright Stef Smith, whose work Swallow is part of Traverse Festival 2015, has accepted the honorary post of Traverse Associate Artist.

Smith joins the company’s group of Associate Artists – a group of writers and directors who work closely with the theatre, sharing and supporting its commitment to new writing and talent development. Traverse Theatre Associate Artists include playwrights David Greig, Morna Pearson and Tim Price.

Swallow is Stef’s first commission for the Traverse Theatre. Directed by Traverse Artistic Director, Orla O’Loughlin, it is presented on the theatre’s main stage and runs throughout the Fringe.