THE Ross Fountain in Edinburgh will be completely refurbished and returned to its location in West Prince Street Garden by the early summer.

Its current renovation process has been commissioned by the Ross Development Trust, supported by Edinburgh World Heritage.

Work started in July 2017 and is being undertaken by Wigan-based specialists, Lost Art, with a cost of £1.9m.

This week a crane will lift the bowls and muses into place.

Each of the four bowl sections weigh two tonnes and combined the bowls have the capacity to hold 12 tonnes of water.

There are four muses representing art, science, poetry and industry and they weigh up to two tonnes each.

A SCOTTISH artist has been short listed for the Spectrum Art Prize, a new national award created to mark the achievements of artist on the autism spectrum.

The artists were chosen from open-submission by an expert panel.

All seven finalists will receive a cash prize to help sustain their practice, with a first prize of £10,000 to be announced at the Saatchi Gallery on 1 May, as well as six further awards of £1,000.

Dawnne McGeachy from Campbelltown trained at the Glasgow School of Art, and has received awards including a scholarship to study Fine Art at the University of Ohio, US, and in 2013 the Jolomo Bank of Scotland prize for landscape painting.

A TEXTILE designer from Glasgow has selected for a design residency in Finland.

Laura Spring has been chosen as Helsinki Design Resident for 2018.

A graduate of Glasgow School of Art, Laura is based in the city’s Grey Wolf Studios where she makes work inspired and influenced by traditional design processes.

Her recent research has focused on the ancient Finnish weaving technique known as täkänä.

The residency will allow her to develop and extend the reach of her work by presenting local colleagues and audiences throughout Helsinki Design Week.

The residency is arranged by the British Council.