THE new Collective Gallery at the top of Edinburgh's Calton Hill is due to re-open to the public in August.

It had been announced previously that the gallery would open, after a £4m building and revamp project, in late spring.

However, due to the complications of redeveloping the site, it will now be opening in time for the Festival period.

The first exhibition at the new gallery and revamped observatory atop the famous hill be as previously announced: work by Dineo Seshee Bopape, James N Hutchinson, Alexandra Laudo, Tessa Lynch, Catherine Payton, and Klaus Weber.

A NEW playwriting award has been established to find the "next generation of political playwrights."

Through the award Theatre Uncut are looking for voices from all backgrounds.

Theatre Uncut has collaborated with the Young Vic, the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh and Sherman Theatre in Cardiff to create the award.

The writer of the winning play will receive an award of £9,500 and an option to stage the play.

Submissions will open on 1 September this year.

The Underbelly has announced a further 82 shows completing for the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Claire Sweeney will star in Don’t Tell Me Not To Fly while the actress Su Pollard makes her theatre debut in Harpy, Bim Adewunmi brings her debut Hoard to the Festival

Canadian circus performers Cirque Alfonse present the UK premiere of rock musical Tabarnak and American circus performers UniverSoul Circus mark their European premiere with a large-scale show Hip Hop Under The Big Top.