PART of the Collective Gallery's renovation and development of Edinburgh's Calton Hill has been revealed.

The new restaurant on the City Observatory site will be called The Lookout by Gardener's Cottage.

It will sit alongside a new space for contemporary art and the refurbishment City Observatory and City Dome.

The new contemporary art space, build into the side of the hill, is called The Hillside.

The whole site is likely to open to the public later this year.

The restaurant has large windows and panoramic views across Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth.

Gardener's Cottage opened in 2012 and has received much praise.

The cottage was built in 1836 for the gardener at Edinburgh’s Royal Terrace Gardens.

In 2017, a second venue – Quay Commons bakery and café - opened on Commercial Street in Leith.

Formerly based on Cockburn Street, Collective moved to a temporary gallery space on Calton Hill in 2013 and began fundraising to redevelop the City Observatory site, which has been unused since 2009.

The £4m redevelopment project is funded by City of Edinburgh, Collective, Creative Scotland, Heritage Lottery, Edinburgh World Heritage, WREN, Wolfson Foundation, Garfield Weston And Architectural Heritage Fund.

NEW qualified teachers in Scotland are to be given a poetry anthology compiled for them this autumn.

To Learn the Future: Poems for Teachers will be given to all newly-qualified teachers in Scotland in 2018 and 2019.

Edited by Jane Cooper, Lilias Fraser and Kate Hendry, the collection contains a written introduction by the National Poet for Scotland Jackie Kay.

She says: "These poems are not teaching aids, but life aids; not set texts but subtexts. This gift is not homework but heart work."

To Learn the Future follows Tools of the Trade, a pocket-sized anthology of around 50 poems given to all newly graduated medical students in Scotland, first published in 2014 by the Scottish Poetry Library.

The poets featured include, amongst others, Emily Dickinson, Roger McGough, Billy Collins, Sophie Hannah and Carol Ann Duffy.

The collection is officially launched at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on 14 August.

Ellen Doherty, director of education at the General Teaching Council of Scotland, said: "In supporting the project we hope that the little book will not only accompany teachers throughout their careers, but also hope that the content will help maintain and sustain them during the highs and lows, the best of times and the worst of times of one of the best jobs in the world.

AN orchestra, The Nevis Ensemble, have scaled Ben Nevis for a performance at its summit as part of Festival 2018, the cultural celebrations around the European Championships in Glasgow.

The symphony orchestra have made their way to the highest point in the British Isles as part of its 70 performance tour of public and community venues.

It is conducted by Holly Mathieson and since 31 July, Nevis Ensemble has been performing around six times per day in venues across Scotland.

Nevis Ensemble’s repertoire includes the world premiere of a new commission from Matthew Grouse (2018 New Music Scotland award winner) of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, as well as music by Beethoven, Stravinsky and Debussy, mixed in with some pop songs.