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Here’s a publication we’ve produced about the imaginative projects we’ve been creating in Midlothian. Small businesses and individuals have given their time, their skills and their creative spirit to this venture. And what they receive in return is priceless…

Barter at Dalkeith Palace

Dalkeith House Dalkeith Country Park, Midlothian, EH22 2NA Monday 6 – Saturday 11 October 2014. 12 – 1.30pm. Free admission. For one week at Dalkeith Palace, artists from Artlink’s Barter project have reworked the grand entrance hallway of the Palace,… Continue Reading →

A Week On Ward 72

There is new exhibition of drawings by Mark Kirkham – ‘The Edinburgh Sketcher’- at the Western General Gallery, documenting a week he spent on Ward 72 at the Royal Victoria Building. Mark is an illustrator based in Edinburgh who produces… Continue Reading →

A Playful Wander (with a choice of drinks)

Friday 18th July 2pm and 3.30pm Join a performance created at Greyfriars Churchyard and Sandy Bells pub on Forrest Road. Using the climate, sounds, smells and landscape of the Churchyard and the very different environment, smells and tastes available in… Continue Reading →


Artist Juliana Capes and writer Laura Cameron Lewis create interweaving narratives from generations of women with connections to Portobello Prom across their lives.

Some Bat-squeak Echo of Other Time – a tour guided by fiction

Created by Ken Cockburn with the National Library of Scotland. Listen to extracts from the final performance and interviews about the project process.

1 Queen, 3000 Drones And 50000 Workers

  At the start of October 2013 Artlink and the Scottish Beekeepers Association met to discuss the possibility of working together to create a welcoming and interesting display for the 2014 Royal Highland Show. When we took these initial discussions… Continue Reading →


Our new story Drift is now available to listen to on the Investigate Create website. Drift weaves together stories from generations of women with connections to Portobello Prom across their lives. It was created collaboratively by visual artist and experienced… Continue Reading →

Investigate Create: website launch 11 June 2014

Artlink is launching a new website, Investigate Create, providing information to open up the arts for people with sight loss, people with hearing loss and sign language users. Investigate Create launches on 11 June with an event in the Great… Continue Reading →

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