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Methil Power station is demolished

The 300ft chimney stack at Methil Power Station, Fife has been blown up – marking the demolition of the last part of the building.The iconic structure was visible for miles and featured in Jack Vettriano’s Long Time Gone. Hundreds of spectators gathered to watch as the concrete structure came down. ScottishPower, which owns the site, said…

About Photogold David

Photographer David Rankin set up the UK’s first online prints gallery , Photogold , in 1998
http://www.photogold.co.uk

Peploe's Coffee Pot smashes Vettriano's record for Scottish art

A painting Still Life with Coffee Pot has broken the record price for Scottish art.
Scottish Colourist Samuel John Peploe’s painting fetched nearly £1 million, breaking the record set seven years ago by Jack Vettriano with his famous The Singing Butler.
The painting was sold yesterday to a UK private collector at Christie’s in London.
The auctioneer’s British and Scottish pictures expert Andre Zlattinger said: “It’s a masterpiece by him, a fabulous picture, and a great result.”

About Photogold David

Photographer David Rankin set up the UK’s first online prints gallery , Photogold , in 1998
http://www.photogold.co.uk