The story of Scottish pop music is to be told at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, in an exhibition which will run from June through to November.
Taking in the 1950s through to the present day, artists featured will include Lonnie Donegan, Gerry Rafferty, the Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Lulu, The Rezillos, Midge Ure, Simple Minds, The Skids, Big Country, Garbage, Franz Ferdinand, all the way to Young Fathers.
The exhibition will feature original stage outfits and instruments – many loaned by the artists themselves (including Altered Images, pictured) – plus memorabilia, props, film, and, music.
A variety of musical events will take place during the exhibition’s running time, including shows at Suummerhall from June 19, with The Skids + Big Country, Stanley Odd, Emma Pollock, Withered Hand, Modern Studies, Idlewild and the Rezillos.
The National Museum then opens its doors on June 22, while a three-part BBC TV series along with digital and radio content is also planned.
Adult entry is set at £10 with concessions £8 and children 12–15 at £7 (under 12s free).
More at www.nms.ac.uk/ripitup.