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The Scottish capital is renowned for its status as being the cultural capital of Europe, but a new addition to the city’s art landscape has taken a more unusual form.UK Telephone Box

A traditional red telephone box on the corner of Bellfield Street and High Street in the Portobello area of Edinburgh is to be turned into a micro art gallery, after it was bought for the paltry price of £1 under BT’s Adopt a Kiosk scheme by the local community council and architect Steven Wheatley.

Fluorescent tubes will be used by the mini gallery – named the Portly Light Box – to beam images from artists and schoolchildren, with three full-length acrylic panels fitted to the inside of the box that will act as a diffuser screen allowing those standing outside the box to see the artworks.

Another fascinating addition to the city’s acclaimed cultural landscape, be sure to check it out whilst enjoying a break in one of the excellent hotels in Edinburgh.

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