1 IT seems to have gone by in a flash but although today sees the end of another Celtic Connections, it’s not too late to catch an event or two. Workshops today include Gospel Soul with Chris Judge, Oor Story with Christine Kydd, Scots Sangs o’ Luve with Amy Lord and a songwriting masterclass with Sierra Hull. In the evening, it’s the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year final and there are also performances around Glasgow from Kokoroko, Matt Carmichael and Fergus McCreadie to name but a few.

2 THOSE who need to blow away the cobwebs of winter have the chance to join a series of 20 day walks taking in the coastline of the outer Firth of Forth from St Abbs to St Andrews. They can join geologist Angus Miller for a Geowalk in celebration of Scotland’s amazing geodiversity and Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters 2020. Walkers will discover remote beaches, rocky headlands and a story that stretches back more than 400 million years as they walk through extinct volcanoes, the remains of long-lost swamps and oceans and find the traces of the animals and plants that lived there in the past.

3 MUMMY’S the word at Perth Museum and Art Gallery in an exhibition demonstrating the “live” conservation of the city’s mummy, Ta-Kr-Hb, as she is prepared for permanent display at the redeveloped City Hall Museum. Visitors will be able to watch conservators in action performing the delicate task of treating museum objects inside the gallery’s purpose-built conservation studio, highlighting the threats to these objects of cultural and historical significance. Running alongside is a Discovering Ancient Egypt touring exhibition from National Museums Scotland.

4 A FREE exhibition celebrating MP Jennie Lee, one of the founders of the Open University, is showing at Lochgelly Centre in Fife. Called from Lochgelly to the Lords, it charts the story of Lee who was born in 1904 and became an MP before she was old enough to vote. She was the first minister for the arts and fought passionately for a university open to all. The exhibition is on until March 6.

5 IN Glasgow, Tramway has a multimedia exhibition partly inspired by the Orientalist pulp novel Confessions of a Thug. The exhibition by Hardeep Pandhal takes as a starting point the historical application of the word “thug”, which originated in British-India and was used for a so-called religious cult of murderers. Although opinion is divided, many believe that “thugs” were politically sensationalised by the British to appear innately criminal. The exhibition can be seen until March 22.

6 IN celebration of National Storytelling week, Glengoyne Whisky Distillery is launching new tour. The exclusive tour, created by whisky experiential ambassador Gordon Dallas, will launch on Friday, with limited dates available in February and March. Part social history, it has been created from painstaking research and includes five whiskies showcasing the evolution of Glengoyne.

7 ARTIST David Mach (pictured) is building one of his signature stacked newspaper sculptures inside Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Art Galleries and he can be seen at work today. His latest creation features a six-metre long shipping container, groyne wood and shipping buoys. “Sea containers carry the world’s stuff,” Mach points out. “We make, we produce, we trade. We use these boxes to hold our ideas and designs. They travel the globe with our history and our culture in one long continuous journey. It’s no wonder they appear like Greek temples, their long-ribbed sides replicating pillars, their short gable ends holding the doors to the Aladdin’s Cave inside.”