UNCERTAIN FORECAST FOR DOGGERFISHER

Doggerfisher – the stylish contemporary-art gallery on Gayfield Square – is leaving Broughton and unfortunately will not return for the foreseeable future.

Spurtle understands that the property it rented – a former tyre replacement garage – is to be sold for possible demolition and redevelopment.

The gallery's management have not found alternative accommodation locally, and so are reassessing their business strategy now that all options are open.

Doggerfisher was founded nine years ago by local resident Susanna Beaumont. As well as exhibiting the creations of leading Scottish and international talents, Doggerfisher also acted as publicist and agent, taking important works to major art fairs further afield such as Frieze and the Venice Biennale.

If you know of a suitably large empty space in Broughton or surrounds, tell us and we'll pass on the word.