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Fringe venue hit out at St Andrew’s Square ban

Fringe show organisers claim they were taken to the very brink of financial ruin after being turfed out of a New Town square for the 70th anniversary of Edinburgh’s festivals this summer.

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St Andrew Square this year played host to the EIFs opening sound-and-light show, Bloom. Picture: Neil Hanna

Fringe firm seeks rethink on venue ban after losses

Fringe show organisers claim they were taken to the brink of financial ruin after being turfed out of a New Town square for the 70th anniversary of Edinburgh’s festivals this summer.

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BBC Scotland's coverage of the Tattoo will be beamed into 54 Canadian cinemas later this month.

Edinburgh Tattoo to stage cinema screenings for the first time

Organisers of the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo have unveiled plans to take the event into cinemas for the first time - with a pilot to be rolled out in Canada.

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Fears for Leith amid ‘asset-stripping’ and house price concerns

It has been named one of the hippest neighbourhoods in Europe thanks to its fashionable cafés, bars, restaurants and events.

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Peter Davidson with a fragment of the meteorite. Picture: contributed

Pieces of ‘Strathmore Meteorite’ to be reunited after 100 years

It was a bright, fiery mass streaking through the sky that was seen across a huge stretch of the UK on a cold winter’s afternoon nearly a century ago.

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The Shore at Leith. Picture: Scott Louden

Leithers face being ‘priced out’ of area

It has been named one of the hippest neighbourhoods in Europe thanks to its fashionable cafes, bars, restaurants and events.

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Paolo Nutini will be teaching songwriting at the University of the West of Scotland.

Singing star Paolo Nutini to become a university tutor

Scottish singing star Paolo Nutini is to set to become a university tutor - to help rear a new generation of musical talent.

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Edinburgh Airport tourist information office to be axed

The tourist information centre at Edinburgh Airport is set to be axed as VisitScotland prepare to shut more than half of its outlets.

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Nina Nesbitt launches #Scotword - a call to Scotland's young people to shout about what makes them proud to live in Scotland. Picture: Lesley Martin

Search begins for a single word that sums up Scottish pride

A nationwide search for a single word about Scottish pride which will become an official symbol of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations is up and running.

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Growing numbers of overseas visitors are flocking to Scotland, according to the latest figures.

New hike in number of overseas visitors to Scotland revealed

The number of overseas visitors flocking to Scotland has risen by 10 per cent, according to new industry figures.

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The Old Royal High. Picture: Jon Savage

Warning over budget hotel fears for Royal High School plans

A couple battling to halt Edinburgh’s former Royal High School being handed over to hotel developers fear it will become a budget hotel unless a controversial deal with the city council is cancelled.

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Dame Muriel Sparks. Picture: Graham Jepson

New book lifts lid on life of Muriel Spark

A new book on Dame Muriel Spark by a journalist who became a close friend in the final years of her life is to lift the lid on how she was haunted by long-running family rifts and relationships which turned sour.

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An artists impression of the hotel plan for the Royal High. Picture: Contributed

Hotel developers accused of holding Royal High ‘hostage’

One of Edinburgh’s most prominent buildings is being “held hostage” by hotel developers who are “playing games” over its future, according to the charity trying to take over the world-famous landmark.

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Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle and Ewen Bremner are in the running for a Scottish BAFTA for their roles in T2.

T2 stars to battle it out for Scottish BAFTAs honours

Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle and Ewen Bremner are set to battle it out for Scottish BAFTA honours for their performances in T2 Trainspotting.
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Greg Hemphill and Ford Kiernan brought Still Game back to the nation's screens after a nine-year hiatus.

Still Game snubbed after Scottish BAFTAs shake-up

BAFTA Scotland has defended a snub for Still Game's comeback in this year's awards.
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Bloom was the spectacular opening event of this year's Festival Bloom. Picture: Neil Hanna

Edinburgh is a leading ‘cultural pulse’ of Europe finds new study

Edinburgh has been rated the top “cultural and creative city” of its size in Europe in a major new study which explored 30 different countries.

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About 43 acres of land south of Edinburgh Park would be transformed under the plans by property developer Parabola.

New £500m ‘urban quarter’ planned for Edinburgh outskirts

A new £500 million “urban quarter” is being planned for the outskirts of Edinburgh, which will create office space for 8,000 jobs and 1,800 homes.

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Jack and Victor will be returning in the eighth series of Still Game later this year.

BBC Scotland reveals sneak preview plans for Still Game fans

Still Game fans are being offered the chance to catch a sneak preview of the brand new series of the iconic Scottish comedy.
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Leith Theatre could be one of the spaces used.

Empty buildings to serve as venues under key festival deal

New cultural venues and event spaces are expected to created under a landmark deal agreed between Edinburgh Festival organisers and the city council to try to ensure the capital remains a world-leading destination for events.

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