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Disused Edinburgh quarry to become surf water park

A MAN-MADE surf park is to be created in the Capital under plans which would see a disused quarry pit turned into an artificial lake with waves controlled at the flick of a switch.

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John Muir: The Scot who fathered America’s national parks

John Muir helped federalise America’s national parks on a camping trip with President Roosevelt and yet he was relatively unknown in his native Scotland until the 1970’s.

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The beauty of Woolacombe Bay.

Travel review: The UK’s best holiday parks on the UK’s best beach!

I always quietly celebrate the first day of a holiday. For me, it’s a boundless blank canvas, alive with promise, anticipation and great expectations.

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Tobermory, Mull. Picture: submitted

10 of Scotland’s best visitor attractions revealed

Ten of Scotland’s best visitor attractions have been nominated for the BBC Countryfile Magazine’s annual awards.

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Inverleith House was closed down suddenly by bosses at the Royal Botanic Garden in October.

Botanics art gallery to reopen for summer exhibition after outcry

The Royal Botanic Gallery in Edinburgh is to reopen its art gallery for a major summer exhibition in the wake of a campaign over its sudden closure backed by Ewan McGregor, Irvine Welsh, Tracey Emin and Antony Gormley.
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Cameron House on Prestonfield Avenue has had several issues. Picture Steven Scott Taylor.

Cameron House Community Centre floods for the third time

A COMMUNITY centre dogged by botched building works and a row over alleged dirty tricks has been hit by further problems, the Evening News can reveal.

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Finn Chomczuk, 4, explores the rainforest at Dynamic Pic: Lesley Martin

Could your kid be Indiana Jones Jnr?

WHAT better way to spend half-term than by exploring a tropical rainforest without having to leave home.

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The Elephant House on George IV Bridge

Best things to do in Edinburgh for a book lover

With over 500 years of literary history to be discovered, Edinburgh is like heaven for book lovers.

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Tourists and holidaymakers in Edinburgh. Picture; Jane Barlow

Could Edinburgh be damaged by introduction of tourist tax?

A “TOURIST tax” which would see extra charges added to hotel bills has divided opinion in the Capital, according to an Evening News poll.

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A host of locations in Leith were deployed for T2 Trainspotting including the docks area.

T2 helps boost value of film industry to Edinburgh to nearly £8m

A three-month shoot across Edinburgh on the sequel to Trainspotting boosted the value of film and television productions to the Capital to its highest level since records began 26 years ago.

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DF Concerts' new event will be staged on Glasgow Green during T in the Park's usual slot in the calendar.

DF Concerts confirm first details of new Glasgow music festival

A new three-day Scottish music festival to effectively replace T in the Park has been confirmed - but details of who is playing are being kept firmly under wraps.
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Edinburgh has hotesl to cater to every budget. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor / J P License

10 of the best Edinburgh hotels for any budget

No matter how much you are willing to spend, Edinburgh has some truly unique hotels, B&Bs, and hostels on offer.

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The new service will run between Edinburgh Airport, pictured, and Munic. Picture: Neil Hanna

Eurowings to launch direct flights from Edinburgh to Munich

German airline Eurowings is set to launch a new service offering direct flights from Edinburgh to Munich.

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Record year for Edinburgh Airport as millions pass through in 2016

Edinburgh Airport has broken a new annual record for passengers at any Scottish airport after it confirmed 12,366,498 flew through the airport in 2016.

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The revamp for the Scottish National Gallery is due to be unveiled in the spring of 2019.

National Gallery revamp wins £2m boost from Scottish Government

The Scottish Government has agreed to bankroll a radical transformation of the nation’s flagship art gallery - after its display of Scotland’s most important paintings was branded “an institutional embarrassment.”
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Edinburgh's Christmas & Hogmanay festivals are said to be worth more than 240 million.

Drastic cuts looming for Edinburgh's Christmas and Hogmanay events

Edinburgh's Christmas and Hogmanay festivals face being dramatically scaled back this year after city council chiefs decided to slash their backing for the events.

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Ted Malloch is favourite for a key US ambassador's role. Picture: Frank Augstein

25 exhilarating outdoor things to do in Scotland

The start of a year often means setting challenges. If you want a rush of adrenaline in 2017, try one of these exhilarating outdoor activities in Scotland.

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Ian Rankin will be touring the world to celebrate 30 years of John Rebus in 2017.

Ian Rankin lifts lid on plans for his first 'RebusFest'

Ian Rankin has unveiled plans for his first ever “RebusFest” to mark 30 years of his best-selling novels.
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Clarke Peters is best known for his role in the American crime drama series The Wire.

Wire star Clarke Peters wants to bring Nat King Cole show to Fringe

Clarke Peters, the American actor best known for his role his The Wire, wants to bring a one-man show about Nat King Cole to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
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