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Shake-up revealed for Edinburgh International Festival fireworks finale

The grand finale of the Edinburgh International Festival is to be extended by around 20 minutes - for a special musical sequence unaccompanied by fireworks.
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The beautiful city of Zagreb.

Travel: Zagreb grabbed hold of my heart in whirlwind visit to a hidden gem

There are some places that are hidden gems and despite being the Croatian capital, Zagreb is often overlooked as a destination in its own right.

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Kids will love the new Ninjago ride.

Travel: Incredible fun to be had for all as Lego resort opens brand new world

Master your destiny, summon the spirit of Wu and become a Lego ninja warrior for a day at Legoland Ninjago World.

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Edinburgh's new 45 million concert hall would be built behind RBS's historic head office on St Andrew Square.

Holyrood told new concert venue is 'critical' for Edinburgh

A new flagship concert hall in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town is of “critical” importance, the Scottish Parliament has heard.

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Photographer Frank Hayley seen with an early movie camera beneath the bow of the 'Endurance.'

Images of Shackleton's 'Endurance' expedition revealed in Edinburgh

Dozens of dramatic pictures capturing Sir Ernest Shackleton’s doomed Antarctic exhibition and his crew’s desperate battle for survival have gone on display in Edinburgh.
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The Hogmanay celebrations take place with thousands of people celebrating the New Year

Hogmanay bosses reveal plans for additional events

Early evening fireworks and a family-friendly concert will be staged in Edinburgh for the first time on Hogmanay as part of a major expansion of its winter festivals under new organisers.

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The historic caverns which are now an innovative attraction.

Travel: ‘Hanging tough’ for underground adventures in old slate mining town

It used to be the slate capital of the world, tiling the roofs of customers across the globe thanks to its international reputation for outstanding quality.

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A tunnel under the EICC will be playing host to a new "immersive theatre" production of Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting.

The 10 most unusual places to watch an Edinburgh Fringe show

With a record 3398 shows in this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme there is no shortage to choose from. But here are 10 of the most unusual places where you can see a show in August.
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Seven Seas Explorer cruise ship on visit to Edinburgh.

The Atrium

 Neil Hanna

In Pictures: Inside the ‘most luxurious ship ever built’ as it docks in Edinburgh

Docked for one day only a few miles from Newhaven Harbour, the Seven Seas Explorer – touted as the world’s most luxurious cruise ship – dropped its anchor at a Scottish port for the first time.

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Assembly Rooms founder William Burnett-Coutts has been staging events at the Fringe for nearly 40 years.

Brexit fears for Fringe ahead of 70th anniversary

The entire ethos of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is under threat from Brexit as it marks its 70th anniversary, according to one of its most experienced promoters.

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The Monarrch of the Glen mastepiece will begin a nationwide tour in October.

National tour of Monarch of the Glen revealed

A nationwide tour of one of Scotland’s most iconic paintings has been unveiled - months after its future was secured.
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The Sand Bar.

Travel: Traditional meets modern around pristine beaches and perfect water

IF you’ve ever begun missing a holiday destination before you’ve even departed you have an idea of what it’s like to experience Dusit Thani Maldives.
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The Falkirk Wheel, The world's only rotating boat lift - but it's not everyone's cup of tea (apparently). �Peter Sandground

The TripAdvisor reviewers who hate Scotland

THERE’S just no pleasing some people, from the slightly unreasonable, to the utterly irrational and downright odd, these are the most bizarre TripAdvisor reviews for ten of Scotland’s top tourist attractions and iconic landmarks.

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Work on the proposed expansion for the Scottish National Gallery was supposed to start in the spring of this year.

Scottish National Gallery extension abandoned after cost soars

A multi-million pound overhaul of Scotland’s flagship art gallery has had to be scaled back due to soaring cost over-runs and delays.
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Senior curator Dr Martin Goldberg with an object from the Galloway Hoard.

Viking hoard to go on display in Edinburgh within weeks

More than half of a 1000-year-old Viking hoard found stuffed inside a pot buried in a field are to go on public display in Edinburgh within weeks.
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There's so much to see and do in Paris.

Travel: Walking on air in beautiful city with so much to see...

The only problem with travelling to Paris from some regional airports – Doncaster Sheffield in our case – is that you get spoiled.

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A circular carpet of dancing flames will create a "fire garden" for the new Christmas at the Botanics event.

Concert promoters reveal plans for Botanics event in Edinburgh

Organisers of spectacular Christmas lights events in London, Oxfordshire and Berlin have revealed plans for their first major outdoor event in Edinburgh.
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The image of the 18th century woman was constructed from her excavated skull.

Exhibition puts spotlight on Edinburgh’s ghoulish past

She was laid to rest in an 18th century graveyard along with the bodies of the “unclaimed dead” whose relatives were too poor to afford a proper burial.

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The new-look Queen's Hall is hoped to be ready by 2023 if the fundraising campaign is successful.

Queen's Hall unveils glass-fronted vision for £3m makeover

A striking new glass-fronted entrance will be created for one of Edinburgh’s flagship concerts halls as part of a £3 million makeover aimed at securing its long-term future.
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Travel: Bay Hotel, Kinghorn, Fife

Travel: Bay Hotel, Kinghorn, Fife

It doesn’t sound like much of a holiday when you tell colleagues you can see your destination from the office window.

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