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Edinburgh Zoo penguin parade shelved over bird flu scare

Edinburgh Zoo has been forced to axe its popular penguin parade - over bird flu fears.

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Porlock Weir.

Travel review: Moor the merrier in Exmoor

Can’t decide between moorland and coast for your next holiday destination? Are you looking for a place that has castles, family attractions and stunning scenery right on the doorstep?

The statue of the police chief and his wife will be a centrepiece of the exhibition.

Treasures found in police chief's ancient tomb to be showcased in Edinburgh

Dozens of treasures discovered in an Egyptian tomb built for a police chief and his wife 3300 years ago are set to go on display in Edinburgh.

Geoff Ellis says he is determined T in the Park will make a comeback.

T in the Park chief says he wants to take the event back to Strathallan

The boss of T in the Park has broken his silence over the cancellation of next year’s festival to declare he wants to take the event back to Strathallan.
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Stonework damaged through rising damp is said to be affecting buildings through Edinburgh's world heritage site.

Probe into historic buildings reveals new threat to Edinburgh's world heritage site

Edinburgh’s world heritage site is at serious threat from the decline of crumbling tenements in the heart of the capital, it emerged today.
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Gareth Williams CEO and founder of Skyscanner - the online flight search website is pictured at his office in Edinburgh's Princes street.   Pic Ian Rutherford

Boom time for workers as Skyscanner sold for £1.4bn

DOZENS of city workers are set to pocket a cash bonanza after travel website Skyscanner was snapped up by a Chinese company in a deal worth more than £1 billion.

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Lake Windermere in Cumbria. Picture: Contributed

Cumbria is a force to be reckoned with

IT seems ironic that the storms which turned some of Cumbria’s most picturesque valleys into an almost alien landscape last winter coincided with the release of new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, in which the Lake District is a stand-in for imaginary intergalactic worlds.

Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe have become huge stars since Outlander launched two years ago.

Outlander named ahead of Trainspotting as Scotland's greatest screen adaptation

Scotland gave the worlds of film and television iconic characters like Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter, Peter Pan, Inspector Rebus, Miss Jean Brodie, Rob Roy, and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
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More than 600,000 people have visited the National Museum of Scotland since its new galleries were unveiled in July.

National museum sees visitors numbers soar by a quarter thanks to new galleries

The National Museum of Scotland is set to reclaim the crown as the country’s most popular attraction after seeing visitor numbers soar by 25 per cent since ten new galleries opened in the summer.
The Rutland Hotel in Edinburgh's West End won the four star category. Picture: Jane Barlow

Edinburgh dominates awards for Scotland’s best hotels

Businesses in Edinburgh have won five out of eight categories in a competition to recognise the best guest accommodation in Scotland, confirming the capital’s dominance of the tourist market north of the border.

Clan members will have a starring role in the 2017 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Edinburgh Military Tattoo to give clan members starring role in 2017 production

Clan members from around the world will get the chance of a starring role in the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo for the first time.
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Joan Eardley captured by Oscar Marzaroli at her Glasgow studio.

Images of Joan Eardley take centre stage in new Oscar Marzaroli exhibition

He is the Italian-Scot photographer renowned for documentary the changing face of Glasgow in the 1960s.
The galleries are being transformed in a �16.8m project.

£16.8m Galleries revamp to transform ‘embarrassing’ exhibition space

A £16.8 million project to transform long-standing displays of Scotland’s most important paintings will tackle an “institutional embarrassment,” it was claimed today.

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Inverleith House could yet win a reprievePicture: Colin Hattersley

Stars line up to save Botanics art gallery from closure

BATMAN star Val Kilmer, Ewan McGregor, Irvine Welsh, Fran Healey and Janet Street-Porter are among more than 230 leading cultural figures demanding a rethink over the sudden closure of an Edinburgh art gallery after 30 years.

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View of Edinburgh taken from Calton Hill. Picture: Scott Taylor

Edinburgh one of the “most reputable” cities in the world

Edinburgh has been ranked as one of the top ten “most reputable” cities in the world ahead of the likes of Paris, London and New York, according to a new survey.

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Ryanair are having a flash sale. Picture; Ian Georgeson

Ryanair announce £9.99 winter flash sale

Ryanair have announced a 24 hour flash sale with with over 100,000 seats on winter routes on sale from just £9.99.

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Skiers and snowboarders with a season pass to resorts in Scotland are invited to visit the slopes in Iceland - for free. PIC Visit Iceland.

Scots offered free ski passes - in Iceland!

Skiers and snowboarders in Scotland are to be given free passes to the slopes in Iceland as part of a ground breaking deal to boost winter sports in both countries.

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National Museum of Scotland. Chambers Street.

Foreign trips worth more to Capital attractions

Overseas visitors to the UK’s heritage attractions such as theatres, museums and national parks spend more than double per trip compared with domestic tourists, a new study shows

Up to 4000 Hogmanay revellers will be able to use the free tram service

Free trams laid on for Edinburgh's Hogmanay revellers

Free tram rides are to be laid on in Edinburgh for the first time since the controversial service began operating - for the city’s Hogmanay revellers.
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