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Eric Milligan: Edinburgh’s cultural scene held back by ‘nimbys’

Edinburgh’s cultural scene is being held back by “nimbys” and people “frightened about tomorrow” who are trying to block moves to relax a controversial curb on live music events, according to a former Lord Provost.

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Entertainers on the Mound. Picture: Neil Hanna

70th Edinburgh Festival and Fringe celebrate box office records

The Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe were celebrating record box office returns in their 70th years as the annual fireworks finale lit up the city.

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Video: Edinburgh Festival finale goes off with a bang

The Edinburgh Festival came to a thrilling end tonight with the annual Virgin Money Fireworks Concert.

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Fringe award-winner Richard Gadd. Picture: Toby Williams

Scots comic first to win top award at the Fringe since 1987

The first Scot to win the biggest comedy award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for three decades has vowed to keep performing in tiny venues – to keep the emotional power of his work.

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Peter Kay won the award for his show, Car Share. Picture; contributed

Peter Kay and Reggie Yates win top awards at Edinburgh International TV Festival

Comedian Peter Kay and presenter Reggie Yates have picked up some of the top awards at this year’s Edinburgh International TV Festival.

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Richard Gadd. Picture: submitted

Richard Gadd wins Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy award

The first Scot to win the biggest comedy award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for three decades has vowed to keep performing in tiny venues - to keep the emotional power of his work.

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Pupils from Castlebrae Community High School met Alan Cumming. Picture: Mihaela Bodlovic

Actor Alan Cumming considering move from US to Isle of Barra

The award-winning Scottish actor Alan Cumming says he is considering moving from New York to the Outer Hebrides because he is so fearful of the political climate in the United States and misses his own country so much.

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Monkey See Monkey Do. Picture: Contributed

Scottish comic Richard Gadd in running for top comedy award

A Scottish comedian is in the running for the most coveted award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the first time in more than two decades.

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Comedian Masai Graham wins the Dave Funniest Joke of the Fringe 2016 award. Picture: SWNS

Care worker is crowned king of the gags at Edinburgh Fringe

It was third-time lucky for part-time comic Masai Graham when he was named winner of the annual competition to find the “funniest joke of the Fringe” – with a gag about organ donations.

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Harry Bensons pictures are on show at the Scottish Parliament  in a Festival retrospective. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Scots photographer fears worst if ‘dangerous’ Trump is president

A Scottish photographer who has captured every US president since Eisenhower on camera says he is fearing the worst if Donald Trump enters the White House because he is so “dangerous”.

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Organisers have asked those planning to attend the Tattoo not to buy tickets from unofficial sites, which may be fake or cost more. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Edinburgh Tattoo chief wages war on ticket touts

Organisers of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo have urged fans of the event to shun unofficial sites selling tickets for the event to avoid being ripped off or left with fake tickets.

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