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Edinburgh Military Tattoo donates £1 million to charity

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is to donate £1 million to charities across the world making it the largest donation in the history of the organisation.

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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Tom Waits has opposed the use of his song in a show.

Tom Waits objects to song use in Festival show

A LAVISH French “equestrian operatic ballet” due to be staged during the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh Festival could be blocked due to a legal challenge from the American singer-songwriter Tom Waits.

Paolo Nutini at T in the Park in 2014. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Paolo Nutini adds second Edinburgh Hogmanay show due to demand

HOGMANAY headliner Paolo Nutini is set to play a second night due to ‘overwhelming demand’.

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Calton Hill offers one of the best vantage points for watching the Hogmanay fireworks.

Calton Hill ban on Edinburgh's Hogmanay revellers lifted

Hogmanay revellers will be allowed back onto one of Edinburgh’s best-known landmarks after a controversial ban was over-turned in the wake of a public outcry.

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Torchlight procession leaves George IV Bridge on their way to Calton Hill. Picture; Greg Macvean

Curtain-raiser for Hogmanay goes all-ticket

The curtain-raiser for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations is to be made all-ticket for the first time in order to ease crowd congestion.

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Paolo Nutini will top the bill at Edinburgh's Hogmanay party.

Paolo Nutini to headline Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations

SUPERSTAR Scots singer Paolo Nutini is to headline Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations - a decade after his planned debut at the event ended up a wash-out.

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350,000 people are set to flock to George Street for Street of Light. Picture David P Scott

Christmas events to spread to West End to ease pressure on St Andrew Square

Edinburgh’s west end is to be transformed for the festive season by a spectacular light show which attracted more than a quarter of a million people to the Royal Mile last year.

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Edinburgh Airport control tower. Picture; Michael Gillen

Popularity of Fringe drove growth of Edinburgh Airport

The popularity of this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe helped the city’s airport record a near 12% jump in its August passenger numbers.

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Revellers pack into Princes Street to welcome in 2016. Picture: TSPL

Edinburgh festive events under threat due to gallery’s revamp

EDINBURGH’S Christmas and Hogmanay celebrations are under threat from the £16.8 million project to expand Scotland’s flagship art gallery, it has emerged.

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Eric Milligan has hit out at 'nimbys'. Picture: Greg Macvean

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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Visitors enjoy the Fringe. Picture; Jon Savage

Susan Morrison: Our Festival tourists leave strange legacy

Have they gone? Have you checked? I can hear the sound of wheelie cases dragging over the New Town streets and battering along the Old Town pavements.

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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.

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.

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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Carol Tambor presents the Carol Tabor award to Atticist Productions for Life According To Saki. Picture: Scott Louden

Life According to Saki receives Carol Tambor trophy

He was a Scottish short story writer who offered a satirical commentary on Edwardian society and culture.

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Edinburgh Festival jokes: 75 killer one-liners from the Fringe

It may be into the final week, but there’s still plenty of laughs to be had at the Fringe The comedians are still out there doling out one-liners and splitting sides until Sunday – and if you’re looking for a little inspiration of who to check out, we’ve got you covered.

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