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Skye band to create score for choreographed Edinburgh Hogmanay fireworks

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay fireworks will be choreographed to a specially commissioned score for the first time – created by an electronica band from the Isle of Skye.

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Nothing says Christmas like a Die Hard advent calendar

When festive means sweaty Bruce Willis

Advent calendars have all sorts of lovely things tucked away behind those little doors now. There are calendars with nail polish and calendars with gin (now there’s a disaster waiting to happen).

Opinion
Fergus Linehan has been at the helm of the Edinburgh International Festival since the 2015 event.

Fergus Linehan to remain Edinburgh International Festival director until 2022

THE figurehead of the Edinburgh International Festival is to stay in the role for an extra three years, organisers have revealed.
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Leith Theatre rebirth and Ross Pavilion vision in running for Creative Edinburgh Awards

Leith Theatre rebirth and Ross Pavilion vision in running for Creative Edinburgh Awards

The reopening of the neglected Leith Theatre building after 30 years is to compete with multi-million pound plans to replace the Ross Bandstand at Edinburgh’s annual creative industries Oscars.

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Alasdair Graham, of architects Chipperfield, and Sir Ewan Brown, chair of the Impact Trust, at the site of the new concert hall.

£45m Edinburgh concert hall to open up access to huge chunk of New Town

Edinburgh’s new £45 million concert hall will open up access to a huge swathe of little-known New Town squares, lanes, terraces and gardens, its backers have revealed.

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Bonfire Night carnage: Youths bring night of terror to community

SHOCKED residents woke to scenes of devastation yesterday morning as Bonfire Night descended into an orgy of violence across parts of the city.

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Edinburgh Zoo is offering a free child ticket to every family that turns up with a carved pumpkin from Friday 27 to Monday 30 October. Picture: contributed

Edinburgh Zoo to offer free tickets to pumpkin carvers

FAMILIES who create creepy carved pumpkins this Hallowe’en will be given free child tickets to Edinburgh Zoo.

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St Andrew Square when it was used as a Fringe venue in 2016. Picture: contributed

Fringe venue hit out at St Andrew’s Square ban

Fringe show organisers claim they were taken to the very brink of financial ruin after being turfed out of a New Town square for the 70th anniversary of Edinburgh’s festivals this summer.

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BBC Scotland's coverage of the Tattoo will be beamed into 54 Canadian cinemas later this month.

Edinburgh Tattoo to stage cinema screenings for the first time

Organisers of the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo have unveiled plans to take the event into cinemas for the first time - with a pilot to be rolled out in Canada.

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Nina Nesbitt launches #Scotword - a call to Scotland's young people to shout about what makes them proud to live in Scotland. Picture: Lesley Martin

Search begins for a single word that sums up Scottish pride

A nationwide search for a single word about Scottish pride which will become an official symbol of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations is up and running.

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The 2017 Royal Military Tattoo, Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Tattoo to donate £1m to charity after bumper crowds

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will donate £1 million to charities from funds raised from another sell-out run this year.

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A new 'frozen museum' attraction will be installed on George Street in the run-up to Christmas.

Edinburgh unveils plans for festive celebrations in New Town

Huge ice and snow sculptures of Robert the Bruce, Mary Queen of Scots, Dolly the Sheep, Greyfriars Bobby and the Loch Ness Monster will be brought into the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town for the festive season.
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Edinburgh International Festival director Fergus Linehan has overseen the event's 70th birthday celebrations.

Edinburgh International Festival reports record box office takings of £4.3m

The Edinburgh International Festival has reported a year record box office from its 70th anniversary programme.
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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe celebrated its 70th anniversary this month.

Record ticket sales revealed by Fringe after 70th anniversary

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe has reported a rise in ticket sales of almost 10 per cent - as it emerged the event its audience had grown by nearly a million in the space of just 10 years.

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More than 250,000 people flocked to Charlotte Square Gardens during this year's book festival.

Edinburgh book festival reveals record audience figures

The organisers of the Edinburgh International Book Festival have reported the highest ever attendances in the event’s 34-year history.
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Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

Fireworks Concert: What you need to know

ALL eyes in the Capital will be raised skywards tonight at 9pm as the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert lights up the night sky, bringing the 70th Anniversary International Festival to a spectacular close.

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Lesley Riddoch feels Scots are bit part players in the Fringe. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Lesley Riddoch: Scots are Bit players in our own Fringe blockbuster

A TV programme on the Festival raises questions about the roles of Scots on the international stage, writes Lesley Riddoch.

Opinion
Former First Minister Alex Salmond has backed an independent Scotland to have its own currency. Picture: Lesley Martin/PA Wire

Alex Salmond has backed independent Scotland to have own pound

Alex Salmond has backed Scotland to have its own currency if it becomes an independent country.

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Ian Rankin reveals plans for Inspector Rebus stage play

Ian Rankin reveals plans for Inspector Rebus stage play

Crime author Ian Rankin has revealed that his famous Inspector Rebus character is being adapted for the stage.
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Edinburgh Festivals will get an extra income boost in the next 5 years.

Extra £10 million for the Edinburgh Festivals in next 5 years

The Edinburgh Festivals will receive a £10 million boost over the next five years, the First Minister has confirmed.

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