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10 date ideas for £10 or less in Edinburgh

Next time date night rolls around, try one of Edinburgh’s many cheap or free things to do for a fun date that won’t break the bank.

Blessings and Blossoms children's boutique, Corstorphine.

If it’s no frills service you’re after, don’t patronise Pauline

Children’s fashion designer Pauline Mullaniff is never ruffled when faced with anxious parents in search of the perfect dress for their daughter’s big day.

Richard Gadd. Picture: Contributed

Edinburgh Fringe: Our guide to the best stand-up shows

Rebecca Monks pores over the Fringe programme to select some of the best stand-up shows this festival so you don’t have to

Inside the new Toast wine caf� at the Shore. Picture: Contributed

New wine café Toast set to open in Leith

Leith is set to welcome its first wine café when it opens next week at the Shore.

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Choosing paint can be an emulsional experience

Choosing paint can be an emulsional experience

Independent paint shop owner Jim Johnston aims to leave his bigger rivals in the shade when it comes to helping customers decide on the right colour scheme.

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Rugby legend Doddie Weir with ScotlandShop owner Anna White at the launch of her new store in Queensferry Street.

Shop has measure of fashion and history

ScotlandShop – specialising in tartan fashion and interiors – launched its first store this week, with the help of live window models to demonstrate the tailoring process.

Outdoor chess games are available in West Princes Street Gardens every Thursday from 2pm. Picture: Alistair Linford

Outdoor chess games to come to Princes Street Gardens

THE sight of players huddled over outdoor chessboards is one normally associated with the parks and green spaces of New York City.

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The Sheep Heid Inn in Duddingston Village. Picture: Scott Louden

10 bars that are totally unique to Edinburgh

From themed cocktail bars to one of Scotland’s oldest pubs, Edinburgh has its fair share of unique bars you won’t find anywhere else.

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Edinburgh's West End BID has commissioned a series of audio soundscapes to bring the area to life. Picture: Chris Watt

‘Sound Walk’ series on its way to Edinburgh’s West End

VISITORS to the Capital will be transported back in time through the power of sound as part of a fresh effort to encourage more people to explore the West End.

Paper Parade stationery shop and studio  in Morningside.

Stationers’ credentials look excellent on paper

Art school graduates Rachael Sommerville and Cara Holsgrove have found the perfect outlet for their creative skills.

'By Lisa Watson' will be among the brands on offer, with a range of quilts and blankets

City craft and design event in safe hands

More than 100 makers will be showcasing innovative and contemporary design when Handmade Edinburgh returns to the Royal Mile in the autumn.

The food hall at Restoration Yard, Dalkieth Country Park.

Meet your makers on luxury shopping trip

As its first anniversary approaches, retail destination Restoration Yard is offering visitors the chance to “meet the makers” at a special showcase event.

Neill Hope, owner of the Electric Cycle Company in Granton Road, Edinburgh.

Life should be an easy ride and not an uphill struggle

For commuters in the Capital, the time has come to see their bikes as they see their washing machines – as labour-saving devices.

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Wet, Wet, Wets performance at Edinburgh Castle will include hits their debut album Popped In Souled Out. Picture: David Moir

Wet, Wet, Wet make Edinburgh comeback after 25 years

THEY’re one of Scotland’s most iconic bands, selling more than 15 million records after bursting on to the UK music scene in 1987.

Great Grog Bottle Shop, Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh.

It takes bottle to stay at top of craft beer market

In its quest to be the best, Edinburgh’s award-winning Great Grog Bottle Shop is constantly jockeying for the reputation of Scotland’s premier craft beer specialist.

Sugardaddy's Free-From Bakery,  5 Rodney Street, Edinburgh.

Edinburgh bakery where the best things in life are always free-from

Sugardaddy’s Gluten Free Bakery is a small den of deliciousness where everyone can have their cake and eat it.

Craigie's Farm Shop, South Queensferry.

One-stop shop opens door to East Lothian’s diverse larder

Craigie’s Farm Shop in South Queensferry is piloting a new “one-stop shop” initiative, showcasing the wares of East Lothian’s independent producers.

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Joe Forte Sports, Haddington.

Sport and retailing have always been Joe’s forte

When former professional footballer Joe Forte hung up his own boots to sell footwear to others, sports retailing was a very different game.

Edinburgh store manager Pam Glen with assistant manager Kevin Moffat, front, and volunteers Mike McGinty and Ian Glasgow.

It’s sew easy to make a fashion statement

The British Heart Foundation is calling on the Capital’s shoppers to get creative this summer and help to fund life saving research.

Aldi takes on the high street

Aldi takes on the high street

Discount supermarket Aldi says it is taking on the high street with the chance to pick up this season’s key fashion pieces for less.

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