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Thousands expected for Riding of the Marches in Edinburgh

HUNDREDS of horses will gallop through the heart of the city centre as an annual historical extravaganza makes its return to the Capital.

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In pictures: Inside Edinburgh’s Stranger Things themed bar

It was the biggest Netflix show of the summer of 2016, and now fans of Stranger Things can build up to season 2 in Edinburgh’s themed pop up bar.

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Dom Holt, owner of the Beer Zoo in Portobello.

Let your animal instincts guide you to the Beer Zoo

Modest as it may appear from the outside, Portobello’s smallest bottle shop proudly claims to house the greatest beers in captivity.

Franco Asiatico owner of the Sicilian Pastry Shop on Albert Street.

Franco deserves credit for Sicilian sunshine on Leith

For more than two decades Franco Asiatico and his team of Italian bakers have been helping to brighten up the greyest of Edinburgh days.

General manager Marcello Ventisei wants to break down any 'stuffiness'

£25 million refurbishment of city centre hotel launches today

Developers behind a £25 million revamp of one of the city’s oldest hotels hope to entice locals as well as tourists when they open the doors today.

Vietnams currency is in high demand in the UK. Picture: Getty Images

Bargain-hunting holidaymakers head East for best-value trips

Bargain-seeking holidaymakers should head to South-east Asia for the remainder of 2017 to get the best value for money, a study found.

Hyde & Son is a coffee shop-artisan bar hybrid which recently opened on George Street. Picture: Locke Hotels/Facebook

12 new restaurants and bars to try in Edinburgh this autumn

Edinburgh has seen plenty of new bars and restaurants open over the last few weeks, and there are still many more to come this autumn.

Godiva Boutique, West Port, Edinburgh.

Fashion workers’ welfare laid bare at ethical Edinburgh boutique

The imminent onset of autumn promises a windfall of new designs at Godiva Boutique in the Capital’s West Port.

M&S stores across Edinburgh are supporting Macmillan Cancer Support's annual World's Biggest Coffee Morning throughout September.

Care for a coffee to escape the retail grind?

M&S stores across Edinburgh are inviting customers to join them for an extra special cuppa and cake next month in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support’s annual World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Fiona McEwan and Beth Edberg at Cranachan & Crowdie.

Shoppers urged to have their oatcake and eat it

As the only shop in Edinburgh selling 100 per cent Scottish produce, Cranachan & Crowdie on the Royal Mile is set to lead the way in an annual campaign supporting the country’s food and drink industry.

From street food markets to discounted cinema tickets, there are plenty of ways to enjoy a date in Edinburgh on a budget. Picture: Food + Flea/Facebook

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.

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.

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.

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