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The best Edinburgh bars for a warm welcome on a cold day

From traditional pubs to candle-lit cocktail bars, Edinburgh has plenty of welcoming spots to enjoy a drink when it gets a bit colder outside. Take refuge on a dark night and visit one of these cosy pubs and bars selected by Gillian McDonald to warm yourself up in no time.

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Crystal Bows bridal boutique, 143 Great Junction Street, Leith.

When commitment to please is crystal clear

Before any bride can say “I do” she has to say yes to the dress.

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Karine's Deli, Morningside Road, Edinburgh.

No rushing for the
Br-exit at Karine’s

Whatever the outcome of Brexit negotiations, French foodie Karine Lassourreuille is determined to remain in her adopted Edinburgh community.

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Houseproud of Morningside, winner of a Bake Off shop window competition.

Show stops but GBBO just keeps on giving in Morningside

As the icing sugar settles on another series of the nation’s favourite baking programme, the team at Houseproud of Morningside have pulled off their own show-stopping performance.

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Expect big hits and classic torch songs when Marc Almond performs at the Usher Hall

What’s on in Edinburgh in November

From the Edinburgh Wine Festival to St Andrew’s Day ceilidhs, there’s so much going in in the Capital this month. Check out our guide to the best things to do in November . . .

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Lip smackingly good: Kate Marsden, Pauls niece, serves up treats to an appreciative Hobbes, left, and Morse. Picture: Neil Hanna

Edinburgh’s gourmet dog bakery sets tongues and tails wagging

Canine cuisine it may be – a dog’s dinner it certainly is not.

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Covet bags and accessories in Thistle Street.

Thou shalt indeed covet the new Edinburgh Handbag

With its own festival, its own castle, and even its own rock, our fine city is surely worthy of its own handbag.

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The Dragonfly gift shop in Broughton Street, Edinburgh

Racing fan Louise opens the throttle on Edinburgh gift shop venture

The relaxing ambience that greets customers at the Dragonfly gift shop and boutique gives nothing away about the high-octane lifestyle of its owner.

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The Edinburgh Cocktail Festival is in full swing

Food and drink events not to miss in Edinburgh this autumn

Autumn is upon us and Edinburgh has more than a few exciting food and drink events to sample over the next few weeks.

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The Bavarian celebration is returning next week.

Look out the lederhosen, Oktoberfest is back in Edinburgh

OKTOBERFEST is set to return to Edinburgh’s Princes Street next week.

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The new Christmas Collection will launch at Dobbies Garden Centre on October 26.

Dobbies marks milestone in countdown to Christmas

Visitors to Dobbies Garden Centre near Edinburgh will be the first to see a new exhibition marking a momentous milestone in the company’s history.

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There are plenty of nearby restaurants outside Edinburgh just waiting to be discovered. Picture: Ducks Inn/Facebook

10 restaurants worth leaving Edinburgh for

With four Michelin-starred restaurants to its name (the most in any UK city outside of London) and new eateries opening every week, Edinburgh is bursting at the seams with quality dining options.

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The Oxford  Bar is worth a visit even if youre not an Inspector Rebus afficianado. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

10 of the best traditional pubs in Edinburgh

Tired of ordering fancy cocktails you can’t pronounce, or getting your gastropub food served up on anything but a plate?

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The Corn Exchange will be the place for lovers of class A caffeine. Picture: Getty

A look at what’s going on in Edinburgh in October

From spooky goings-on at the National Museum to artisan gin at the Corn Exchange, here’s our pick of the best things to do in Edinburgh in October . . .

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The Dining Room has been named Restaurant of the Year.

Edinburgh eatery named Restaurant of the Year

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s restaurant The Dining Room has been named as Restaurant of the Year for Scotland at the prestigious AA Hospitality Awards in London.

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Arabella Irvine, owner of Arabella Dresses in Bruntsfield, with her mum Jane.

Arabella’s success story needs no embellishment

She may be the new kid on the block when it comes to Bruntsfield’s designer fashion scene, but Arabella Irvine has a sense of style and sophistication that belies her tender age.

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The Edinburgh Riding of the Marches taking its roots from the historical Common Ridings of Scotland.

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.

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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.

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