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Take a trip off the beaten track for quality meals

Avoid the obvious choice when it comes to eating out and discover some of our city’s hidden gems. Although restaurants are usually rated highly for a good reason, it’s worth branching out and trying some lesser known places to strike gold. If you’ve already worked your way through restaurants that frequently appear inTripAdvisor’s top 10, try these alternative for a similarly excellent meal.

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Supermarket dominance a Gray area in Comely Bank

Having a major supermarket virtually on your doorstep is not necessarily a bad thing for the local independent trader.

Commuters in London picking up breakfast from the Barclays #cashbackcoffee van in Covent Garden. Picture: PA

Free cash anyone? Barclays handing out money from coffee van

Barclay’s coffee van is coming to Edinburgh on Friday - and giving out free money who whoever buys a coffee and a croissant.

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If you fancy something a little different then this is for you.

10 secret days out to enjoy in the Capital

If you’re celebrating, or just fancy doing something a little unusual, Edinburgh has a surprising number of unique, luxury and secret experiences to be discovered – from members-only societies to exclusive masterclasses. So give one of these a try . . .

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Leith corners market in social shopping

Market traders, businesses, charities and community groups will come together later this month to showcase Leith at its vibrant and bustling best.

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World Record Day takes place on April 22. Stock image

Top ten tunes for Record Store Day

Saturday, April 22 sees Record Store Day again, so here is an eclectic look at some of the best records you could purchase.

All eight of the Star Wars franchise films will be shown. Picture: AP/Copyright 2004 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM

Geek fest brings Star Wars movie marathon to Capital

CALLING all geeks and nerds, set your phasers to stunning and prepare to celebrate Star Wars Day by watching all eight Star Wars movies at the Capital’s newest festival.

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Volcano Theatre is bringing is production of Seagulls of Leith for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Empty Leith church to be flooded for spectacular Fringe show

A 19th century church building is to be flooded with 20 tonnes of water for an Edinburgh Festival Fringe production this summer.

Waverley Mall

The rest is history for Waverley shoppers

Waverley Mall is inviting families to travel through time on Saturday during a day of Easter “edutainment”.

Tartan Day Parade along 6th Avenue, New York in 2004. Picture; Donald MacLeod

Video: New York ‘celebrates Scotland’ with Tartan Week parade

Thousands of people have celebrated Scotland by joining in the annual Tartan Week celebrations in the city.

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Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland Morningside Shop

Shoppers urged to come clean for SS17

For years charity shops were known for their mismatch of garish patterns and out-of-date styles. Any hidden gems were just that – lost among the piles of forgotten belongings to anyone other than the most dedicated forager.

Lou Lou's Vintage Fair, visiting the Assembly Rooms on April 2.

UK’s best vintage fair heads for the Capital

Shoppers are invited to roll back the decades and pick out a piece of the past when Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair heads for the Capital this weekend.

Take That have performed their own version of a Proclaimers hit as they urged people to sign up for the charity walk. Picture: PA

Take That sing Proclaimers hit to promote Kiltwalk

Take That have performed their own version of a Proclaimers hit as they urged people to sign up for a charity walk.

Kids can experience the grisly realities of the citys history in a new tour. Picture: Contributed

Video: Gore and grime of Edinburgh’s past brought to life in city tour

Seven young boys languish in the dreary shadows of a city prison charged with a violent shooting in a local school. The year was 1845 and the boys were all under ten years old.

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The former Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh building could be used for music, drama and arts events. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Former Edinburgh Royal Infirmary building in frame to host arts festival

Edinburgh’s historic former Royal Infirmary building could become home to an arts festival – more than a decade after the last patients were treated there.

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Video: Plans revealed for inflatable obstacle course coming to Capital

The obstacles that will feature in the ‘world’s largest obstacle course’ have been revealed ahead of the launch in May.

Greg and Dan for BEER festival. 

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Edinburgh to host Scotland’s first global craft beer gathering

Edinburgh is set to host Scotland’s first global craft beer gathering.

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Bradley Walsh. Picture: TSPL

Bradley Welsh given sauna boss role in new Trainspotting (T2) film

BOXING gym boss Bradley Welsh takes his big screen bow in T2 Trainspotting on Sunday – but it was very nearly the film debut that never happened.

Trainspotting 2 is out in January. Picture; PA

Blue Monday: 20 reasons to be cheerful on year’s most depressing day

HOLIDAYS are over and it’s back to work with expanded waistlines and shrunken bank balances.

Arlene Stuart will host the awards this year.

Arlene Stuart announced as host for Local Hero Awards

Arlene Stuart has been confirmed as the host for the the Local Hero Awards 2017.

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