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WIN: Christmas At The Botanics family ticket - be first to see new Edinburgh festive lights spectacular

Christmas At The Botanics is the new Edinburgh festive lights spectacular set and we are giving YOUR family the chance to be amongst the first to see it.

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Neil Baxter has led the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland for the last 10 years.

Scottish architecture chief quits days after revolt was revealed

The figurehead for the architectural profession in Scotland has quit his job suddenly - days after a damning open letter calling for an overhaul of his historic organisation.
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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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Christmas Lights at the Botanics

Botanics to bask in magical light show

CHRISTMAS at the Botanics is coming up fast, offering visitors a magical opportunity, the chance to explore the garden after dark and experience the festive spirit.

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AUDIO PREVIEW: Christmas at the Botanics at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - full details revealed

IT'S beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh where work is underway this week to transform it into a spectacular new festive landscape lights trail.

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Bruce Fummey. Picture: contributed

10 things you shouldn’t miss at Scotland’s History Festival

PREVIOUSLY... Scotland’s History Festival returns to the Capital next week with a unique and entertaining look back into the past.

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Makeover for world's first Carnegie library named Scotland's best building

A multi-million pound expansion of the world’s first Andrew Carnegie library has earned it the coveted title of Scotland’s building of the year.

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Edinburgh born suffragette and doctor Elsie Inglis ran a field hospital at Royaumont Abbey in France during the First World War. Picture: contributed

Memorial of Elsie Inglis set for Central Library

She defied instruction from the War Office to return from the frontline, was lauded by Churchill as a heroine that “will shine in history”, was a staunch advocate of women’s rights and now a memorial to Elsie Inglis will be unveiled in her home city on the 100th anniversary of her death.

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10 great things to do in Edinburgh in the coming week

To have your event considered for 10 Things email details to lrudden@edinburghnews.com

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Girl With a Green Scarf is among Joan Eardley's paintings of tenement children in Glasgow coming up for auction.

Joan Eardley paintings of tenement children to go under the hammer

She is the celebrated Scottish artist best known for her vivid portrayal of children playing in the street outside their run-down tenement homes in Glasgow.

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Mary Queen of Scots portrait found underneath 16th century painting

Mary Queen of Scots portrait found underneath 16th century painting

A ghostly image of a woman believed to be Mary Queen of Scots has been discovered hidden beneath a 16th century portrait.

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10 great things to do in the coming week

To have your event considered, email Liam Rudden at lrudden@edinburghnews.com

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HBO'S Headquarters Museum on the Mound

Petition launched against closure of Museum on the Mound

CAMPAIGNERS have launched a bid to persuade a bank to halt the planned closure of a historic museum.

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Dragons of Drummohr. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Dragon catchers required for East Lothian adventure

DRAGONS have returned to the grounds of a country house – with people urged to help round up the beasts.

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A penguin lantern will light up Edinburgh Zoo

Penguin lantern to light up zoo

Giant penguin lantern to light up Edinburgh Zoo

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The 2017 LinkedGolfers World Hickory Festival,  Kilspindie Golf Club, Aberlady, East Lothian, Scotland.   A field of international amateur and professional golfers teed-off today, Tuesday 3rd October at Kilspindie, Aberlady in the 13th LinkedGolfers World Hickory Festival.   This year the event is being held over Scotlands Golf Coasts unique assembly of hickory-bespoke links featuring some of the worlds best layouts.  Hickory Golf is played with original or pre-1936 replica hickory shafted clubs and yet skilful players such as last years winner and former Masters Champ Sandy Lyle are still able to hit their drives close to 300-yards yards and record scores of as little as 67, although this has only been achieved twice in the tournaments 12-year history.   Neil Hanna Photography www.neilhannaphotography.co.uk 07702 246823

Iconic Monarch of the Glen painting to tour Scotland

An iconic painting currently homed in the Capital will tour Scotland to give more people a chance to see it.

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Dusherra Festival on  Calton Hill

Fire, music and dance set Calton Hill alight

LIVE music, traditional dance an the burning of effigies along with a firework display are set to bring the Calton Hill alive this weekend when more than 3000 people are expected to enjoy the Scottish Indian Arts Forum’s (SIAF) celebration of Dusherra.

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The missing Rubens portrait of George Villiers, the 1st Duke of Buckingham, has turned up in Pollok House in Glasgow.

Missing masterpiece worth millions found hanging in country house in Glasgow

A lost masterpiece worth tens of millions of pounds has been found on display in a historic country house in Glasgow - after being missing for nearly 400 years.

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Aileen Paterson with Maisie the Morningside Moggie

Abbeyhill artists set to showcase works

MAISIE of Morningside returns to Abbeyhill this weekend. There’s also a treasure hunt, live music and more than 60 artists showcasing their work in their own homes. All of which can mean but one thing, it’s time for the Abbeyhill Colony of Artists 12th Annual Exhibition.

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The Unicorn Experience gives youngsters the chance to meet Pumpkin the magical pony/unicorn

Capturing unicorn magic

A mum has started her own business making children’s fairytale fantasies come true and giving them the chance to meet a real live unicorn.

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