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Nights Out

Capital Buzz, 10 great things to do in Edinburgh

If you have an event you’d like considered for Capital Buzz, e-mail entertainment editor Liam Rudden at lrudden@edinburghnews.com

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The Salisbury Arms' private dining area

Ushering in a new era at The Salisbury Arms

IN the seventies, it was opened as The Gold Medal Tavern by the famous Usher brewing family. Prior to that, the striking townhouse on the Dalkeith Road, in the shadow of Salisbury Crags, had been home to Andrew Usher himself, and before that to pioneering printer Thomas Nelson.

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Cirque Berserk

Inspire Me: 10 great things to do this week

If you have an event you’d like considered for Inspire Me, e-mail entertainment editor Liam Rudden at lrudden@edinburghnews.com

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World Champion! Mike McGinty, General Manager of The Voyage of Buck

Edinburgh’s world champion bartender

THERE were celebrations at The Voyage of Buck this week as general manager Mike McGinty was named winner of the inaugural International Patrón Perfectionist competition.

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The Chieftain, a haggis-infused cocktail

Raise a glass to the Bard

WHAT better way to celebrate Rabbie Burns than with the raising of a wee dram... or indeed a whisky-based, haggis-infused cocktail.

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Gareth Morrison as Robert Burns 
Pic: Ian Rutherford

3 Burns Supper Suggestions

AWARD-WINNING Wedgwood Restaurant on the Royal Mile is just one of many restaurants celebrating our national poet Rabbie Burns this week.

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Burns Night cocktails: A Carounn Gin Rabbits Foot

Winter cocktails

BEAT the January blues with Malmaison’s new range of low in alcohol but high in flavour cocktails.

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Blood & Wine, Game of Thrones theme bar in the cellar of Daylight Robbery on Dublin Street

Pop in to Game of Thrones’ pop up tavern

TIME is running out to get a true taste of the seven Kingdoms as Blood and Wine, the Capital’s Game of Thrones-inspired pop-up bar is set to close at the end of this month.

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Wahaca's �1 Taco Tuesdays  Pic: Contributed

Hungry? Grab a deal to start the week

WHETHER it’s a tempting taco, a free chicken lollipop or two for one burgers, there are numerous tasty special offers to be enjoyed around the Capital throughout January.

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Taisteal
Stockbridge

Traveller’s fayre

TAISTEAL, from the ancient Irish word for travel, is the name chosen by Michelin-trained chef Gordon Craig for his latest venture, a Scottish restaurant now opened in Stockbridge.

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Salters Inn pub in Woodburn, Dalkeith where the landlord was fined �10,000 for showing sports using a domestic Sky box rather than a commercial one. Pic: Greg Macvean

Midlothian pub slapped with £10k Sky TV fine

A PUB has been ordered to pay £10,000 after showing Sky Sports on TV illegally.

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Nether Abbey Hotel Beer Festival Pic: Contributed

Nether Abbey Beer Festival

THERE’S only one place for the Capital’s beer lovers to be this weekend, and that’s the ‘legendary’ Nether Abbey Beer Festival, in North Berwick.

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Jackie Wylie was artistic director at The Arches in Glasgow for seven years before it closed last summer.

National Theatre of Scotland hires former figurehead of The Arches as new artistic director

The former artistic director of The Arches, the long-running Glasgow venue forced to close after a police crackdown, has been hired by the National Theatre of Scotland to be its new figurehead.
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Eric Bristow in action. Picture by Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Chance to play darts with Eric Bristow and Keith Deller

DARTS fans have a chance to pit their skills against world champions Eric Bristow MBE and Keith Deller at an event in the Capital next weekend.

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Tony Hadley with a glass of his own brand brew Pic: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Gold! Enjoy Tony Hadley’s celebrity brew at Capital beer showcase

MADNESS, New Order and Iron Maiden all have one. And now, one-time Spandau Ballet front man Tony Hadley is joining them.

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Chris Thewlis in Harry's Bar. Picture: Scott Taylor

Revamped Harry’s Bar becomes ‘social enterprise’ pub with charity focus

IT was once renowned for its crowded dance floor and vibrant, party atmosphere.

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The Booking Office's Scott Thorne with the crest. Picture: Jon Savage

Rail memorabilia decorates A-listed pub at Waverley entrance

IT’S a relic from a bygone era when steam engines chugged through the Capital and railways ruled the land.

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Volunteers at last year's MoonWalk. Picture: supplied

1000 MoonWalk volunteers needed this weekend

WALK the Walk is calling on the people of Scotland to swing their tartan and get in the community spirit by volunteering at The MoonWalk this weekend.

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World-renowned crime writer Ian Rankin. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Ian Rankin to run Rebus literary tour for cancer fundraiser

Crime writer Ian Rankin is offering night-time charity walkers the chance to win an exclusive Rebus tour of Edinburgh conducted by himself.

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Want to be in Trainspotting 2? Picture: comp

Trainspotting 2: Cav Nightclub offers chance to be in sequel

IF you’re desperate to be in Trainspotting 2, here’s your chance.

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