Ruth Davidson welcomes Small Business Saturday

Edinburgh Central MSP & Scottish Conservative Party leader Ruth Davidson welcomed Small Business Saturday.

Ewan McGregor. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Ewan McGregor will attend Edinburgh screening of new film

The red carpet is to be rolled out for Ewan McGregor in Scotland next week for a gala screening of his first film as a director.

Edinburgh had more shops opened last year than anywhere else in Scotland. Picture; Toby Williams

Big name retailers set to open stores in the Capital

A string of top retail names are setting up shop in the Capital as it undergoes a mini revival.

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Save Bellfield campaigners outside Portobello Parish Church. Picture; Greg Macvean

Community buy-out of Porty church is given the go-ahead in landmark decision

A COMMUNITY bid to take over former church premises in Portobello has been given the go-ahead by the Scottish Government.

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Activity continued to be driven by firms in technology, media, and telecommunications, which accounted for about 40 per cent of the total. Picture: TSPL

Edinburgh’s office take-up shrugs off Brexit uncertainty

Edinburgh could experience another “strong” year in take-up of office space after a resilient third quarter and despite uncertainty in the aftermath of the Brexit vote, new data from property consultancy Knight Frank has revealed.

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The Queen outside St James Centre in Edinburgh in July 1975 .

Farewell to St James Centre as ‘Capital’s most hated building’ closes doors after 40 years

IT’S perhaps Edinburgh’s most hated building – a Brutalist throwback to an age where concrete blocks where the height of architectural fashion.

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National Museum of Scotland. Chambers Street.

Foreign trips worth more to Capital attractions

Overseas visitors to the UK’s heritage attractions such as theatres, museums and national parks spend more than double per trip compared with domestic tourists, a new study shows

Edinburgh City Council deputy leader Councillor Frank Ross. Picture: Jane Barlow

Frank Ross: Now is the time to invest in our city

The success that Edinburgh has achieved over a range of economic, social and cultural measures has quite rightly earned it the accolade of the “Engine of the Scottish Economy”.

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Mortonhall Crematorium. Picture; Phil Wilkinson

Funerals face delays as Mortonhall crematorium is closed until next year

BEREAVED families could face a wait of up to three weeks for funerals this winter after it was confirmed Mortonhall crematorium is to stay shut into next year.

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There will be more job opportunities at Edinburgh Airport as it continues to expand. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Gavin Barrie: The Christmas rush for jobs starts now

While Christmas may still be a couple of months away, many employers across the city are gearing up now for what is traditionally their busiest time of the year. This presents a good opportunity for those looking for work, but can also help open up other opportunities within these businesses beyond the Christmas period.

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Tessa Hartmann launched the Scottish Fashion Awards 10 years ago.

Scots fashion guru hits out over political bickering at awards ceremony

The figurehead of the Scottish Fashion Awards has complained that the country is being held back by arguments about political borders, a failure of ambition and the lack of a ‘can do’ attitude.
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New images have been unveiled showcasing the �25 million revamp of Muirhouse shopping centre.

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Plans for £25 million revamp of Muirhouse shopping centre revealed

NEW images have been unveiled showcasing the £25 million revamp of Muirhouse shopping centre.

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Bike station, Causewayside closed due to Fire. Picture; Ian Georgeson

Bike shop to be closed until next year due to fire

A FIRE which gutted a city bike shop has caused “tens of thousands of pounds” worth of damage.

Tommy Sheppard believes there is a clear mandate. Picture; John Devlin

‘Clear mandate’ for Indy vote says City MP Tommy Sheppard

ANOTHER referendum on independence is “certain”, the SNP’s Tommy Sheppard has insisted – the only question is when.

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Lothian Buses cheifs are to reap a substantial bonus. Picture; Jane Barlow

City bus bosses secure £270,000 in bonuses after threatening legal action

TWO controversial outgoing Lothian Buses chiefs have pocketed £180,000 in bonuses in the last two years – and are set to rake in another £90,000 before they leave.

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Up to 4000 Hogmanay revellers will be able to use the free tram service

Free trams laid on for Edinburgh's Hogmanay revellers

Free tram rides are to be laid on in Edinburgh for the first time since the controversial service began operating - for the city’s Hogmanay revellers.
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Amanda Catto, Creative Scotland's of visual arts, admits the sector suffers from "a culture of low or no pay."

Fears for future of Scotland's visual arts scene revealed

Scotland’s award-winning visual arts scene has slipped into a precarious and unsustainable financial state, according to a major new report.
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Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce's Liz McAreavey. Picture: contributed

Liz McAreavey: From the post-Brexit world to Edinburgh 2050, forward planning is key

September saw the launch of “Edinburgh 2050”, the City Vision being developed by Edinburgh City Council. Whilst civic leaders have taken the initiative, they are clear that this will not be a City Council Vision but one decided by the city.

Skyscanner is led by chief executive and co-founder Gareth Williams. Picture: Esme Allen

Skyscanner said to mull possible sale or flotation

Skyscanner, the Edinburgh-based travel search engine valued at more than £1 billion, is considering a possible sale or initial public offering (IPO), it was reported today.

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