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Edinburgh set for £10m boost from Avengers blockbuster

Filming on the new Avengers: Infinity War blockbuster in Edinburgh is set to spark a £10 million boost for the capital's economy - more than is usually generated from a whole year's worth of productions.
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John Knox House and Moubray House are two of Edinburgh's oldest buildings and they stand together side by side. Picture: TSPL

9 of Edinburgh’s oldest buildings

EDINBURGH is renowned for its old buildings and boasts a higher concentration of ancient structures than most European cities.

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Steve Small's theatre company Strange Town will be staging its stage play on the origins of Hibs at Easter Road.

Easter Road to make Fringe debut with Hibs play

It has seen shows staged in pubs, public toilets, allotments, telephone boxes and even the back of a taxi.
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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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The male tourist dances in comic fashion before a Scots guardsmen makes him think again. Picture: lokirna md45/YouTube

‘Get yersel’ away!’ Scots soldier shouts down dancing tourist

A VIDEO showing a Queen’s guard soldier yelling in a broad Scots dialect at a dancing tourist outside London’s St James’s Palace has proved to be a big hit online.

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Nish Kumar will host the show on BBC 2. Picture; contributed

Daily Mash to host new satirical show on BBC

The Daily Mash website and the BBC have joined forces to launch a new satirical show, set to air on BBC2.

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Pete Irvine has announced that he is stepping down as the head of Unique Events and the director of Edinburgh's Hogmanay festival.

Pic; Neil Hanna

Former Edinburgh’s Hogmanay boss ‘gutted’ over contract

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay founder Pete Irvine has accused the firm which is to take over the event of cashing in on the Capital’s winter festivals and ruining the look of the city centre in recent years.

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Fireworks above Edinburgh Castle mark the arrival of New Year on January 1. PIC Jane Barlow/TSPL.

When Scottish New Year was celebrated on March 25

It might just feel like another day, but for hundreds of years Scotland was celebrating New Year on March 25.

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Ed Sheeran appearing obn Comic Relief - Photographer: Jamie Carter

Sheeran’s Comic Relief trip sparks tears

Red Nose Day viewers across the country have been left in tears after watching Ed Sheeran break down with emotion while filming a charity video in Liberia.

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Bruce Minto has been praised for his work at the National Museum of Scotland

Edinburgh lawyer honoured for efforts at National Museum

One of the country’s leading legal figures has been honoured for his efforts to transform the National Museum of Scotland over the last decade.

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John Lennon and Yoko Ono, with their children, Julian, left, and Kyoko, on holiday at Durness, in Sutherland, in 1969. PIC: PA.

John Lennon and his holidays in the Scottish Highlands

It was a place where John Lennon was to bring his own children to share his love of long summers in the Highlands.

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Larnach Castle, Dunedin, New Zealand. PIC: Contributed.

5 ‘Scottish’ castles built around the world

For those who left Scotland to make their fortune, nothing said they had made it more than building a castle just like those found at home.

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Completed in 2005, Edinburgh Airport's control tower is one of the city's tallest buildings. Picture: TSPL

The top 15 tallest buildings in Edinburgh

EDINBURGH’S ancient Old Town boasts what are thought to be some of the world’s earliest residential ‘skyscrapers’.

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Masterchef returns to BBC One.

TV choice: 5 of the best shows to watch this week

If you watch nothing else this week, give these shows a go...
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AC 12 are back in Line of Duty.

TV highlight: Line of Duty - return of the cop show that beats all the others

When DCI Roz Huntley (Thandie Newton) captures a serial killer, Forensic Coordinator Tim Ifield (Jason Watkins) alerts AC-12 to a possible miscarriage of justice.

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Caters Get Rich.

TV choice: What to watch on TV and streaming this week

Check out our Weekend Magazine TV editor Stuart Chandler's picks for the coming week.
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Samantha Morton and  Lesley Manville face off.

TV interview: At the heart of this tale of the capital’s brothels is a family saga

London 1763, the capital of the world, the most cosmopolitan place on Earth. One in five women in London is making her living selling sex. In some areas brothels, run by indomitable Madams, are to be found on almost every street.

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The Cake Shop, a well-known music venue in New York City could be coming to the Capital. Picture; Getty

Could a cult music venue be opening in the Capital?

CULT New York music venue Cake Shop could be heading to the Capital, the Evening News can reveal.

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Edinburgh's heritage is important for locals and tourists alike.

Plan to give city heritage site a new lease of life

CONCERNS have been raised over the amount of litter and the state of historic buildings in the World Heritage site.

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Picture: Copyright Dan Mosley for Beltane Fire Society

Fire festival under threat from ‘strict regulations’

A POPULAR fire festival is threatened by a new policy around public gatherings in the Capital, organisers say.

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