How an Edinburgh gravestone inspired Ebenezer Scrooge

EBENEZER Scrooge: the quintessential, miserly-old curmudgeon. How appropriate then to have been inspired by a Scot.

Trainspotting poster. Renton. Picture, Film 4.

Trainspotting 2 posters released

With the new Trainspotting film hitting theatres soon, new posters have been released to promote the film.

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Roger Daltrey

Roger Daltrey in Edinburgh for Cancer Trust conference

British rock legend Roger Daltrey says the improvement made to the lives of young cancer patients through the Teenage Cancer Trust is “incredible”.

Yousef escaped Edinburgh Zoo in 2009 and died in 2010.

Monkey that fled Edinburgh Zoo to be stuffed at National Museum

A MONKEY that hit the headlines when it ran away from Edinburgh Zoo has been immortalised – after being stuffed for an exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland.

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David Beckham is to be recognised for his role as a fashion icon. Picture: PA

David Beckham to feature in Scottish National Portrait Gallery

He was a hero to millions of English football fans and the nemesis of the Tartan Army as he led the Three Lions into battle.

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The Mitre on the Royal Mile. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Five of Edinburgh’s most haunted pubs

EDINBURGH has the twin distinction of being one of Europe’s most haunted cities whilst having more pubs per square kilometre than anywhere else in Scotland. It’s a marriage made in hell.

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Jackson Browne is to play Edinburgh. Picture; contributed

Jackson Browne announces Edinburgh concert

Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne has announced a June 2017 full band tour in Ireland, Scotland and England with the singer set to play Edinburgh on June 18.

TV presenter Lorraine Kelly

Lorraine Kelly to host STV's Hogmanay party

Lorraine Kelly, Judy Murray and the Bay City Rollers are to head STV's Hogmanay coverage, it was announced today.

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Entry by Deborah Mullen

Expose the heart of the Capital with just one click

WE live in undoubtedly one of the most picturesque cities in the world – but can you capture the magic of Edinburgh with just one image?

Allan Stewart as Dame Trot, Grant Stott as Fleshcreep and Andy Gray as Farmer Hector

Karen Koren: Jack and the Beanstalk is a giant panto hit

They are back – the three amigos Allan Stewart, Andy Gray and Grant Stott in this year’s panto Jack and the Beanstalk. The panto threesome started their mammoth run this week at The King’s Theatre and I had to go and check it out this week.

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Still Game creators to limit live shows to avoid becoming ‘panto’

Still Game creators to limit live shows to avoid becoming ‘panto’

Still Game fans have been promised a bigger and better stage spectacular when Jack and Victor return to the Hydro - but have been warned it will not become an annual fixture to avoid being seen as a pantomime.

Nursery at Craiglockhart Poorhouse, c1895. Picture: City Archives.

Life in an Edinburgh poorhouse

FOR many poverty-stricken families in Victorian Scotland the poorhouse was often the only option to survive.

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Huw Bunford will headline Big Fish Little Fish in Edinburgh

Huw Bunford will headline Big Fish Little Fish in Edinburgh

Family friendly rave Big Fish Little Fish has announced Huw Bunford from the Super Furry Animals will headline its Christmas club night.

Alternative Hogwarts Crest design.

Rare first-edition Harry Potter book on display in Edinburgh

A rare first-edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, featuring personal anecdotes and illustrations by author J.K. Rowling, will be placed on display at Edinburgh’s Writers’ Museum on Thursday.

The Scottish Government is ploughing an extra �90,000 to provide the curtain-raiser to the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh International Festival and Festival Fringe in 2017. Photograph: Steven Scott Taylor

Let there be lights – and lasers – at Hogmanay tribute to 70th Festival

The 70th birthday celebrations of the Edinburgh Festival are to be heralded at the climax of the capital’s Hogmanay festivities, organisers revealed today.

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Dionne Hickey's homemade hit music video.

Christmas music video shot in Edinburgh becomes viral hit in Lebanon

A CHRISTMAS music video shot in Edinburgh has become an unexpected viral hit..in Lebanon.

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The Old Closes and Streets of Glasgow. Picture: Thomas Annan

Exhibition sheds light on pioneering work of Scots photographers

Pictures by early champions of the art of photography in Scotland have gone on display in a collection of the first books to be illustrated using the nascent technology.

Could you be the next Paul Brannigan? Picture: John Devlin

Film company search for Lothians talent for new Ken Loach film

Could you be the next big Scottish film star?

Bay City Rollers blue plaque unveiling

Liam Rudden: Ryrie’s, Bay City Rollers and recognition

I DOUBT Ryrie’s had ever witnessed the like. More than 100 tartan clad Bay City Rollers fans chanting and singing as they awaited the arrival of their heroes, well two of them anyway.

An artist's impression of the proposed shop front. Picture:  Michael Laird Architects.

Hollywood legends to make Edinburgh stage debut

THEY’RE Hollywood royalty known the world over, but next October Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal will swap the arc lights and exotic international locations for the stage of the Festival Theatre, when they star in the UK tour of AR Gurney’s Love Letters.

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