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6 facts you didn’t know about Edinburgh’s penguins

Edinburgh Zoo has been home to penguins for over 100 years with the animals being a popular attraction at the zoo.

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Penguins at Edinburgh Zoo, which has housed penguins for over 100 years. Picture: Ian Rutherford

A brief history of penguins and Scotland

To mark World Penguin Day 2017, we take a (somewhat brief and in no way extensive) look at the adorable bird’s links with Scotland.

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The 18th at the Old Course in St Andrews has been named the nation's favourite golf hole.

Scotland's greatest golf holes revealed

It provides one of the world's most famous sporting backdrops and has played host to some of the historic game's most thrilling encounters.
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The Addams Family have arrived at the Festival Theatre

Review: The Addams Family return in all their ghoulish glory

THEY’RE crazy, kooky and spooky... and the audience were clicking along from the moment the band struck up their anthemic theme.

Festival Theatre, Nicolson Street

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A specially-branded open top bus was unveiled today to coincide with the World Fringe Day launch.

Global festivals celebration to mark Edinburgh Fringe's 70th birthday

A GLOBAL celebration of festivals is to be held in the run-up as part of the 70th birthday celebrations of Scotland’s biggest cultural event this summer.
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Quiz: Can you tell the difference between Scotland and England?

Quiz: Can you tell the difference between Scotland and England?

Across the UK, you will find spectacular scenery, quaint villages, dazzling architecture and bustling cities.

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E4's Tattoo Fixers.

E4’s Tattoo Fixers looking for Edinburgh participants

People with an embarrassing tattoo in Edinburgh have finally got the chance to do something about it.

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Liam Rudden: Publish and be damned

EVERYONE has a book in them. So the old saying goes. Most, thankfully, are unlikely to ever see the light of day, but with the advent of ebooks, more and more are making it into ‘print’. And not just online.

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Portobello Pier was first discussed in 1869.

Lost Edinburgh: Looking back at Portobello Pier

PORTOBELLO Pier, the grand centerpiece of one of Victorian-era Scotland’s most popular seaside resorts, was a must-visit attraction during its relatively short lifespan.

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Phillip Schofield and cast of The Knights of Music

Phillip returns as Joseph for a knight

PHILIP Schofield will be hoping audiences don’t close every door to him when he returns to the Playhouse stage on Friday.

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Co-founders of Brew Lab, Dave Law and Tom Hyde, are pioneering change in Edinburghs coffee culture

Capital’s first ‘coffee bar’ to serve into the night

COULD Scottish drinking habits be changing? Dave Law and Tom Hyde, founders of Scotland’s first ‘coffee bar’, Brew Lab, on South College Street, certainly think so.

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Vikings take part 
during a torchlight procession through Edinburgh. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Millions of Brits could be descendants of Vikings, research finds

Millions of Brits could be descendants of Vikings - especially if their surname ends in ‘son’, according to experts.

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If you fancy something a little different then this is for you.

10 secret days out to enjoy in the Capital

If you’re celebrating, or just fancy doing something a little unusual, Edinburgh has a surprising number of unique, luxury and secret experiences to be discovered – from members-only societies to exclusive masterclasses. So give one of these a try . . .

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T in the Park boss Geoff Ellis says fans are no longer happy to "rough it" at music festivals.

T in the Park chief: music festivals have changed forever

For more than two decades it was a fixture of the summer calendar, with tens of thousands of Scots flocking to the nation’s biggest live music event.
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The Japanese Garden at Cowden in 1909. PIC: Contributed.

Historic Japanese garden to open for first time in 60 years

The ‘most important Japanese garden in the west’ is to open to the public for first time in more than 60 years after it was painstakingly restored in honour of the Scottish female explorer who created it on return from her travels in the early 1900s.

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Lutz Leichsenring, a nightlife champion in Berlin, spoke at the Music Is Audible workshop at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

Edinburgh mulls first ‘night mayor’ idea to save music scene

Edinburgh has kickstarted moves to appoint Scotland’s first “night mayor” in a bid to halt the closure of venues, prevent gigs being shut down due to noise complaints and raise the profile of the city’s troubled scene.

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The miniature of Bonnie Prince Charlie presented to Ensign William Home. PIC: National Trust for Scotland, Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre.

Bonnie Prince Charlie’s gifts to a 14-year-old soldier

They are small, special tokens of appreciation from Bonnie Prince Charlie to a loyal servant who signed up to the Jacobite army when aged just 14.

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Edinburgh Sketcher tour

Edinburgh Sketcher exhibition to take place in Assembly Rooms

Join the city’s resident sketcher to capture the iconic beauty of the Assembly Rooms as he embarks on a one-off new tour to mark the venue’s 230th anniversary tomorrow.

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Pub-goers outside the Beehive Inn on the Grassmarket.

City hostelries feature in new CAMRA book

THREE iconic Edinburgh pubs have being celebrated as traditional coaching inns of historical significance in a new book, Historic Coaching Inns of the Great North, by acclaimed beer writer Roger Protz.

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U.S. President Barack Obama is to visit the Capital in May.

Obama Edinburgh visit: Annie Lennox and Kevin Bridges to perform

Singing superstar Annie Lennox and best-selling stand-up comic Kevin Bridges are to perform for former US President Barack Obama when he visits Edinburgh next month.

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