Erin’s carving out a future for herself

Modern apprentices who live and work in Edinburgh were part of a national campaign to encourage more employers to take on apprentices and more young people to consider work-based learning.

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Filmmaker Graham Drysdale of Queen Margaret University

Graham’s movie helps care for kids

A media production lecturer at Queen Margaret University has created a new film highlighting the experiences of young people who have been through the care system.

Former badminton international Emma Mason

Emma aims to net new sporting role

FORMER Scotland badminton international Emma Mason has been put forward for a place on the sport’s world governing body

John Byrne. Picture: Jane Barlow.

John Byrne says he is child of an incestuous relationship

The Scottish artist and writer John Byrne has revealed that he was born as the child of an incestuous relationship between his mother and grandfather.

D-Type Jaguars are loaded up at the home of Ecurie Ecosse at Merchiston Mews.

When a racing team from Merchiston won Le Mans

FOR two consecutive seasons in the 1950s, a small, resourceful racing team from Merchiston swept aside the big guns to become Le Mans 24hr champions

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Captain John Ford

Captain John takes on epic desert race

Captain John Ford of the Scots Guards will run an epic desert for a soldier’s charity later this year.

The Three Sisters is again hosting a series of St Patrick's Day events.

Four ways to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Edinburgh

If you fancy letting your hair down on St Patrick’s Day, there are plenty of celebrations going on in Edinburgh for you to check out.

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The Prince of Wales (left) on stage with the winners of the Dell EMC Community Impact award Leith Academy with Claudia Winkleman (2nd right) and Hugh Dennis (right). Picture; PA

Leith Academy pupils honoured by Prince Charles

Pupils from Leith Academy have been honoured by Prince Charles for their work in the community.

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Dr Afshan Dean

Afshan’s big role in stroke research

AN EDINBURGH doctor has presented her research to the UK Parliament as part of a national competition aimed at encouraging promising young scientists to promote their early work.


Filming schedule for new Avengers film revealed

The timeworn streets of the Old Town are about to be transported into a superhero-studded world of action as explosive scenes are filmed for the next instalment of Hollywood blockbuster the Avengers.

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Katie Dubarry receives her CARAS award from Countryfiles Adam Henson

Land girl Katie Dubarry is an award winner

An Edinburgh-based agriculture trainee Katie Dubarry has won a prestigious award for her studies.

Grace and Keith Elder on their wedding day

Keith and Grace set a diamond date

Edinburgh couple Grace and Keith Elder reach a major milestone this month - celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary. The couple will have been married for 60 years on March 23.

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Rents are set to soar in Edinburgh as house prices rise.

Rents in Edinburgh set to soar 20% in five years

EDINBURGH has been named the most expensive place to rent in Scotland as new figures suggest the cost is set to soar by 20 per cent in the next five years.

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The Mighty Deerstalker event in Innerleithen took place on Saturday. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Woman dies during Mighty Deerstalker cross country night race

A RUNNER has died after falling ill during a night time cross country race.

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Brian Pickering, assistant manager at The Tiles Bar in St Andrew Square. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Video: Pub boss behind ‘A German Team’ sign stars in football video

A PUB boss who shot to fame with his “A German Team” sign has starred in a German football league video after enjoying watching a game at the home of his adopted team.

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Medical pioneer Sophia Jex Blake

Remembering The Edinburgh Seven who fought for women’s right to study

Sophia Jex-Blake, Isabel Thorne, Edith Pechey, Matilda Chaplin, Helen Evans, Mary Anderson, Emily Bovell

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Prof Hazel Hall, Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Hall ‘honoured’ to be made Fellow of RSE

An award-winning academic has been elected as a Fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Views of the Ross Bandstand in Princes Street Gardens.
site of the proposed cafe and hospitality centre

‘Underground’ arts complex planned for Princes Street Gardens

A CHUNK of Princes Street Gardens would be carved out to create a new viewing platform, cafe-bar and indoor events space overlooking Edinburgh Castle under plans to overhaul the historic park.

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The distillery would be built next to Ocean Terminal.

£5 million single malt distillery planned for Leith

IT has a proud heritage in the whisky trade dating back more than 200 years.

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Sarah McClay, who died in 2013. Picture: contributed.

Mother of tiger mauled zookeeper Fiona McClay speaks out

The mother of a Scottish zookeeper mauled to death by a tiger at a wildlife park says it should be shut down.

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