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Self-employed Penicuik painter travels to India to revamp orphanage

As a self-employed painter and decorator, Kenny McAlpine knows he has to go where the work takes him.

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Photographs from the walled garden during its heyday.

Florists get glimpse of past after East Lothian garden discovery

florists who have taken on a neglected walled garden in have unearthed a set of pictures which show the life of the garden – and those who worked in it – in its Victorian heyday.

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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Bangour village hospital.

Call to turn Bangour Hospital into military museum

Derelict buildings at the historic Bangour Village Hospital should be converted into a world-class conference centre and museum dedicated to Scotland’s military record, according to a leading war historian.

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Home Restaurant on Queensferry Street which is co-owned by Social Bite. Picture; Greg Macvean

Homeless treated to fine dining at local restaurant

A new city restaurant has celebrated the launch of its special meal service by providing an upmarket meal to 30 homeless people.

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The Fire Service Museum, Edinburgh
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Fire chiefs announce plans for fire museum and community hub

FIRE bosses have confirmed plans to move the Capital’s Museum of Fire to a purpose-built facility at McDonald Road fire station.

The St James Centre in Edinburgh in July 1975. Picture: TSPL

St James to close its doors for the last time tomorrow

EDINBURGH’S brutalist St James Centre will close from tomorrow as developers gear up to demolish the 60s eyesore.

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Jock's Lodge will be revamped. Picture; contributed

Fresh start for Jock’s lodge in ‘blues fusion’ makeover

At the time of its closure, it was described as being “like the Wild West”.

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John Menzies Princes Street branch which closed in 1998.

Five lost Edinburgh shops you may remember

A rise in online shopping continues to contribute to a decrease in footfall at Edinburgh’s high street shops.

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Craigmillar Castle

Craigmillar Castle listed among top attractions by New York Times

Edinburgh Castle is often lauded as the city’s greatest tourist attraction, pulling in thousands of international visitors through its centuries-old gates.

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Great Britain's Callum Skinner during the homecoming event at Festival Square. Picture; PA

Olympic hero Callum Skinner to turn on Christmas lights

He lit up the Rio velodrome with a string of scorching performances – and now he’s going to light up the Capital . . . literally.

Chief Clear Sky greeting city officials.

Revealed: Secret history of Canadian chiefs’ visit to Edinburgh

THEY are the forgotten soldiers whose pre-war trip to Edinburgh has long since been lost in the mists of time.

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Vanessa Braidwood - great-great-granddaughter of fire brigade pioneer James Braidwood visited the Fire Museum at Lauriston Place. Picture: Neill Hanna

MSPs of all parties combine to fight fire museum closure threat

MSPs from across the political spectrum are calling on the Scottish Government to help save Edinburgh’s Museum of Fire.

Home is set to open this weekend. Picture; contributed

Scotland’s first restaurant to help homeless set for weekend launch in Edinburgh

A restaurant aimed at combatting homelessness is to open in Edinburgh this weekend.

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The Scott Monument, Princes Street. Picture; Greg Macvean

Floodlights planned to light up Scott Monument

It is one of the Capital’s most well-known landmarks and a monument to one of her most celebrated sons.

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Torchlight procession leaves George IV Bridge on their way to Calton Hill. Picture; Greg Macvean

Curtain-raiser for Hogmanay goes all-ticket

The curtain-raiser for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations is to be made all-ticket for the first time in order to ease crowd congestion.

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