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Lost Edinburgh: Greyfriars Bobby has been the wars before

Topic of the week for anyone with one eye on Edinburgh heritage matters has been the plight of the city’s favourite dog and his fast-disappearing muzzle.

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Princes Street. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Do you remember what these Edinburgh shops were 5 years ago?

We all remember the old shops and restaurants that once stood in Edinburgh’s streets, but can you remember what these ones were before they were replaced over the last 5 years or so?

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When a tunnel ran under the Forth

When a tunnel ran under the Forth

THE deafening roar of the drill stuttered and finally stopped.

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Waverley Market in its original form in the late 19th century. Picture: TSPL

In pictures: Waverley Market throughout the years

THERE has been a communal market area in the Waverley valley at the east end of Princes Street for well over a century.

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The Queen stands with Lord Provost Weatherstone at opening of the Forth Road Bridge on September 4, 1964. Picture: TSPL

In pictures: Opening of the Forth Road Bridge in 1964

The Queen will officially open the new Queensferry Crossing on September 4, 53 years to the day when she opened the neighbouring Forth Road Bridge.

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Edinburgh is one of the great literary cities in the world. Picture: Ian Rutherford

10 books about Edinburgh that everyone should read

Edinburgh has a great literary past, but the love of books is still alive and well in the city today.


Video: Laurel and Hardy mobbed in Edinburgh in 1932

They were the megastars of their day - and it showed when they pulled into Edinburgh’s Waverley Station.

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Grant Stott and Andy Gray star in history of Dominion film

Research for this year’s Grant Stott festival frolic had the panto king delving through the caverns of one of the city’s most loved independent cinemas.

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Maya Hynes was diagnosed with myopia when she was four years old. Picture: Contributed

Groundbreaking new treatment slows girl’s eye condition

A SIX-year-old girl has become one of the first patients to receive pioneering treatment in Edinburgh that halts short-sightedness in children.

Tom Wallace is celebrating working on the railways for 50 years. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

‘Accidental’ rail worker to mark 50 years of service

A MAN who has helped maintain the Capital’s trains for nearly half a decade has described how he fell into the job almost by accident.

The colonies were designed to be flats that felt like a house, giving families their own front door and garden. Picture: Contributed

How the colonies became an Edinburgh institution

The so-called Edinburgh colonies are some of the most sought after properties in the city, with the average price for a two bedroom colony house reaching up to £250,000.

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The kitchen has original arches and wood panelling, Hunter Residential

The historic Scottish castle near Edinburgh offering Airbnb apartments

If staying in a 17th century Scottish castle seems like the thing of dreams then take a look at Pitreavie Castle, which is offering the chance to rent apartments through Airbnb.

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This Edinburgh home has been named one of the top rental homes in the world.

Is this Edinburgh’s top rental home?

AN Edinburgh property has been recognised as one of the top rental homes in the world - based on traveller reviews.

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Bertha Speir was pictured in the Sunday Post before being presented at court. Picture: comp

The secret life of a First World War codebreaker

IT is June 1920, and the tradition of presenting young ladies to the royal court is a key event in the upper class social calendar.

The view from the rear of the property.

Does this property for sale offer the best view in Edinburgh?

It is one of the most impressively located homes in the Capital.

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The girls' school was established in Edinburgh's Drumsheugh Gardens.

Girls’ school lesbian sex row ‘rocked Edinburgh’

The school was among the most highly regarded establishments for young ladies, a sanctuary where good manners, poise and elegance were taught alongside the educational essentials required for an aristocratic teenage girl in the 19th century.

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