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Video: Eight unusual Edinburgh monuments you may have missed

FROM the Castle to Calton Hill, Edinburgh is home to countless iconic landmarks that are instantly recognisable.

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Scars: Edinburgh teens who became post-punk heroes

Forty years ago one of the Capital’s most critically acclaimed bands made their stage debut.

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Eileen Nisbet (left) and Nan Rourke Rafferty (right) have met up for the first time in more than 50 years. Picture: Neil Hanna

Patrick Thomson’s pair reunited after more than 50 years

MORE than half a century ago they worked together at one of Edinburgh’s premier shopping institutions. Now they live on opposite corners of the globe from each other, but they’ve ­finally been reunited.

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The apartments at Ramsay Garden are now some of the most desirable properties in Edinburgh. Picture: Tony Hisgett / Wikimedia Commons

Ramsay Garden: From student halls to million pound property

The flats at Ramsay Garden are an iconic part of central Edinburgh‘s skyline.

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EdinburghSketcher’s WhereArtI quiz: Can you name this location?

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In pictures: Thousands take part in Scottish half marathon and 10k

Around 5,000 runners crossed the finish line at yesterday’s Scottish Half Marathon + 10K which took place along the magnificent Golf Coast and finished in style at Musselburgh Racecourse.

Millers64 in Pilrig Street has been described as 'perfect in every way'.

Edinburgh B&B is named the best in the UK

A CAPITAL bed and breakfast with only two rooms has beaten competition from across the UK to be crowned the best in the country for the second time.

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Video: A pictorial history of Edinburgh’s floral clock

EDINBURGH’S floral clock is the most recognisable face in town and every year like clockwork it delights visitors and locals in their thousands with its unique and colourful designs.

The inner ring road proposal for Edinburgh was not universally popular and never got off the drawing board. Picture: Contributed

Edinburgh’s unbuilt Inner Ring Road

A six-lane motorway to encircle and split the Old and New Towns, the flattening Haymarket and Tollcross, the filling-in of Inverleith pond, and tunnels beneath Calton Hill. These were just some of the things on offer when Edinburgh’s inner ring road was approved.

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A collage of the Waverley Market site over the years.

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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Signage at Jolly Giant in Peffermill, Edinburgh, which opened in 1991. Picture: TSPL

Remembering The Jolly Giant: Scotland’s Toys “R” Us

NOT to be confused with his veg-loving, green-coloured American cousin, the ‘Jolly Giant’ was the colossal poster boy for a now defunct UK toy chain that enjoyed massive popularity during the eighties and nineties.

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Leith butcher is crowned steak pie champion

Leith butcher is crowned steak pie champion

A Leith butcher has seen off competition from the upper crust of the meat industry to be crowned the 2017 Scottish Craft Butchers Steak Pie Champion.

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In pictures: Aurora Borealis captured over Edinburgh

NATURE’S jaw-dropping beauty was plain for all to see as the Aurora Borealis burst into life in the skies over Edinburgh overnight.

Abandoned lighthouse at Granton Western Harbour. Picture: Magnus Hagdorn

6 of Edinburgh’s most fascinating abandoned places

So strong is the will to preserve the old in Edinburgh that the city is filled with all manner of abandoned buildings and forgotten structures, waiting patiently for the day they might be re-used.

The Hearth of Midlothian. Picture: Cate Gillon

8 of Edinburgh’s most bizarre traditions explained

Edinburgh is home to more than its fair share of unusual customs, both historical and modern.

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Northumbrian king or Celtic tribe - how did Edinburgh get its name?

Northumbrian king or Celtic tribe - how did Edinburgh get its name?

The origin of the name Edinburgh has fascinated me for as long as I can remember.

A workman cleans Bobby after vandals threw paint over him in April 1979. Picture: TSPL

Lost Edinburgh: Greyfriars Bobby has been in 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.

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?

When a tunnel ran under the Forth

When a tunnel ran under the Forth

THE deafening roar of the drill stuttered and finally stopped.

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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