New Town

New Town

How Mrs Doubtfire was based on a Stockbridge shopkeeper

GROWING up in the 1990s, I was well acquainted with the Hollywood box office hit about a cross-dressing, half-Scottish nanny played by the sorely-missed Robin Williams.

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The interior of Drumsheugh Baths showing the 70ft pool. Picture: Kate Chandler

A trip back in time: Edinburgh’s exclusive Victorian baths

EDINBURGH’S luxurious Drumsheugh swimming baths have been a popular hotspot for well-heeled individuals for well over a century.

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RBS wants to transform the Dundas Street/Fettes Row premises. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Plans to turn RBS office into flats ‘will cost city 2000 jobs’

VITAL office space for up to 2000 jobs could be lost under controversial plans to redevelop a key site on the edge of the New Town, council officials have warned.

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The winning property. Picture: Contributed.

Edinburgh house wins prestigious RIBA award

THE house that nearly never was – complete with a hidden bath and disappearing walls – has been named house of the year by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

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The pensioner was knocked over in Abercromby Place

Driver charged over New Town hit-and-run

A DRIVER has been charged after a pensioner was struck in a hit-and-run in the New Town.

OAP seriously injured in New Town hit-and-run

OAP seriously injured in New Town hit-and-run

A 73-year-old has been left with serious injuries following a hit-and-run in New Town.

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Scotland Street murder: victim had ‘significant injuries’

DETECTIVES are piecing together the final movements of a man found dead in a New Town flat as a murder investigation continues.

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A police probe is underway. Picture; Google Maps

Police treating New Town body discovery as ‘murder’

A police probe is under way after the body of a man was found at a property in the New Town early on Friday morning.


Lost Edinburgh: Princes Street then and now

A series of ‘then and now’ photographs depicting the many changes throughout the years along Edinburgh’s main drag.

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The new concert venue will be built on a gap site behind the historic RBS head office on St Andrew Square.

Edinburgh to get £45 million New Town concert venue

Edinburgh is set to finally get a new concert hall under plans to build a £45 million complex in the heart of its New Town.

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The Royal Mile

Consultation finds concern over Edinburgh’s World Heritage status

FEARS have been raised over the management of Edinburgh’s celebrated World Heritage site.

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Susannah Morgan says hanging bags on railings works well and fears communal bins won't be emptied regularly.

Council plans for more bins despite crisis in emptying current ones

Council chiefs are set to press ahead with introducing another 33 communal bins – despite the crisis they have over emptying the current ones.

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Dean was caught at a property on Frederick Street. Picture: Contributed

Drink-driver who fled Taiwan for Capital wins extradition fight

A DRINK-driver who fled Taiwan after being convicted of killing a man has won a human rights challenge which prevents him from being extradited there.

The 150ft Melville Monument. Picture; TSPL

New plaque on Melville Monument will record dark deeds

A NEW plaque to spell out the true story of one of Scotland’s most controversial historical figures is to be fitted on the Capital’s tallest statue.

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William Burdett-Coutts says his critics obviously have an axe to grind. Picture: Lloyd Smith

City venue’s offering of new digital festival branded “pointless and insulting”

ONE of the Capital’s most historic festival venues is at the centre of a bitter row over claims that a futuristic makeover is killing trade for venues in the New Town.

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An artist's impression of the Edinburgh Grand's entrance. Picture: contributed

Luxury development set for former RBS St Andrew Square HQ

The regeneration of the city’s east end has been given another boost after plans were unveiled to transform the historic Royal Bank of Scotland building on St Andrew Square.

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Kelpies Artist Andy Scott unviels his 14ft galvanised steel 'Rook' sculpture.  Picture: Julie Bull

New neigh-bour for George St business

THE man behind the Kelpies hopes his latest giant horse head will become a permanent attraction in the New Town.

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Artist's impression of the Scottish National Gallery extension. Picture: SNG

Scottish National Gallery extension to go ahead after lottery grant

Work on a radical overhaul of the nation’s flagship gallery, which will triple exhibition space for Scotland’s most important art treasures, is set to get underway within months after wining the final backing of the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Hundreds gather for a vigil in St Andrew Square. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Orlando shooting: Edinburgh vigil pays tribute to fallen

THE mass shooting in Orlando which left 49 people dead was calculated to create fear and division.

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