Old Town

Old Town

In pictures: Samhuinn fire festival blazes down Royal Mile

Revellers turned out in force last night to celebrate the Celtic New Year, marking the end of summer with the city’s annual Samhuinn festival.

Old Town 4
Being a ghost tour guide can be an exhilarating, frightening and mystifying experience (Photo: Jan-Andrew Henderson / City of the Dead Tours)

What it’s like to be a ghost tour guide in Edinburgh

To quote Liam Neeson in the movie Taken: “I have a very particular set of skills.

News
Mr Rennie had scratches similar to those on the left after a visit to Greyfriars Kirkyard. Picture: City of the Dead Tours

Man claims he was attacked by a ghost in Greyfriars Kirkyard

A MAN has reportedly been left with painful scratches after an “attack” by Edinburgh’s most notorious poltergeist.

Old Town 11
Simon Byrom staged a sit-in protest on the empty site on the Cowgate

Judge rules controversial hotel in Old Town is legal

A JUDGE has ruled that councillors acted legally when they granted planning permission to a hotel development at a world heritage site.

Old Town
The White Horse Bar has been serving drinkers in the Royal Mile since the 17th century

Oldest pub on the Royal Mile to become oyster bar

It has served thirsty drinkers in Edinburgh’s Old Town since the 17th century.

Food and Drink 7
HBO'S Headquarters Museum on the Mound

Petition launched against closure of Museum on the Mound

CAMPAIGNERS have launched a bid to persuade a bank to halt the planned closure of a historic museum.

Old Town 2
The trial took place at Edinburgh High Court.

Man faces life in jail after Royal Mile street attack

A MAN who carried out a street attack on the Royal Mile that resulted in a serious head injury to the victim could face a life sentence.

Crime
Runners take on the Edinburgh Marathon. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Edinburgh Marathon to pass through Old Town

Scotland’s largest running event has unveiled a new route which will see it go through the Capital’s Old Town for the first time.

Old Town 1
Maggie’s ‘Culture Crawl’ sees hundreds take to streets

Maggie’s ‘Culture Crawl’ sees hundreds take to streets

Hundreds of people took to the streets of the Capital in support of cancer charity Maggie’s.

Health
The incident is said to have happened at Stramash on the Cowgate.

Police officer accused of Edinburgh pub sex attack

A POLICE officer has appeared in court accused of sexually assaulting a female bar worker at an Edinburgh pub.

Crime
Waverly Development

Work progressing at £200m New Waverley site

A 7.5 acre site at the heart of the city centre is going through a dramatic metamorphosis.

Business 2
The Edinburgh Riding of the Marches taking its roots from the historical Common Ridings of Scotland.

Thousands expected for Riding of the Marches in Edinburgh

HUNDREDS of horses will gallop through the heart of the city centre as an annual historical extravaganza makes its return to the Capital.

Old Town 3
Duddingston House Properties are hoping the council will approve the plans to create a hotel in the Royal High building. Picture: Esme Allen

City Council to make decision on Royal High School’s fate

One of the Capital’s most bitterly fought planning battles of recent years faces decision day on Thurday with claim and counterclaim ringing in the air.

Entertainment
The Hidden Door team who held the 2015 and 2016 arts festival at the  Kings Stables Road site.

Art quarter plans dropped for affordable new homes

Revised plans for the last remaining slice of the King’s Stables Road development have been submitted to the city council for consideration.

Politics
Cliff Hague pictured among the crowds and street performers on the High Street during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Picture: Neil Hanna

Heritage watchdog says festival crowds ‘choking’ Edinburgh

Edinburgh is becoming “dysfunctional” in August due to the vast number of people flooding into the city centre for its festivals, the city’s long-running heritage watchdog has warned.

Festivals 2
The Greyfriars Bobby statue at the junction of George IV Bridge and Candlemaker Row.

Lonely Planet could join Greyfriars Bobby campaign

Future Edinburgh guidebooks could include advice for tourists not to rub the nose of Greyfriars Bobby, a major publisher has said.

Old Town
Greyfriars Bobby's nose is getting very shiny from all the rubbing. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Tourists damaging Greyfriars Bobby statue warn campaigners

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to save Greyfriars Bobby after damage caused by tourists spread across his face and chest.

Entertainment 1
An artist's impression of the proposed development at Gayfield Square. Picture: contributed

Flat plans revealed for former Gayfield Square art gallery

A FORMER artist studios and workshop would be demolished to make way for flats on Gayfield Square under new plans which have been lodged.

Business
A cinema is part of the plans for a refurbishment of the Scotsman Hotel, the former offices of the Scotsman newspaper on North Bridge. Ian Rutherford.

New cinema planned as part of Scotsman Hotel refurbishment

A NEW cinema is set to be opened under £10 million plans aimed at revamping the Scotsman Hotel building on North Bridge.

Business
Load more