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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Shop assistant and Potter superfan Yleine Aerts is over the moon to be part of the new experience.

Owners behind Harry Potter store hope to create legacy in Capital

It may not be hidden from the Muggle world but a treasure trove of wizarding curiosities has magically appeared on Victoria Street, casting a spell on Harry Potter fans from far and wide.

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McCall Smith takes aim at modern development, including the St James Quarter revamp

Alexander McCall Smith: Development is ruining Edinburgh’s fragile beauty

ONE of Edinburgh’s most celebrated authors has slammed the city’s evolution in a damning critique of the modern architecture he claims is ruining Edinburgh’s heritage.

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The Palace of Holyroodhouse is the Queen's official residence in Scotland

Andy Wightman on land reform: Who owns the Palace of Holyroodhouse?

The question of who runs and pays for Edinburgh’s royal palace is complicated, writes Andy Wightman

Opinion
A late-16th-century depiction of Edinburgh Castle, where Lady Janet Douglas was burned at the stake in 1537. Picture: Wikicommons

On This Day: Lady Glamis executed for witchcraft in Edinburgh

Janet Douglas, Lady Glamis, was burned at the stake on charges of witchcraft and treason by order of King James V on July 17, 1537. Her ghost, The Grey Lady, is said to haunt Glamis Castle to this day.

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Brewhemia sign goes up in Market Street. Picture:

 Neil Hanna

Superclub undergoes ‘decadent’ revamp

Screeds of newsprint used to whizz from the printing press and out the basement doors of the Scotsman building but now a £2 million revamp has transformed the iconic Market Street building into a unique new venue opening at the end of July.

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Abbey Strand is set to become short-term holiday lets. Picture: Contributed

Queen to rent out Holyrood Palace property

The Queen is set to join the growing numbers of people renting out their spare rooms for a bit of extra cash, according to reports.

Entertainment
Hard Rock Cafe's first ever "restaurant on wheels" is launching in Edinburgh.

Hard Rock Cafe launches first ‘burger bus’ in Edinburgh

Hard Rock Cafe has announced its first “Burger Bus” for a series of tours of the Capital.

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JK Rowling. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire

First Harry Potter book to go on show in Edinburgh

The 20th anniversary of the landmark publication of the first Harry Potter book is being celebrated with a special “pop-up” exhibition at the National Library of Scotland.

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Armed Police are to continue outside The Scottish Parliament as Holyrood and other potential target areas have a heightened Police presence. Picture; SWNS

Armed police to be permanently based at Scottish Parliament

Armed police are to be permanently based at the Scottish Parliament following a security review carried out after the Westminster terror attack.

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Edinburgh Sheriff Court. Picture: TSPL

Woman tried to smuggle cannabis into cells inside sandwich

A young canteen assistant at Edinburgh Sheriff Court was caught smuggling sandwiches containing cannabis to a prisoner in the cells of the building.

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The Scottish Defence League (SDL) plans to hold an "anti terrorism" event in Edinburgh. Picture: Stuart Cobley

Scottish Defence League plans Edinburgh demonstration

An extremist far-right organisation has announced plans to hold an “anti-terrorism” demonstration in Edinburgh in the wake of the Manchester arena attack that left 22 dead.

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