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Edinburgh’s Royal Mile named prettiest street in Scotland

The Royal Mile in Edinburgh’s Old Town has been named the second prettiest street in the UK.

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The old Royal High School building.

Scottish Government rules out involvement in Royal High plan

HOTEL developers have failed in their bid to get the Scottish Government to override the city council and rule on their fresh plans to transform the Old Royal High School.

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Edinburgh Castle is thought to be the most besieged place in Europe. Picture: TSPL

6 times Edinburgh Castle was under siege

HAVING faced attacking forces no less than 23 times, Edinburgh Castle bears the extraordinary distinction as the most besieged place in Europe and has been rebuilt on numerous occasions.

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Kids can experience the grisly realities of the citys history in a new tour. Picture: Contributed

Video: Gore and grime of Edinburgh’s past brought to life in city tour

Seven young boys languish in the dreary shadows of a city prison charged with a violent shooting in a local school. The year was 1845 and the boys were all under ten years old.

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The former Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh building could be used for music, drama and arts events. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Former Edinburgh Royal Infirmary building in frame to host arts festival

Edinburgh’s historic former Royal Infirmary building could become home to an arts festival – more than a decade after the last patients were treated there.

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Edinburgh's heritage is important for locals and tourists alike.

Plan to give city heritage site a new lease of life

CONCERNS have been raised over the amount of litter and the state of historic buildings in the World Heritage site.

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Picture: Copyright Dan Mosley for Beltane Fire Society

Fire festival under threat from ‘strict regulations’

A POPULAR fire festival is threatened by a new policy around public gatherings in the Capital, organisers say.

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Filming for the new Avengers film is underway in Cockburn Street Edinburgh. Picture: W Marr/Deadline News

Avengers stars show off stunts on Cockburn Street

PICTURES from on location filming of the new Avengers movie in Edinburgh show a stuntwoman flying through the air and into a shop window.

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Emeli Sande will take to the stage at Edinburgh Castle on July 13.

Emeli Sandé will perform at Edinburgh Castle for world tour

THE singer Emeli Sandé is to perform at Edinburgh Castle, it has been announced.

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Artworks plan for Princes St Gardens makeover

Artworks plan for Princes St Gardens makeover

A vast public art trail would be created in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle under plans put forward by the trust spearheading efforts to transform Princes Street Gardens.

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Filming on new Avengers movie begins in Edinburgh’s Old Town

FILMING on the latest Avengers film has begun on Edinburgh.

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The Three Sisters is again hosting a series of St Patrick's Day events.

Four ways to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Edinburgh

If you fancy letting your hair down on St Patrick’s Day, there are plenty of celebrations going on in Edinburgh for you to check out.

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The sandbags were thrown into Merchant Street

Soldiers threw sandbags from George IV Bridge

TWO serving soldiers who had been out celebrating the end of a training course in Edinburgh hurled sandbags from George IV Bridge.

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Filming schedule for new Avengers film revealed

The timeworn streets of the Old Town are about to be transported into a superhero-studded world of action as explosive scenes are filmed for the next instalment of Hollywood blockbuster the Avengers.

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How the site will look if the hotel is built. Picture: contributed

Royal High hotel developers in furious attack on officials

Developers behind controversial plans to turn Edinburgh’s former Royal High School into a luxury hotel have slammed critics of the project – as they unveiled a scaled-back vision for the site.

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Infamous 'body-snatchers' William Burke and William Hare have tours and are popular in Edinburgh's history.

The ‘world’s smallest museum’ set to open in Edinburgh

THE “world’s smallest” museum is to open in the Capital - to display only one exhibit.

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The Greater Grassmarket Business Improvement District (BID)launched their first Food and Drink Week in November.  Pic: Neil Hanna

Old Town considers business group to rival New Town

New special events could be held in the Old Town after traders were asked about establishing a Business Improvement District to help promote the area.

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Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe pictured filming in Tweeddale Court. Picture: SWNS

Outlander stars Sam Heughan & Caitriona Balfe filming in Edinburgh

Outlander stars Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe were in Edinburgh’s Old Town today to film some scenes for the upcoming third series of the programme.

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Edinburgh Castle.

Cash boost to protect Edinburgh Castle from climate change

The crumbling rocky outcrop of Edinburgh’s iconic hilltop defence will be contained following a £6.6 million boost to protect against the effects of climate change.

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MSPs have voiced concern over the low number of permanent residents in Edinburgh's Old Town. Picture: Ian Georgeson.

Fears over holiday lets and student flats in Old Town

A CITY MSP has called for new controls over the growing number of holiday lets and student flats in the Old Town.

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