Lothian Buses announce return of bus services in Edinburgh

Lothian Buses have announced the return of bus services in Edinburgh after two days of service suspension.

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Police Scotland troll England team with Calcutta Cup Tweet

A Tweet put out by Police Scotland in the aftermath of Scotland’s historic Calcutta Cup victory against England has been shared thousands of times.

Steam trains at Waverley Station (1949). The Edinburgh-Glasgow line was Scotland's first inter city railway. Picture: TSPL

From the archive: Edinburgh-Glasgow train line opens 176 years ago

ON 21 February 1842, ­Scotland’s first inter-city railway, the Edinburgh-Glasgow mainline, opened to ­regular traffic.


In pictures: 15 fascinating facts about Edinburgh Castle

IT IS among the oldest continuously-occupied defensive structures in Europe and boasts the title of Scotland’s busiest paid-for tourist attraction.

The Queen's Own Highlanders lay their colours at the National War Memorial. Attended by the Duke  of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Airman has name added to roll of honour 100 years after his death

AN Edinburgh airman killed during the First World War has had his name added to a national roll of honour a century after his death.


Vandals topple headstone of Greyfriars Bobby’s master

Vandals have attacked the gravestone of the master of Greyfriars Bobby in Edinburgh just days before a memorial ceremony to honour the famously faithful dog.

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Graffiti at Old Town sites'Telfer Wall

Historic sites across Edinburgh targeted by vandals

Graffiti artists illegally targeting sites around Edinburgh have been slammed after it was discovered a “tag” had appeared on the city’s historic Telfer Wall.

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George Robinson with the famous statue.

Annual Greyfriars Bobby ceremony is ‘under threat’

The future of an annual ceremony honouring the life of Capital canine icon Greyfriars Bobby has been thrown into doubt, its supporters claimed today.

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How Edinburgh has changed according to Google Street View

SINCE it launched in the US a decade ago, Google Street View cameras have captured much of the Western world and beyond.

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Images: Charlie Clark (left); Google Maps (right)

Edinburgh hotels hiked prices 344% for Hogmanay

EDINBURGH’S hoteliers have been warned they will ‘reap what they sow’ unless they back down on hefty room rates at Hogmanay.

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The conan doyle pub on Broughton Street/Picardy Place. Picture: Alan Jenkins.

Underbelly reveal reason behind Conan Doyle pub name change

EVENTS firm Underbelly have revealed the reason behind the ‘controversial’ decision to re-name a popular Capital drinking den.

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David McLean: Let’s hope we don’t need a Sleep in the Park encore

On Saturday night, I was one of 8,000-odd other people attending Sleep in the Park.

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David McLean: Thought of sleeping rough terrifies me

David McLean: Thought of sleeping rough terrifies me

When I first heard about Sleep in the Park a few months back, I couldn’t wait to sign up and take part. While it was very short-term, there was a period in my late teens where I had no fixed abode. I count myself lucky, however, that I had enough charitable friends and family around me at the time that I was never left on the street.

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The final night of the trams.

On this day: The final night of Edinburgh’s tram network

61 years ago this evening, thousands turned out to wave an emotional goodbye to the city’s original tram system before it was scrapped for good.


Astonishing press photographs capture interwar era Edinburgh

If there’s a finer collection of images showing Edinburgh in the 1930s, I have yet to encounter it.

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.

The original bandstand.

Brand new memories will be made at the new Ross Theatre

With the design for its successor to be announced on Tuesday, the curtain is coming down on the existing incarnation of the Ross Bandstand.

May Day morning on Arthur's Seat in 1965 - 4 girls wash their faces in the morning dew as the sun comes up. Picture: Copyright TSPL

Lost Edinburgh: Washing your face in the May dew

On May Day mornings gone by the slopes of Arthur’s Seat were once as crammed with pedestrians as the paving slabs of Princes Street.


Video: ‘Auntie Moira’ recalls her Ross Bandstand glory days

THERE was a time when Moira Hepburn entertained more nieces and nephews than anyone else in Edinburgh.

D-Type Jaguars are loaded up at the home of Ecurie Ecosse at Merchiston Mews.

When a racing team from Merchiston won Le Mans

FOR two consecutive seasons in the 1950s, a small, resourceful racing team from Merchiston swept aside the big guns to become Le Mans 24hr champions

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