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Video: Guru Dudu’s groovy Silent Disco Walking Tour is anything but silent

FOR most, taking in the Edinburgh sights involves a trip on an open-top bus or a stroll through the city’s cobbled streets and airy gardens.

Comedian Steve Coogan as his alter-ego Alan Partridge. Picture: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

The League of Gentlemen and Alan Partridge set for TV return

Comedy shows The League Of Gentlemen and Alan Partridge are set to return to BBC Two, the channel has announced.


Video: Funniest jokes of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe revealed

A JOKE about the new pound coin has been named the funniest of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.


Video: Watch the Fringe show that’s so scary performances are getting cancelled

A FRIGHTENING Fringe event is leaving audiences so terrified that some shows are being cancelled mid-performance.

Conchita Wurst was due to perform in Edinburgh on Friday night. Picture: comp

Eurovision winner Conchita cancels Festival show after band barred

Conchita Wurst, the bearded drag artist and Eurovision Song Contest winner, has withdrawn from the Edinburgh International Festival because her Syrian band was denied visas.


Video: Sea of tartan kicks-off Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2017

THIS year’s Tattoo promised more tartan than a Bay City Rollers-themed wedding on Burns Night and it did not disappoint.

Entertainers on the Mound. Picture: Neil Hanna

70th Edinburgh Festival and Fringe celebrate box office records

The Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe were celebrating record box office returns in their 70th years as the annual fireworks finale lit up the city.


Video: Edinburgh Festival finale goes off with a bang

The Edinburgh Festival came to a thrilling end tonight with the annual Virgin Money Fireworks Concert.

Fringe award-winner Richard Gadd. Picture: Toby Williams

Scots comic first to win top award at the Fringe since 1987

The first Scot to win the biggest comedy award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for three decades has vowed to keep performing in tiny venues – to keep the emotional power of his work.

Peter Kay won the award for his show, Car Share. Picture; contributed

Peter Kay and Reggie Yates win top awards at Edinburgh International TV Festival

Comedian Peter Kay and presenter Reggie Yates have picked up some of the top awards at this year’s Edinburgh International TV Festival.

Richard Gadd. Picture: submitted

Richard Gadd wins Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy award

The first Scot to win the biggest comedy award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for three decades has vowed to keep performing in tiny venues - to keep the emotional power of his work.

Pupils from Castlebrae Community High School met Alan Cumming. Picture: Mihaela Bodlovic

Actor Alan Cumming considering move from US to Isle of Barra

The award-winning Scottish actor Alan Cumming says he is considering moving from New York to the Outer Hebrides because he is so fearful of the political climate in the United States and misses his own country so much.

Richard Gadd 'Monkey See Monkey Do. Picture: Contributed

Scottish comic Richard Gadd in running for top comedy award

A Scottish comedian is in the running for the most coveted award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the first time in more than two decades.

Comedian Masai Graham wins the Dave Funniest Joke of the Fringe 2016 award. Picture: SWNS

Care worker is crowned king of the gags at Edinburgh Fringe

It was third-time lucky for part-time comic Masai Graham when he was named winner of the annual competition to find the “funniest joke of the Fringe” – with a gag about organ donations.

Harry Benson's pictures are on show at the Scottish Parliament  in a Festival retrospective. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Scots photographer fears worst if ‘dangerous’ Trump is president

A Scottish photographer who has captured every US president since Eisenhower on camera says he is fearing the worst if Donald Trump enters the White House because he is so “dangerous”.

Organisers have asked those planning to attend the Tattoo not to buy tickets from unofficial sites, which may be fake or cost more. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Edinburgh Tattoo chief wages war on ticket touts

Organisers of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo have urged fans of the event to shun unofficial sites selling tickets for the event to avoid being ripped off or left with fake tickets.

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