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In Pictures: 16 sweets you’ll remember if you grew up in Scotland

A trip to get the messages with your granny or granda as a kid always meant you had the opportunity to cajole them into partaking in a visit to the local sweetie shop.

Edinburgh has a fine choice of beer gardens for when summer does arrive

10 of the best Edinburgh beer gardens you might not know about

The sun has made a few rare appearances in Edinburgh recently and the natural response of locals and tourists alike is to find the perfect spot for soaking up the rays while sipping on a cold beverage or two, writes Stephanie Abbot

Drinking gin and tonic could help reduce hay fever symptoms

A study has found that drinking gin and tonic can help ease the symptoms of hayfever.

Liam Rudden and Hard Rock Cafe legend and ambassador Rita

Liam Rudden - Lovely Rita is still rockin’ and rollin’ like a youngster

HER name is Rita and she’s lovely, but unlike her namesake made famous by The Beatles back in 1967, this Rita was never a meter maid.

Edinburgh Gin launch new drink to celebrate history of Botanics

Edinburgh Gin launch new drink to celebrate history of Botanics

The fruits of the city’s iconic botanic gardens and a multi-award-winning distillery have come together to create a new gin that celebrates the history of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

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Superheroes relax

Pop up geeks celebrate with Inifity War parties

As the release date for Avengers: Infinity War nears, The Pop Up Geeks have been hard at work creating ‘the drinks of superheroes’.

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Video: 5 of the best Edinburgh beer gardens

Summer is coming to a beer garden near you - if you can find a seat, that is.

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PETA ask Council for permission to place plaque ‘in memory of cows’ at slaughterhouse site

PETA have asked Edinburgh Council for permission to place a commemorative plaque on newly discovered 19th century slaughterhouse site

Roberta Hall and Shaun McCarron.

New bijou bistro to top Leith Walk

A soupçon of French fare blended with touch of British bistro flare is set for the east end as former Castle Terrace chef Roberta Hall returns to the Capital to open a new restaurant.

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Diageo announce plans to build new whisky visitor experience in Edinburgh

Drinks giant Diageo has announced plans to build a state-of-the-art Johnnie Walker immersive visitor experience based in Edinburgh in a bid to further build on the successful whisky tourism scene in the capital.

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Malmaison in Leith are offering a brilliant Sunday lunch deal

13 tempting online discount deals for Edinburgh locals

Here's the best of what Groupon, itison and all the others have to offer.

Holyrood's visitor centre aims to provide a totally new kind of distillery visitor experience. Picture: Holyrood

Edinburgh Distillery to begin construction following successful crowdfunding drive

The first single malt whisky distillery announced for the capital in nearly a century has raised £5.8m from a crowdfunding project aimed at raising funds for its construction.

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Edinburgh Restaurant Awards: The most family friendly restaurants in the Capital

The Edinburgh Restaurant Awards are heating up, with the winners set to be annouced in a few weeks time.

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Nestle are to launch a pink KitKat. Picture; Nestle

Pink KitKat to launch in UK from next week

A KitKat made with naturally pink chocolate is to launch in the UK next week.


Revealed: The cafes/delis shortlisted at the finals of the Edinburgh Restaurant Awards

The finalists for the Edinburgh Restaurant Awards have been revealed.

Uber Eats is expanding (the red area on the map)

Uber Eats announces Edinburgh expansion

Starting at lunchtime today, Uber Eats is expanding further in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh brewer wins top award at France’s largest beer festival

Edinburgh brewer wins top award at France’s largest beer festival

Innis & Gunn, has beaten major international and local competition in Paris to win the award for Best Beer at France’s largest beer festival, Planète Bière.

Celebrity chef James Martin will add a Glasgow date to his UK tour

James Martin adds Scottish date to live tour

James Martin has added a Scottish date to his live tour to meet with demand.


Voting underway for Chippy of the Year 2018

We are on the look-out to find the best Chippy of 2018. Cod or haddock? Mushy peas or curry sauce, with or without salt and vinegar, there’s nothing we Brits love more than a fish supper from the local chippy, and with literally thousands of chip shops in the UK everyone has their favourite!

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Edinburgh Restaurant Awards: The restaurants shortlisted for best Fine Dining

With more restaurants per head than any other UK city outside of London, deciding which eateries should be finalists at this year’s Edinburgh Restaurant Awards was no picnic.

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