Talk of the Town: You’ve had your final frontier?

MOST holidaymakers like to take a few snaps while on their travels, with Edinburgh tourists perhaps plumping for a panoramic pic from the top of Arthur’s Seat or the Scott Monument.

But no city peaks could offer a view anywhere near as breathtaking as this image of the Capital as seen from the loftiest of all the heights.

Commander Chris Hadfield was trigger happy with his camera as the International Space Station soared over Scotland earlier this week.

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He tweeted this picture of Edinburgh as his “grand finale” of a tour up the east coast.

It’s hello yellow

BRIGHT blue skies and no rain . . . you’d almost think it was spring.

And just in case you still needed convincing, then get yourself along to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, where the first bright yellow daffodils of the year have been spotted.

Vital penguin purchase

IT’S a great prize to p-p-pick-up while helping out some penguins.

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Car giant Citroen has donated a vehicle to Edinburgh Zoo to raffle off to raise crucial funds for its new Penguins Rock enclosure.

Raffle tickets cost just £1 and can be purchased in person at the zoo or via text message – text “zoocar” to 82055 (£1 plus standard network charge).

Perhaps a similar reward on offer to the zoo’s “first panda couple to mate” might get some wheels turning for them, too.

A top Rankin for Captain Jack

IT was crime writer meets crime fighter at the National Gallery of Scotland.

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Ian Rankin took time off his latest project to meet John Barrowman for a spot of culture. He later tweeted “There’s only one Captain Jack” in homage to the Doctor Who actor.

Rumour has it, they spent an hour or two there before being whisked off by Tardis.