Edinburgh Review of the Year 2023 part 4: October to December - Bonfire Night mayhem, pandas' farewell and a new station

A look back at what made the headlines in Edinburgh in 2023

As the year draws to a close, we conclude our review of the year’s news highlights by looking at what was making the headlines in the final three months of 2023.

There was the farewell to the giant pandas Tian Tian and Yang Guang as they left Edinburgh Zoo for China; the disturbing scenes of mayhem on he streets on Bonfire Night; the tragic explosion in Baberton; and the sad death of Alistair Darling. Other stories we featured included a preview of the world’s first inland surf resort a call for an underground waste system in Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site; an accolade for The Shore in Leith; and a new station opening in East Lothian.

Scroll through these 27 pictures to recall some of the highlights.