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Video: On the trail of Robert Burns in Edinburgh

Robert Burns first moved to Edinburgh in 1786 and his time in the capital did not pass without incident.


Video: Why is Edinburgh the best city in the world to live in?

The Scottish capital consistently earns top marks as both a holiday destination and a place to live.

British athlete David Bedford in the 5000 metres during the British International Games at Meadowbank stadium in June 1971.

Bill Lothian: Why Meadowbank will always be much more than a ‘venue’

Driving past Meadowbank Sports Centre this week the message on a giant billboard rang out: “VENUE CLOSED”.

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Video: The most interesting stops on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

As one of the most famous streets in the world. The Mile doesn’t disappoint when it comes to unusual tales of its past.


In pictures: Revellers make a splash at 31st Loony Dook

ONE THOUSAND hardy souls braved the icy waters of the Firth of Forth for the 31st New Year’s Day Loony Dook as the curtain was lowered on Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations.

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Street food, craft drinks and artisan produce will be on offer at Foodies Festival this summer (Photo: Foodies Festival / Facebook)

18 things to look forward to in Edinburgh in 2018

2018 is set to be a busy year in Edinburgh, with plenty of exciting events and new openings to look forward to, as well as the return of many popular festivals.

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How Edinburgh became the world capital of Hogmanay

Whichever time zone you find yourself in when the clock strikes midnight on December 31, you’ll almost certainly join the rest of the world in raising a glass to the New Year.

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Video: Ten Edinburgh festivities to get you in the Christmas mood

With only ten days to go until Christmas, here’s a list of things you can do if that festive feeling doesn’t come easy.


Video: Eight unusual Edinburgh monuments you may have missed

FROM the Castle to Calton Hill, Edinburgh is home to countless iconic landmarks that are instantly recognisable.


Scars: Edinburgh teens who became post-punk heroes

Forty years ago one of the Capital’s most critically acclaimed bands made their stage debut.

Eileen Nisbet (left) and Nan Rourke Rafferty (right) have met up for the first time in more than 50 years. Picture: Neil Hanna

Patrick Thomson’s pair reunited after more than 50 years

MORE than half a century ago they worked together at one of Edinburgh’s premier shopping institutions. Now they live on opposite corners of the globe from each other, but they’ve ­finally been reunited.

The apartments at Ramsay Garden are now some of the most desirable properties in Edinburgh. Picture: Tony Hisgett / Wikimedia Commons

Ramsay Garden: From student halls to million pound property

The flats at Ramsay Garden are an iconic part of central Edinburgh‘s skyline.

Play along with Edinburgh Sketchers WhereartI

EdinburghSketcher’s WhereArtI quiz: Can you name this location?

Play along. Where is this?


In pictures: Thousands take part in Scottish half marathon and 10k

Around 5,000 runners crossed the finish line at yesterday’s Scottish Half Marathon + 10K which took place along the magnificent Golf Coast and finished in style at Musselburgh Racecourse.

Millers64 in Pilrig Street has been described as 'perfect in every way'.

Edinburgh B&B is named the best in the UK

A CAPITAL bed and breakfast with only two rooms has beaten competition from across the UK to be crowned the best in the country for the second time.


Video: A pictorial history of Edinburgh’s floral clock

EDINBURGH’S floral clock is the most recognisable face in town and every year like clockwork it delights visitors and locals in their thousands with its unique and colourful designs.

The inner ring road proposal for Edinburgh was not universally popular and never got off the drawing board. Picture: Contributed

Edinburgh’s unbuilt Inner Ring Road

A six-lane motorway to encircle and split the Old and New Towns, the flattening Haymarket and Tollcross, the filling-in of Inverleith pond, and tunnels beneath Calton Hill. These were just some of the things on offer when Edinburgh’s inner ring road was approved.

A collage of the Waverley Market site over the years.

In pictures: Waverley Market throughout the years

THERE has been a communal market area in the Waverley valley at the east end of Princes Street for well over a century.

Signage at Jolly Giant in Peffermill, Edinburgh, which opened in 1991. Picture: TSPL

Remembering The Jolly Giant: Scotland’s Toys “R” Us

NOT to be confused with his veg-loving, green-coloured American cousin, the ‘Jolly Giant’ was the colossal poster boy for a now defunct UK toy chain that enjoyed massive popularity during the eighties and nineties.

Leith butcher is crowned steak pie champion

Leith butcher is crowned steak pie champion

A Leith butcher has seen off competition from the upper crust of the meat industry to be crowned the 2017 Scottish Craft Butchers Steak Pie Champion.

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