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Kevin Buckle: £500k for Scottish music may go to waste

In all the fuss over who did and didn’t get regular funding from Creative Scotland it went without comment that the SMIA (Scottish Music Industry Association) was given a cool half a million pounds.


In pictures: Incredible costumes at Sci Fi Con in Edinburgh

EDINBURGH is hosting Sci Fi Con this weekend, with fans turning up in weird and wonderful creations.

What is it that makes Edinburgh such a great city to live in. Picture: JP

Quiz: Which Edinburgh neighbourhood should you live in?

With just eight questions we can determine exactly where you should be living to get the most out of the city.

See Edinburgh flourish through time in photos taken then and now

The photographs of Edinburgh stretching back more than 100 years show how much the city has grown.

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Edinburgh's women played a crucial role in the city's brewing industry.

How women pioneered Edinburgh's brewing industry

Since the 1500s beer has been a part of Edinburgh's DNA. The role of Auld Reekie's women brewers, however, has been largely forgotten.


Video: Scotch Whisky Experience begins sign language tours in Edinburgh

The Castlehill attraction has invested more than £50,000 into digital companions suitable for ASL and BSL signers.


Video: Edinburgh transforms under a blanket of snow with more on the way

With heavy snow causing disruption around Scotland, take just a moment to appreciate the beauty of the winter landscape.


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.

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