New Town

New Town

Redeveloped Waverley Mall ‘will lure both shoppers and tourists’

Plans to transform Edinburgh’s Waverley Mall reveal a new vision for the “gateway to Edinburgh”, featuring rooftop gardens and European piazza-style area.

Business

Iconic Edinburgh club closes doors after repair bill shock

An iconic club in the heart of the Capital has closed its doors after almost 90 years.

Business
Essential Edinburgh picturs from announcement this mornign

£5m investment for Edinburgh City Centre improvements given green light

CITY centre firms have overwhelmingly backed a £5 million programme of investment in improvements to the local area over the next five years.

City Centre

Hunt for New Town pet poisoner after “toxic treats” discovered

DOG owners have been warned to keep their pets under close supervision when walking in private gardens in the New Town after a number of “suspicious packages” were discovered in the grounds.

New Town

Faroe Islands sisters return to Edinburgh 70 years on

The Edinburgh of 1949 may still have been enduring rationing and other privations of the post-war era, but for two young siblings visiting from the Faroe Islands, the city seemed almost impossibly glamorous.

News
John Byrne launches the Christian Aid Book Sale

Rare John Byrne and Ian Rankin work aid appeal

A RARE self-portrait by artist John Byrne and a collection of novels by Sir Walter Scott are among hundreds of unique works set to go on sale at one of the capital’s largest charity showcases of collectibles, it has been revealed.

News
The conservation work, coordinated by Historic Environment Scotland, began in October after routine monitoring revealed urgent ceiling repairs were required to the category A listed Georgian building

First Minister’s residence restoration completed at cost of £504k

The restoration of the First Minister’s grade A listed official residence has been completed at a cost of £504,216 to the taxpayer.

Entertainment

City chiefs owed £1.2 million in uncollected parking fines

A DRIVER has racked up more than 60 unpaid parking fines in the city, worth thousands of pounds – as part of a mega backlog still to be collected.

Transport
The New Club dining room was an all-male preserve until 2010.

Historic New Club in Edinburgh appoints first female chairman

A historic private members’ club, long regarded as a home from home for the Edinburgh establishment, has broken with centuries of tradition by appointing its first female chairman.

News
Michael Douglas and Derek Douglas were jailed at Edinburgh Sheriff Court

Brothers jailed for assaulting and robbing two women in Edinburgh

A PAIR of brothers who committed assaults and robberies in Edinburgh have been jailed.

Crime
A-boards advertising assorted retail outlets on the High Street, Royal Mile

Charity in plea for advertising boards crackdown on streets

THEY spread the word about anything from cut price meals to sharing a daily joke, but the burgeoning mass of advertising boards outside pubs and cafes are being branded street “clutter”.

Business
Bute House was closed for urgent repairs last year. Picture: Alistair Linford

First Minister’s residence Bute House ‘needs £300k of repairs’

The official residence of the First Minister in Edinburgh requires around £300,000 of repair work, it has been reported.

Politics
Businessman Shaf Rasul

Rasul’s £2m spending spree

ENTREPRENEUR Shaf Rasul has embarked on a multi-million pound spending spree, snapping up a string of properties in the city and further afield to kick-off 2018.

Business
Princes Street is a pressure point, the report warns

Edinburgh can’t cope with booming tourism, official report warns

Edinburgh is struggling to cope with the mass influx of visitors to the city during its major festivals, according to a damning new dossier.

News
Plans for development at Picardy Place at the top of Leith Walk. Picture: contributed

Top of Leith Walk to become ‘landmark’ public space in revised plans

A “LANDMARK” public space with the potential to house a pavillion complete with cafe, trees and public seating would be built in the centre of Picardy Place should revised designs get the thumbs up.

New Town
George Street stalls''Chirstmas in Edinburgh

George Street could be pedestrianised under plans

Planning chiefs have a “golden opportunity” to create a European-style boulevard in the centre of Edinburgh, according to locals backing the plans.

New Town
Parks of Hamilton coach crash at York Place. Pic credit: Jay Jackson

Coach crash near Edinburgh bus station

A coach heading from Perth to Edinburgh had an unexpected early terminus when it smashed into a tram post on York Place.

Transport
Alasdair Allan with Gareth Morrison as Robert Burns and Stephanie Humpreys on the Clarsach and Lucy Ruuskanen on the fiddle

Burns Night: Edinburgh set for Red, Red Rose Street celebration

“MY love is like a red, red rose,” crooned Scotland’s most famous bard.

Entertainment
St Andrew Square and The Mound precinct are to be turned into 'chill out' spaces for a new spring event

‘Chill out places’ to be created in Edinburgh city centre

Two of Edinburgh’s main public spaces are to be turned into peaceful “chill out” spaces to herald the arrival of spring – following criticism they have been exploited for commercial uses and festival shows.

Entertainment
Organisers of Edinburgh's famous Hogmanay celebrations have faced criticism. Picture: Getty

Hogmanay organisers in climbdown over volunteer roles

Controversial plans to use more than 300 unpaid workers at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations have been dramatically scaled back after campaigners threatened to protest outside the event.

Entertainment
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