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Firefighters leave Arthur’s Seat following 10-hour operation

Firefighters have left Arthur’s Seat after a 10-hour operation to stop a large wildfire on the Edinburgh landmark.

President Mutharika is welcomed by external affairs secretary Fiona Hyslop at the City Chambers in Edinburgh. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

President of Malawi given Capital welcome in Edinburgh

If you have not visited Malawi before, then now is the time. That was the message from the president of the African nation during his visit to Edinburgh today.


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.


Historic slaughterhouse found under Grassmarket by developers

Remains of Edinburgh’s historic cattle market have been discovered buried beneath the site of a nightclub knocked down to make way for a new multi-million pound development.


Call to ban buses from Edinburgh’s Old Town to protect heritage

People living in the historic heart of Edinburgh want a clampdown ordered on open-top buses, tourist coaches and trucks, amid claims its Old Town has become an “unsustainable mess”.


Real history to mix with magic in campaign for Elsie Inglis statue

It’s featured in popular culture from The Simpsons, to Spielberg’s ET and hit sci-fi horror series Stranger Things.

Waverley Station and footbridge from Jeffrey Street  to Calton Road. Picture: TSPL

Call to restore historic footbridge over Waverley Station roof

A footbridge across Waverley Station that was closed 60 years ago should be re-opened as a new route across the city centre, campaigners have urged.

A previous pro-EU march in Edinburgh was held in July 2016. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor

Pro-EU marchers to rally in Edinburgh to mark Brexit anniversary

Supporters of the UK’s place in the European Union will stage another rally in Edinburgh this weekend.

The pub is located next to the Greyfriars Bobby statue. Picture: contributed

Greyfriars Bobby’s Bar to reopen after major refurbishment

One of the most historic pubs in the Capital is set to reopen following a major refurbishment.

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The Tron Kirk market on the Royal Mile

Traders’ shock at sudden closure of Tron Kirk indoor market

With only weeks to go until the city’s only indoor market closes, traders have been left shocked at the decision to grant Edinburgh World Heritage a lease on the building, leaving them with nowhere else to go.

Staff members Keith Baxter and Jennifer Houston welcome McKenzie Grace, Adah Barenburg and Caroline Ross, from Naples as The Real Mary King's Close's 250,000th guests

Real Mary King’s Close celebrates busiest year in its history

AN OLD Town attraction that reveals the Capital’s hidden past is celebrating its busiest year yet.

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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”.


Scots band Majik Carpet slammed for trashing Bannerman’s bar

THE manager of the city’s Bannerman’s bar has blasted a band who went on a wrecking spree after a gig.

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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.


Vandals topple headstone of Greyfriars Bobby’s master

Vandals have attacked the gravestone of the master of Greyfriars Bobby in Edinburgh just days before a memorial ceremony to honour the famously faithful dog.


Tree protester who fought Cowgate hotel landed with £50,000 legal bill

AN ACTIVIST who camped in a tree in a bid to stop an Old Town hotel development is facing a crippling legal bill after losing his appeal against a court ruling.

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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.


Video: Edinburgh’s new electric bike hire given a test ride

Effortlessly pedalling up one of Edinburgh’s steepest streets proved not just a novelty for me but for others too.


In pictures: Samhuinn fire festival blazes down Royal Mile

Revellers turned out in force last night to celebrate the Celtic New Year, marking the end of summer with the city’s annual Samhuinn festival.

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Being a ghost tour guide can be an exhilarating, frightening and mystifying experience (Photo: Jan-Andrew Henderson / City of the Dead Tours)

What it’s like to be a ghost tour guide in Edinburgh

To quote Liam Neeson in the movie Taken: “I have a very particular set of skills.

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