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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”.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Mr Rennie had scratches similar to those on the left after a visit to Greyfriars Kirkyard. Picture: City of the Dead Tours

Man claims he was attacked by a ghost in Greyfriars Kirkyard

A MAN has reportedly been left with painful scratches after an “attack” by Edinburgh’s most notorious poltergeist.

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Simon Byrom staged a sit-in protest on the empty site on the Cowgate

Judge rules controversial hotel in Old Town is legal

A JUDGE has ruled that councillors acted legally when they granted planning permission to a hotel development at a world heritage site.

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The White Horse Bar has been serving drinkers in the Royal Mile since the 17th century

Oldest pub on the Royal Mile to become oyster bar

It has served thirsty drinkers in Edinburgh’s Old Town since the 17th century.

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HBO'S Headquarters Museum on the Mound

Petition launched against closure of Museum on the Mound

CAMPAIGNERS have launched a bid to persuade a bank to halt the planned closure of a historic museum.

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The trial took place at Edinburgh High Court.

Man faces life in jail after Royal Mile street attack

A MAN who carried out a street attack on the Royal Mile that resulted in a serious head injury to the victim could face a life sentence.

Runners take on the Edinburgh Marathon. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Edinburgh Marathon to pass through Old Town

Scotland’s largest running event has unveiled a new route which will see it go through the Capital’s Old Town for the first time.

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Maggie’s ‘Culture Crawl’ sees hundreds take to streets

Maggie’s ‘Culture Crawl’ sees hundreds take to streets

Hundreds of people took to the streets of the Capital in support of cancer charity Maggie’s.

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