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Loony Dook 2019 – in pictures

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And what a picture some of them were. The participants processed to the sea and then jumped in the River Forth. Yes it is madness, but with a good reason behind...

Review – Enlightenment House – a play that really does what it says on...

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Nicola Sturgeon had better watch out - her neighbours are listening to her conversations through the wall with the aid of a crystal glass. Yes, the inhabitants of The Georgian House on Charlotte Square...

Best places to walk your dog in Edinburgh

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Edinburgh is brilliant for our favorite four legged friends with loads of great parks and hills both in the city centre and nearby for a walk to blow the cobwebs away.Here are some of...

Taxi driver Jamie promises decent fare on Come Dine With Me

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Jamie Brodie (35) from Broomhouse is on TV this week as a contestant on Come Dine With Me.This is the cookery programme where several people...

A history of the statue in Parliament Square

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 Most visitors to Edinburgh will have passed the statue outside St Giles Cathedral on Parliament Square but only a few will know the identity of this remarkable man and even fewer will know the history...

The infamous Salisbury Crags Murder

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Forty years ago this month, a murder took place in the capital, the circumstances of which not only horrified Edinburgh citizens,  but also reverberated throughout Europe. Twenty-one-year-old Dutchman Ernest Dumoulin and 18 year-old German, Helga...

Cold Town House will be warm and inviting

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Signature Pubs has just opened Cold Town House, a new bar and brewery opening in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket.Following a £4m investment, the former site of the Robertson Memorial...

Take the plunge and dive into a healthy new world

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As we properly enter the winter months there is a huge temptation to hunker down and close the door to a confusing landscape of Covid-19 restrictions which appear to change by...

Dinosaurs arrive in Livingston!

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Until Friday 16 August, The Centre is encouraging shoppers to get up close and personal with these spectacular creatures. To mark the dinosaurs' first visit to Livingston, there will be an...

Syrian Supper Club brings authentic Middle Eastern cuisine to Edinburgh

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Edinburgh residents can now try out authentic Middle Eastern dishes prepared by members of Edinburgh's refugee community. The Syrian Supper Club offers attendees the chance to try their hand at making...

Craigie’s will bring their fresh fruit and vegetables to you

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Craigie's Farm is just outside Edinburgh on the way to South Queensferry, where they produce all their own vegetables.Now they have set up a delivery...

Summer Sessions 2019 – CHVRCHES

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Scottish synth-pop maestros CHVRCHES headlined the fourth night of Summer Sessions in Princes Street Gardens tonight.It is five years since their last performance in the capital, and this rounded off an...

New Zealanders presented with the Pooley Sword on final night of the Tattoo

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The New Zealand Army Band was presented with the Pooley Sword at the final show of the 2019 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo - an honour given to the act that has...

Edinburgh Fringe – Danny MacAskill debuts ‘Drop and Roll Live’

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Danny MacAskill’s Drop & Roll Live is a main highlight of this year’s Underbelly Circus Hub programme and is set to astound Big Top audiences like never before.

Review: Disney’s The Lion King – a spectacular show ★★★★★

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There were a host of ‘well-kent’ faces at the press night for Disney’s The Lion King at the Edinburgh Playhouse on Tuesday evening. Tennis coach Judy Murray, Still Game star Sanjeev Kohli,...

Where to get your real Christmas tree this year in Edinburgh

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So everyone is now beginning to realise that Christmas is just next week and it may be time to go out and buy a real tree to decorate your house.Then you ask yourself: "Where will I...

Review: Caro Emerald *****

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Photo: caroemerald.comI’m always surprised when people tell me they’ve never heard of Caro Emerald. Ask any of the delighted audience at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on Saturday night and they will wax lyrical about...

Messages in six locations across Edinburgh

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This year Underbelly for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay and the Edinburgh International Book Festival are realising the vision of six writers across six sites – Leith Library, Bongo Club in the Cowgate, The National Monument of Scotland on...
2019 panto will be Goldilocks

And the 2019 pantomime at The King’s will be……….

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears. This year's pantomime just begins today, but already there are plans being made for next year's production.The panto will open on 30 November 2019 and the show will run...

At The Queen’s Gallery: Russia, Royalty and the Romanovs

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In January 1901 Queen Victoria died. Emperor Nicholas II of Russia wrote to Edward VII;‘…how deeply we all feel with you the terrible loss you have...

The Doo’cot – now under new management

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The Doo'cot on Ferry Road has reopened recently under new management of local Robert Pearson and his partner Graeme Brown.Robert explained how that came about. He is probably well known to many in North...

Edinburgh and slavery Part 2 – The Joseph Knight case and the Melville Monument

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I had a long conversation with Sir Geoffrey Palmer in Part 1 of this series where we learned about the history of 24 Forth Street and its connections to the slave...

Jet2.com open booking today for 2020 flights

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Jet2.com and Jet2holidays has more good news for Edinburgh holidaymakers.They have just announced a BRAND NEW destination – IZMIR in Turkey - as part of their Summer 20 programme from Edinburgh Airport, which...

The Townhouse would like to take you to the country

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WINTER OFFER TO WOO CITY GUESTS AT THE TOWNHOUSE! The Townhouse Aberfeldy, a small boutique B&B for couples with its own 'Upstairs Restaurant', is currently running a winter accommodation offer which takes the price of...

Castle Concerts announce the first act in Summer 2020 series

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Edinburgh’s Castle Concerts have announced the first of their Summer 2020 series with The Script who will play on Friday 17 July.  Mark Mackie of Castle Concerts...
Alexandra Burke and Benoit Marechal in The Bodyguard The Musical at the Edinburgh Playhouse on until 20th July 2019

Review: The Bodyguard: The Musical ****

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Having not seen the film, I headed to the Edinburgh Playhouse on Wednesday evening not sure what to expect from The Bodyguard: The Musical. The premise of the show is a star...

Edinburgh Castle high up the Instagram list

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According to research conducted for Expedia Edinburgh Castle is one of the most Instagrammable Sights in the UK, coming in at number 7, just ahead of Glencoe.The research totted up the number of Instagram...

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018 – George Michael: Freedom – Director’s Cut

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The director’s cut of the documentary George Michael: Freedom will have its UK Premiere on Monday 25th June 2018 as part of EIFF 2018.The widely praised feature-length film first aired on Channel 4 in...

IRN-BRU have a brand new Snowman advert

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Just before its debut on STV and Facebook at 8:45pm tonight, IRN-BRU has released an exclusive teaser of its brand new Snowman advert featuring a chorister from St Mary's Music School.  There is real excitement among...

The Ice Adventure – on George Street

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Until now the ice on George Street was restricted to the pavements or the bars. Now that all the Edinburgh's Christmas attractions have opened ahead of Light Night tomorrow, you will be able to...

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