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There will be a Christmas tree on The Mound

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On Saturday a 60 feet high Christmas tree will arrive at The Mound to light up the city centre.The spruce is being provided by Conifox Christmas Trees...

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...

Holyrood Distillery selling some old whiskies in an auction next week

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Edinburgh’s Holyrood Distillery has recreated historic single malt whisky recipes based on those produced hundreds of years ago.These whiskies to be created by Holyrood Distillery and as yet...

Ten M8 overnight carriageway closures from 30 Nov. to 12 Dec.

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M8 Motorway users are set to benefit from an improved road surface at Ratho, with £750,000 worth of resurfacing set to begin on Monday 30 November. The overnight works will see...

Care home residents celebrate St Andrew’s Day

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Pensioners at an Edinburgh care home are proudly flying the Saltire flag as a week of dedicated activity culminated in a glamorous St Andrew’s Day Ceilidh Ball.Thanks...

Putting up the Christmas tree at the National Museum of Scotland

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Mairi MacLean puts the finishing touches to the very big Christmas tree in the Grand Gallery of the National Museum of Scotland on Chambers Street.This year's decorations feature the...

It’s Christmas at Aldi

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Aldi is now selling its 2020 Christmas drinks range from today in all stores. The list features a number of Scotland’s distillers and brewers, and includes award-winning whiskies, craft gins, limited edition...

Birthday cake sends ice cream fan to new heights

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An ice-cream fanatic who flew supersonic on the Concorde was left amazed after receiving a birthday cake in the shape of her favourite ice cream tub.Cecilia Leishman...

Celebrating the Forth Bridge at the National Library of Scotland

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I have a certain fondness for the Forth Bridge but also a bit of a special relationship with it as one of my ancestors was one of the reported 57 workers killed during the...

Five spring walks in Edinburgh

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 All of our walks start from the city centre and are easily manageable with children in buggies. There are no really steep hills either way and some may involve using a bus to get...

Forth Road Bridge to close for on-going repair work

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From 06:00 on Thursday 3 December until 06:00 on Monday 7 December, the Forth Road Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic as part of the ongoing project to replace the...

Art exhibition – Frances Macdonald and Ross Ryan at The Scottish Gallery

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This year has given us all time and cause to look more closely at our natural surroundings.Three artists who have done that will be showing the results...

Edinburgh Napier students launch their products at Design Exchange on George Street

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Edinburgh Napier students launch products at Scottish Design ExchangeProducts will be on sale at George Street store in the run up to Christmas. Design students from Edinburgh...

Earthworks at Patriothall Gallery

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MESH artists collective are showing their latest work in “Earthworks” at Patriothall Gallery, Stockbridge, from 25th April to 3rd May 2015. The centrepiece of the exhibition is a large-scale collaborative installation of seven hangings...

Outlander comes to Edinburgh

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The hit US television series Outlander is being brought to life on the streets of Edinburgh. Award-winning family business Mercat Tours – which also holds a five-star Quality Assurance rating from VisitScotland has launched the Edinburgh Outlander Experience,...

Elaine C Smith and Hardeep Singh Kohli to host election fundraiser

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Comedians Elaine C Smith and Hardeep Singh Kohli will be joining Edinburgh East SNP later this month to raise funds for Tommy Sheppard’s Westminster electoral campaign.Attendees are invited to enjoy a sumptuous five star...

Tuesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Garden Buddies Club: come along to this new club and help Tom the Community Gardener start work on the Big Lottery Awards for All funded library garden.  For ages 5-12. 2.30-3.30pm, Granton Library, Wardieburn...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 Soutra: the 'once powerful' hospital in the Bannockburn years - a talk by archeo-ethno-pharmacologist Dr Brian Moffatt, Director of SHARP. Soutra was the site of the greatest medieval hospital north of York - archaeologists are now...

Edinburgh is on the list of cinematic cities

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Edinburgh is no stranger to cinema. It is the setting for some incredible films including “Trainspotting” and “Chariots of Fire” amongst others. It should be no surprise then that it was recently featured on a list...

Pipes of Christmas – a bit of New York in your living room

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Manhattan’s annual Pipes of Christmas concert, a joyous celebration of Celtic music and poetry produced by the Learned Kindred of Currie, returns for the 22nd year.And with...
Platform shoes

Step back in time to see shoe collection at Museum of Edinburgh

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The Museum of Edinburgh is showing a collection of shoes from the past 100 years. The display is on from now until 20th December 2019 and admission is free.

Two new engagement projects launched by EIF to boost arts’ access in schools

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Earlier today (24th Nov.), the Edinburgh International Festival today launched two engagement projects to boost arts access in schools across the capital and encourage the young people of Edinburgh to play...

Pioneering partnership between NHS Lothian and Muirfield Riding Therapy celebrates 10 years together

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NHS Lothian and are Muirfield Riding Therapy (MRT) are celebrating 10 years of partnership working together in delivering the Children’s Therapeutic Riding Service; providing life-changing therapeutic riding, free of charge, to...

Pickering’s Gin launch week-long series of Black Friday deals

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Edinburgh-based Pickering’s Gin will today launch a week-long series of Black Friday deals for Christmas shoppers or those wishing to stock up on the festive spirit all while supporting local businesses.

Latin lockdown lessons from Scotland’s leading tango professionals

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Will Scotland emerge from Covid-19 as a nation of polyglots, dancers, musicians and yoga masters or will we slump back to our old pre-pandemic couch potato habits?

The Storm: Neil Broadfoot launches his new thriller

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 The opening scene of Neil Broadfoot's debut novel Falling Fast came to him fully formed. He was sitting doing his (then) day job at The Scotsman one day 'thinking uncharitable thoughts' when he looked...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2014Dance and Cafe Culture: a new exhibition of work by Andrew Fitzpatrick, Norma Maclean, Peter Nardini, Chris Taylor, Nichola Martin and Maggie Vance. 11am-5pm Monday to Friday, 10am-1pm Saturdays, closed Sundays, The...

This December at Open Eye Gallery

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There are two exhibitions running at Open Eye this December. Just remember to make an appointment to go to the gallery.If you prefer to stay at home,...

New exhibition at National Portrait Gallery to capture Scotland’s lockdown experience

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Dedicated to sharing the experiences of people in Scotland during the coronavirus pandemic, new exhibition will lead the reopening of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery (SNPG) this Sunday (8 November 2020),...

Black Lives Matter Mural Trail now popping up in Edinburgh

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Scotland’s BAME artists have stepped up, supported by leading arts organisations to produce a mural trail in the capital and across Scotland.The artworks forming the Black...

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