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Retail figures on the up in Edinburgh

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Edinburgh reports growth in capital shopping.According to the most recent retail sales figures produced by data and analytics provider STR has outperformed Scotland and the UK.In addition there was a growth in sales...

Easter Egg Hunt begins today in Edinburgh city centre

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Essential Edinburgh, the city centre business improvement district organisation, has organised an Easter Egg Hunt involving city centre businesses - and it begins today.There is a £500 Edinburgh Gift Card to win along with...
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Join the Treasure Hunt to find an Edinburgh Gift Card

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Essential Edinburgh , the Business Improvement District for the city centre has come up with a new idea this Christmas. They are giving you the chance to win two of their new Edinburgh Gift...

Cyrenians announce five-year partnership with Essential Edinburgh

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Cyrenians have announced a five-year partnership with Essential Edinburgh - Edinburgh’s central business improvement district.The homelessness prevention charity have launched the partnership with a unique exhibition in St Andrew Square throughout August highlighting the reality...

Bring on the Summer – Film Fest returns to St Andrew Square

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Film Fest in the City will return to St Andrew Square from 10-12 June 2016.The outdoor cinema has not always been blessed with good weather, so bring your seat and your waterproofs just in case!There...

This is Edinburgh marketing campaign declared a £50m success

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This is Edinburgh the marketing campaign that cost the city £1 million has been declared a success fifty times over. During the two years that the campaign has been running average footfall in the city...

In St Andrew Square – KEYFRAMES

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KEYFRAMES is the newest light show in town. This is nothing like the Virgin Money Street of Light. It has slightly discordant music accompanying stick men who appear to run around the square doing...

The Edinburgh Reporter chats to Roddy Smith of Essential Edinburgh

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Roddy Smith took up his new position at Essential Edinburgh earlier this year. Now that the newness of the position has worn off we met him to find out what plans the organisation has...

Outgoing boss of Essential Edinburgh looks back

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Andy Neal is at his desk in Essential Edinburgh's office on George Street for the last day today. Mr Neal is retiring to a more leisurely life as a non-exec director elsewhere. We met him...

Razzo’s is closing…..

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Earlier today we became aware that the lovely cafe in St Andrew Square may be closing. Seen this one, @STVEdinburgh? #saverazzo pic.twitter.com/mGE9pUCK6k— ScranSalon (@ScranSalon) June 23, 2014  We were there only yesterday enjoying an Americano in...

COMPETITION – Spa in the City – win a goody bag here!

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Competition ends Friday 23 May at 5pm.Leading lifestyle retailers are offering free pampering and preening with the return of Spa in the City, which arrives back in St Andrew Square from Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 May, while...

This is Edinburgh – new marketing campaign launched

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‘This is Edinburgh’ to put spotlight back on capital’s city centre Real Edinburgh people (L-R Rianne White(22), Majella Flower (51), Jackson Ramsay (11), Benjie Bateman (38) spell out what a new marketing campaign for...

Bruce Munro’s Field of Light set to brighten the Square

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One of Edinburgh’s iconic gardens has been transformed into a field of swaying, colourful globes as part of a unique art installation commissioned by the council.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiW6LfHIJE4?list=UUpyjaNvEF_ryiKTJ6QxCkIA&w=560&h=315]Field of Light, a contemporary light-based work by...

Cafe culture on George Street this Festival

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When the council's Transport and Environment Committee met in March this year they were faced with three deputations, all on the subject of closures proposed in George Street this August to accommodate the Spiegelterrace...

Spa in the City 2013 declared a success

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Beauty lovers enjoyed free treatments last weekend thanks to Essential Edinburgh’s Spa in the City event. They enjoyed the atmosphere in St Andrew Square on Saturday and Sunday with over 1000 enjoying treatments from the...

Michael Palin does the UK tour without leaving Festival Square

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 Globetrotting broadcaster and former Royal Geographical Society President, Michael Palin, today paid a visit to a stunning outdoor exhibition he helped develop.Britain from the Air, an outdoor gallery of more than 100 stunning aerial...

Voting on Essential Edinburgh’s future begins next week

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 Essential Edinburgh has been in action for five years, and now a renewal ballot is to be held among business owners in the city centre to allow them to continue to work after the...

St Andrew Square tonight

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                             Unfortunate weather today for the start of the Under the Stars films being put on by Essential Edinburgh. We just hope it dries up tomorrow so that we can go along....maybe tomorrow...Here is what's...

Recycling for Zero Waste

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New Waste regulations now require all businesses to separate all their waste for recycling, and Edinburgh retailers, Glasgow restaurants, and Alloa industrial parks are amongst businesses in Scotland who are joining forces to recycle more...

Occupy Edinburgh agree to move by 5 p.m. today

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Occupy Edinburgh emerged from Edinburgh Sheriff Court shortly before 12 noon today claiming a victory, although they have agreed to move out of the camp they set up in the square in October 2011.Essential...

Edinburgh’s Christmas

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The 2010 Edinburgh’s Christmas programme got off to a flying start tonight with a dazzling ‘Light Night’ bringing the city centre to life.Helping to kick off events was the French street theatre company, ‘Transe...

Edinburgh awaits the Pope

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Edinburgh is bathed in autumnal sunshine this morning.This is good for commuters who are having their journey to work disrupted by preparations for the Papal visit today. Princes Street is closed to...

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