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LNER say use the train and reduce carbon emissions

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Each person living in Scotland might travel 1,335 miles by car, 1,432 miles by train and 1,360 miles by plane in search of the perfect UK break this year, according to research by London...

Sheppard speaks out on peerages

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Tommy Sheppard MP for Edinburgh East is the SNP House of Lords spokesperson, and he has aired his view on the growth of the House of Lords in the last decade.The House of Lords...

The train driver’s view – Edinburgh to King’s Cross

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LNER have shared some video with us of the journey from Edinburgh to London King's Cross, as seen from the driver's cab.So for those of you who wanted to be a train driver,...

Coronavirus – Prime Minister is admitted to hospital

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The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reportedly been taken to hospital this evening for investigations related to coronavirus.It was reported ten days ago that Mr Johnson along with a couple of other Cabinet...

Leonardo Hotels would like to take you to London

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According to the market research which Leonardo Hotels have carried out, more than one in ten of you have not ever been to London.The hotel group would love you to put that right...

SNP to vote at Westminster in matter of rights for Northern Ireland

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Later today (if there is a vote at Westminster) then the SNP MPs have been allowed a free vote on amendments to a bill affecting equal marriage and a woman's right to abortion in...

Travel – fancy a weekend away to London with the family? – Here’s how...

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London North Eastern Railway (LNER) can help Scots save time and money with its Family Return Ticket.  Available now, families of six can travel from Edinburgh Waverley to London King’s Cross for as little as...

Edinburgh Napier staff member contributes to Adidas #Prouder campaign

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A member of staff at Edinburgh Napier University has collaborated with indie giants New Order as part of a new Adidas campaign for London Pride.Colin Malcolm – a technical co-ordinator within the University’s School of...

Threat level rises after London attack

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The national threat level has been raised to ‘Critical’ in the wake of this morning’s attack on the London Tube system and following an assessment by the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC).While the increase to...

Edinburgh sends condolences to London

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The people of Edinburgh have expressed condolences for the victims of the London attack. Speaking on behalf of the city, Lord Provost Frank Ross said in a statement: "This has been a horrific attack on innocent...

London attack – national political campaigning stops for today

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Seven people have died and 48 are reported to be in hospital, some with critical injuries, after what appears to have been a terrorist attack on London Bridge.National political campaigning will cease for today,...

Scotland House now open in London

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The Scottish Government has announced that Scotland’s latest Innovation and Investment Hub has officially opened in London.More than 450 businesses have registered their interest in becoming members in the first few weeks.The office is...

All Edinburgh MPs vote against Brexit bill

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Edinburgh Members of Parliament have been unanimous in their opposition to the Brexit bill otherwise known more formally as the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill. The bill was approved by Westminster on 1 February by a...

Happy New Year messages from the Prime Minister and First Minister

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First of all Prime Minister Theresa May explains that we have made a momentous decision and set ourselves in a new direction.She says in the video below: "This is the year we need to pull...

First Minister to make speech in London today

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Later today the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will make a speech as one of the keynote speakers at the Institute of Directors Annual Convention asking that the UK Government steps in to prevent a...

All aboard for the London Eye

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The London Eye has become one of the capital's favourite attractions. We sent our roving reporter Marion Rivman to have a ride and tell us about it. This was a little more difficult for...

Johnnie Walker Blue Label unveils Edinburgh City Edition bottle

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What could be better than a dram of whisky in this fair city? Well an Edinburgh special edition whisky of course!This June, Johnnie Walker Blue Label, the leading luxury Blended Scotch Whisky, will launch...

Take Me Back Home

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The Edinburgh Reporter's Mike Smith got married last week and spent part of his honeymoon in London. Clearly, he wasn't impressed...It's been nearly ten years since I was last in the Big Smoke and,...

Supreme Court issues decision on Scottish prisoners’ voting rights

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The UK Supreme Court has confirmed its earlier stance that prisoners should not have the right to vote, despite the European Court of Human Rights having declared that preventing prisoners from voting is illegal.The decision...

East Coast franchise awarded to Stagecoach and Virgin joint venture

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The Department for Transport has announced this morning that the East Coast franchise will be operated from 1 March 2015 by a joint venture between Stagecoach and Virgin. The good news is that there...

Edinburgh MP’s anger over East Coast

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Edinburgh East MP Sheila Gilmore has campaigned tirelessly alongside other local Labour politicians against the plans to reprivatise the East Coast line since these were announced in 2013, as they believe it would be...

Serco picked to run Edinburgh to London sleeper service

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Great news for those who find it a bonus to go out for dinner in London after a business day and then sleep their way home on the train overnight. Serco has this week been...

Pictures from the Fraser Album to go on sale in London

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PICTURES FROM A TREASURE TROVE OF INDIAN PICTURES COMMISSIONED BY SCOTTISH BROTHERS IN THE 18TH CENTURY FOR SALE AT BONHAMS IN LONDON                             ...

East Coast v Flying to London

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Train or plane: the great debate of London travel When it comes to visiting London, there are many factors which tourists must take into consideration. Typically accommodation and attractions will feature at the top of...

The Asps Triumph In London

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Last Saturday Edinburgh band, The Asps, played three gigs in one day between London's Hyde Park and Victoria Park as part of BT London Live a series of concerts during the Olympic Games.The band...

East Coast will carry your bags in the guard’s van

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Modern trains with old fashioned service!As the train operator of the main line service between Edinburgh and London, East Coast come in for a fair amount of flack, so we want to share with...

First Minister sends good wishes to Scottish athletes

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The Scottish Government has wished Scottish athletes the best of luck for London 2012. Scottish Ministers have recorded a good luck message to all 54 Olympians and 23 Scottish Paralympians. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTHBWe25W1Q]  First Minister Alex Salmond said:- “The...

Olympic Torch to be celebrated in Edinburgh with a free party

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 Scotland’s Capital is set to host an unmissable free party on Wednesday 13 June 2012 at Edinburgh Castle as part of the Olympic Torch Relay.The glittering celebration will enable thousands of people to enjoy...

‘Edinburgh’ Job at the Television Festival

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We have not said that all of this job is in Edinburgh, but some of it certainly is. The job is for a researcher at the Media Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival, and you...

Queen Margaret student Carrying the Olympic Torch

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A podiatry student from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh has been selected as an official torch bearer for the Olympic Games. Twenty year old Toby Harris, a 2nd year Podiatry student, is to be a ‘Coca-cola...

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