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Planning approval for Princes Street development – a forerunner of what is to come

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The council today approved plans for a new development at the former Debenhams building on Princes Street with the addition to the rear which fronts Rose Street. The former Palace Hotel designed by John...

Council to approve development at former Debenhams store

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The former Debenhams on Princes Street is to become a boutique hotel and hospitality hub.The planning application has proceeded to the next planning committee on 2 June 2021, and is recommended for approval....

HSBC Princes Street to close this spring

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The Princes Street branch of HSBC will close on 23 April 2021.The bank say that the long term future of their branch network has to evolve. The 82 UK branches which are to...

Whittard on Princes Street reopening on Friday

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Whittard of Chelsea the tea, coffee and hot chocolate specialists will reopen its Princes Street store on Friday morning, along with its other Scottish store in Glasgow.This is the third phase of stores...

Car ban on Princes Street?

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Cars could be banned from driving along any part of Princes Street amid proposals to transform the famous street into a public space to tackle its “chaotic and uncomfortable environment”.Vehicles are currently able to...

Architects move to new ‘defurbished’ space on Princes Street

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An ambitious architectural and masterplanning firm is looking to the future by relocating to newly refurbished office space with views overlooking Edinburgh Castle.10 DESIGN, a practice of architects headquartered in Hong Kong with five...

St John’s celebrates 200 years of worship

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St John's Church on the corner of Lothian Road and Princes Street is a bit of an undiscovered gem.This Episcopal church has the most beautiful ceilings, and is a rich example of the architecture...

I’m Glad It Isn’t Christmas Every Day!

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‘‘Tis the season to be jolly’ So goes the song repeated ad finite at this time of the year and with less than a week now until Christmas Day, it’s fair to say there...

Get pampered at Starbucks Princes Street today

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Today and tomorrow, Benefit Cosmetics have set up a pop-up pamper parlour at Starbucks on Princes Street, ensuring you get more with your coffee than you ordered!You can get a Benefit make-up session while...

Edinburgh – My City

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 Late Monday afternoon. It had been a very busy day in the office, one of those days when one wished that Alexander Graham Bell, a Scot of some distinction, hadn't bothered inventing the telephone....

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...

Princes Street mural urges support for Chagos

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In the late sixties and early seventies, the native inhabitants of Diego Garcia and the other Chagos Islands were forcibly expelled so the US could build a (still extant) military base on what remains...

Little Red marks a year since take off

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY! Watch out for Little Red tomorrow on Princes Street. They are giving away 10 pairs of Little Red flight tickets! To celebrate its first birthday, Virgin Atlantic Little Red is giving Edinburgh people the...

VIDEO – Daylight tram testing on Princes Street

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The Edinburgh Reporter was out on Princes Street today to watch the tram being put through its paces in amongst the traffic and pedestrians.Our photographer Thomas Haywood was along at Haymarket and Shandwick Place...

Are you ready for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay?

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Edinburgh’s Hogmanay claims to be truly an occasion for all the family this year with activities for all ages across the three day Festival. The Festival starts on Sunday 30 December 2012 with the Torchlight Procession which...

The Balmoral celebrates a big birthday today

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110 years old today - and still looking good! Edinburgh’s beloved ‘Grande Dame’ is celebrating its 110th anniversary this month with newly refurbished guest bedrooms and a series of events and activities for the year...

Suggestions for your festive outings in Edinburgh

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Although we really hate to admit it, before we know it, Christmas 2012 will be here!  Maybe time then to plan a festive lunch or dinner with friends, family or colleagues. If a country house...

Opinion – Trams and bikes – do they mix?

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by Andy ArthurSo Princes Street in Edinburgh has been shut for around 2 or 3 years (I've lost count) and this is the THIRD attempt to lay the tram lines and surface.The last two...

Princes Street due to reopen this week

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Princes Street, west of Waverley Bridge, is set to re-open to buses, cycles and taxis by 30 June according to the council. Subject to complete handover by the infrastructure contractor and sign-off , the...

Hog The Street launched today

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Organisers of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2011/12 are delighted to announce today, the launch of ‘Hog the Street’, the new bands competition which will see Scotland’s best new acts busk it out for the chance to...

Edinburgh’s Christmas launched today

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It does seem like we have only just celebrated Halloween,but the organisers of Edinburgh's Christmas already have their plans well-formed for your entertainment throughout December. We were invited to the launch this morning to...

Heavy rain causes flooding on Princes Street

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Walking back along Princes Street just after one o'clock today we came across this pool of water which was unnavigable except with wellies. Even the dogs did not want to go in as it...

Thomas Pink’s new store in Castle Street

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The Thomas Pink Edinburgh store in Castle Street will be the first UK Thomas Pink location to showcase the new store concept. Marrying menswear and ladieswear for the first time in Edinburgh, the newly...

Princes Street diversions from 17 September

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The diversions previously planned for the start of September are due to take place over the weekend of 17 and 18 September. They will begin on a phased basis from 5am on the Saturday...

Princes Street diversion for fireworks

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Planned works due to start across the tram route in September have been put on hold following last week's Council decision to implement the first phase from the airport to Haymarket.This includes the planned...

Letter to the Policy and Strategy Committee

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The Policy and Strategy Committee of The City of Edinburgh Council met this morning to discuss a variety of matters on their agenda which you can see here. These included some measures to alter...

City centre review for planners

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Councillors are set to approve a long term vision, and action plan, for Edinburgh's city centre public realm. A report, going before the Council's Policy & Strategy Committee next week, details the results of...

Bands Battle For Street Party Slot

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Hogmanay is one of the biggest events in Edinburgh’s calendar - after all, where better to celebrate the most popular Scottish holiday than the country’s capital?  But whilst event headliners Biffy Clyro and special...

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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