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A new archive containing information on the residents of Edinburgh has surfaced online, showing what life was like in the capital more than 100 years ago. Called the ScotlandsPeople, it is a free online service which The National Records of Scotland feel will be an insightful tool for both city residents and visitors alike. While users can have the...
The Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh has announced an exciting exhibition programme for 2013. The prestigious institution – which had its Portrait Gallery re-developed recently – will see one of the nation’s most internationally acclaimed singer-songwriters, Annie Lennox, present her exhibition The House of Annie Lennox early next...
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The highly anticipated tram project in Edinburgh is to take major steps in its development over the next few weeks, with some of the most significant tests of its track and vehicles yet to indicate its level of progress. Overhead power lines between Edinburgh airport and the tram depot at Gogar are being electrified from Monday and, if all goes well,...
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The revolutionary tram project in Edinburgh is said to be making excellent progress, according to the city’s transport convener. One of the most exciting and much anticipated developments for the Scottish capital, they will be able to link travellers to Edinburgh city centre in less than half an hour when the project is completed in 2014. While the...
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The Edinburgh International Festival never fails to deliver the spectacular, which is why we shouldn’t be surprised that three productions of an ‘epic scale’ are to be taking place at the Royal Highland Centre, just eight miles from the city centre. The new festival venue was specifically chosen for its ability to host productions that would not...
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The latest figures for Scotland have indicated an increase of over four million tourists to the country from last year, with a number of Edinburgh attractions among those boasting impressive figures. The most popular attraction was the National Museum of Scotland, with the Edinburgh venue welcoming almost 1.5 million people last year; marking a phenomenal...
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A family group of meerkats have arrived at Edinburgh Zoo after a deluge of requests by visitors pleaded to see the animals. The small mammal belonging to the mongoose family, made famous by a certain television advert, have already proved to be a hit with the public. It is the first time the zoo has hosted the creatures in five years, but head of animals...
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A selection of the UK’s most exciting comedians are set for a unique performance in Edinburgh next month. Called ‘Comedy and Carbs’, it’s an event included in the proceedings of the Edinburgh marathon festival, which has become one of the most popular annual events in the city. It presents the audience with a hilarious line-up of...
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American rock guitarist, pianist, singer and songwriter John Hiatt is heading to the Scottish capital this summer, it has been confirmed. The talented Grammy nominated musician, who has had songs covered by a variety of artists including Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and Willie Nelson, will be performing at the Queens Hall in Edinburgh on Wednesday 18 July. Entertaining...
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Perhaps more renowned as a vibrant, cultural hub, Edinburgh is situated in the middle of some stunning natural habitats. One of these, a fragile grassland in the nearby North Berwick Law Reserve, has been granted £145,000 of development funding from the lottery in an effort to help conservation charity Plantlife and their campaign ‘Saving Our Magnificent...
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