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The Big Interview: Tracey Matthews, chief operating officer of Gaucho

One of the first parts of the New Town to be completed, Edinburgh’s St Andrew Square was at one time home to philosopher David Hume, who entertained one of the US’s founding fathers Benjamin Franklin among his first guests.

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Ken Stanley, Morag Yellowlees, Ian Beattie, Alasdair Cummings.  Picture: Gareth Easton.

Edinburgh legal firm Lindsays ties knot with Aitken Nairn

Lindsays has flexed its muscles as one of Scotland’s biggest mid-tier legal firms by agreeing a tie-up with Edinburgh-based practice Aitken Nairn.

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A design for a Royal Observatory that was never built. Picture: RIAS

Leader comment: What Edinburgh should learn from Playfair’s genius

So Edinburgh, a city designed as if by “enlightened angels” in the words of the cultural critic Jonathan Meades, could have been even more beautiful.

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Mother of Shaun Woodburn brands killer’s sentence ‘an insult to her family’

THE heartbroken mum of tragic Shaun Woodburn has been left “numb” after his killer was sentenced to just four years in prison.

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EU workers make large contribution to the Scottish economy, report states.

Scotland’s EU migrants contribute over £4 billion each year

EU nationals working in Scotland contribute an average of £34,400 each - £4.4bn annually - to the country’s gross domestic product, according to new data analysis.

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Robert Gregory and Alistair Hindle. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Edinburgh patent attorney firm makes its mark

Hindles, a firm of patent and trade mark attorneys based in Edinburgh, has moved to larger premises on the city’s George Street, completed a rebranding and begun hiring following a record year of growth.

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Pupils from City of Edinburgh Music School protest outside Edinburgh's City Chambers. Picture: Greg Macvean

Leader comment: Music School has a value beyond its cost in pounds and pence

The City of Edinburgh Music School, a national centre of excellence, is facing closure in the latest round of council cuts.

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Pupils Hannah Morrison (16), Sean Hughes (17), Freya Ruuskanen (17) and Mia Scott (17) stage a musical protest against the planned closure of the school outside the City Chambers. Picture: Greg Macvean

Jim Gilchrist: Don’t burst the ‘magic bubble’ that is the City of Edinburgh Music School

Plans to close the City of Edinburgh Music School must be resisted, writes Jim Gilchrist.

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The accountancy practice will move into the former law firm offices. Picture: Contributed

New lease of life for Pagan Osborne’s capital office

The former Edinburgh offices of collapsed law firm Pagan Osborne are to become home to a growing accountancy practice thanks to a deal brokered by IME Property.

Business
Thomson relaxes with his chocolate field spaniel. Picture: Greg Macvean

The Business Interview: Ben Thomson of Inverleith LLP

Ben Thomson’s notable achievements span academia, the arts, business, politics and even sport – he competed as a decathlete at international level.

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1825 is wholly owend by financial giant Standard Life Aberdeen. Picture: Graham Flack

Standard Life Aberdeen offshoot buys Bristol firm

Standard Life Aberdeen’s financial planning business, 1825, has acquired a Bristol-based financial management firm with more than £350 million of assets under advice.

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Tony Singh's recipes will be handed out at local food banks. Picture: Peter Devlin

Edinburgh celebrity chef creates bespoke foodbank recipes

He’s a celebrity Scottish chef and restauranteur whose glittering career has included high-profile stints at prestigious restaurants such as the Royal Yacht Britannia, the Balmoral Hotel on Princes Street and Skibo Castle in the Highlands, as well as starring on his own BBC2 television cookery show.

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Scottish Celebrity chef Tony Singh MBE teams up with Hilton to launch is foodbank recipes.

‘King of Spice’ creates bespoke foodbank recipes

He’s a celebrity Scottish chef and restauranteur whose glittering career has included high-profile stints at prestigious restaurants such as the Royal Yacht Britannia, the Balmoral Hotel on Edinburgh’s Princes Street and Skibo Castle in the Highlands as well as starring on his own BBC2 television cookery show.

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Pictured from the left are Jamie Watts, Kirsty Mackenzie and Billy McCarthy of iMultiply. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Recruitment firm spreads its wings with Belfast office

Specialist recruiter iMultiply has opened a Belfast office as it looks to tap into Northern Ireland’s entrepreneurial business market.

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Erica Moore set up Eteaket after giving up a career in law and moving to Edinburgh where she and her husband only knew one person. Photograph: Ian Georgeson

The Big Interview: Eteaket founder Erica Moore brews up a five-year plan

Eteaket founder Erica Moore visited Japan as a backpacker 20 years ago, where she became “enthralled” by the matcha tea ceremony and learnt more about the UK and Japan’s long-standing connections with the drink.

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The dark secrets of 17th century Edinburgh’s house of horrors

The dark secrets of 17th century Edinburgh’s house of horrors

Today, the area surrounding Edinburgh’s West Bow is one of the city’s most picturesque locations, with pretty cobbled streets, colourful shops, and welcoming cafes.

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Football fan ‘involved in hit and run near Easter Road’

Football fan ‘involved in hit and run near Easter Road’

A football fan was hit by a car on Albion Road today, according to reports.

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Scottish Widows can trace its roots back to 1812. Picture: Fiona Hanson

Lloyds boosts Scottish Widows operation with Zurich swoop

Lloyds Banking Group has bolstered its Scottish Widows business after snapping up Zurich’s UK workplace pensions and saving arm.

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Spend the weekend eating, drinking and being merry...

Tuck in to Scotland’s big food show

Ready to eat, drink and discover the best of Scotland’s food? The countdown is on to Scotland Food & Drink 2017

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Edinburghs property price surge has left many younger people to turn to the private rented sector

Scott Macnab: Priced out of the capital property market

Just like London, it has become near impossible for first-time buyers to get a foothold in Edinburgh writes Scott Macnab

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