FUNDING of £2 million a year to promote home-grown work at Edinburgh's festivals has been safeguarded for the next three years.
THE Capital's Christmas events on Princes Street Gardens broke planning rules twice in a fortnight, it emerged today.
MORE than two in every three people in the Capital say they did not attend any of the events that were part of Edinburgh's Christmas celebrations.
Edinburgh's Hogmanay prides itself on attracting an international influx to the city at New Year. Interviewing European visitors in the streets on New Year's Eve, such as an older German couple who had celebrated New Year in cities across the continent, including Linz in Austria, European Capital of Culture in 2009, one hoped they'd find enough to recommend Edinburgh to their friends.
THE Doonies snatched a win over the Uppies at the traditional mass street football game known as "The Ba" in Orkney yesterday.
A pedestrian has died after he was hit by a car in the centre of Edinburgh, just hours after the Hogmanay street party.
Some images captured by The Scotsman photographers of the spectacular fireworks display at Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations.
THE world came to Scotland to join in Hogmanay celebrations at sold-out events and street parties around the country.
You have been sending your photos as Hogamanay celebrations across Scotland get underway, and here is our gallery showing the varied ways some of you are bringing in 2011.
WITH thousands of revellers set to attend Hogmanay parties across Scotland, the weather is set to remain largely settled and dry.
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Princes Street Gardens
The city's Hogmanay for 2010 involves a huge outdoor ceilidh in George Square. But the capacity of the annual celebration has been cut from 10,000 to about half that with a new emphasis on Scottish bands rather than global acts.
Edinburgh's Hogmanay organisers claimed a late surge in ticket sales for the Street Party celebration tonight after winter storms had stalled visitors' plans for the party in the capital.
A RECORD 25,000-strong crowd turned out for the annual Torchlight Procession which snaked through the city last night, opening a four-day Hogmanay festival.
PEOPLE who are taking the Christmas and New Year period off work could return next week with a type of jet lag, experts have warned.
A GERMAN house duo are to headline the official Hogmanay "after-show party".
REVELLERS who injure themselves during New Year celebrations have been urged to stay away from accident and emergency unless treatment is essential.
EXTRA rail services are set to be put on today to keep Scotland moving over Hogmanay.