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Still Game live show has been nominated for a Scottish Bafta Picture: Phil Wilkinson
Still Game live show has been nominated for a Scottish Bafta Picture: Phil Wilkinson
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It’s never too early to learn something new, like what are the top hotels in Scotland and which celebrities are nominated for Scottish Baftas, plus a couple of other things.

What are the best hotels in Scotland?

Of course one of the best hotels is situated in the capital, and is the former site of this publication - The Scotsman. The five-star hotel has welcomed celebrity guests including Justin Timberlake, Pink, Kiefer Sutherland, Tilda Swinton, John Cleese and Kofi Annan.

Being named one of the top hotels in the world by both Condé Nast Traveller and Departures magazine, and among the top 20 in the UK by Tatler, The Scotsman has won AA Hotel of the Year.

There are 69 hotels in the room and are all converted from the former offices of the newspaper, named after their previous function - such as the Editor rooms.

Find out what the other top hotels are >>>

Why are musicians struggling in Edinburgh?

A rule stating that all live music must be inaudible from venues in neighbouring homes is causing problems for musicians.

Almost half, 42 per cent, of musicians have said they have been affected by the noise restrictions, over the past year.

The City Council is proposing a change, meaning that council officers would have to prove that live performances are causing a persistent nuisance to neighbours before a complaint is pursued.

This major rethink has come around after Edinburgh University revealed that the music scene was worth £40 million to the economy.

What are The Music Venues Trust saying about it? >>>

Glasgow vs Edinburgh

The two cities are separated by more than just the M8. By comparing politics, economy’s and culture, we discovered the real differences between these tow cities.

One of the biggest differences is in life expectancy, with Glasgow having an average life expectancy at 73 years for men and 78.5 years for women. Edinburgh’s life expectancy is higher than Glasgow and the national average with men expected to live to 75.9 years and women 80.9 years old.

What other differences are their between the two great cities? >>>

Scottish Baftas were announced

Robert Carlyle, David Tennant, Emma Thompson and the live stage version of Still Game are in the running for major honours at the annual Scottish Baftas.

Doctor Who’s creator Steven Moffat, Downton Abbey star Elizabeth McGovern and the comedy Billy Connolly shot in Scotland after being diagnosed with cancer will be in contention at next month’s ceremony.

Still Game star Greg Hemphill, who reunited with Ford Kiernan and the rest of the cast for the sell-out live show at the Hydro, is also nominated for a short film starring fellow comic Frankie Boyle as a recovering alcoholic.

What else is nominated? >>>