Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians

Ewan McGregor will attend Edinburgh screening of new film

The red carpet is to be rolled out for Ewan McGregor in Scotland next week for a gala screening of his first film as a director.

A section of Thomas Sulman's exceptional bird's eye view of Edinburgh in 1868. Picture: National Library of Scotland.

‘Incredible’ bird’s-eye view lifts the lid on 19th century Auld Reekie

IN TERMS of detail, depth and accuracy, it’s perhaps the closest thing Edinburgh locals have to time travel.

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The residents of Cables Wynd in 1924. Picture: Edinburgh University Centre for Research Collections/Fraser Parkinson

‘Fascinating’ photographic archive of 1920s Leith published online

A series of images giving the public a rare glimpse into 1920s Leith and its people has been made available online.

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Timothy OShea  says things will get worse after Brexit. Picture: Kate Chandler

Edinburgh University principal in ‘catastrophic’ Brexit warning

The potential impact of Brexit on higher education “ranges from bad, to awful, to catastrophic”, the principal of Edinburgh University has warned.

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Actors Ewan McGregor  and Ewan Bremner running through the streets of Edinburgh filming scenes for the new Trainspotting.  Picture; Jane Barlow

Ewan McGregor feared he ‘wasn’t Scottish enough’ for Trainspotting 2

EWAN McGregor feared he wasn’t Scottish enough to star in the sequel to Trainspotting after living out of the country for so many years.

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Ellie MacDonald in her red St Andrews University gown. Picture: Contributed

St Andrews students to walk one million miles for Ellie

A NEW walk is to be launched in memory of Ellie MacDonald, a Uist student, who died from cancer aged just 23 only weeks after graduating from St Andrews University.

Lawrence Cowan and his son Fergus. Picture: Contributed

Dad and son to wear pink kilts for a month in cancer fundraiser

A fundraising father and son are to wear pink kilts for a month to raise money for breast cancer research.

Ecometrica chief executive Gary Davis. Picture: Greg Macvean

Space data outfit boosts environmental monitoring

A Scottish software business is aiming to take the guesswork out of environmental monitoring after tapping into satellite data technology developed at the University of Edinburgh.

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Edinburgh Research & Innovation hailed the 'exciting breakthrough' with Merck. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Licensing deal to give Merck access to Scots innovation

German healthcare giant Merck has signed a licensing deal with Edinburgh University’s commercialisation arm for a pioneering technology developed by academics.

Dirleton Castle, East Lothian.

Housing estate plans near medieval Dirleton Castle halted

Proposals to build a housing state in front of a medieval Scottish castle have been withdrawn following protests.

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The three-week-old baby was found at a property in Kinloss Crescent. Picture: Google Maps

Newborn baby found dead in Fife

Police are investigating after reports that a three-week-old baby has been found dead in Fife.

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Helen Fowler. Picture: Julie Bull

Helen Fowler: MS forgotten on frozen camp trip - temporarily

WE’RE sat around the stove, huddling as close to it as we can. I’ve temporarily forgotten about my Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in the more pressing and immediate struggle to keep warm.

Ian Rankin says he can't 'bump off' Rebus. Picture: Jane Barlow

Ian Rankin: ‘I can’t imagine killing off Rebus’

Celebrated crime writer Ian Rankin has admitted he cannot bring himself to kill off his Inspector Rebus character after 30 years.

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One of the pictures uncovered showing Victorian life in the garden

Florists unearth photos of Scots garden’s Victorian heyday

A pair of florists who have taken on a neglected walled garden in East Lothian have uncovered a set of pictures which show the life of the garden – and those who worked in it – in the Victorian era.

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The growing online campaign hopes to halt the closure of Inverleith House art gallery.

5000 art lovers back online campaign to halt closure of Botanics gallery

More than 5000 people have backed a campaign calling for a long-running Edinburgh art gallery to be saved from closure.
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Pulsant's cloud offering is based at its South Gyle data centre in Edinburgh. Picture: Contributed

Aberlour charity turns to Pulsant for data hosting

Aberlour Child Care Trust is a Stirling-based charity that focuses on supporting children, young people and families across the country, transforming their lives and helping them overcome challenges.

Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Glasgow residents ‘least friendly’ on Facebook

It’s known as the friendly city, but those living in Glasgow are least likely to share stories or ‘like’ comments on Facebook, according to research on the habits of Scottish social media users.

Elaine Lennon and her daughter Carrie Lennon Stand Up To Cancer. Picture: Contributed

Scots cancer survivor and daughter make stand to save lives

CARING Elaine Lennon is urging all Scots to Stand Up To Cancer as she battles through treatment for the disease.

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From left: Cathcart co-founders Sam Wason and Gordon Kaye with Nick Macdougall, who heads the firm's Bangkok office. Picture: Contributed

IT recruiter Cathcart aiming to double Thailand team

Cathcart Associates, the Edinburgh-based IT recruitment specialist, is seeking to double the size of its team in Thailand, a year after opening its first overseas office in Bangkok.

Buggler Chris Trowbridge  from the Royal Marines Band at the Nelson Monument on Calton Hill

Event to celebrate 200 years of Nelson Monument

The Nelson Monument on Calton Hill will be colourfully commemorated on Friday at 10.45am during a special event to celebrate its 200th anniversary.

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