Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians

Top police dog Sweep sniffed out £250,000

A crime-fighting pooch has been honoured with an “animal OBE” after sniffing out thousands of pounds worth of drugs, stolen cash and weapons.

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The Scotsman building was built in 1905. While no longer housing this newspaper, the building is still with us. Picture: Capital Collections

Lost Edinburgh: Comparing then and now

THERE are areas of Edinburgh which have changed beyond all recognition. These thirty then and now images allow us to contrast, compare and better track those changes.

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Video: Alexander McCall Smith on 44 Scotland Street

For more than a decade, he has enthralled readers of The Scotsman with the adventures of Edinburgh’s New Town residents.


44 Scotland Street: An invitation from Bruce

When Pat Macgregor received an invitation from Bruce Anderson to meet her for coffee at the Elephant House on George IV Bridge, her first reaction was to delete it.

Fringe shows have been staged in St Andrew Square Garden for the last three years.

Last-ditch plea over Fringe shows banned from historic square

Edinburgh Festival Fringe promoters have issued an eleventh-hour plea for a rethink over a ban on shows being staged in a historic New Town garden after city council chiefs rejected a bid to relocate them elsewhere.
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Video: Edinburgh-Amsterdam flight drama as landing gear collapses

A Flybe plane from Edinburgh has been evacuated after its landing gear collapsed.

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Aldi is moving into the former BHS store at Edinburgh's Cameron Toll shopping centre. Picture: Julie Bull

Aldi to set up shop in former BHS store in Edinburgh

The former BHS department store in Edinburgh’s Cameron Toll Shopping Centre is to become home to a supermarket, it was announced today.

Live traffic cameras on the M80 show the impact Storm Doris has had. Picture; Traffic Scotland

Scotland’s weather: More winds to come after Storm Doris

Further strong winds and heavy rain are expected to batter Scotland on Saturday after Storm Doris’s heavy snow brought traffic to a halt in Thursday’s morning rush hour.

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Claire Canning retrained as engineering after winning a place on an EDF-backed PhD. Picture: Contributed

Claire aims to encourage more Scots women to try STEM jobs

Claire Canning is an exception but wants to become the norm.

Passengers between Edinburgh and Glasgow are facing rush hour disruption. Picture: Michael Gillen

Edinburgh-Glasgow commuters facing disruption over signal fault

Commuters between Edinburgh and Glasgow are facing disruption this afternoon after a signal fault forced ScotRail to half the number of services.

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The National Museum of Scotland has seen a surge of visitors since 10 new galleries opened last summer.

National Museum topples Edinburgh Castle as busiest attraction

The National Museum of Scotland has reclaimed top spot from Edinburgh Castle as the nation’s busiest attraction, as booming visitor numbers were reported across the country.

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The Hermitage of Braid is a popular dog-walking spot. Picture: Jon Savage/TSPL

5 of the best dog walking routes in Edinburgh

EDINBURGH is a great city for dog owners. There is a whole variety of parks, nature reserves and beaches for dogs and owners to visit.

The Scotsman was first to report Norwegian's plans for transatlantic flights from Edinburgh last May

Norwegian announces cut-price transatlantic flights from Edinburgh

Low-cost airline Norwegian today announced flights from Edinburgh to airports near Boston, New York and in Connecticut.
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Staff and volunteers from homeless charity Streetwork, which provides 24-hour support across the city, met with MSPs. Picture: Rob McDougall/TSPL

MSPs hear first-hand from Edinburgh’s homeless community

A GROUP of MSPs has met with Edinburgh’s homeless community at the Streetwork crisis centre to explore how people are accessing homelessness services in the city.

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Gordon Aikman raised more than �500,000 for research. Picture: Jane Barlow

£25k MND scholarship set up in memory of Gordon Aikman

A new £25,000 scholarship to improve care for people with motor neurone disease (MND) will be set up in memory of campaigner Gordon Aikman.

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Huntercombe Hospital in West Lothian said it had no plans to introduce use of the equipment. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Private hospital told to provide policy for restraints use

A private hospital which provides treatment for eating disorders has been told to provide a written policy for possible future use of specialist mechanical restraint equipment for treating such illnesses, following a visit by the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland (MWCS).

The amber warning area has been extended to cover more of eastern Scotland. Picture:  Met Office

Scotland's weather: Amber warning of snow from Storm Doris

A severe weather warning for up to 15cm of snow in parts of Scotland was issued by the Met Office today
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Bus journeys have fallen in Scotland apart from Edinburgh, where main operator Lothian Buses reached a record 121 million in 2015

Scotland's buses "in chaos" as passenger total slumps to a near-record low

The union Unite claimed Scotland’s buses were in chaos after official figures today showed journeys had dropped by 80 million in eight years to a near record low.
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Etihad Airways said the CAAs announcement was unprofessional and unacceptable.

Action taken against airlines who fail to compensate passengers for long delays

Enforcement action is being taken against airlines American, Emirates, Etihad, Singapore and Turkish for denying delayed passengers compensation, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced today.
Irvine Welsh arriving at the world premiere of Trainspotting 2 at Cineworld in Edinburgh. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Irvine Welsh drops hint about Trainspotting 3

Irvine Welsh has hinted teasingly at the possibility of a sequel to T2 Trainspotting ahead of Wednesday’s derby clash between Hibs and Hearts.

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