Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians

Oldest pub on the Royal Mile to become oyster bar

It has served thirsty drinkers in Edinburgh’s Old Town since the 17th century.

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ScotRail services on the east coast mainline from Fife to Edinburgh have been suspended. Picture: Neil Hanna

Storm Ophelia: Fife - Edinburgh ScotRail services disrupted

Commuters faced major disruption after the east coast mainline to Edinburgh was temporarily closed after a train ‘hit an obstruction’ near Markinch.

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Edinburgh robot could help autistic adults find work

Edinburgh robot could help autistic adults find work

A robot which teaches people key facial expressions could help boost the employment outlook for autistic adults, researchers have claimed.


On this day 1962: King Olav visits Edinburgh

FOR probably the first and only time in history, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh slipped into the Capital with virtually zero fanfare. It was 16 October 1962 and the British royals were not the star attraction.

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Storm Ophelia: Emergency at Edinburgh Airport as two planes report smoke

Storm Ophelia: Emergency at Edinburgh Airport as two planes report smoke

An emergency response was sparked at Edinburgh Airport today amid concern over smoke in the cabin of two inbound aircraft.

Long before Markus Zusaks character, Liesel Meminger, there was another infamous book thief operating in Edinburgh. Picture: PA

The real Edinburgh reverend who stole literature centuries before The Book Thief

There could be very little common ground between a fictional 12 year old girl in war-torn Nazi Germany and a real 19th century Scottish man of the cloth – besides a mutual appreciation for stealing books, that is.

Quiz: Which part of Edinburgh should you live?

Quiz: Which part of Edinburgh should you live?

Always dreamed of living in Edinburgh or simply fancy a change of scene in your hometown?


Scotland’s weather: When will Storm Ophelia hit your region?

Storm Ophelia is heading towards Scotland as Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland brace for the tempest to make landfall.

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Mr Salmond will join delegates at the Scottish Independence Convention in Edinburgh. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Alex Salmond to appear at Scottish independence rally in Edinburgh

Alex Salmond will be among the speakers at a major gathering of independence supporters taking place in Edinburgh next month.

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The Cauldron, Grangemouth, by George Robertson. Picture Photo: George Robertson/PA Wire

Urban views of Scotland win VisitBritain landscape photography awards

An industrial landscape at Grangemouth, a steam train crossing the Glenfinnan Viaduct and the three bridges crossing the Forth were among the Scottish entries in this year’s Landscape Photographer of the Year Award.

Edinburghs hospitality sector has been boosted by the success of its festivals. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Edinburgh is Scotland’s economic powerhouse, research shows

Edinburgh’s position as Scotland’s economic powerhouse has been unveiled by new research which shows business activity in the heart of the capital tops other parts of the country.

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Scotland’s weather: Hurricane Ophelia brings gales and rain

Hurricane Ophelia is set to batter the UK and Ireland with gusts of up to 80mph, posing a danger to life and threatening travel chaos.

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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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People gather at a Rally for Europe event on Edinburgh's Royal Mile. Picture: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Hundreds gather for anti-Brexit rally in Edinburgh

Hundreds of people gathered in Edinburgh today to protest against Brexit.

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Scotland’s weather: Hurricane Ophelia approaches with 80mph winds

Hurricane Ophelia is approaching the UK, with forecasters warning of heavy rain and gusts of up to 80mph – though some areas will enjoy a balmy 25C (77F).

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Police appeal to find Edinburgh tourists after motorcycle crash

Police in the Western Isles are reappealing for information after a road traffic collision in Lewis in August.

The "museum on the mound"

Historic Edinburgh museum set to close

An Edinburgh museum which holds Scotland’s oldest banknote is set to close.

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Edinburgh's Camera Obscura. Picture: James Gebbie

Patrick Geddes and the story of Edinburgh’s Camera Obscura

We’re all familiar with the Camera Obscura on Castlehill, but the story of its creation is well worth telling.

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