3 days in Edinburgh? Here’s the best way to spend them

SPENDING just three days in a major European capital takes a lot of careful planning. Luckily, we’ve got you covered.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians

Emerson Hyndman set to return to Rangers on loan - reports

Emerson Hyndman is set to return to Rangers for a second loan spell, according to the Scottish Sun.

Whisky distilleries are opening in greater numbers south of the border. Picture: Carl Court/Getty Images

Whisky distilleries on the rise south of Scottish border

It has long been regarded as Scotland’s national drink. But now, a growing number of whisky distilleries are opening south of the Border, with the number of new spirits manufacturing facilities rocketing in England and Wales over the past five years.

Local residents have complained about the effect that sites such as AirBnB are having on their communities.

AirBnB proposes 90-day curb on Edinburgh lets - except during Festival

Short term letting hosts in Edinburgh would be restricted to renting out their properties for just 90 days a year - outwith peak festival periods - under proposals put forward by industry leader AirBnB.

Brexit Secretary David Davis described the passing of the EU Withdrawal Bill as an "historic milestone"

‘Historic milestone’ hailed as MPs vote through Brexit Withdrawal Bill

Flagship Brexit legislation has cleared the House of Commons in a significant parliamentary milestone on the way out of the European Union.

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Meghan Markle received an apron as an official Royal gift last year. Picture: Getty Images

Meghan Markle gets an apron as first official Royal gift

Meghan Markle may not be a member of the Royal family, but she has already received an official gift - an apron.

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A teenager from east London has been arrested for terrorism offences

London teenager charged with terrorism offence

A teenage boy has been charged with terrorism offences in London.

Joshua Bell performing with The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Music interview: US violin virtuoso Joshua Bell on reconnecting with his Scottish roots at the Usher Hall

‘I actually come from Scottish descent, on my father’s side of the family,” says Joshua Bell. “Bell is a Scottish name, after all.” Caledonian connections might come as a bit of a surprise from the US violinist, one of classical music’s starriest figures, who returns to the land of his forefathers for a concert at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on 21 January. But to him, those roots clearly matter. “My father used to talk to me about his grandfather and great-grandfather, who fought in the Black Watch,” he continues. “So there’s something sentimental about playing in Scotland – and of course it’s a special place anyway.”

The former Donaldson's School for the Death building, which is being turned into upmarket homes

Former Haymarket deaf school building to become £2.5 million upmarket homes

The most upmarket homes being created in one of Edinburgh’s most iconic landmarks will have a price tag of £2.5 million, developers have revealed.

Bernard Ingham, Margaret Thatcher's former press secretary, fears the House of Lords' attempt to control the press could have serious consequences for democracy

Bernard Ingham: Press freedom attack could turn UK into a totalitarian state

Heaven only knows what they would call me now in this at once sensitive and insensitive age. As Margaret Thatcher’s press secretary for 11 years, I copped a lot of abuse and ridicule.

RBS Bothwell is among 62 branches set to close across Scotland

RBS workers joked about letting customers ‘hang themselves’

RBS employees in a controversial small business unit joked about letting customers “hang themselves”, newly published memos reveal.

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Tesco has delayed plans to change its Clubcard rewards scheme

Tesco delays Clubcard changes

Tesco is delaying changes to its Clubcard rewards scheme after an outcry from customers who objected to a cut to the value of vouchers without warning.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn attacked Theresa May over Carillion at today's Prime Minister's Questions. Picture: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

Jeremy Corbyn accuses Theresa May of being ‘negligent’ on Carillion

Jeremy Corbyn has accused the Government of “negligence” over Carillion as he urged Theresa May to end the “costly racket” of private companies running services for the public.

Scott Jamieson made a strong start to the season by finishing second in the Nedbank Challenge. Picture: Warren Little/Getty Images

Scott Jamieson keen to stay in the mix for Paris Ryder Cup

Scott Jamieson has made his first transatlantic trip to play in a European Tour event feeling optimistic that he can build on a strong end to last season to get into the Ryder Cup reckoning this year.

Harry Potter author Jk Rowling. Picture: Tom Hayward

JK Rowling refutes claims that £4m pub inspired Harry Potter

JK Rowling has insisted she has never been in a pub which has sold for millions of pounds amid claims that it inspired the Harry Potter books.

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Visitors at the Edinburgh Festive Fringe. Picture: Jon Savage.

Nearly one in three Edinburgh Fringe workers are not paid

Nearly one in three workers at Edinburgh Festival Fringe venues are not being paid, new research has found.

Liam Henderson has left Celtic to sign for Bari. Picture: SNS

Liam Henderson leaves Celtic to sign for Italian side Bari

Liam Henderson has left Celtic to sign for Italian Serie B side Bari.

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Major delays expected on Scotland’s roads amid snowfall

After heavy snowfall last night and more expected this evening, many of Scotland’s major roads are experiencing lengthy delay.

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Justin Rose, left, and his caddie Mark Fulcher during the pro-am prior to the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. Picture: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Justin Rose insists golf isn’t boring but in ‘exciting times’

Justin Rose is adamant that golf is not boring – despite 70 per cent of people in the UK claiming that to be the case in a poll that gave it the thumbs down over 16 other sports.

A public consultation is seeking views on the future development of Water Row, a historically important street in Govan. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

A new future for Water Row - the old heart of Govan

It was once the most important street in Govan, the historic parish on the south bank of the Clyde with links to ancient royalty and viking raiders.

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