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Edinburgh art projects to be kickstarted with new ‘Culture Fund’

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is to help kick-start new arts projects across the city after agreeing to help the city council bankroll a new “Culture Fund”.

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The life and legacy of Muriel Spark will be celebrated at the Usher Hall in her home city of Edinburgh.

Nicola Sturgeon to appear at Muriel Spark centenary celebration

Nicola Sturgeon is to read from the work of Muriel Spark at a special 100th anniversary celebration of the Edinburgh-born author’s life and legacy.
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Dundee's 80 million waterfront museum has been in the planning for more than a decade.

V&A Dundee to open in September with ocean liners exhibition

A lavish celebration of the golden age of ocean travel will be unveiled at Dundee’s long-awaited V&A Museum of Design when it opens to the public in the autumn.
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The former Donaldson's School for the Deaf 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.

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Karen Gillan will be patron of an expanded programme for young people at the Edinburgh International Film Festival this year.

Karen Gillan to be Edinburgh film festival's figurehead for young people

Doctor Who star Karen Gillan has agreed to be the figurehead of a dedicated string of events for young people at the Edinburgh International Film Festival this summer.
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Artistic director Donald Shaw is at the helm of the 25th Celtic Connections, which launches on Thursday.

Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund to be opened up to Celtic Connections

Glasgow’s long-running winter music festival will be able to access an Edinburgh Festival funding pot for the first time.
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Celtic Connections artistic director Donald Shaw. Picture: John Devlin

Celtic Connections chief opens up on event’s future

One word sums up Donald Shaw’s recollection of what he can remember thinking when he first heard of Glasgow’s plans to launch a traditional music festival in the middle of January: trepidation.

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House of Frasers has been snapped up following a bidding war.

Property developers buy iconic House of Fraser Princes Street store

Property developers behind one of the biggest projects in modern times in Edinburgh have swooped to snap up one of the city’s department stores.

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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.

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Valvona & Crolla has closed down its Vin Caffe opposite the Harvey Nichols department store on St Andrew Andrew Square. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Italian city restaurant shuts down after business slump

One of Scotland’s best known food and drink businesses has closed down its Edinburgh city centre restaurant - after business slumped 50 per cent in the space of a year.

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The Caledonian Hotel has been sold to an overseas investor in a multi-million pound deal

Edinburgh’s Caledonian Hotel set for expansion after £85m sale

One of Edinburgh’s most famous hotels is to undergo a major expansion after being snapped up by new overseas owners.

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VisitScotland director Paul Bush is one of Scotland's leading festivals and events experts.

Scottish festival organisers told they may have to rely on crowdfunding in future

Festival and event organisers may have to rely on crowd-funding campaigns and donations from philanthropists to keep running in the face of the public spending squeeze, one of Scotland’s leading industry experts has warned.

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The Trainspotting premiere in Edinburgh. Pic: Jane Barlow/PA

Brian Ferguson: Scottish screen industry needs more than buzz words

The growing Scottish film industry needs clear vision, writes Brian Ferguson

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UK’s most northerly light show Colours of Cluny axed

The plug has been pulled on one of the biggest tourist events in the north of Scotland – despite costing £200,000 to get off the ground.

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The worlds oldest model, 89-year-old Daphne Selfe, and Kelly Knox, who has forged a modelling career despite being born with half an arm missing, will be taking part in the Fashion Forum: Design For Diversity summit at Edinburghs National Museum of Scotland. Picture: Jonathan Hordle/REX/Shutterstock

Scotland to hold summit for ‘healthier culture’ in fashion industry

The world’s oldest working supermodel and a model born with half an arm missing are to take centre stage in a major summit in Scotland aimed at ensuring the fashion industry is more diverse.

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Washington Post’s review of Edinburgh rounds on ‘fools on council’

Washington Post’s review of Edinburgh rounds on ‘fools on council’

It was best known for lifting the lid on the Watergate affair which triggered the resignation of US President Richard Nixon.

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Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali) takes part in an exhibition bout at Paisley Ice Rink in August, 1965, with Jimmy Ellis.

Scot’s play about Muhammad Ali in Paisley punches above its weight

A controversial visit by boxing icon Muhammad Ali to Scotland at the height of his fame is to inspire a new comedy drama more than half a century later.

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The value of games dropped last year. Picture: Ian Rutherford.

Six Nations value to Edinburgh drops as spending reined in

Rugby fans are cutting short their Six Nations visits to Edinburgh because they cannot afford the traditional long weekend in the city, tourism experts have admitted.

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Sleepers bed down for the night during the Sleep in the Park in West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh, last month

Multiple ‘Sleep in the Park’ events planned for Scotland to end homelessness

A string of “Sleep in the Park” events could be staged on the same night across Scotland in the wake of the success of the first event raising more than £4 million.

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