Leader comment: Holiday lets shouldn’t be hell for neighbours

The boom in short-term holiday lets in Scotland has had a significant impact on the economy.

There's plenty going on in Stockbridge

Where to eat, drink and shop in Stockbridge

Edinburgh's vibrant neighbourhood continues to be a hub for exciting independent shops, bars and restaurants. Here's a guide of where to eat, drink and shop in the area.
Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
Rosa Rosado, manager of the British Red Cross charity shop in Stockbridge, Edinburgh, with a Phillipa Lepley couture wedding dress worth �14,000 which will be auctioned on 18 Jan 2018 at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.
PICTURE: Lisa Ferguson

Red Cross designer bridal dresses star in fashion charity show

AS speculation grows over who will design Meghan Markle’s wedding gown, a small charity shop in the heart of Edinburgh has quietly been attracting brides-to-be to its unique bridal boutique full of designer wedding dresses.

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NHS Lothian was one of the top health boards for medical negligence pay outs

NHS Lothian paid out almost £33m for medical mistakes

NHS Lothian has emerged as one of the top three health boards in Scotland for medical negligence pay outs.

News 1
Thomas Sutherland and Emily Martin with a model  helicopter, designed as part of a new work placement scheme at Leonardo MW in Edinburgh. Photograph: Alistair Linford

Apprentices at defence giant give Scottish pupils a workplace wow factor

The first day in a work placement can be a terrifying prospect for Scotland’s secondary school pupils, facing a whole week surrounded by adults, hoping it will not be spent making the tea.

Education 1
Vapiano in Edinburgh offers pizzas, pastas, antipasti and salads ordered directly from chefs at an open kitchen.

Restaurant chain Vapiano targets expansion in Scotland

A European chain of casual dining Italian restaurants set to open its second Scottish branch this month is considering further sites north of the Border.

Media & Leisure
The demolition of Edinburgh's old St James Centre is paving the way for major redevelopment of the area (Picture: Ian Georgeson)

Will Scarlett: Why wise investors are looking to Edinburgh’s east

Edinburgh’s east-end and Leith are seeing some exciting developments, writes property consultant Will Scarlett.

Is Edinburgh's Christmas Market selling too much pizza, fish and chips, and burgers?

Stephen Jardine: Restaurants that buy locally under attack from chains

Businesses that help give Edinburgh a unique flavour are struggling, writes Stephen Jardine

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Levying a small tax on thousands of tourists would  bring millions of pounds to the city. Picture: Ian Georgeson.

Donald Anderson: How a tourist tax would help Edinburgh stay great

I’m always fascinated at how great things start. I remember trying to tell a journalist that I hadn’t personally brought the MTV Awards to Edinburgh and being accused of false modesty.

Opinion 5
Could Princes Street one day become the other end of Sauchiehall Street?

Leader comment: Central belt megacity

Imagine a time when the capital of Scotland stretches from west to east across the central belt. Where Falkirk and Livingston are no longer towns but suburbs of the Glasburgh metropolis, a city of more than two million people which has swallowed up everything before it.

Opinion 14
Marcus Pickering entered the gin industry as a novice, but he and his partner, Matt Gammell, have since built a reputation as botanical engineers. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

The Big Interview: Gin supremo Marcus Pickering

Marcus Pickering recounts how, aged 11, he got his hands on a bathroom cabinet his mother had thrown away. “I sanded it down, polished it, and turned it into something quite nice – and I thought, ‘There’s something that was worthless, and I’ve turned it into something with value.’”


Private members club ROSL ordered to move out of Princes Street

With its imposing frontage overlooking Edinburgh Castle, and a red carpet on the steps leading up to its doorway, the prestigious private members’ club at 100 Princes Street has been a landmark for decades.

Lifestyle 11
Police have asked members of the public to be vigilant. Picture: TSPL

Massive anti-terror operation as revellers pack Edinburgh

ANTI-TERROR chiefs are urging festive revellers to be their eyes and ears to help thwart any risk of a terror attack in Edinburgh.

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Packaging that can be turned into useful furniture (Picture: Ian Georgeson)

Leader comment: Charity’s innovative solution to problem for refugees

Packaging has become a bane of the modern world, given the vast amounts of waste it can create.

Opinion 1
Silly trams snake around Edinburgh empty, even at rush hour, adding to the many inconveniencies of driving there

Kirsty Gunn: I’m getting the lowdown on the black cab code of honour

I’ve it in mind to take Paul of Edinburgh Black Cabs up on his offer to meet him and a bunch of drivers for coffee sometime soon.

Opinion 6
Cineworld  4DX  Picture: Alan Peebles

Edinburgh Star Wars fans set to enjoy Last Jedi 4DX experience

Star Wars fans eagerly anticipating today’s release of The Last Jedi will be guaranteed to “Feel the Force” as Edinburgh welcomes its first 4DX cinema experience.

Executive Chairman Andrew Scobie

Edinburgh firm unveils pioneering technology for energy sector

A systems design company that set up its global headquarters in Edinburgh earlier this year has unveiled the prototype of technology it says has vast potential for the energy sector, particularly around renewables.

Energy 1
Greater energy efficiency could reduce fuel poverty and help reduce carbon emissions

Sarah Beattie-Smith: How high energy bills are making us ill

As winter storms lash Scotland, many of us hunker down and keep cosy indoors. But new statistics show that more than a quarter of households in Scotland will struggle to keep warm this winter.

Opinion 5
Victoria Street, Edinburgh

Tommy Sheppard: Edinburgh needs to get a grip on its Airbnb craze

Ever rented out a room in your flat? I have. Many people in Edinburgh have too. The city sees a massive influx during August and without residents offering up spare rooms – or indeed their whole home – there’d simply be nowhere for the festival to live.

Opinion 24
Ed Bartlam and Charlie Wood, directors of Edinburgh's Hogmanay, insist there is nothing wrong with having volunteers at the event. (Picture: Jon Savage)

Comment: Edinburgh’s Hogmanay volunteer row is just ‘bashing success’

Row over volunteers at capital’s New Year party is just bashing success, write Charlie Wood and Ed Bartlam, the directors of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay.

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