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Donaldson’s College site sales over £7m - 6 months before buyers can get on site

The Edinburgh-based housebuilder behind a prestigious new residential project “unlike any other development in Scotland” says sales have reached seven figures six months before it expects the first on-site visitors.

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Callum Smith, pictured here with Jonathan, is appealing to the driver of the Audi A3 to hand themselves in

‘Do the right thing’: Grieving brother’s plea to Maybury fatal crash thieves

A GRIEVING brother has made an emotional plea to the car thieves who caused the crash that killed his sibling to hand themselves in.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians

Gordon Dewar: Tourist tax shouldn’t just be paid by hotels

Other businesses, including airports, could contribute to a levy, says Edinburgh Airport chief executive Gordon Dewar.

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John Kinloch Anderson with bolts of tartan at the company's Leith base, where the fabric is also manufactured. Picture: Jon Savage

The Big Interview: John Kinloch Anderson

Its kilts are woven into the fabric of the nation – worn by the Royal Family, the tennis champions Andy and Jamie Murray, and actor Sir Sean Connery. Now Kinloch Anderson is looking to fuse its history and heritage with hi-tech as it celebrates its 150th anniversary.

Retail
Jim Broadbent (Picture: Corbis via Getty)

Leader comment: Edinburgh International Festival line-up is stellar

Edinburgh International Book Festival has sometimes been criticised for going for names designed to draw a crowd, rather than important authors.

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The Rolling Stones perform live on stage on the opening night of the european leg of their No Filter tour. Picture: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Touts sell Edinburgh Rolling Stones tickets at four times face value

RIP-OFF touts are trying to sell tickets for this Saturday’s highly-anticipated Rolling Stones gig at more than four times their face value, the Evening News can reveal.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians

Edinburgh Police trace Good Samaritan witness in Maybury crash probe

A GOOD Samaritan medic who rushed to help victims of the Maybury Road horror smash has been traced by police.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
Jonny Smith died last Friday in the Maybury Road crash.

Mum of Maybury crash victim: Find animal who left my Jonny to die

THE GRIEVING family of a young driver have begged for help in catching the “animal” car thief who caused the horror crash that killed him.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones just keep on rolling (Picture: Brian Rasic/WireImage)

Aidan Smith: Why Mick Jagger is finally a hero

Beatles fan Aidan Smith has finally put aside teenage rivalries and become a fan of the evergreen Mick Jagger.

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Steve Cassidy at The Caledonian ' aka Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh ' which has been promised �20m in investment by its new owners, Twenty14 Holdings. Picture: Jon Savage

The Big Interview: Hilton Hotel’s Steve Cassidy

About 30 years ago, Steve Cassidy was celebrating his graduation from Napier in the glitzy surroundings of The Caley hotel in Edinburgh’s West End.

Media & Leisure
National Youth Assembly moderator Robin Downie at the General Assembly in Edinburgh

Scotland’s Kirk told to ‘give young the chance of leadership’

The “missing generation” of young people in the Kirk needs to be urgently addressed to ensure its survival, the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has been told.

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General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

Military chaplains say Kirk job Act ‘marginalising’ them

The Kirk’s military chaplains are feeling “marginalised and that their ministry is undervalued” by now having to undergo assessments identifying “skills sets and knowledge” they may lack when wanting to return to civilian parish ministry.

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The M8 motorway is undergoing gantry refurbishment. Picture: SWNS

Church of Scotland votes to keep fossil fuel investment

Pleas for the Kirk to divest its money from oil and gas companies in two years time, or sooner, have been rejected at the 2018 General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

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Qmile Group CEO Paul Curran said the company's ambition is to expand across key UK cities. Picture: Lesley Gracie

Quartermile directors complete buyout move

Two directors of Edinburgh-based property developer Quartermile Developments have launched a new business following a management buyout (MBO).

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Derek Curran has won his unfair dismissal claim.

Teacher fired for sex abuse claims wins £10k for unfair dismissal

A HEADTEACHER fired from a Capital school over child sex abuse allegations has been awarded £10,000 by a tribunal for unfair dismissal.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
Female Church of Scotland ministers and supporters march to celebrate 50th anniversary of decision to ordain women ministers. PICTURE: ANDREW O'BRIEN

“Pockets of resistance” in Scotland against women ministers

“Pockets of resistance” against appointing women ministers and elders still exists in parts of Scotland, the 2018 General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has been told.

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Moderator Right Rev Dr Susan Brown addresses the Assembly, with principal Clerk Rev Dr George Whyte joining in the merriment. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

Church sell-offs loom to ensure future of the Kirk

The Church of Scotland will consider a widespread sell-off of its buildings as ministers were told “past differences, jealousies and power struggles must be left behind” if the Kirk is to survive the next ten years.

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STV staff staged a walkout when the closure of STV2 was announced (Pictyure: Craig Williamson/SNS)

John McLellan: Hope for Scottish broadcasting despite STV2’s closure

Despite the closure of STV2, there are hopeful signs for broadcasting, writes John McLellan.

Opinion 5

REVEALED: Hero bus driver foiled Shandwick Place ATM raid

A HERO bus driver and passengers helped stop a smash-and-grab gang from stealing a cash machine from a store in Edinburgh’s West End - by bravely blocking in their getaway car and calling police.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
Sometimes during the Edinburgh festivals, jugglers can get in the way when you're running for the No 22 bus (Picture: Getty)

Aidan Smith: Edinburgh gets its ‘nae nickers’ in twist over Festival

Street artists and their admirers can be annoying, but the Festival makes the Capital more interesting, says Aidan Smith.

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