The Week Gone By

Face of the week

Erika Moore

The owner of the Eteaket tea shop in Frederick Street was celebrating after becoming co-winner of our Business Accelerator competition.

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Best news we've heard this week

The “architectural gem” of Mavisbank House may finally be on course for renovation after Midlothian Council agreed to buy the property under a compulsory purchase order and hand it over to the Mavisbank Preservation Trust, allowing them to work on restoring the crumbling 18th-century mansion.

You wouldn't believe it but . .

. . . as well as battling ferocious storms the crew of Edinburgh’s Inspiring Capital has now been warned to look out for pirates. Organisers warned crews in the Clipper Round the World yacht race to look out for pirates on the trip from Australia to Singapore.

Tweet of the week


It’s all a ruse. It’s not colic, it’s not bamboo in my throat. See these big black eyes? Let’s just say Tian Tian got a tad over-enthusiastic.