Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians

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
Edinburgh Airport. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Scots airline pilots have sexiest voices, survey finds

They are a voice of reassurance for passengers before take off and landing. But when it comes to the accent of airline pilots, most frequent fliers like their captain to be Scottish, a survey has revealed.

Odd
Diner hits out after Edinburgh restaurant call her ‘pain in the ass woman’

Diner hits out after Edinburgh restaurant call her ‘pain in the ass woman’

A disgusted diner has slammed restaurant staff who typed “pain in the ass woman” on her receipt.

News
Picture: TSPL

What prisoners in Scotland will be eating on Christmas Day

Prison bosses have revealed the menu inmates in Scottish prisons can expect this Christmas.

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The West End of Princes Street, Edinburgh, which was named in honour of the sons of King George III. Picture: Ian Rutherford

The curious origins of 20 Edinburgh street names

Home to literary sons and daughters through the ages, such as Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Walter Scott and Muriel Spark, it is hardly surprising that Edinburgh’s street names are playful and poetic.

Lifestyle 1
Two bedroom flats in the New Town and West End have shot up by more than a quarter.

Edinburgh city centre flats rocket in value, report says

The average selling price of two bedroom flats in Edinburgh’s New Town and West End have rocketed by more than a quarter over the last three months, a report has revealed.

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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 6
Buffalos at Stevie Mitchells Buffalo Farm, in Kirkcaldy, Fife. Picture: Centre Press.

Buffalo escapes Fife farm and goes on the run

Farmers of a buffalo - destined for the frying pan - are appealing for help after the beast jumped a fence and went on the run.

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Codeclan is among the companies getting more women involved in coding.

Laura Westring: Software industry tackles gender gap

If there is one thing you learn quickly in the software industry, it’s that the engineers engaged in architecting, building and developing are overwhelmingly white and male. From niche natural language processing seminars to the largest international conferences like Web Summit in Lisbon, women and ethnic minority coders still occupy less space than their Caucasian male counterparts.

Opinion 2
16 charged over football attacks after Hearts Murrayfield game

16 charged over football attacks after Hearts Murrayfield game

Police have charged 16 men over football-related disorder in Edinburgh.

News
Codeclan is among the companies getting more women involved in coding.

Former IBM vice president to take reins at CodeClan

Digital skills academy CodeClan has appointed a former senior figure at technology pioneer IBM as chief executive as it pushes the button on further expansion.

Tech
Fife Council are threatning to fine dog walkers with fouling bags. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Fife councillors may slap dog walkers without waste bag with £100 fines

Dog walkers could face an on-the-spot £100 fine if they’re caught without a waste bag.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
Katie Hopkins has been criticised after she slammed the Sleep in the Park event in Edinburgh. Picture: Getty

Social Bite hits back in Katie Hopkins Sleep in the Park row

Leaders at the social enterprise which organised Sleep in the Park in Princes Street Gardens have hit back after Katie Hopkins criticised the event.

News
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.

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No dog fouling

Fife Council threaten dog walkers with £100 fine

Dog walkers could face an on-the-spot £100 fine if they’re caught without a poo bag.

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Abronhill High School building: the school featured in Gregory's Girl. Picture: Michael Gillen

Insight: The cut backs Scottish councils have been forced to make

Scott Macnab investigates the sacrifices six local authorities have been forced to make, and the key services they fear will be lost, as they bear the brunt of cost-cutting

Politics 30

Edinburgh Sleep in the Park donations top £3.6m

Deputy First Minister John Swinney and Sir Bob Geldof joined thousands of people who slept out in freezing ­conditions in Edinburgh to raise money to tackle homelessness.

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Two participants have fun during the 2017 Santa Fun Run in Princes Street Gardens. Picture: TSPL

Thousands brave freezing cold for Edinburgh Santa Fun Run

Thousands of Santas turned the Capital red and white yesterday to raise money for a children’s charity.

Charities
Leader comment: All credit to Social Bite entrepreneur

Leader comment: All credit to Social Bite entrepreneur

Entrepreneur Josh Littlejohn provides a shining example of how to do business with a conscience and still succeed.

Opinion
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