Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians

In pictures: 18 famous Edinburgh buildings mid-construction

We become so accustomed to the buildings around us that it’s difficult to imagine a time when they didn’t exist.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
Suzanne and John Hughes appeared separately in court.

West Lothian husband and wife in court for assaulting each other

A husband and wife appeared in the same court one after the other today charged with assaulting each other.

Scott Mitchell, commercial director of RCSEd Commercial Enterprises, only gained his sight after pioneering surgery.

The Big Interview: Royal College of Surgeons’ commercial director Scott Mitchell

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) is an august institution with a pivotal role in the development of surgical techniques we take for granted today, with notable names in its history including anaesthesia pioneer Sir James Young Simpson.

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Forth Road Bridge. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Forth Road Bridge to get first paint job since 1964

The Forth Road Bridge is to have its first full paint job since it opened in 1964.

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James Watt and Martin Dickie have plans to extend the BrewDog brand

BrewDog eyes opening a pub at Edinburgh Airport

CRAFT beer giant BrewDog is opening its first airport bar with Edinburgh understood to be the company’s chosen destination.

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Maid Marian star Howard ‘Lew’ Lewis dies in Edinburgh hospital

Maid Marian star Howard ‘Lew’ Lewis dies in Edinburgh hospital

THE former wife of comic actor Howard “Lew” Lewis has paid tribute to the fun-loving star who brought laughter to millions.

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Traffic on St John's Road, Corstorphine.

Polluted streets ‘still poisoning lungs’ in Scotland

Environmentalists have named the Scottish streets they say are being blighted by air pollution fumes.

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In pictures: Spectacular humpback whale in front of Edinburgh Castle

A BIRD photographer couldn’t believe his luck when he snapped a “once in a lifetime” image of a humpback whale in front of Edinburgh Castle.

Zakia Moulaoui from Invisible Cities who is providing haircuts and handing out toiletries to homeless people from the police box on Leith Walk. Photograph: Greg Macvean

Barbers think outside the box to give homeless free haircuts

They’ve been transformed into tiny bespoke coffee kiosks, ticket offices for tourist attractions and even tapas bars after lying abandoned for years.

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Alan Cumming and Nicola Sturgeon at a flash mob meeting outside the Yes Campaign office in Finnieston , Glasgow in 2014. Picture: TSPL

Alan Cumming makes £64K profit on ‘Indyref flat’ he bought in Edinburgh

Scottish actor Alan Cumming has made a £64,000 profit on a flat in Polwarth he bought in the hope it would let him vote in the Scottish referendum.

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Kirsty Maxwell with husband Adam Maxwell.

Kirsty Maxwell’s dad hires top criminologist in his fight for truth

THE father of Kirsty Maxwell, who tragically fell to her death from a Benidorm hotel balcony, says he hopes a top criminologist can solve her death riddle.


In pictures: Edinburgh’s lost railway stations

It’s hard to imagine now but Edinburgh was once bound together by more than fifty railway stations in a way that would no longer be possible.

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Robert Burns was no Harvey Weinstein, says scholar

His image was that of the “heaven-taught ploughman” whose striking dark looks saw women of all backgrounds besotted and smitten by him and his poetry.

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Milder weather is on the way. Picture: Getty

Milder weather ahead as commuters struggle in snow

More snow warnings have been issued for tomorrow, but forecasters said milder weather lay ahead with temperatures up to 12C by midweek.

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Edinburgh coat of arms

Where can you find unicorn emblems in Edinburgh?

There are several tributes to Scotland's national animal, the unicorn, around Edinburgh. How many have you spotted?


Scotland’s weather: Drivers told to stay off the roads

Police and ministers told motorists to stay off the roads across a swathe of central and southern Scotland today after a new amber warning for heavy snow was issued.

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A journey through Robert Burns’s Edinburgh

Burns moved to Edinburgh in 1786 and, although he only lived there for just over a year, he left a memorable mark on the city

The Ship Inn overlooks the River Forth. Picture: Contributed

Sale of iconic Fife pub offers chance to escape the rat race

One of Fife’s best known pubs, the Ship Inn in the historic shoreside village of Limekilns, has gone on the market.

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Police in Edinburgh confirmed Riina has been found safe.

Finnish tourist Riina Elisabeth Sjögren found safe after 10 day search

Police say that 38-year-old Finnish tourist Riina Elisabeth Sjögren has been found in Edinburgh after vanishing for 10 days.

Nicola Sturgeon signalled the Scottish Government may act over short-term holiday lets

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.

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