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Work will soon get underway to significantly improve public spaces on Melville Crescent, thanks to £2.1m in Transport Scotland funding secured by the City of Edinburgh Council. Improvements to the historic west end street will complement the...
To mark the anniversary of the opening of the Forth Bridge on March 4 (1890), Museums & Galleries Edinburgh have published a book online listing all the accidents that took place during the early phase of...

A Heartwarming Tribute: Edinburgh Poppy Cabs Provide Free Rides for Veterans on Remembrance Day

In a touching gesture to honour and thank our heroes' veterans, local Black Cab drivers have come together to provide free transportation to veterans...

Unveiling History: The Wedding Gown that Linked Edinburgh to the Oppenheimer

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh has recently added a wedding gown to its collection, establishing a fascinating connection between the city of Edinburgh and the...

Reviving Pride: Sustrans Grant Breathes New Life into Leith’s Rainbow Bridge

The preservation of Leith's cherished Lindsay Road Bridge, also recognized as Pride Bridge, has advanced a significant step forward, courtesy of a funding grant...

Edinburgh’s Transformation: From Ancient City to Smart City

While Edinburgh boasts a rich history as an ancient city, it has consistently positioned itself as a pioneer of innovation. Often referred to as...

Historic Sundays: Explore Edinburgh and Lothians’ Iconic Heritage Sites for Free this Winter

This winter, you can explore some of Edinburgh and the Lothians' most iconic heritage sites, including Edinburgh Castle, Tantallon Castle, Craigmillar Castle, and Linlithgow...

Celebrating 20 Years of Empowering Communities: The One City Trust’s Milestone Anniversary

On August 25th, a joyous reception took place at the City Chambers, commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the One City Trust (OCT). The event, hosted...

On the UNESCO International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, Edinburgh acknowledges its history while also casting its gaze...

A civic reception to recognise the UNESCO International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition (August 23) and to officially...

Reviving Ancient Echoes: The Resurrection of Gaelic Heroic Lays

On Saturday 23 September, the heroic laoidhean which formed a central part of traditional Gaelic culture in the later Middle Ages will be brought back to...

Exploring Edinburgh’s LGBTQ+ Heritage: Unveiling Our Rainbow Past

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh has just concluded a collaborative initiative aimed at conveying the distinctive narratives of LGBTQ+ history in Edinburgh to both online...

Recreating History: Gas Engineers Commemorate Granton Gasholder Luncheon

On the 9th of August at Granton Waterfront, a group of gas engineers assembled to recreate a significant luncheon event that occurred before the...

Speirs Bruce Way: Honouring an Explorer’s Legacy in Edinburgh’s Upgraded Path

The recently upgraded pedestrian, cycling, and wheelchair-accessible path in the northern region of Edinburgh has received an official name in honour of a renowned...

A Transformative Journey: Reflections on Edinburgh Arts ’73 and Its Lasting Impact

In 1973 I arrived in Edinburgh as a young art student participating in renowned Scottish artist, gallerist and impresario Richard Demarco's Edinburgh Arts '73. It...

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