Royal Bank branch closures spark reaction

The Royal Bank of Scotland has announced that it will close nine branches across Edinburgh.The bank says it is responding to digital banking, but it also seems to be implementing cost savings after the Bank of England’s stress test announced earlier in the week. The nine branches are Juniper Green, Davidson Mains, Portobello, Castle Street, Chesser, More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
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Innis & Gunn crowdfunding is no small beer

Dougal Gunn Sharp, founder of Innis & Gunn Edinburgh craft brewers Innis & Gunn have raised over double the amount they set out to in their crowdfunding which closed last night. The campaign was run with More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, November 25th, 2016
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Eagle Couriers give a guarded welcome to fuel duty freeze

A Scottish transport expert has welcomed the fuel duty freeze announced in the Autumn Statement, however had hoped to see a cut in the tax along with a more rounded approach to making electric vehicles a realistic More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, November 25th, 2016
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Rabbie’s wins two awards at the 2016 British Travel Awards

Our very own growing bus tour company Rabbie’s Trail Burners, is already a market leader. Earlier this week the company won two silver awards in the 2016 British Travel Awards, for both the Best Escorted Tours More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, November 24th, 2016
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National Trust for Scotland seeking permission to develop Newhailes House

An exterior view of Newhailes near Edinburgh. The National Trust for Scotland has applied for planning permission to redevelop Newhailes House near Musselburgh in a £2.4 million project. The house dates from the More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, November 24th, 2016
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Chinese travel company buys Skyscanner for £1.4 bn

The Edinburgh business Skyscanner has been acquired by Chinese online travel agent Ctrip in a deal which values the company at £1.4 billion. Skyscanner announced the news on their website at midnight last night. More...

By Nigel Duncan On Thursday, November 24th, 2016
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Self-build digital concierge launched for travel sector

Julie Grieve could be a vital cog in the booking chain for holiday lets, B&Bs, guest houses, Airbnb and hotel in Scotland’s capital. The Edinburgh-based businesswoman today launched a digital concierge Called More...

By admin On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
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Little Italy opening its doors tomorrow

The former police box opposite St Mary’s Cathedral and John Lewis reopens tomorrow (24 November 2016) in its latest reincarnation as a food kiosk. Giuliano Liano, from Rome, who has lived in Edinburgh since More...

By stacey@nicheworks.co.uk On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
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‘Best Five-Star Hotel in Scotland’ is right here in Edinburgh

Five-star Edinburgh hotel, The Chester Residence, has won another coveted award this month and been named ‘Best Five-Star Hotel in Scotland’ in the trivago Awards 2017. This totals 24 awards to date for the More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
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Edinburgh lifestyle blogger is in the pink

Emily Murray is a mother of two and a lifestyle journalist who worked with The Guardian and Stylist among other titles. Earlier in the year she set up a blog called The Pink House which aimed to inspire mums to More...