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Hogmanay – Storm Dylan winding down ahead of the bells

There are several stages set up as part of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay and the storm which hit the capital earlier did take its toll on the stage at the East End just outside the Balmoral Hotel. Photos by Martin Alan Smith We are assured that everything will be fixed by this evening and that everything will go ahead as planned. The latest weather forecast More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, December 31st, 2017
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All set for the firework finale to 2017 in Edinburgh

With 3,000 fireworks in place and a storm which looks as though it will die down by midnight, all is set for bringing in the New Year in Edinburgh. Each firework is in some kind of casing to ensure that it goes More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, December 31st, 2017
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Edinburgh begins the three day Hogmanay festival in style

The temperature dropped markedly between the time of the opening photo call at Holyrood and the fireworks from Calton Hill which marked the end of the Torchlight Procession. Everything is in place for the Torchlight More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, December 30th, 2017
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Highest number of air travellers arrive in Edinburgh for the New Year festival

More than 91,000 revellers fly in for New Year. It appears that Edinburgh’s reputation as one of the party capitals of the world continues to grow as more than 91,000 people fly into the city to bring in 2018. The More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, December 29th, 2017
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Edinburgh is Hogmanay!

Starting from tomorrow the city comes alive for Hogmanay. We were at a press conference this morning to hear all about it and it all sounds very exciting with aerial acrobats and music from The Human League, along More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, December 15th, 2017
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Festival partnership with Castlebrae concludes after three years

Edinburgh International Festival’s partnership with Castlebrae Community High School comes to a close. In 2015 the Edinburgh International Festival began a three year partnership with Castlebrae Community High More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, December 4th, 2017
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24 Doors of Advent gets you behind closed doors

A free event 24 Doors of Advent returns until 24 December as part of the Edinburgh’s Christmas celebrations, allowing you to get behind the doors of a variety of Edinburgh venues and organisations. There are More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, December 4th, 2017
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#ScotWord – voting now open to the public

#Scotword is an integral part of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations, and now you are invited to cast your vote. The final word to be decided by the public vote will be revealed on 30 December at the end of More...

By John Preece On Saturday, December 2nd, 2017
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Royal Air Force to be Lead Service at 2018 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

‘The Sky’s the Limit’ showcase to celebrate “…the power of human potential”. Humans’ greatest endeavours will be celebrated at next year’s Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, organisers have revealed, More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, November 25th, 2017
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Edinburgh’s Christmas – Winter Windows

The schools competition to design a winter window has until now been hidden away in Princes Street Gardens. Now there is a proper display of the children’s work across Edinburgh in West Parliament Square, More...

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