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Edinburgh ‘Tourist Tax’ Gains Overwhelming Support

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:37
The City of Edinburgh Council published figures today that reveal strong support for the introduction of a Transient Visitor Levy (TVL) in the Capital, with an overwhelming majority of respondents – and, significantly, the majority of accommodation providers – in favour of the city’s proposals. The Council received over 2,500 responses to its eight-week public […]
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Results of tourist tax consultation ‘overwhelmingly positive’

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:28
The City of Edinburgh Council has described the answers to its tourist tax consultation as revealing ‘strong support’ for the introduction of the tax. Over 2,500 people responded during the eight week public consultation held in the last few months of 2018. 85% of those who responded said they strongly support the introduction of a […]
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High quality office space still scarce

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:11
Edinburgh’s office market recorded a solid year of activity in 2018 with nearly 1 million square feet of space let, but a lack of new Grade A space is set to leave the market severely short of accommodation in 2019, according to property consultants JLL. A total of 970,000 sq ft changed hands in 2018, […]
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Edinburgh locals mark end of WW1 centenary year

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 11:53
A group of residents from Edinburgh and Lothians recently joined the city’s award winning storytellers, Mercat Tours International, on a unique commemorative battlefields trip marking the end of the WW1 Centenary year, when the guns fell silent on the Western Front, ending the Great War. During World War I a powerful and successful recruitment campaign meant many […]
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Two dead following collision between car and bus

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 09:06
An investigation is underway following the death of and man and woman during a collision in West Lothian yesterday. The collision took place around 12.55pm when a Vauxhall Corsa collided with a small, single-decker bus on Torphichen Road near Ballencrief Toll Roundabout in Bathgate. A 78-year-old man who was driving the car and a 79-year-old […]
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Family law firm defends their title

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 20:37
FOR the second year running, a family-run legal firm has won first place against 66 other solicitors and estate agents for the highly coveted ESPC Best Customer Service Award. Boyd Legal’s estate agency division scooped the prize after achieving the highest score in ESPC’s 2018 independent Mystery Shopper programme. Boyd Legal racked up a total […]
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New Partnership Ups The Bidding For House Sellers

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 19:29
Gilson Gray Property Services have set up a pioneering partnership with the UK’s fastest growing auction house in an initiative aimed at providing an additional – and potentially lucrative – marketing tool for house sellers. The tie-up with Pattinson Auction will also involve Gilson Gray working with estate agents, letting agents, insolvency practitioners, house builders […]
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Five people taken to hospital following serious collision

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 19:24
Five people have been taken to hospital following a serious road crash between a bus and a car on Torphichen Road near Ballencrief Toll Roundabout in Bathgate which took place at 12.55pm this afternoon. Emergency services attended the scene, including specialist paramedic teams and an air ambulance and the injured parties were taken to hospitals […]
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Salmond settles Judicial Review action with Scottish Government

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 18:38
Former First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond has settled his action for Judicial Review against the Scottish Government. Mr Salmond had raised the action following complaints of sexual harassment made against him by two members of staff at Holyrood. He raised the action to force the government to investigate the way the allegations were investigated. […]
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Witness appeal following bank robbery

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 18:16
Police are appealing for information from the public following an attempted robbery at the TSB in Clerk Street which took place around 1.30pm on Monday 7th January. A man entered the bank and approached a bank teller before removing an item from a holdall, which he implied was an explosive that he would detonate, and demanding […]
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Comment – Daniel Johnson debating autism and schools

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 13:38
by Daniel Johnson MSP for Edinburgh Southern It’s not often I read a report and I have an emotional reaction, but I would challenge anyone to read the report on autistic children’s experience of the school system in Scotland, co-authored by Children in Scotland, the National Autistic Society Scotland and Scottish Autism, and not feel […]
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Levein banned following post-match comments

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 18:45
Hearts manager Craig Levein has been given a two-game touchline ban following a hearing by the SFA’s judicial panel at Hampden today. He will serve an immediate one-game ban which takes effect for Hearts William Hill Scottish Cup tie with Livingston at Tynecastle on 20th January. The ban for the second game is suspended until […]
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Sign up for Walk at Work Award

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 17:06
SCOTLAND’s walking charity is calling on businesses in Edinburgh to sign up to its new accreditation that aims to reverse the trend of inactive workplaces.  Paths for All has created the Walk at Work Award to reward employers across the country who are encouraging everyday walking in their workplace.  With the average working-age adult sitting […]
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Comings and goings at Tynecastle

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 16:14
It’s been a busy day at Tynecastle as Hearts confirmed it was a case of one player in and one player out, two loan players returning – with a new loan player possibly joining the ranks in Gorgie. Striker David Vanecek has completed his move from Czech Republic side FC Teplice. The big forward, who […]
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Scottish National Gallery – work starts on creating accessible paths

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 16:10
The Scottish National Gallery is being revamped and work will continue from today with some noticeable changes to the facilities in and around the gallery. The gallery shop and the Scottish Café and Restaurant will be closed for a few months to allow a new accessible path, landscaping and wider steps to be created in […]
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Missing dog – Golden Retriever in Morningside

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 15:49
Have you seen this dog in Morningside? A Golden Retriever known as Oakley has disappeared from a garden in Morningside Drive. It is believed that he escaped, although his owner says there have not been any sightings since just after 1.20pm. He is wearing a brown collar with a tag and he is chipped. Have […]
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Man tries to rob woman of her dog in Saughton

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 15:09
Police are appealing for the public’s help after an attempt was made to rob a woman of her dog in the West Fairbrae Drive area shortly after 9pm on Saturday 5th January. A 50-year-old woman was walking her Golden Retriever when she was pushed from behind by a male, which caused her to fall to […]
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Fingal – Edinburgh’s newest hotel – opens today

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 14:26
Fingal launches today berthed in the Port of Leith. Fingal is the newest hotel in town. She is a unique offering as she is a boat : the sister ship to The Royal Yacht Britannia no less. There are 23 cabins and luxurious public spaces for dining and entertaining which are bound to prove a […]
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Sign up for a free archaeology course starting next week

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 14:06
The local activists’ group ‘Power to the People’, in conjunction with Edinburgh University’s Centre for Open Learning, are bringing something new and old, a free archaeology course ‘Making Connections’ with talks and trips open to all. The venue will be Royston Wardieburn Community Centre, 11 Pilton Drive North EH5 1 NF ,  from Tuesday 15th […]
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Burger King added to the menu at Edinburgh Airport

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 14:00
Edinburgh Airport has just added Burger King to its food and drink offerings on departure, and the burger café will open later this year. They will have a children’s interactive wall to keep younger passengers entertained with self service kiosks and digital ordering screens too. SSP Group PLC will operate the new outlet, as they […]
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