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The Best Beaches To Visit Near Edinburgh
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The best days of summer are finally upon us here in Edinburgh and it’s time to head outside and catch some rays! Relaxing by the seaside is one of our favourite ways to spend a sunny summer’s day. Whether you prefer a stroll along the water’s edge or you’re ready…

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The Crisis Threatening The Future Of The Edinburgh Festival
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In August 2019, I’ll have been organising accommodation for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for 21 years. 21 years! Crumbs, it’s a long time to have been doing the same thing, year in year out. My summers (well actually, quite a lot more of the year than that…) revolve around The…

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The Prettiest Edinburgh Gardens To See Now
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Anyone who follows our Instagram account will know that I have a bit of an obsession for all things floral. In my dream life, I’d get to spend some more time in our Edinburgh garden and as I get older that feeling is building! At Dickins, it’s me who goes…

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Exciting Plans for the Observatory by Collective
The Collective Calton Hill Edinburgh
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If you’ve been up on Calton Hill during the past few months you might’ve noticed that there is some restoration work going on at the top. Collective, a contemporary visual arts organisation established in 1984, started redeveloping the A-listed City Observatory complex on Calton Hill in November 2016. We caught up with…

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Join HM the Queen’s 90th Party On Board The Royal Yacht Britannia
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For over 40 years, Britannia was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family and was an ambassador for Great Britain and the Commonwealth sailing over a million miles around the world. HM The Queen described the Royal Yacht as “the one place I can truly relax”. Now Scotland’s Best Attraction (VisitScotland)…

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