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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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Dickins Top Five: Books set in Edinburgh
Edinburgh Cityscape Photo Credit: David Galletly
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Edinburgh is, without a doubt, a literary city and inspiration for writers across the globe.

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Flying Scotsman in the Spotlight
Flying Scotsman leaving King's Cross. Photo Credit: National Rail Museum
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From spotlight to sidelines, Flying Scotsman’s career has been anything but a smooth ride. The 25th February saw the highly anticipated return of the iconic locomotive after a painstaking £4.2m restoration. 

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What is the Edinburgh Coffee Festival?
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Mansfield Traquair will host the first ever Edinburgh Coffee Festival on October 3rd, 2015. The Edinburgh Coffee Festival will feature expert talks from coffee-crazed experts from around Scotland, experiments, tasting opportunities and demonstrations. Will you be going? Scotland’s vibrant coffee scene is growing at a rate of noughts, and you…

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