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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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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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