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Residents' memories transformed into art

Residents' memories transformed into art | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
Residents of a Stockbridge care home recently got the chance to see their memories brought to life in a book created by an exhibited artist. Astrid Jaekel, originally from Ireland, compiled the boo...
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Edinburgh has seduced the mind of many a writer with its mysteries, the romance, history, and the people.
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McCall Smith's tribute to Edinburgh

McCall Smith's tribute to Edinburgh | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
THE best-selling author has his "love letter to Edinburgh" coming out later this month as he pays a picture tribute to Scotland's capital.
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Lost Robert Louis Stevenson masterpiece discovered

Lost Robert Louis Stevenson masterpiece discovered | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
The story was written more than 130 years ago by a writer who would go on to become one of Scotland’s greatest literary legends.
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Flick through Alexander McCall Smith's latest book on Edinburgh

Flick through Alexander McCall Smith's latest book on Edinburgh | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
As the famous author said: 'I love this city and always shall'. To whet your appetite, have a virtual flick through these 40 pages dedicated to our beautiful city:
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Royal Mile red phone boxes to become city's smallest shops

Royal Mile red phone boxes to become city's smallest shops | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
Planning permission has been granted to convert a pair of phone boxes on the High Street for retail use.
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1923 map shows every pub in Old Town Edinburgh

1923 map shows every pub in Old Town Edinburgh | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
A POSTER-style map of central Edinburgh depicting an alcoholic ‘bog of self-indulgence’ marking with red dots and diamonds the location of every pub and licensed grocers selling booze is one of the highlights of a new book of maps about the city.
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▶ Great Scott! - Time Lapse of Sir Walter Scott's quote installation in Waverley Railway Station. - YouTube

A time-lapse of the installation of a quote by Sir Walter Scott over the entrance to Edinburgh Waverley railway station on 14th October 2014 for the start of...
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Be enlightened at Edinburgh’s 18th Radical Book Fair - Edinburgh City of Literature

Be enlightened at Edinburgh’s 18th Radical Book Fair - Edinburgh City of Literature | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
Now 18 years old, Edinburgh’s Radical Book Fair returns with the best in independent and radical publishing and events. The fair takes place between 22 and 26 October with books and pamphlets from over 70 publishers a full programme of events, including a reading and discussion with Owen Jones about... read more >>
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Historic Edinburgh photos found in biscuit tin

Historic Edinburgh photos found in biscuit tin | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
THEY are a fascinating glimpse into one man’s mission to document a slice of Edinburgh history – and they were nearly lost forever.
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Our libraries have tales to tell

Our libraries have tales to tell | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
BEHIND the doors of the National Library of Scotland lies a treasure trove of ancient works from around the world.
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The 1913 yearbook with the dreams that war destroyed

The 1913 yearbook with the dreams that war destroyed | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
An art history student shares her moving discovery of a school yearbook from 1913.
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Nimble-fingered knitter covers entire tram stop in Edinburgh in a bizarre blanket protest against controversial scheme

Nimble-fingered knitter covers entire tram stop in Edinburgh in a bizarre blanket protest against controversial scheme | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
BENCHES and a tram ticketing machine at the West End Princes Street stop were covered with the knitted creations emblazoned with protest slogans.

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The secret history of Edinburgh's hospitals

The secret history of Edinburgh's hospitals | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
New on Our Town Stories, the remarkable story of Edinburgh's hospitals. Discover the link between Sherlock Holmes and the Edinburgh Hospital for Sick Children, the story of the world's first bionic...

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Edinburgh costume designers create hilarious knitting patterns for comic family The Broons

Edinburgh costume designers create hilarious knitting patterns for comic family The Broons | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
NEW book Knit Your Own Broons brings Scotland’s most iconic family to life in a flurry of thread, with fans of blonde bombshell Maggie Broon insist she looks like a dowdy dolly.
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Gaelic science fiction novel wins literary prize

Gaelic science fiction novel wins literary prize | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
AN AMERICAN writer has landed one of Scotland’s flagship literary prizes - with the first ever Gaelic science fiction novel.
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Edinburgh’s Most Haunted: Abandoned Annie

Edinburgh’s Most Haunted: Abandoned Annie | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
The City Chambers is a building which has seen many an Edinburgh Council horror story.
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Edinburgh Reads

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Edinburgh Reads is using Eventbrite to organize 29 upcoming events. Check out Edinburgh Reads's events, learn more, or contact this organizer.
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'Sir Walter Scott' at Waverley Station

'Sir Walter Scott' at Waverley Station | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
Related content: Anniversary edition of Scott’s Waverley Scottish Book Trust Children’s Book shortlist announced Hugo Award for Edinburgh-Based Author The Edinburgh International Book Festival – Stuart MacBride: brains, bad language and a skeleton called Bob Edinburgh Schools – enter now to win cash for your libraries
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The story of Corstorphine

The story of Corstorphine | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
We're indebted to The Corstorphine Trust for collaborating on a history of Corstorphine with us for Our Town Stories. They've also shared many fantastic pictures from their archives with us to allo...
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Portobello Book Festival

Portobello Book Festival | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
Portobello Book Festival. Information about the free book festival in Portobello, Edinburgh's seaside.
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Two of Scotland's oldest printed books acquired for nation

Two of Scotland's oldest printed books acquired for nation | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
The National Library of Scotland has announced that it has purchased two of the first ever works to be printed in Scotland more than 500 years ago. The move has been hailed as "a major acquisition that will guarantee public access to an essential piece of Scottish history." The two books are the Aberdeen Breviary, so-called because it was commissioned by the Bishop of Aberdeen, and contains services and readings for use in Scottish churches, and a small 16-page book called the Compassio Beate M
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Options for Edinburgh: Scottish Nationalism or City Statehood? (5/5).

Options for Edinburgh: Scottish Nationalism or City Statehood? (5/5). | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
The Case for Edinburgh as a City of the Future. The first contribution to this series studied how Scottish nationalism usually detracts from a straightforward appeal for popular sovereignty; the se...
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Garage owner fakes Google 'murder'

Garage owner fakes Google 'murder' | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
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Brilliant. I saw the Google car on Saturday; wish I'd been as quick thinking as these 2.

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Folding Corners

Folding Corners | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
A Round Up Of The Literary Scene In Edinburgh And Around Scotland.
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I like this site, it's a pleasure to mooch about in it, like a good bookshop.

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