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Edinburgh Stories
Edinburgh has seduced the mind of many a writer with its mysteries, the romance, history, and the people.
Curated by Noel Chidwick
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Fabric of Old Town inspires young people

Fabric of Old Town inspires young people | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
As part of its continuing work in local schools the Trust invited Old Town resident and photographer, John Reiach, to get involved in the annual art...
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Iain Banks ashes to be fired in rocket over Forth - Latest news - Scotsman.com

Iain Banks ashes to be fired in rocket over Forth - Latest news - Scotsman.com | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
ACCLAIMED author Iain Banks, who died yesterday just two months after revealing he had terminal cancer, has asked for some of his ashes to be scattered by a rocket fired over the Forth.
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Campaigners to cycle on parliament

Campaigners to cycle on parliament | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
Cyclists are to embark on a protest ride to the Scottish Parliament, calling for 5% of Scotland's transport budget to be spent on cycling.
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Nigel Farage Hides In Edinburgh Pub To Escape Mob Chanting ‘Racist Nazi Scum’

Nigel Farage Hides In Edinburgh Pub To Escape Mob Chanting ‘Racist Nazi Scum’ | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
Nigel Farage, the leader of UKIP — a anti-immigration, anti-EU political party that has been having serious successes in recent elections — was fo...

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Edinburgh's iconic landmarks and famous faces celebrated in new book of striking images

Edinburgh's iconic landmarks and famous faces celebrated in new book of striking images | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
EDINBURGH: Frame by Frame offers readers a glimpse of the Scottish capital through the years, with more than 200 images taken from the Daily Record and Sunday Mail's picture archive.
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Reader avoids fine after returning library book 50 years late

Reader avoids fine after returning library book 50 years late | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
David Black took the copy of Goya by Dr Xavier de Salas back to the Fine Art Library in Edinburgh.
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Ex-policeman’s book about corrupt Edinburgh police - Latest news - Scotsman.com

Ex-policeman’s book about corrupt Edinburgh police - Latest news - Scotsman.com | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
A FORMER detective who had to leave the force after being injured in a riot between neo-Nazis and IRA sympathisers has published his first novel – about corrupt police officers in Edinburgh.
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Makars’ Court – Literary history in the stones

Makars’ Court – Literary history in the stones | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
Image by Fiona Diack. Living and working in the centre of Edinburgh you quickly learn short cuts through the closes to avoid the crowds. Makar's Court is my favourite. Makar's Court is off Lady Stair's Close between the Royal Mile and The Mound.
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Cloud Atlas Edinburgh - Tollcross Online

Cloud Atlas Edinburgh - Tollcross Online | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
Community portal for Tollcross, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, covering news, information and sport from fountainbridge, bruntsfield, marchmont, meadows, lothian road, lauriston, west end, west port, city centre, news, leisure, sport, entertainment, cinema,...
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Sandbin for trams

Sandbin for trams | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
I don't know if any of these remain in Edinburgh now. Certainly they were rare birds when I took this picture in 1984; Sadly I have forgotten the location.
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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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A tale of two towns: Book captures Edinburgh in pictures

A tale of two towns: Book captures Edinburgh in pictures | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
A BOOK called Edinburgh Frame by Frame shows how the city has adapted to a raft of social, economic and technological changes.
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The Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour | The List

The Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour | The List | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
This entertaining mash-up of pub crawl and street theatre uses conflict to bring its subject alive, with great results.
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Home address of Ian Rankin's famous fictional detective John Rebus revealed for the first time

Home address of Ian Rankin's famous fictional detective John Rebus revealed for the first time | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
RANKIN had previously revealed his most famous character lived in Arden Street in Marchmont, Edinburgh.
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Students add Edinburgh festival to list of accolades 0 - Fort McMurray Today

Students add Edinburgh festival to list of accolades 0 - Fort McMurray Today | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
Students add Edinburgh festival to list of accolades 0 Fort McMurray Today This past April, amidst all the glory or robots and science fairs, when the Westwood Improv Group were quietly notified they had been accepted into the Edinburgh Fringe...
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Brown bear adopted by Polish soldiers in war to be given statue in Princes Street ­Gardens - Latest news - Scotsman.com

Brown bear adopted by Polish soldiers in war to be given statue in Princes Street ­Gardens - Latest news - Scotsman.com | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
A NAZI-fighting brown bear who was the pride of the Polish infantry before seeing out his life at Edinburgh Zoo is set to be immortalised by a statue in Princes Street ­Gardens.
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There are so many fantastic stories from WWII

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Rare signed copy of Uncle Tom’s Cabin discovered - Features - Scotsman.com

Rare signed copy of Uncle Tom’s Cabin discovered - Features - Scotsman.com | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
A RARE signed copy of the anti-slavery novel said to have laid the ground work for the American Civil War has been unearthed amid the tens of thousands of books donated for Scotland’s biggest annual second-hand book fair.
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Well worth going to this event!

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Stunning Annie Lennox exhibition opens at Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Stunning Annie Lennox exhibition opens at Scottish National Portrait Gallery | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
One of the nation's most internationally acclaimed singer-songwriters is the focus of a spectacular new exhibition which opened at the a href= http:/
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Statues of Edinburgh - FourthEye Photography - Projects

Statues of Edinburgh - FourthEye Photography - Projects | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
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something you often forget about

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The Mystery of Gilmerton Cove

The Mystery of Gilmerton Cove | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
Gilmerton Cove is a series of hand carved passageways and chambers that lie below ground to the south of Gilmerton crossroads, Edinburgh, Scotland. Did the Covenanters hide here? Is it the secret hiding place of the Holy Grail?
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Wanted: Manager to live on Inchcolm Island in the middle of the Forth

Wanted: Manager to live on Inchcolm Island in the middle of the Forth | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
The successful candidate will live rent free on the island because of 'limited services'.
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Writer's Retreat? Just don't watch the Shining first...

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