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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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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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Car park dug up around parked car

Car park dug up around parked car | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
A driver is in for a shock after workmen at one of Scotland's busiest railway stations cut up the car park around his vehicle, leaving it on a tiny island of asphalt.
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Edinburgh timelapse video on course for almost two million online hits

Edinburgh timelapse video on course for almost two million online hits | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
Video clip of city in winter by award-winning filmmaker Walid Salhab goes viral.
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The year in books: Big Edinburgh names pick their favourite reads of 2012 - Latest news - Scotsman.com

The year in books: Big Edinburgh names pick their favourite reads of 2012 - Latest news - Scotsman.com | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
WHETHER it has been the continuing success of 50 Shades, JK Rowling’s move into adult literature, or Ian Rankin returning with Rebus, 2012 has been quite a year in the book world.
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Look. Don't blame me. I told my boss and he told his boss, and his boss told..., Noel Chidwick, 28 Nov '12 · Burrst

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Gifted: The Edinburgh Book Sculptures on Tour 2012, 24 November 2012 - 10:00am - 8 December 2012 - 5:00pm

Gifted: The Edinburgh Book Sculptures on Tour 2012, 24 November 2012 - 10:00am - 8 December 2012 - 5:00pm | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
Of late, no other subject has attracted quite so much interest at the Scottish Poetry Library as that of the mysterious paper sculptures. We will host an exhibition of all 10 sculptures as they reach the end of their Scotland-wide tour.
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Walter Scott Quotes at BrainyQuote

Walter Scott Quotes at BrainyQuote | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
Enjoy the best Walter Scott Quotes at BrainyQuote. Quotations by Walter Scott, Scottish Novelist, Born August 14, 1771. Share with your friends.
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Nigel Planer and John Sessions on why Robert Louis Stevenson is so special - Features - Scotsman.com

Nigel Planer and John Sessions on why Robert Louis Stevenson is so special - Features - Scotsman.com | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
THE undisputed master of the adventure yarn, Robert Louis Stevenson’s literary achievements will be marked on a special day of celebration in Edinburgh tomorrow.
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Edinburgh's latest fictional detective adds feminine touch to man's world

Edinburgh's latest fictional detective adds feminine touch to man's world | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it

Marianne Wheelaghan's debut crime novel will follow a female detective from the capital to the middle of the Pacific.

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Walter Scott's Ivanhoe adapted for 21st century

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - In a bid to resurrect Walter Scott's historical novel Ivanhoe, retired Scottish medical professor David Purdie unsheathed his scalpel to cut out the early 19th century verbiage and...
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Ian Rankin and a fear of page 65

Ian Rankin and a fear of page 65 | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
Britain's most successful crime writer, Ian Rankin, let the BBC follow him from the beginning as he put together his latest novel, which features the return of Rebus.
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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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Conservation body discovers book of radical plans for Edinburgh circa 1949 - Latest news - Scotsman.com

Conservation body discovers book of radical plans for Edinburgh circa 1949 - Latest news - Scotsman.com | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
A STARTLING series of snapshots of Edinburgh as imagined by city planners in 1949 have emerged featuring a motorway running through the city centre – and a school built on Portobello Park.
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Stevenson letters found in old chest | Herald Scotland

Stevenson letters found in old chest | Herald Scotland | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
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Check under your floorboards, people.

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Author Steve Christie tells of Edinburgh pub’s crucial role in writing latest book - Latest news - Scotsman.com

Author Steve Christie tells of Edinburgh pub’s crucial role in writing latest book - Latest news - Scotsman.com | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
Bar staff at a certain Royal Mile hostelry will have more reason than most to hope Steve Christie is the next big thing in crime fiction.
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Lost Edinburgh: John Menzies, Princes Street 1996 - Features - Scotsman.com

IMMORTALISED during the opening scene of hit Brit-flick Trainspotting, John Menzies’ vast flagship store on Princes Street was the place to shop for a whole generation of Edinburgh’s citizens for over 20 years up until its closure in 1998.
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Mystery Edinburgh paper sculptur creates 5 new models - Arts - Scotsman.com

THE mystery artist behind the paper sculptures which were hidden in locations around Edinburgh has created five brand new ones for a national celebration of reading.
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Marianne’s memories of Leith win her place in book - Latest news - Scotsman.com

Marianne’s memories of Leith win her place in book - Latest news - Scotsman.com | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
A LOCAL writer has been chosen by the Scottish Book Trust to be included in a special anthology celebrating Scotland’s most cherished locations after winning a national writing competition.
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Book features stories of dedicated runners - Latest news - Scotsman.com

Book features stories of dedicated runners - Latest news - Scotsman.com | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
THE cold breath of air as soon as you open the front door is enough to take your own away. Then there’s the uninviting darkness of the early morning or evening as well as the need for woolly hats, thermals, leg warmers.
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MyDavidCameron.com | Berk and Hair

MyDavidCameron.com | Berk and Hair | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
David Cameron offers us gruel and tells us it will taste like caviar. Alternative takes on his poster.
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