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Edinburgh: Capital of Scotland
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and one of its 32 council areas. Historically part of the county of Midlothian, it is located in Lothian on the Firth of Forth's southern shore.


Coronavirus: Pharmacies in Edinburgh sell out of face masks as patients tested for deadly illness

'People keep coming in, mainly Chinese students, asking for face masks but we have completely run out, across the whole city'
Independent - Published

The Scots girl adopted by singing cowboy Roy Rogers

How a girl from an Edinburgh children's home was adopted by a pair of Hollywood film stars.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Edinburgh

Hogmanay celebrations as Edinburgh welcomes start of 2020 [Video]Hogmanay celebrations as Edinburgh welcomes start of 2020

Fireworks lit up the Edinburgh sky as tens of thousands welcomed the start of a new decade at Hogmanay celebrations. Auld Lang Syne rang out to begin the year 2020, sung by revellers packing the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:40Published

Edinburgh Fireworks Display on New Year's Eve [Video]Edinburgh Fireworks Display on New Year's Eve

Celebrations are already underway in Edinburgh, as the Scottish city prepares to see in the new year with a spectacular display of fireworks over its imposing skyline. Report by Chinnianl. Like us on..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:45Published

Nicola Sturgeon calls for transfer of powers for 'IndyRef2' [Video]Nicola Sturgeon calls for transfer of powers for 'IndyRef2'

Nicola Sturgeon has called on the UK government to negotiate a transfer of powers to Edinburgh to allow another independence referendum in a document containing her arguments and draft legislation that..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:11Published

Nicola Sturgeon sets out SNP's post-election plans [Video]Nicola Sturgeon sets out SNP's post-election plans

Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, speaks in Edinburgh of a "watershed moment" in politics. She sheds light on how she plans to secure a second independence referendum. Report by Woodsli. Like..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 02:00Published

Jo Swinson gets in festive spirit with Christmas sing-along [Video]Jo Swinson gets in festive spirit with Christmas sing-along

Jo Swinson joined the residents of Manor Grange Care Home in Edinburgh for a Christmas sing-along on Thursday. The Lib Dem leader met and talked with residents and carers over a cup of tea as they..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:59Published


World's Big Sleep Out: Thousands support homelessness charities

Events in cities including London, Edinburgh and New York aim to raise £38m to help rough sleepers.
BBC News - Published

European Challenge Cup: Edinburgh 31-20 Wasps

Edinburgh keep their European Challenge Cup campaign on track with a bonus-point win over Wasps at Murrayfield.
BBC News - Published

Hickey nets late Edinburgh derby winner for Hearts

Seventeen-year-old Aaron Hickey's deflected late strike earns Hearts a dramatic Edinburgh derby win, and eased the pressure on manager Craig Levein.
BBC News - Published

JK Rowling donates £15.3m to Edinburgh MS research centre

The gift will create new facilities at the clinic which is named after the author's mother.
BBC News - Published

Paradise Lost? Edinburgh on edge as Brexit divides festival audiences

For many home-grown performers at the world's largest arts festival, Britain's looming departure from the European Union presents a unique artistic challenge.
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson: Majority of Scots back independence in shock poll days after PM's Scotland trip

Protesters booed and jeered the new PM last week when he met Nicola Sturgeon in Edinburgh
Independent - Published

UK PM Johnson booed by some people as he meets Scotland's Sturgeon

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was booed by some members of the public as he arrived to meet Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in Edinburgh on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Climate change: How hot cities could be in 2050

Edinburgh will feel like Paris and Leeds could be as warm as Melbourne, according to a study.
BBC News - Published

Cannonballs, skulls and jewellery: Archaeologists discover 'Bronze Age relics' in Edinburgh city centre, delaying Richard Branson's new hotel

'This has been one of the most significant urban excavations ever undertaken in Scotland'
Independent - Published

'Edinburgh rebuilt a broken club' - Orient captain pays tribute to 'truly great man'

'edinburgh rebuilt a broken club' - orient captain pays tribute to 'truly great man'
Leyton Orient captain Jobi McAnuff pays tribute to late boss Justin Edinburgh and says the club will continue to build on his legacy.
BBC News - Published

Scotland warns Ireland 'unwise to pick a fight' as two countries clash over fishing rights

Edinburgh tells Dublin it will take 'enforcement action' if vessels keep entering claimed British waters around islet of Rockall
Independent - Published

Chess piece missing for 200 years found in drawer

chess piece missing for 200 years found in drawer
The medieval chess piece - expected to fetch £1m at auction - had been in an Edinburgh family's possession for 55 years.
BBC News - Published

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