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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.


Haining makes debut for much-changed Scotland against Ireland

Edinburgh number eight Nick Haining will make his Scotland debut against Ireland in the Six Nations as Adam Hastings replaces Finn Russell at fly-half.
BBC News - Published

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

Videos for Edinburgh

Susan Boyle revisits Britain's Got Talent audition stage [Video]Susan Boyle revisits Britain's Got Talent audition stage

Susan Boyle is excited ahead of her upcoming tour, which will include a return to the stage where her journey to fame began. The singer will hit the road for her Ten tour in March, playing in eight..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:07Published

Scotland's Sturgeon: Could test power to call consultative independence vote in court [Video]Scotland's Sturgeon: Could test power to call consultative independence vote in court

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she did not rule out testing the legality of calling a consultative referendum on independence if Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:38Published

'Scotland loves Europe' sand art organised by SNP [Video]'Scotland loves Europe' sand art organised by SNP

The SNP have sent a clear message to the EU from Portobello beach in Edinburgh. Drawn in the sand, the artwork shows the two words Europe and Scotland joined by a heart. It comes on the day Scotland..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:41Published

Nicola Sturgeon: SNP ready to ramp up case for independence [Video]Nicola Sturgeon: SNP ready to ramp up case for independence

The SNP is ready to "ramp up" its campaign to persuade Scots to choose independence, Nicola Sturgeon said, as she accused the Tories of "goading" Scotland. The party leader spoke in Edinburgh on the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:57Published

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


Confusion grows over Edinburgh’s Hogmanay ‘social curfew’

confusion grows over edinburgh’s hogmanay ‘social curfew’
Police say they cannot enforce event organiser’s plans to limit access Security arrangements for the UK’s biggest new year street party are in disarray after police revealed they are not legally..
WorldNews - 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

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

Former First Minister Alex Salmond appears in court to deny multiple sexual assault charges

former first minister alex salmond appears in court to deny multiple sexual assault charges
Alex Salmond carried out a series of sex attacks - including an attempted rape in his official residence – while serving as Scotland's First Minister, according to prosecutors. The former SNP leader..
WorldNews - Published

Encyclopedia Britannica: All the world at your fingertips

Two hundred and fifty years ago, in Edinburgh, Scotland, a printer, an engraver, and an editor teamed up to produce the first Encyclopedia Britannica, which contained scholarly essays and short..
CBS News - Published

A trip to a popular tourist attraction led this woman to discover she has breast cancer

Bal Gill, 41, noticed something unusual when she took a photo in the thermal camera at an Edinburgh tourist attraction. - Published

Thousands march for second Scottish independence vote

thousands march for second scottish independence vote
Thousands of people have marched through the streets of Edinburgh to call for Scottish independence, in what was billed as potentially one of the city’s biggest ever rallies. The event was the..
WorldNews - Published

Angered by Brexit, thousands rally in Edinburgh for Scottish independence

Thousands marched in Edinburgh Saturday calling for Scottish independence, with a possible British exit from the European Union just weeks away and calls growing for a fresh vote in Scotland on..
France 24 - Published

Dust that forms stars and planets recreated in university lab

dust that forms stars and planets recreated in university lab
The dust that forms the stars and planets of our galaxy has been recreated in a laboratory. Professor Martin McCoustra and a team of scientists from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh have spent the..
WorldNews - 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

PM’s suspension of Parliament unlawful, Scottish court rules

pm’s suspension of parliament unlawful, scottish court rules
A legal bid to challenge the suspension of Parliament has succeeded at the appeal court in Edinburgh. A group of around 70 parliamentarians had appealed against a ruling by a judge that Boris..
WorldNews - 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

Pet Owners Warned To Keep Animals Away From British Waterways Containing Toxic Algae

pet owners warned to keep animals away from british waterways containing toxic algae
Across Britain, from Aberdeen to Hampshire, Edinburgh to Lincolnshire, there have been warnings to owners to keep their pets out of lakes, reservoirs and other waterways after blooms of an organism..
WorldNews - Published

Court hears fresh challenge to Johnson's no-deal Brexit

court hears fresh challenge to johnson's no-deal brexit
Hearing in Edinburgh to determine how timing of bid, backed by more than 70 MPs, could work Boris Johnson is facing a new legal challenge from campaigners backed by more than 70 MPs and peers who want..
WorldNews - 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

City reacts as RBS serves up £1.7bn boost for shareholders

city reacts as rbs serves up £1.7bn boost for shareholders
Royal Bank of Scotland has unveiled a larger-than-expected £1.7 billion payout for shareholders, delivering a windfall for the taxpayer, though its latest results disappointed some in the City. The..
WorldNews - 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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