The City of Edinburgh Council's recruitment committee has recommended Vic Emery as its preferred candidate for the position of combined chair for the boards of its wholly owned companies Transport
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One of the most notorious characters in Scottish history will be setting up residence at Edinburgh Dungeon this February 12th as Edinburgh’s scariest attraction launches its new 2011 feature,
The Edinburgh Film Festival is truly getting a big shake-up whether it likes it or not. We knew funding would be an issue this year following the loss of a £1.9 million three-year grant from the UK Film Council.
Edinburgh City Council has given an unenthusiastic okay for the revised plans for £30 million expansion of Haymarket Station (Edinburgh's West End railway station). The project will see a new building extended out beyond the existing historic facade (see above), with a new concourse, 12 ticket gates, glass lifts, and a glass bridge across the track to the platforms. Work is expected to start next year and be completed by 2013 or early 2014.
Six years after its launch, Edinburgh bicycle recycling depot the Bike Station has taken in its 25,000th bike. The bike was a Fifties, British-built, ladies bike, still in very good condition, although made of a heavy steel frame.
You thought it was over? Seems BAA, who run Edinburgh Airport, are still getting to grips with the local snow. The airport was closed again early yesterday after a larger than expected overnight snowfall.
An estimated 80,000 people descended upon the City Centre for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebration last night.
It is almost a year since The Scotsman published a "platform" article as an open letter to Jenny Dawe, the leader of Edinburgh City Council. All that the lady managed in reply was to tell us that "the trams will be well worth waiting for". Well, Jenny we are still waiting!
Has day-to-day freezing ice and snow become the new normal? It seems to have been going on for ever. First it was Snowvember, now De-icember, in what has been the worst weather conditions in living memory. With climatologists (such as former government chief scientific advisor David King) suggesting that cold winters come in multiple years, we may need to get used to these bitterly cold conditions.
Edinburgh residents woke up this morning to find the city had reverted to winter snow conditions again.
Tron Legacy lives up to the hype, looks great, sounds great and the 3D’s up to scratch so go see it on the biggest screen you can find.
Alex Salmond has appointed Keith Brown (pictured), formerly Minister for Skills and Lifelong learning, to replace Stewart Stevenson as Minister for Transport and Infrastructure.
After the deep freeze on the roads, the political heat proved too much. Stewart Stevenson was forced to resign from his ministerial post yesterday.
Three days after Scotland's "perfect storm" (as Transport Minister Stewart Stevenson has dubbed Monday's transport network seizure), conditions look to be getting better.
Travel disruption is continuing across Scotland. Edinburgh was around -13C last night and the Met Office is forecasting a high of -6C during the day. Obviously, the problem on roads is ice, not just snow with traffic crawling along.
As Edinburgh's snow related problems plummet new depths, it feels like we are in the script of a Hollywood disaster movie.
The resignation on Friday of three more key officials from the staff of Tie (Transport Initiatives Edinburgh) means that some six or more have abandoned ship in the past few months. The