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Statue of Charles II, Restoration Monarch, Gets Restoration Job

Charles II Parliament Square

The statue of Charles II in Parliament Square in Edinburgh Old Town was taken away yesterday for a £57,395 conservation job. The oldest equestrian lead statue in the UK, it dates back to 1685, and is possibly the work of the Dutch sculptor Grinling Gibbons.

Edinburgh Castle August Visitor Numbers Highest For Four Years

Edinburgh Castle's Crown Square

Edinburgh Castle has reported its best August for four years. 190,266 visitors passed through the castle’s doors in August, a 6.1% increase on this time last year.

10 Edinburgh Restaurants For Under £10

Ten pound challenge

Can you still eat out well in Edinburgh for under a tenner? Euan Andrews loosens his belt and finds out.

"Impressionist Gardens" Opens At National Gallery Complex

Paintings by the big names of Impressionism, including Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Manet and Sisley, feature in a new exhibition opening in Edinburgh today.

Video: Edinburgh Fringe Boss Kath Mainland's Fringe

The Edinburgh Fringe Society was set up in 1959 as a registered charity to advise and support anyone taking part in the Fringe and to provide information and ticketing services for Fringe participants and the public. It also promotes the Fringe through its website and the Fringe programme.

Dean Gallery Unveils New Stairwell Artwork

Richard Wright Stairwell

Turner prize-winning artist, Richard Wright, unveiled his most "complex and ambitious" painting to date earlier this week.

Victorian Swimming Pool To Re-Open After Refurbishment

Glenogle swimming pool

The much-loved, Victorian baths at Glenogle Swim Centre re-open today following a major refurbishment.

Brochure For "Biggest Ever" Edinburgh Fringe Hits Streets

I've Got My Fringe Brochure

“The largest arts festival in the world” today launched its largest programme yet. In spite of the economic downturn, the 64th Edinburgh Festival Fringe is bringing a total of 2,453 shows, 17% more than last year, to the Scottish capital.

Scottish Government Starts Volcanic Ash Alert System

Eyjafjallajökull Volcano on 16 May 12:00

The Scottish government has launched an alert system to help travellers find out the current levels of disruption to Scottish flights caused by ash eruptions from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland.

Met Launches Five-day Ash Charts

The Met Office has launched ash charts which aim to show the potential movement and concentration of volcanic ash over the coming five days.