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Nelson Monument and Time Ball Repair Starts Monday

Top of Nelson's Monument

A £250,000 restoration of the Nelson Monument on Calton Hill is set to start next week. The work will also see the famous time-ball mechanism, formerly used by mariners in the Firth of Forth for navigation, returned to working order.

Visitors Numbers Slip at Top Edinburgh Attractions in 2008

Edinburgh Castle's Crown Square

Edinburgh attractions didn't experience the same upward trend in visitor numbers enjoyed by other parts of the country in 2008 according to a report by the Association of Leading Visitor Attraction

J.K. Rowling's Writerly Hands Preserved For Edinburgh

J K Rowling Makes Hand Impressions for Edinburgh Award

The hands that wrote the Harry Potter series - as myth would have it on cafe paper napkins - are being immortalised in Caithness stone in the quadrangle of Edinburgh's City Chambers.

Riding of the Marches to Return After 63-Year Absence

After a 63 year absence, The Edinburgh Riding of the Marches is to be re-launched at noon on Monday 9th February.

Top Tattoo Photo Prize Goes Dutch

1st Place Winner Wim Workum. subject: Golden Eagles Band

Over 400 visitors from 14 countries have revealed that an impressive pictorial record of one of the world's most breathtaking spectacles can be successfully accomplished in the 19th Tattoo Photographic Competition run over the period of the 2008 Edinburgh Tattoo.

Rabbie Burns Blogs From the Grave

Robert Burns Blogs (Extract)

The original letters of Robert Burns dating from 1787 onwards are being given the blog treatment by the National Trust for Scotland.

Rosyth-Zeebrugge Ferry To Return in Spring

Ferry operator Norfolkline is taking bookings for its new Rosyth-Zeebrugge service with sailings on the route due to begin on May 18, 2009.

Plummeting Pound Good For Overseas Visitors

One and Two British Pound Coins

British pensioners and those who rely on savings for income are not feeling too festive this christmas after the Bank of England reduced interest rates, earlier this month, to levels not seen since

Video: Hogmanay Kiss on Torchlight Procession

The Torchlight Procession takes place every year on 29th December as part of Edinburgh's Hogmanay festival.

Free Admission to Edinburgh Zoo on St Andrew's Day

Lorna Hughes with Budongo Trail Chimp

Edinburgh Zoo is set to open its doors to the public for free, for the first time in its history, on St. Andrew's Day. The Zoo will be joining dozens of other visitor attractions (see story) around Scotland, including Edinburgh Castle, which are participating in the Scottish Government's ‘Visit for Free' initiative on Sunday 30 November.

Edinburgh's World Heritage Status Safe

Canongate, Edinburgh's Royal Mile

The council announced yesterday that Edinburgh's status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site is safe. Two advisers to UNESCO's World Heritage Committee were in Edinburgh from Wednesday to Saturday to review Edinburgh's status in light of controversial plans for development of the historic Old Town and New Town.