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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.

Ten Thousand Candles To Light Medieval Abbey

The Pilgrim light and sound installation at Dunfermline Abbey

The 11th century Dunfermline Abbey in nearby Fife is to be transformed with spectacular lights and sounds as the Historic Scotland property is lit up with around 10,000 artificial candles.

Edinburgh Castle Among Free Attractions for Kids in October

Mons Meg, Edinburgh Castle

For the month of October, Historic Scotland is waiving kids' admission fees for its 70 attractions across Scotland, including Edinburgh Castle and eight other ancient sites in Edinburgh and Lothians. Entry to Edinburgh Castle for 5 to 15 year-olds is usually £6, for 16-59 year-olds £12 and £9.50 for concessions.

Dubai-bound QE2 To Make Farewell Trip to Forth Estuary

Queen Elizabeth 2 In Forth Estuary

As part of her farewell British Isles' tour, The Queen Elizabeth 2, or QE2 as she is commonly known will make her final voyage in Scottish waters in the Forth Estuary on 7 October.

Edinburgh International Book Festival Picks

Edinburgh International Book Festival

The Edinburgh International Book Festival pitches camp in Charlotte Square Gardens this year between 9th and 25th
August, hosting a staggering 800 authors from around the world. The quality and range of authors always draws wide interest, and this year is no exception. Following the launch of ticket sales last month, heavy traffic made the web site inaccessible for a while and a good number of events have already sold out.