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Amazon To Create 750 Jobs With New Fulfilment Centre

Amazon is to create 950 jobs across two Scottish sites: 750 jobs at a fulfilment centre in Dunfermline, and an additional 200 posts at its existing fulfilment facility in Gourock, which packs and ship items for Amazon customers. The company is also expected to create a further 1,500 temporary jobs during peak periods.

"Mr Judo" Wins Edinburgh Award

George Kerr

Acclaimed judo veteran George Kerr, who was awarded the CBE in the recent New Year Honours list, has been announced as the fourth recipient of the prestigious Edinburgh Award.

Waverley Steps To Close For Station Construction Works

Waverley Steps Upgrade Entrance (artist impression)

Waverley Station’s Princes Street entrance will be closed from the beginning of next month as £7million construction work beings on rebuilding Waverley S

Exhibition Highlights Edinburgh's Response to Global Disasters

Haiti Edinburgh

A thought-provoking exhibition at Edinburgh's Central Library opens tomorrow (Wed 12 January 2011), highlighting how Scotland's Capital city has responded to natural disasters occurring across the globe.

ESPC 2010 Q4: Edinburgh House Prices Down 2%

House price chart Q4 2010

After house price falls across the board in Edinburgh and Scotland in 2010, what does 2011 hold?

Potholes Targeted By Council

Work began today on fixing the huge number of potholes across Edinburgh that have appeared during the recent bout of freezing conditions. City infrastructure has been ravaged by the most severe winter weather since the 1960’s. Ice has formed and expanded in the tarmac, opening up cracks and craters across Edinburgh's roads, pavements and cycleways.

China Gifts Breeding Pair of Giant Pandas To Edinburgh Zoo

Ko'ko in the Kobe Oji Zoo, Kobe

China has given "a gift" of a breeding pair of giant pandas to Edinburgh Zoo. A historic agreement was signed today which will see the first giant pandas reside in the UK for 17 years. Witnessed by Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, and Vice Premier of China, Li Keqiang, the agreement was signed at Lancaster House in London by Donald Emslie, chairman of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS), which owns Edinburgh Zoo, and the Chinese Wildlife Conservation Association (CWCA).

25,000th Bike Rolls Into Bike Station

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.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Festival Review

Biffy Clyro headlining "Concert in the Gardens"

As a lifelong Edinburgh resident, I have experienced the Capital’s Christmas and New Year Festival celebrations over many years, (dating back to the days when over 300,000 unticketed spectators crammed onto Princes Street on 31 December).  I often think I should become jaded by the annual display of sparkling trees, ice rink, music, song and dance, with fireworks at midnight.

More Weather Disruption At Edinburgh Airport

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.

RSNO New Year Viennese Gala Review

David Danzmayr (conductor)

It was a delight to hear and indeed to watch an up-and-coming operatic soprano, Sarah Tynan, sing four songs in German (we had the translations) as part of the New Year Viennese Gala.

Community Groups Invited To Bid For Climate Change Cash

Cyclists on Teviot Place

Communities, small and large, across Scotland, are being encouraged to get proactive in the fight against climate change with the help of government funding. The Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) has been extended and is open to applications for the 2011/2012 round.

December Was Second Coldest Month In Scotland In A Century

Car under snow at Ratho

The Met Office has today confirmed that December 2010 was not only Scotland's coldest December on record, but that it was also the second coldest month that the country has experienced in 100 years, beaten only by February 1947.

Scottish Ski Resorts Celebrate Bumper Snowfall

The early snowfall (photos) that caused such havoc in Edinburgh over November and December has been a welcome boost to Scotland's winter sports centres. Nearly 15,000 skiers and snowboarders hit Scotland's slopes over the new year holiday weekend.

Edinburgh Shows No Sign of Waking From Hogmanay Dream

Edinburgh Hogmanay 2011

An estimated 80,000 people descended upon the City Centre for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebration last night.

Edinburgh Revellers Ready For Hogmanay

Hogmanay Concert in the Garden

Good news for those hitting the street to celebrate Hogmanay tonight: Edinburgh is expected to be dry and not too windy.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Sees Record Crowds at Torchlight Procession

Son et Lumiere at Calton Hill

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations were launched tonight - a day later than in previous years - with a spectacular Torchlight Procession through the centre of Edinburgh's Old Town.

Edinburgh's Assembly Rooms: A Potted History

Assembly Rooms - front

In 2011, Edinburgh's Assembly Rooms will be closed for a controversial, but long-planned, £9.5 million refurbishment which will see its ground floor converted into a shopping space with a "fine dining" restaurant to the rear of the building.

Video: Save the Assembly Rooms campaign

Supporters of the campaign to "Save the Assembly Rooms" speak out against plans to create shops and restaurant out of the existing rooms on the ground floor.

Seeking Inspiration From Edinburgh On Film

The Illusionist George Street

The end of the year is approaching and the Filmhouse is hosting a season of films featuring Edinburgh as part of the Hogmanay festivities.

Weather: Christmas Was White, Will Hogmanay Be Alright?

Up Helly Aa vikings

Christmas day in Edinburgh 2010 was "white" by both definitions: the city was covered in snow and the Met Office officially recorded snow flakes falling in the city. At least one flake must fall on 25th December for it to be technically called "A White Christmas" as far as the bookies are concerned.