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.
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 Station’s Princes Street entrance will be closed from the beginning of next month as £7million construction work beings on rebuilding Waverley S
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.
After house price falls across the board in Edinburgh and Scotland in 2010, what does 2011 hold?
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 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).
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.
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.
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.
An estimated 80,000 people descended upon the City Centre for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebration last night.
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.
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.