Statistics released today show a record number of refused out-of-catchment requests for primary school places for the 2011/12 school year, at nearly triple the previous year's

The average price of a home in Edinburgh has risen annually just £77 according to the Edinburgh Solicitor and Property Centre (ESPC) statistics for the first three months of 2011.

Every ten years, households in Scotland must, by law, answer a series of questions for the national census.

House prices continue to rise in Edinburgh and Scotland according to the official statistics from the Registers of Scotland for the quarter ending June 2010.

Edinburgh has slipped in a survey of the top global financial centres to 27th in the world.

The Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) was first produced by the Z/Yen Group for the City of London in March 2007 and now reports every six months

Statistics for the second quarter of 2009, released by the Edinburgh Solicitor and Property Centre (ESPC), show that the average house price in East Central Scotland decreased by 11.0% annually during the second quarter of 2009.

Edinburgh has seen the largest population increase of all the Scottish Council areas in recent years, according to latest government figures.

  • Edinburgh is the principal gateway to Scotland and is the 2nd city in the UK for international tourist arrivals.
  • 45 per cent of all overseas visitors to Scotland come to Edinburgh.

An annual survey by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has found that rubbish on British beaches has increased 110% since 1994, and beaches in Scotland are dirtiest of them all.

The (MCS) Beachwatch Survey found that on average there were 2,195 litter items per kilometre on British beaches compared to 1,045 items/km in 1994. The army of 5,219 volunteers across the U.K. found more plastics than ever in the survey, conducted over the weekend of 20th and 21st September 2008.

Newly digitised records of famous Scots, including Adam Smith and Sir Walter Scott, have been made available online.