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Specialised passport for Scots could ensure free movement between Scotland and Europe post-Brexit

In response to the impending implementation of Brexit, UK academics have proposed plans for a specialised passport that would allow Scots to continue to benefit from free movement throughout Europe, The Herald reported. The proposal was initiated by Damian Chalmers and Anand Menon, professors at King’s College London. If passed, it will involve Scottish citizens […]

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University of Edinburgh Principal Timothy O’Shea warns of Brexit’s possible consequences on higher education

The University of Edinburgh’s principal Sir Timothy O’Shea addressed the Scottish Affairs Committee on 24 October to warn that Brexit may have ‘catastrophic’ consequences on higher education in the UK, The Scotsman reports. With the University of Edinburgh attracting a significant population of both international students and staff members, O’Shea asserted that Brexit presents an […]

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Hogmanay fireworks celebration set to return to Calton Hill

Following last year’s ban on Hogmanay’s Midnight Moment Fireworks celebration on Calton Hill, the City of Edinburgh Council has reopened the hill to this year’s festivities. The ban was set days before last year’s celebration, after the Council deemed the site to be a safety hazard, calling the hill “unlit and uneven under foot” in […]

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Homicide rates in Scotland have dropped to an all time low

Homicides in Scotland have dropped to their lowest rate on record according to a 2015-16 report released by the Scottish Government. According to the report, homicide occurrences in the country have decreased by eight per cent between the 2014-15 and the 2015-16 period, from 62 to 57 cases. The police have kept homicide records since […]

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Noise restrictions lifted on music being played live in Edinburgh streets

Following protests from local musicians and venue owners, the Edinburgh licensing board has voted to reduce noise restrictions on amplified live music in the city. Prior to the vote, guidelines specified that amplified music must be “inaudible from neighbouring properties”. The updated clause will now stipulate that music “shall not be an audible nuisance” in […]