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Edinburgh scientists to help develop driverless vehicles

The University of Edinburgh is set to take part in a new £11 million national research programme aimed at developing fully autonomous vehicles. The venture will be jointly funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Jaguar Land Rover. Five projects have been selected and will be headed by Jaguar Land Rover, […]

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University of Edinburgh to employ ‘Wikimedian in Residence’ web editor

The University of Edinburgh has announced plans to gather a team of students for web editing. The team, led by a paid ‘Wikimedian in Residence’ or WiR, is to consist of Wikipedia  editors who will help facilitate entries on the website associated with the institution, according to the University. The University hopes to connect members […]

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Edinburgh settles after “exhilarating” summer festivals

This year’s Edinburgh festivals saw a ticket sales rise of five per cent, with about 2.3 million tickets issued for 50,000 Fringe events. This accounted for £3.8 million in ticket sales, an increase of 19% from last year. Every year, millions of visitors from in and out of the UK flock to Edinburgh to enjoy […]

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Plans to revamp central Edinburgh cultural sites unveiled

Plans to build a £55 million “cultural quarter” in the former Royal High School on Calton Hill have been revealed. The news comes alongside other cultural proposals to revamp Calton Hill’s observatory, and to give the National Gallery of Scotland in Princes Street Gardens a £5 million overhaul. The open-air Ross Theatre in Princes Street […]

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Conservationist calls for end to Edinburgh World Heritage status

Leading urban conservationist, David Black, is calling on UNESCO to take away Scotland’s renowned heritage status it has held since 1955. Black has been heavily critical of Edinburgh’s city authorities, condemning a series of architectural decisions conducted within the city’s historic cityscape. Black is the first chairman of the city’s Southside Association, a group that […]