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Princes Street evacuated due to suspected bomb

At around 2pm on Monday the 20th, at least one block on Princes Street was evacuated due to a suspected bomb being found outside the Scottish National Gallery. With one of Edinburgh’s busiest streets coming to a standstill on Monday afternoon, bomb disposal teams were spotted at the scene after a suspicious package was found […]

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North Bridge Refurbishment and Princes Street Binns Clock repair

The refurbishment of the North Bridge, which began in Summer 2018, is due to be completed in early 2021, while the Princes Street Binns clock has been scheduled for restoration. The North Bridge connects the Old and New towns, and was opened in 1896. It is classed as a category A-listed structure. An estimated £22 […]

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The RSA’s 193rd Annual Exhibition

This month, the Royal Scottish Academy presents its 193rd annual exhibition, showcasing the very best works from its academicians across Scotland. Earlier this week I headed over to Prince’s Street to see what the Academy had to offer. I walked through the building’s enormous columns and into the gallery, finding a maze of open-plan rooms […]

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Sleep in the Park: world’s largest sleep-out to end homelessness a success

On Saturday 9 December, 8,000 people gathered at Princes Street Gardens for Sleep in the Park, the world’s largest-scale sleep-out to show their support for the 11,000 homeless households in Scotland. The event was organised by Social Bite, and £3.6 million was already raised before the event began. Of this, £0.5million was given by an […]

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The joys of the Princes Street Gardens Christmas Market

Every year, Edinburgh’s historic city centre is transformed into a bustling Winter Wonderland. Ice skaters push along plastic penguins in St Andrews Square, whilst on George Street families and couples can shiver in minus 10 degrees celsius watching a history of Scotland come alive before their eyes with a hot mug of cocoa or whisky […]