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Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and a World Heritage site. Famed for its architecture, history and culture, just under 500,000 people live in the city. Our Edinburgh section brings you the best coverage from our weekly newspaper Edinburgh Now plus breaking news and sport.

 

Firefighters forced to stop tackling large grass fire on Arthur's Seat after strong winds whip up 20ft flames

MORE than 100 calls were received from members of the public after the blaze broke out on Arthur's Sear in Edinburgh.

Friendly: Queen of the South 0 Hearts 0: Tynecastle boss hits out over 'absurd' low bids for defender Jason Holt

Jambos midfielder Callum Tapping slides in to deny Paul Burns
QUEENS dominated the match but it was transfer talk surrounding the visitors off the pitch that dominated discussion afterwards.

Daily Record to the rescue with free ice cream as Scotland swelters in near 30C heat

Millie McKinnon enjoys a free ice cream
THE Daily Record handed out free cones to sweltering Scots yesterday as the country sizzled on the hottest day of the year.

Gary Ralston: Clubs are in bother but at least Jambos keep their Dignity

18/05/13 CLYDESDALE BANK PREMIER LEAGUE ABERDEEN v HEARTS PITTODRIE - ABERDEEN Hearts star Ryan Stevenson (centre) heads the visitors into the lead
RYAN STEVENSON'S taste in music is more old-fashioned than the average professional footballer, says GARY.

Jason Manford reflects on his TV and singing stints as he prepares for a return to stand-up comedy at this year's Edinburgh Festival

Jason is keeping his options open
AFTER trying his hand at TV and musicals, the 32-year-old funnyman is set to make his return to comedy when he plays six nights at next month's Edinburgh Fringe.

Olympic champ Chris Hoy admits that he has to fit in time to get back on his bike since retiring last year

Sir Chris Hoy visits the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, London, for the first time since London 2012
THE six-time Olympic gold medallist says he worries about not getting enough time to cycle due to his busy schedule.

Europa League: Scots find out their opponents in qualifying draw

Frazer Wright is mobbed by his team-mates
THE draw for the Third Qualifying Round of the UEFA Europa League took place today, with Motherwell, Hibernian and St Johnstone discovering their opponents.

News

Firefighters forced to stop tackling large grass fire on Arthur's Seat after strong winds whip up 20ft flames

MORE than 100 calls were received from members of the public after the blaze broke out on Arthur's Sear in Edinburgh.

Daily Record to the rescue with free ice cream as Scotland swelters in near 30C heat

Millie McKinnon enjoys a free ice cream
THE Daily Record handed out free cones to sweltering Scots yesterday as the country sizzled on the hottest day of the year.

Olympic champ Chris Hoy admits that he has to fit in time to get back on his bike since retiring last year

Sir Chris Hoy visits the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, London, for the first time since London 2012
THE six-time Olympic gold medallist says he worries about not getting enough time to cycle due to his busy schedule.

Business

Jo MacSween of Macsweens William Orr and Sons

Meet the family behind Edinburgh haggis makers Macsween

THE business employs between 50 and 60 people depending on the season and expects to turn over £5million in the next financial year.

New wedding website aims to help bride and groom with biggest day of their lives

Generic wedding photo
EDINBURGH hospitality worker Tom Goodfellow launched the site after being unimpressed with online help when arranging his own civil partnership.

Tour boss began with loan from brother to buy minibus

Managing director Hazel Rickett with founder Robin Worsnop
ROBIN WORSNOP set up Rabbie's Trail Burners two decades ago and last year the company had 55,000 passengers and turnover of just under £5m.
Earth, Wind and Fire open the main stage on the last day of T in the Park 2013

Boogie and Lynne on T In The Park's golden oldies and seeing the city sights

BOOGIE has been hosting Forth One's morning show for 10 years, co-hosted by Arlene Stuart – and they write a weekly column for our Edinburgh Now newspaper.

Boogie and Arlene on giant screens, heatwaves and going on holiday

Twitter pic of crowd in Edinburgh's Festival square watching Andy Murray win Wimbledon
BOOGIE has been hosting Forth One's morning show for 10 years, co-hosted by Arlene Stuart – and they write a weekly column for our Edinburgh Now newspaper.

Alison Craig: Blondie? I'll settle for still having all my hair, thanks!

Blondie
DEBBIE HARRY was as impressive as ever, even if she was hard to see without glasses.

Hearts FC

Jambos midfielder Callum Tapping slides in to deny Paul Burns

Friendly: Queen of the South 0 Hearts 0: Tynecastle boss hits out over 'absurd' low bids for defender Jason Holt

QUEENS dominated the match but it was transfer talk surrounding the visitors off the pitch that dominated discussion afterwards.

Administrators say 'show us the money' as fight for Hearts hots up

03/07/13 TYNECASTLE - EDINBURGH Joint Administrator of BDO Trevor Birch prepares to address the media to give an update on the club's financial situation
THE Tynecastle club's administrators want proof of funding from the three parties looking to take control.

Transfer Talk, July 18: All the news and latest rumours

ALL the latest transfer rumours, including Gary Hooper, Derek Riordan and uninvited guests at Dundee United's training base.

Hibernian FC

Frazer Wright is mobbed by his team-mates

Europa League: Scots find out their opponents in qualifying draw

THE draw for the Third Qualifying Round of the UEFA Europa League took place today, with Motherwell, Hibernian and St Johnstone discovering their opponents.

Malmo 2 Hibernian 0: Pat Fenlon's men left with uphill battle after Swedbank Stadion defeat

Jiloan Hamad (10) curls the ball over the wall and past Hibernian keeper Ben Williams to give the home side the lead
TWO first-half goals have left the Scots side playing catch-up for the home leg at Easter Road next week.

In pictures: Saints and Hibees warm up for Europa League

17/07/13 HIBERNIAN TRAINING SWEDBANK STADION - MALMO The Hibernian squad are put through their paces as they train in Sweden.
OUR picture gallery has the pick of the shots as Hibernian and St Johnstone as they get ready for this evening's Europa League openers.
Stravaigin has a roomy conservatory at the back of the property

Perfect family home just five miles from centre of Edinburgh

EACH week in the Edinburgh Now newspaper we feature a property on the market.

Mum who weighed 21 stones and couldn't finish playgroup race is now running marathons

Sharon in the silver skirt to mark her wedding anniversary
THE mum-of-two was mortified after struggling across the finish line last at her daughter's playgroup fun day, but now Sharon has shed the weight and enjoys running marathons.

Travel Review: Sardinia is a stunning Mediterranean island

A BEAUTIFUL and unspoilt island, Sardinia is the ideal location to enjoy stunning scenery, water sports, walks, and a chance to explore nearby Corsica