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4 About the City - our good news round-up 8 The Union Canal celebrates bicentenary 12 Seeing the invisible – Augmented Reality Exhibition at the Botanics 18 Preston Mill & Phantassie Doocot at East Linton 22 Felix Yaniewicz – co-founder of First Edinburgh Music Festival 27 Platinum Jubilee exhibition at the Palace of Holyroodhouse 28 Comiston to Castlehill – Edinburgh’s first piped water supply 32 Old postcards of Edinburgh – much different then and much the same today! 38 Anatomical Edinburgh – a matter of death and life! 48 Doug Corrance’s Edinburgh – his inimitable snapshot of Edinburgh


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10 Norway Day celebrated at Norwegian Consulate 14 George Watson’s Ladies’ College 150th Anniversary celebrations 17 Botanics annual Patrons’ Summer Garden Par ty at John Hope Gateway 26 Platinum Jubilee celebrations round-up 34 Celebrating the life of Dougie Morgan at Royal Burgess 45 Norwegian-Scottish Association celebrates Norway Day 45 Scottish Military Ball at Royal Scots Club

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46 Lots of fun and interesting things to do this summer

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40 Sunday Lunch in North Berwick at The Marine Hotel’s Lawn Restaurant 41 The Spence at Gleneagles Townhouse, Radge Chaat and ‘Invisible food’

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Union Canal 200th Fountainbridge to Falkirk

Edinburgh’s First Music Festival - in 1815

Augmented Reality at the Botanics

Postcards from the past the changing face of Edinburgh

Comiston to Castlehill history of city’s first piped water

Anatomical Edinburgh its medical and macabre history

Picturesque Preston Mill at East Linton

Good News round-up

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Ea t i ng out

Residential Property

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