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4 About the City - our good news round-up 8 The Dean Bridge – a magnificent structure but with a sad back story 12 Liber ton’s greyhound sanctuary 16 Queen Elizabeth II in Edinburgh – photographs spanning 70 years 22 Vanishing Edinburgh – photos of shops that no longer exist 26 Auld Greekie! – how Edinburgh became ‘The Athens of the North’ 39 Plaza Premium Lounge Edinburgh Airport – quality airpor t hospitality for all 48 Doug Corrance’s Edinburgh – his inimitable snapshot of the city inimitable snap

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32 Christmas illuminations and events in the city or just beyond 34 Christmas Gift Guide – Multrees Walk style!


36 A good read this festive season – an eclectic selection of recently published books - all with a local slant 45 The perfect Christmas gift – a subscription to Edinburgh Life


14 Waverley Park celebrates its feuing 160 years ago 20 Botanics hosts its Annual Patrons’ Dinner at John Hope Gateway 30 Morningside Gallery hosts private viewing of Jack Morrocco paintings 37 Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity Ultimate Sports uiz at Prestonfield

Food and drink 40 Pier Brasserie at Newhaven Harbour Holyrood Distiller y’s award winning rum! 41 Eve at Virgin Hotel’s Edinburgh, New look Tigerlily reopens, Harvey Nichols Forth Floor Christmas menu, Pizzologist at Haymarket and Edinburgh Castle I PA

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46 10 fun and interesting things to do as Christmas approaches

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Why we call Edinburgh ‘The Athens of the North’

Queen Elizabeth in Edinburgh photos spanning 70 years

Vanishing Edinburgh `70s & `80s shops that are no more

The Dean Bridge our ‘bridge of sighs’ Plaza Premium Lounge

Edinburgh Airport begin your trip in style!

Liberton’s greyhound sanctuary


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