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4 About the City - our good news round up 6 Alexander McCall Smith to receive 2020 Edinburgh Award 8 Galloway Hoard unwrapped at the National Museum of Scotland 12 Pilrig Park – historic links with 1560 Siege of Leith 16 Portobello’s unfor tunate Doctor Dewar 20 Victoria & Albert’s watercolours at The Queen’s Gallery 24 More mystery photographs identified by readers 26 Edinburgh’s rugby heritage – instrumental in the game’s development 30 Sir Walter Scott’s reluctant Grand Tour of Europe

36 Auld Reekie Retold – reinterpreting Edinburgh’s past 40 Spring across the north of Edinburgh – from Calton Hill 48 Doug Corrance’s inimitable snapshot of Edinburgh life

What’s On

46 10 fun things and interesting things to do in the next 10 weeks

Food, drink and hospitality

34 Harvey Nichols new home menus, Champany Inn’s peerless burger 35 Contini Bake Off champion 2020, Chocolate and whisky, Non alcoholic beers, spirits and wines


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Galloway Hoard at National Museum

Royal watercolours at Queen’s Gallery

Edinburgh’s rugby heritage

Sir Walter Scott’s Grand Tour

Historic Pilrig Park

Alexander McCall Smith to receive Edinburgh Award

Mystery city images - identified!

Portobello’s unfortunate doctor

Calton Hill spring vista

Residential Property About the City Food & Drink

What’s On

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