April 2022

Edinburgh’s twin city Kyiv and the rest of Ukraine; various sources of disruption in the Old Town; the forthcoming local elections; the Scottish census; short-term lets, and drinkers’ pens on the streets. Plus things to do and OTA actvities

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January 2022

All Change; Bill Cowan retires; Let's Talk seat; Proliferation of candy stores; New Clock for New College; Snowflakes on The Mound; Drinkers' pens; High Street Security Barriers; Private helicopter flights; Closure of public toilets; Old Royal High School update; Statue of Elsie Inglis for the High Street; Historic Lantern Slides discovered; Review of Public Sculpture of Edinburgh; Tunnels proposed for Edinburgh in 1949; Things to do and places to visit; OTA Activities.

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September 2021

New sights in the Old Town; Goldilocks Festivals; changes on roadways; Pirrie's Close artwork; a new future for the Tron Kirk?; Occupation by Dr Andrew McNiven; photo-essay on drinkers' pens and alfesco coffee; increase in subscription rates; things to do and places to visit; OTA activites.

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April 2021

Groundhog Day or a New Dawn?; Photo-essay of scaffolding; EWH & Tron Kirk; Future of Old Royal High School; Winter Festivals consultation; Book Festival moves to Art College; Zero-Waste shop in Old Town?; Transport issues; Report of AGM; Winter Cheer; OTA Activities, Things to do and websites to visit.

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January 2021

Thoughts as we leave 2020; Photo-essay of festive lights and shop displays; Golden Mr Whippy and former Royal High School; What we might see in 2021; Auld Reekie Retold; Holyrood Physic Garden; Looking up in Lockdown; Grants and donations; Notice of AGM; Coronawocky(apologies to Lewis Carroll); Things to do and websites to visit.

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September 2020

The new normal: the effects of the Covid lockdown; no OTA events until 2021; Cleanse the Causeway (1520) and Sir Walter Scott (1771); obituaries of Anja Amsel and Robin Tait; photo-essay of Edinburgh in lockdown; musems, galleries and other places to visit.

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April 2020

Unprecedented times (Covid-19); impact of lockdown on tourism businesses; CEC's City Mobility Plan; 3 in 10 homes listed as short-term lets; new street lighting and the lighting of Jacob's Ladder; photo-essay on empty streets; future events and happenings; OTA AGM and accounts; future OTA activities.

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January 2020

Fake History; Cleanse the Causeway, 1520; Draft / Daft Tourism Strategy; The Crannie Community Hub; Photo-essay on carvings you can see from the top of a bus; Events and happenings; OTA Activities.

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September 2019

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, vehicle-free Sundays and Summertime Streets, North Bridge refurbishment, Royal Mile barriers, Oor Wullie Big Bucket Trail, Fishmarket Close elephant, coloured limewash in the Old Town, review by Donald Smith of Aspects of Edinburgh: poems by Stewart Conn with drawings by John Knight photo-essay on "plastic flowers", events and happenings; OTA activities.

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