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April 2019

City of Edinburgh Council initiatives including vehicle-free Sundays, Active Travel Action Plan, City Centre Transformation Project, City Mobility Plan and Low Emission Zones; proposed transient visitor levy ("tourist tax"); restoration of Edinburgh panorama; early appearances of the famous; photo-essay on "ghost signs"; events and happenings; OTA activities.

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January 2019

Vehicle-free Sundays; City Council aspirations; cycle hire scheme; silent discos; historic wooden water pipes; Christmas trees: cheers and boos; reading list of University of Edinburgh course Edinburgh in Fiction; Edinburgh City Archives, events and happenings; OTA activities.

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September 2018

Tourism destroying living community of the Old Town; Banning pavement advertising, with photo-essay of advertising "sheds"; commemorating the 1918 Armistice in Edinburgh; restoration of Picturesque Bits from Old Edinburgh; reviews of The Edinburgh of John Kay by Eric Melvin, The Other Robert, Fergusson the Poet Who Inspired Burns by Rick Wilson, and Book Lovers' Edinburgh by Alan Foster; new membership leaflet, events and happenings; OTA activities.

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April 2018

Report of AGM; holiday lets destroy communities; our unpleasant streets (précis of report by Old Town Community Council); all change at Abbey Strand; remembering Elsie Inglis; virtual tour of National Museum of Scotland; events and happenings; OTA Activities.  Also available to download is the Review of 2017.

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January 2018

Balancing the needs of residents, businesses and visitors: Christmas lights, tartan tat, Edinburgh (Scotland) and Dunedin (New Zealand), Airbnb in New Zealand, busking controls, cafés reverting to shops, portait of Anna Morton donated to the Patrick Geddes Centre, events and happenings; OTA Activities.

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September 2017

Too many visitors; Women in War; Photo-essay on bus stops and police boxes - real and filmic; By Leaves We Live, new sculpture at Riddle's Court; Book Review: Enlightenment Edinburgh by Sheila Szatkowski; Election results for Westminster and Edinburgh City Council; Events and happenings; OTA Activities.

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April 2017

Threat to the Former Royal High School; Elections to the City of Edinburgh Council; Canongate Stars and Stories; Sibbald's Walk; classic books for ther Cowgate Under 5s; Secret Edinburgh – An Unusual Guide by Hannah Robinson; St Cecilia's Hall re-opens; photo essay on Old Town murals.

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January 2017

Street of Light and other Christmas street lighting; Edinburgh World Heritage's Twelve Closes Project; Old Town Association's 40th anniversary; digitising the Boog Watson archive; reforming the Old Town Community Council; Elections to the City of Edinburgh Council; 111 Places In Edinburgh That You Shouldn't Miss by Gillian Tait; photo essay on Old Town clocks.

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September 2016

Too many hotels are being built or planned; return of the Forsyth Globe; Tron clock back on time; bell-cote of former New Street School, East Market Street arches now used for galleries, cafés and shops; new galleries at the National Museum of Scotland; photo-essay on food advertising; OTA activities for autumn.

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