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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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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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