April 2024

Outsiders' views of the Old Town; management of the World Heritage Site; Edinburgh's Future Street proposals; Queen's Gallery now King's Gallery; conservation plan for Greyfriars Kirkyard; summer festivals; photo-essay of things you may have missed ... and things you can't have missed; places to visit and things to do; activities.

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January 2024

Canongate corbie and reflections on the past and future; committee members wanted; control of short-term lets; low emission zone; Christmas decorations; new scottish galleries on The Mound; initial results from 2022 census; photo-essay on stumps.

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September 2023

Royal events from funeral to royal week; Cycling World Championships road race in Edinburgh; festivals back to pre-pandemic levels; colourful bollards; regulation of short-term lets; littering is no joke; commenting on planning applications; telephone kiosks to let; Robin Tait Collection found new homes.

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May 2023

Past, Present and Future: South Bridge School to be Fringe Hub; lost schools and lost children; lost art; loss of Bank of Scotland Royal Mile branch; coronation post box; nonocentenary of St Giles in 2024; Grassmarket proposals that never happened; progress with North Bridge; progress with High Street barriers; progress with Spaces for People; a camel in the Canongate; coffee with a smile, OTA activities and other things to do.

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January 2023

Looking back, looking forward; The Queen's cortège; Old Town interest in City Art Centre exhibitions; OTA archive shows some things never change; plethora of applications for short-term lets as deadline approaches; Amsterdam's action against rowdy tourists; the perils of Buddleia; roadworks; American candy stores; wildlife in The Meadows; Christmas decorations; OTA activities and other things to do.

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September 2022

All change: The Queen in the Old Town during 70 years; Giraffe About Town; ongoing and completed roadworks; buskers are back; change of management at the Tron Kirk; festivals are back; Low Emission Zone: in place but not enforced (yet); time to change the street security barriers; change at the City Chambers; OTA Facebook page; consultation on drinkers' pens; things to do and visit, OTA activities.

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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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