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Restrictions ease across Mainland Scotland; What does Level 2 mean?

Today, Monday 17 May most Mainland Scotland and its Islands will take the next step out of lockdown, into Level Two restrictions. Glasgow and Moray, however, will remain in Level Three because of an influx in Coronavirus cases. But, what does level two mean for those today, adapting to another change? Level Two Guidelines Social Guidelines People may meet outdoors in up to groups of eight people, from eight households. […]

todayMay 17, 2021 9


Edinburgh Zoo’s new giraffes spotted outside

There's been a lofty delivery at Edinburgh Zoo, which we covered earlier this week, as giraffes have arrived at the famous zoo for the first time in 15 years. Since then this weekend, the animals have been spotted outside for the very first time. Edinburgh Zoo told Edge that they are still settling in and getting used to being with each other. Take a look at some of these photos […]

todayMay 16, 2021 10


COVID-19 Spikes in some Scottish areas are a cause for concern

Worry rises as some areas of Scotland see a spike in COVID-19 cases. Glasgow and Moray, as well as Edinburgh towns Mordun and Craigour are waiting to hear whether they will join the rest of mainland Scotland into Level 2 restrictions on Monday. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is to address the situation in parliament later today. Earlier this week, Ms Sturgeon confirmed Scotland will move into the next phase of […]

todayMay 14, 2021 8


Edinburgh Zoo’s “After Hours” will return for summer 2021

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland has announced the return of Edinburgh Zoo’s popular After Hours events for summer 2021. Staff are inviting visitors to come to the zoo at night while also supporting critical fundraising efforts to feed and care for the animals and protect threatened species around the world. As well as the chance to see how the animals spend their evenings, the event will include outdoor catering and bars, a digital trail around the zoo and live music sets on the park’s main lawn.   Jonathan Brown, events and experiences manager at Edinburgh […]

todayMay 13, 2021 7


Police Appeal following serious assault in Bathgate

Officers in West Lothian are appealing for information after a man was assaulted in Bathgate. The incident happened around 2.40 pm on Sunday, 2 May 2021, on North Bridge Street opposite the SPAR supermarket when a 60-year-old man was seriously assaulted by two men. Both suspects are described as white and aged between 35 and 40. The suspects walked off in the direction of Hopetoun Street. Members of the public […]

todayMay 13, 2021 6


2 Men sentenced for robbery at filling station in Dunfermline

Two men have been sentenced for a robbery at a filling station in Bothwell Street, Dunfermline, in December 2020. Kieran Pearson, 28, and Craig Pritchard, 42, had admitted their involvement at an earlier hearing at the High Court in Edinburgh. Pearson had also admitted an attempted robbery at a store in Townhill Road, Dunfermline, in August 2020. Today, Wednesday 12, May, at the High Court in Edinburgh, Pearson was sentenced […]

todayMay 12, 2021 44


Giraffes back at Edinburgh Zoo after 15 years

Edinburgh Zoo has received a special delivery of some much taller residents, after 15 years without any giraffes. The giraffes, Ronnie and Arrow, who came from Woburn Safari Park arrived early on Tuesday morning. Edinburgh Zoo in partnership with Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotch Whisky and the Giraffe Conservation Foundation as well as the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s RZSS WildGenes team will be working to help giraffe conservation by using […]

todayMay 12, 2021 14


Edinburgh St James Quarter has confirmed which shops and restaurants will open next month

After five years of construction, the new St James Quarter is set to open to the public next month in the capital. A video has been released, giving people a first look at what's to come. The complex is expected to include up to 80 stores, restaurants, bars, a cinema, a bowling alley, and a hotel. It will be opening in various phases, with around 60 per cent of shops […]

todayMay 12, 2021 42 1


Guilty Verdict: “Sex Attack” on young tourist

The High Court in Livingston heard of the ordeal that a young Japanese tourist was subjected to whilst at an Air B N B flat just 5 miles outside the capital. She was only on the second day of her trip to Scotland. Kevin Turner aged 29 denied forcing his way into the flat where he is said to have strangled and sexually assaulted her. The victim gave evidence on […]

todayMay 10, 2021 4