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Edinburgh's Riding of the Marches

The Edinburgh Riding of the Marches takes place on Sunday 7th of September 2014 and will attract representatives from the 30 riding towns of Scotland, from as far afield as Shetland in the north to Annan in the south.

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A friendly welcome for our freshers

As Edinburgh waves goodbye to another great International Festival, the city is starting to welcome a host of new international students during Freshers Week.

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Piping their way to success

Well done to everyone involved in the fantastic Edinburgh Pipe Band Championships.

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Meeting China's rockstar royalty

This week I had the chance to welcome Xu Wei - one of China's most well loved musicians - to the City Chambers.

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Drumming up to Scotland's commemorations for the First World War

Every August, visitors flock to the Royal Mile to experience the buzz of the festival season. Today, the street will pause for a very special event.

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Good luck for the Games

With all eyes on Team Scotland tonight as they take part in the Opening Ceremony for Glasgow 2014, I wanted to take the opportunity today to wish our local athletes the best of luck for the Games.

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Launch of HMS Queen Elizabeth

The Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Donald Wilson, comments on the launch of HMS Elizabeth in the Edinburgh Evening News

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Freedom of the City Honour for Professor Peter Higgs

Having presented the acclaimed scientist and Nobel Prize winner Professor Peter Higgs with the Edinburgh Medal in 2013, it was an added pleasure this weekend to once again honour his achievements by making a very special award - the Freedom of the City.

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Royal Week in Edinburgh

Today is the start of Royal Week and this afternoon I welcomed Her Majesty and His Royal Highness to Edinburgh and the Queen's ‘ancient and hereditary kingdom of Scotland’ as she began her annual week of engagements across the country.

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Flying the Flag for Armed Forces Day

Up and down the country, people are paying their respects this week to Armed Forces Personnel past, present and future as Armed Forces Day celebrations take place.

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