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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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Baton to baton, city to city

This weekend, the city welcomed the Queen's Baton Relay on day one of its Scottish tour, and it was fantastic to see so many Edinburgh residents out on the streets cheering on the batonbearers as they toured the Capital.

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On the crest of a wave! Royal Navy and Edinburgh affirm bond with new aircraft carrier

Today I was joined by the Senior Naval Officer of HMS Queen Elizabeth to formally cement Edinburgh's relationship with the new aircraft carrier.

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Inspiring Volunteer of the Year Award

As the city's volunteer ambassador, I feel very strongly that the hard work and dedication of volunteers should be recognised.

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ECAP and Edinburgh's Chinese community

Edinburgh is everyone’s city, and it is very important to me that groups and communities throughout the Capital feel included the civic life of the city.

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ECAP and Edinburgh's Chinese community

Edinburgh is everyone’s city, and it is very important to me that groups and communities throughout the Capital feel included the civic life of the city.

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Training blog: The final challenge

I have finally conquered my challenge and it feels fantastic. I was absolutely delighted with my first every 5k race, completing it in a time of 33 minutes and 23 seconds – beating my previous personal best of 37 minutes by quite a long shot.

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