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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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