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Video: Beautiful field of poppies

The wonder of nature was in evidence in Midlothian again this week.

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Gallery - Newtongrange Children’s Gala Day

Newtongrange Children’s Gala Day took place last weekend, attracting hundreds of people to the village.

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Peter Wilson of Cruise Forth was one of last year's winners with his business being commended for putting the customer at the centre of every experience

Who deserves a tourism award for putting our area on the map?

Do you know anyone who goes that extra mile to help shape the future of the tourism industry in your local area?

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Direct flights between Beijing and Edinburgh have started

Scots spend up to £50 in the airport whilst flights are delayed

With the busy summer travel season approaching, a survey has revealed how much flight delays set Scottish holidaymakers back whilst held up in the airport, and exactly what they spend their money on.

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Revealed: The healthy work habits Scots swear by

Revealed: The healthy work habits Scots swear by

With recent data revealing that 1 in 3 Brits are so stressed at work they regularly check emails during the night, a new survey sheds light on which healthy work habits Scots put most stock in.

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Picture gallery: 14,000 photographs secured for Scotland

People in Scotland are being asked to help curate an amazing new collection of photographs which has been purchased for the nation.

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Much of Game of Thrones is based on actual history (Photo: HBO)

The bloody Scottish history that inspired Game of Thrones' Red Wedding

Despite being an epic TV show featuring dragons, ice zombies and blood magic, and based on a series of fantasy novels, much of Game of Thrones' compelling fiction has its roots in actual history.

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The Kitchin owned by Tom Kitchin was the highest rated Scottish restaurant on the list (Photo: JP)

10 Scottish restaurants named in UK top 100

Ten Scottish restaurants have been featured in a prestigious top 100 list, which showcases the best culinary talent in the UK.

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The Kitchin - led by Tom Kitchin - is the best restaurant in Scotland - according to Square Meal (Photo: JP)

10 Scottish restaurants named in UK top 100

Ten Scottish restaurants have been featured in a prestigious top 100 list, which showcases the best culinary talent in the UK.
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The village is hoping to be awarded funding for defibrillators

Community council needs your votes for village defibrillators

A Midlothian community council has applied for funding to buy and install potentially life-saving equipment in three local villages.

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Help where and when they need it...for families across the country. That is the vision for the future which was launched today by charity Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS), under the banner No Life Half Lived.

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland launches its new vision

No Life Half Lived is the new strategy which has been launched today by Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS).

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Flying the flag...to help promote The Big Lunch in Scotland which will take place in communities across the country on Sunday, June 3, 2018.

Invite your neighbours to The Big Lunch in Scotland

After a huge weekend for Royal watchers and football fans, and then the scorching sunshine of the Bank Holiday weekend, we might all be feeling a wee bit deflated now.

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Four Scottish pubs have scooped awards at the Pub and Bar awards (Photo: Shutterstock)

These four Scottish pubs have been named among the best in the UK

Four Scottish pubs have been recognised as the best in their region at the Pub and Bar Awards in London last night.

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Five flowers that hay fever sufferers can enjoy this summer

It’s the time of year when hay fever sufferers are exposed to copious amount of lavish floral displays in gardens and at weddings that they simply can’t enjoy due to their allergies.

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It's not good news for Scottish residents with a phobia of creepy crawlies (Photo: Charlesjsharp / Wikimedia Commons)

Experts predict an increase in Scotland's daddy longlegs population

Scottish residents should expect to see a rise in the number of daddy longlegs (also known as crane flies) this year, after millions of larvae were discovered underground.

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Edinburgh Marathon 2018: full list of road closures

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival rolls into town this weekend with races running on both the Saturday and Sunday - make sure you don't get caught out by road closures with this handy guide.
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Uk whisky map created by Premier Inn

Interactive ‘whisky’ map of the UK launched

To celebrate World Whisky Day today (May 19), a leading hotel company has created the first ever interactive whisky map of the UK.

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A Scots Gaelic sign on the Isle of Skye

Quiz: How good is your Scottish Gaelic?

Take our quiz and see how well you know Scotland's second language
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You could get married at an iconic Scottish landmark, such as Kelvingrove Bandstand in Glasgow's West End (Photo: Shutterstock)

9 of the best outdoor wedding venues in Scotland

Scotland doesn’t always get the best weather, but the spring and summer months tend to bring with them a few gorgeous days and weeks.
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