1. One last thing: Here's our #STVmostread across Scotland today

    As we bid you goodnight, we thought we would leave you with these gems from today.

    Today's top Edinburgh read is about the Scots pair who are attempting to sail from the west coast of Australia to Durban in South Africa in less than 100 days to raise money for charity.

  2. Edinburgh Curlers win first match at World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship

    Bruce Mouat and Gina Aitken made their return to the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship at Dumfries Ice Bowl today with a 8-4 win against Latvia.

    This is the second time the pair has competed in the competition to represent Scotland.

    World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship Session 2: Scotland 8, Latvia 4. Click here for a round up http://t.co/f1uvpnq2M3

    RCCC Curling

    @rccccurling
    via Twitter
  3. A glam gift for a friend or a TLC treat for you

    Ora Beauty within Coco Ribbon in Bruntsfield is offering customers a great deal through itison today with a full Shellac manicure for £12 or a Hot Lycon Brazilian wax for £14.

    Today's deal from itison

    Today's deal from itison

    via ITISON
  4. STV News: Older people are 'our national treasure'

    You can catch up with all the main headlines from the day in this handy video.

    Among tonight's top stories is an appeal from celebrity campaigner Esther Rantzen who has called on Scotland to place more value on older people during a visit to the Scottish Parliament today.

    via STV
  5. Have a merry 'crafternoon' with the kids tomorrow

    Mum's in the Know have put together this handy list of Friday activities happening in the city tomorrow.

    It seems that crafts are the craze of the day with a few different classes takinh place to keep the kids entertained for a couple of hours.

    Fab news Friday nearly on its way!! Get your gang ready for some crafty afternoon fun @LeithLibrary @northedinarts http://t.co/a5PUbaA4Ia

    MITK North Edinburgh

    @MITKNEdinburgh
    via Twitter
  6. The city at your fingertips: Can you guess where these pictures were taken?

    Photographer Kay Gillespie has taken some pretty amazing shots of the city through a clear marble and she is asking you to guess the locations.

    Think you know the answers? Let us know by Tweeting @STVEdinburgh.

    Edinburgh Between My Fingertips

    Edinburgh Between My Fingertips

    via THECHAOTICSCOT
  7. There's no looking back or down for this group of students

    Edinburgh University students who are researching altitude illnesses are busy preparing for a two week trip to Boliva where they will carry out experiments at more than 5300m.

    The 30 former and current students were perfecting their skills at Ratho Climbing Centre today ahead of the trip.

    Our colleagues at STV News have more on this story.

    Students travelling to Bolivia to research altitude sickness

    Students travelling to Bolivia to research altitude sickness

    via STV
  8. Portrait Gallery's characters brought to life through power of drama

    Dear Scotland has called on dozens of writers and performers to breathe new life into National Portrait Gallery's 3000-strong collection.

  9. Sing and spread the love with a big hug

    An interactive acapella show which is coming to the Fringe this summer is on the lookout for singers.

    Verity Standen's unique show Hug will welcome 20 audience members to be blindfolded and then individually hugged by a singer while they are performing.

    You can find out more about the project here.

    We're looking for singers who are going to be in Edinburgh over August for a beautiful project. Spread the word! http://t.co/i22asc0W70

    Forest Fringe

    @ForestFringe
    via Twitter
  10. What a great use of city space

    There's always a way to bring nature into the city and it seems The Grove II is ready to do just that as they get stuck into their new venture.

    The temporary greening and The Grove II taking shape http://t.co/3z6GH5astL

    EDI

    @TheEDIGroup
    via Twitter
  11. Appeal for missing man George Anthony McDowall

    Police in Edinburgh are appealing for information to help trace a 65-year-old man reported missing from his home in Marine Drive.

    George was last seen at his home around 8.20am on April 20 and it is believed he may have travelled to Inverness.

    He was wearing a green t-shirt with a ship motif, a green chord jacket, blue jeans and a yellow Converse hi-top shoes.

    Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101.

    via STV
  12. Bus grumbles or terrific travel tales: Now's your chance to talk

    Lothian Buses will be parking up for the day in Cafe Connect to listen to the good people of Edinburgh on what they think about the bus transport system.

    We will be at Cafe Connect, Dalkeith on Tues 29 April from 1030 to answer your bus queries. Come and say hello! http://t.co/AD04jki3sx

    Lothian Buses

    @on_lothianbuses
    via Twitter
  13. Can you help police following Cowgate attack?

    Police are asking for people to come forward with any details which may assist them, after a 26-year-old was attacked at 3am on Easter Monday.

    The man was walking under George IV Bridge in the Cowgate towards the Grassmarket in Edinburgh when he was hit on the head from behind.

    Our colleagues at STV News have more on this.

    Man left with broken collar bone after being hit from behind

    Man left with broken collar bone after being hit from behind

    via STV
  14. Get your green fingers ready: A new community garden needs you

    The Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust are looking for people to help pave the way for a new community garden at the Musselburgh East Community Learning Centre.

    Two public meetings will be held at the centre on Haddington Road on May 7 between 6pm and 8pm and May 21 between 10am and 12pm to discuss these plans.

    via
  15. Irvine Welsh to launch graphic novel at Edinburgh Book Festival

    The Trainspotting author has made his comics-writing debut for a graphic novel commissioned by Edinburgh International Book Festival, to be launched at this year's event in August.

    The book, titled IDP: 2043, was in collaboration with Dan McDaid and overseen by Denise Mina. It will also contain work from Mary Talbot, Kate Charlesworth, Pat Mills and Hannah Berry. The Guardian has more.

  16. Guess which German football team's plane landed at Edinburgh today?

    The Turkish Airlines branded plane seems to be causing a flurry of excitement among football fans this afternoon after German team Borussia Dortmund re-Tweeted the picture to their followers.

    Did you spot the @BVB branded @TurkishAirlines plane at Edinburgh Airport today? http://t.co/6Sg735Xkz5

    Edinburgh Airport

    @EDI_Airport
    via Twitter
  17. Before you take on your daily commute

    Have a look at some of the roads around the city where traffic is beginning to build up.

    On the cameras, traffic looks slow on Calder Road, Drum Street, St John's Rd, Glasgow Rd & South Gyle Broadway #edintravel

    EdinburghTravelNews

    @edintravel
    via Twitter
  18. If a bit of beauty pampering is on your radar...

    ... Then today's deal might be right up your street. For £12 instead of £25, you can get a Shellac manicure or for £14 instead of £30, you can get a Hot Lycon Brazilian at Ora Beauty Ora Beauty within Coco Ribbon in Bruntsfield.

    Today's deal from itison

    Today's deal from itison

    via ITISON
  19. The sunshine has replaced the showers

    Now, that's a turnaround that is always welcome as most people prepare to finish up work for the day.

    Your mission on this glorious Thursday is to send me your sunshine pictures of the city to @STVEdinburgh. Happy snapping...

    Who is heading to the Meadows to enjoy the sun? Let me know what's going on today in #Edinburgh by Tweeting or emailing edinburgh@stv.tv

    Pamela Tulloch

    @STVPam
    via Twitter
  20. Tuck into a slow cooked meal at Earthy

    Earthy Canonmills restaurant has just announced a slow food event on Monday, May 12.

    The event will combine tips and tricks on eating locally and the importance of slow food with a special slow cooked meal.

    Find out more about the event and how to book via Earthy's Facebook page.

    via
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