Run for your money: Scottish jogger raises thousands for health workers | AFP

A jogger in Edinburgh has raised ‘180,000 pounds'($224,000) after launching a ‘Run For Heroes’ campaign to raise funds for NHS workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus: Deserted streets of Edinburgh as UK battles outbreak | AFP

Images of Edinburgh as the Scottish capital is on lockdown in a bid to halt the spread of the coronavirus. Britain currently has 55,000 positive cases of COVID-19 and has seen nearly 6,200 deaths as a result of the virus. IMAGES

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Former Scotland leader arrives at court for trial on sex charges | AFP

Scotland’s former First minister Alex Salmond arrives at court in Edinburgh for the first day of his trial. The former SNP leader is accused of a string of sexual offences, including an attempted rape at his official residence in 2014. IMAGES

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Calls for Scottish independence at Edinburgh Brexit protest | AFP

A protest against Brexit is held outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh with the crowd waving Scottish flags and chanting for independence from the United Kingdom.

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Hundreds gather for pro-EU protest in Edinburgh | AFP

Hundreds gather outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh to bid farewell to Europe ahead of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union on the night of 31 January.

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Catalan separatist Clara Ponsati arrives for extradition hearing in Scotland | AFP

Catalan separatist politician Clara Ponsati, wanted by Spain for alleged sedition, arrives at an Edinburgh police station to be detained for a bail hearing as part of extradition proceedings that could see her deported to Spain to face trial. IMAGES

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Sturgeon launches SNP election campaign | AFP

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon launches her party’s general election campaign in Edinburgh, saying this election “is the most important of our lifetimes”. SOUNDBITE

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George Clooney: Always the charmer

George Clooney doles out the compliments and pleasantries as he and his wife, attorney Amal Clooney, arrive at a charity gala in Edinburgh, where they’re being honored for their humanitarian work. (March 14)

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Welcome to 2019! New Year fireworks light up the world

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Cities across the globe saw marvelous displays of fireworks light up the skies as jubilant spectators flocked to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

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Village for the homeless opens in Edinburgh

A charity backed by celebrities including George Clooney and Leonardo Di Caprio opens a village devoted entirely to homeless people in Edinburgh. Social Bite Village comprises 10 two-bedroom huts, each fitted with a combined lounge and kitchen, to help 20 homeless people at a time transition into mainstream housing.

Ash’s Atlantic love affair

Northern Irish rockers Ash discuss commuting to New York from Edinburgh and the countries where they’re most popular. (May 17)

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‘Voices of Brexit’ – the Catalan Brexiteer in Scotland

As Brexit negotiations continue between the UK and the EU, Britons and Europeans share their thoughts on progress made in divorce proceedings — as well as their hopes and fears for the future once ties are severed. Núria Orduña is a design engineer from Barcelona who now lives in Edinburgh. Her experience as a Catalan separatist has set her against the EU, and she says she would have voted for Brexit had she had a vote.

Ethiopian brothers bring stunning circus to Edinburgh

Ethiopia-born brothers Bibi and Bichu Tesfamariam bring their Circus Abyssinia show to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time, delighting audiences with acrobatic, contortionist and juggling performances.

#IndyRef2: Sturgeon to seek second Scottish independence referendum over Brexit

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced plans for a second Scottish independence referendum in a key speech in Edinburgh on Monday. It comes as Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to formally launch Brexit negotiations.

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