Category Archives: Edinburgh

France rugby players questioned after Edinburgh sexual assault claim

Police say inquiries established that no crimes were committed

France rugby players have been questioned by police after a report of sexual assault in Edinburgh city centre following the national team’s game against Scotland.

Officers said their inquiries had established that no crimes were committed. It is understood members of the team were taken off a chartered Jet2 flight to Paris scheduled o leave Edinburgh airport at 11am on Monday.

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Message from the Skies: Val McDermid's projected story – in pictures

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay and International Book Festival commissioned Val McDermid to write a short story, New Year’s Resurrection, which is told through projections on to buildings and landmarks around the city. Visitors can use an app for iOS and Android to navigate the nighttime locations

  • Message from the Skies: New Year’s Resurrection runs until Burns Night, 25 January

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Resurrection woman: crime writer revives reputation of the ‘Scottish Jane Austen’

Val McDermid hopes to revive the memory of 19th-century author Susan Ferrier

Edinburgh’s eerie gothic past, with its notorious “resurrection men” digging up graves under cover of the night in order to provide medical students with cadavers to dissect, is to receive a positive spin this New Year’s Day.

Once the revelry of the city’s Hogmanay celebrations has dwindled, the Scottish author Val McDermid has a plan to “resurrect” a forgotten literary heroine – the 19th-century Scottish novelist Susan Edmonstone Ferrier.

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