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Local Heroes

Our local heroes give us their own inside story on their love of our capital city. Read on.

Rod Jones

We catch up with the Idlewild frontman to find out why he finds Edinburgh so inspiring.

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Tom Kitchin

One of Edinburgh's most famous chefs tells us what he loves most about Scotland's capital.

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Kevin Quantum

Find out more about the Physicist turned Magician who is behind the Edinburgh International Magic Festival.

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Maria Oller

Maria Oller, Artistic Director of Lung Ha Theatre Company, tells This is Edinburgh what the Edinburgh arts scene means to her.

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The Book Sculptor

The mysterious Book Sculptor talks to us about what they love most about Edinburgh’s City of Literature.

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David Hicks

Edinburgh World Heritage expert David Hicks tells us what makes the city's history so special.

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Santa

We caught up with Santa to find out what makes Edinburgh so special during the festive season.

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Gordon Millar

We catch up with fashion icon Gordon Millar to uncover what he loves most about Edinburgh.

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Fiona Burrell

The founder of Edinburgh New Town Cookery School shares with us some of her favourite spots in the city.

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Sue Hitchen

Director of Foodies Festival, Sue Hitchen, reveals plans for the festival's 10th Anniversary and shares her recommendations for eating out in Edinburgh.

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Lynne McNicoll

Lynne McNicoll, founder of Edinburgh-based charity 'It's Good 2 Give!' takes some time out of her busy fundraising schedule to talk about what she loves about living in Edinburgh.

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The Edinburgh Sketcher

The Edinburgh Sketcher has delighted audiences with his city sketches. Let's meet the man behind those superb drawings and discover his love for the capital.

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Ashleigh Gray

'Wicked' star Ashleigh Gray takes some time out to tell us what her favourite things about Edinburgh are.

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Julie Trevisan Hunter

Julie Trevisan Hunter, Marketing Manager of The Scotch Whisky Experience and Keeper of the Quaich, tell us what she love about Edinburgh and her favourite whisky spots.

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Lynsey Sharp

800m Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games hopeful Lynsey Sharp tells us what she loves about her home city of Edinburgh.

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Steven Jefferies

Talented digital animator, Steven Jefferies, shot to fame with his Game of Thrones Edinburgh video. This local lad tells us why he loves life in Edinburgh.

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Simon Phillips

Mens luxury underwear manufacturer, Simon Phillips, tells This is Edinburgh why Edinburgh is a great place to live and work.

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Carina Contini

Edinburgh restaurant owner, Carina Contini tells This is Edinburgh what inspires her about our capital city.

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Phil MacHugh

Scottish media personality, Phil MacHugh tells us why Edinburgh is so special to him.

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