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Livingston Football Club

Livingston F.C. is a Scottish football team currently playing in the Scottish Premier League. They are currently managed by former Scotland midfielder Paul Lambert. The club was previously based in Edinburgh and known as Ferranti Thistle F.C. from 1943 and Meadowbank Thistle F.C. from 1974. This was changed to Livingston in 1995. Livingston FC won the Third Division title in the 1995/1996 season and over the next five years added the Second Division and First Division titles to the honour roll. Livingston F.C's first season ended in triumph as they were crowned champions of the Scottish Division Three for the 1995-96 season.

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Ratho Park Golf Club - Newbridge

Ratho Park Golf Club is situated only five minutes from Edinburgh Airport, twenty minutes from the city centre and welcomes visitors all year round. Our easy walking parkland course is bounded on two sides by the Union Canal and is completely encircled by trees. An easy walking course of 5932 yards it has a variety of challenging holes of varying length. Our comfortably refurbished clubhouse offers bar snacks and a full menu and is popular with visiting golf parties throughout the year. We hope to see you at Ratho Park Golf Club soon.

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Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport is Scotland's capital airport. Over 35 airlines serve around 60 destinations and some eight million passengers pass through the airport a year - figures which are set to grow as Scotland's international connections develop. Scotland's fast-growing east coast airport. This is an unofficial site but never less the one that everyone flying from Edinburgh Airport refers to - eat your heart out BAA! Geographically, Edinburgh airport is in an enviable position in Central Scotland. It is within easy access of Fife, Tayside and Aberdeenshire. Edinburgh and the Borders. Central West Scotland and beyond. For instance many travellers from the East of Glasgow, come to Edinburgh rather than nearby Glasgow airport, because of congestion on Glasgow's Kingston Bridge.

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Niddry Castle Golf Club - Broxburn

Welcome to the Niddry Castle Golf Club Website.(18-hole course Par 70, Length of 5914 yds). A great course for all levels & ability. With fantastic views towards the Pentland Hills. There are many interesting holes with many hazards. GolfWeb said "Interesting parkland course with castle in middle. Control and course management skills mandatory!". A warm welcome is given to all Visitors and if you would like to play the course or book for a visiting party, Our prices for packages are very competitive.

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The Heriot-Watt University

The Heriot-Watt University has 4 main campuses:3 in Scotland, Edinburgh and a campus in Dubai. The Orkney Campus in Stromness is home to 10,000 students. The University is organised into the following schools:School of the Built Environment, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, School of Life Sciences, School of Management and Languages, School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, School of Textiles and Design, Edinburgh Business School and Institute of Petroleum Engineering. Heriot-Watt University

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Royal Highland Centre

The Royal Highland Centre is Scotland's largest exhibition venue and showground. Located 8 miles (13 km) west of Edinburgh, it hosts everything from trade exhibitions to rock concerts. Owned by the Royal Highland Agricultural Society of Scotland, which was founded in 1784 and is headquartered at Ingliston House within the Centre, it is the venue for a number of large events throughout the year, including the annual Royal Highland Show. The Royal Highland Centre also provides a home for the 'Cars of the Stars' Motor Museum, a hotel, offices of various agricultural charities, and parts are rented to various other business activities, for example a motor auction company.

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Dalmeny House

When Dalmeny House was completed in 1817, it marked a great departure in Scottish architecture;its Tudor Gothic style, with its highly-decorated chimneys and crenellations, looked back toward fanciful 16th-century English mansions, such as Hampton Court. The house was designed by a University friend of the 4th Earl of Rosebery, William Wilkins, who would go on to design the National Gallery in London and much of King's College, Cambridge - parts of which closely resemble Dalmeny. With its Gothic Great Hall and corridor, its large, formal regency apartments and its sweeping views across the Firth of Forth, it is a house which combines comfort and romanticism, and which produced many imitations throughout Scotland.

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Turnhouse Golf Club - Edinburgh

If you are planning to play golf in Edinburgh, Turnhouse Golf Club should be top of your list. Turnhouse Golf Club is a James Golfing in Edinburgh, Scotland? Make Turnhouse your choice this year.Braid designed, 18 hole parkland golf course, located in the heart of Edinburgh - golfing country, close to Edinburgh Park and Edinburgh International Airport. A warm welcome is given to all Visitors and we offer golf societies excellent value golf and dining packages. Every year, we host a number of Open golf tournaments where visitors from all over the country come an play golf in Edinburgh.

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House of the Binns - Linlithgow

An Edinburgh butter merchant, Thomas Dalyell, who had made his fortune at the court of King James VI and I in London, built the House of the Binns between 1612 and 1630. It has been the home of the Dalyell family ever since. The house is a good example of the early 17th-century transition in Scottish architecture from fortified stronghold to more spacious mansion. Important moulded plaster ceilings in four of the main rooms were added in 1630. The house's fascinating collection of portraits, furniture and porcelain reveals the life and interests of one family through the centuries, including one of its celebrated characters, General Tam Dalyell, about whom there is a wealth of legends.

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Stevenson College Edinburgh

Stevenson College, Edinburgh, one of the largest further education Colleges at Edinburgh and was founded in 1970. The College has around 18,000 students each year. The College has six faculties offering a wide range of subjects. These faculties are Early Education, Health and Social Care, Business and Computing, Languages and Tourism, Creative Arts, Science, Sport and Engineering, Access and Continuing Education. The subjects taught are Access and Continuing education, Creative Arts, Early Education, Health and Social Care, Science, Sport and Engineering and more.

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Baberton Golf Club - Edinburgh

Baberton welcomes visitors, whether it is individual visitors or visiting societies. Visitors to Baberton are free to use all of the Club's facilities. There is a putting green and practice area available before you play. Our changing rooms, bar, catering and snooker table are all available to refresh you before and after your round. Baberton is a challenging 18 hole golf course laid out in over 90 acres of rolling parkland. The Clubhouse offers a welcoming atmosphere with freshly prepared meals, snacks and a comprehensive choice of beers, wines and spirits. Our aim is to provide a first class golfing experience in a comfortable and relaxing clubhouse.

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Bathgate Golf Club - Bathgate

The Club is situated 2 miles from the main M8 motorway which bisects central Scotland and Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling can all be reached by car in under half an hour. The course has 18 holes measuring 6328 yards par 71, SSS 71.The layout is generally flat and easy walking. There is a practice area, practice green, nets and three putting greens. The course provides an excellent test of golf, evidenced by the quality of players it has produced.The Club has the probably unique claim to be the only Club ever to have produced two Ryder Cup Captains in Eric Brown and Bernard Gallacher.

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Torphin Hill Golf Club -Edinburgh

Set in the foothills of the Pentlands some six miles south of the centre of Edinburgh. The course is heathland and ranges between 600 and 700 feet above sea level with 14 of the 18 holes set on a relatively flat plateau with breathtaking views to the North of Edinburgh, the Forth Estuary and South to the Pentland Hills. The plateau is reached by playing the 3rd and newly designed 4th hole which require both skill and agility. For those lacking physical agility golf buggies are available at a very reasonable price. The course is 5247 yards but with a par of 68 and standard scratch of 67 is no ' walk in the park '. Course record is a fine 64.

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Dalmeny House

When Dalmeny House was completed in 1817, it marked a great departure in Scottish architecture;its Tudor Gothic style, with its highly-decorated chimneys and crenellations, looked back toward fanciful 16th-century English mansions, such as Hampton Court. The house was designed by a University friend of the 4th Earl of Rosebery, William Wilkins, who would go on to design the National Gallery in London and much of King's College, Cambridge - parts of which closely resemble Dalmeny. With its Gothic Great Hall and corridor, its large, formal regency apartments and its sweeping views across the Firth of Forth, it is a house which combines comfort and romanticism, and which produced many imitations throughout Scotland.

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Heart of Midlothian Football Club

Heart of Midlothian F.C. is a football club from Edinburgh, Scotland which plays in the Scottish Premier League. It is one of the two principal clubs in the city, the other being Hibernian. The club is managed by Graham Rix, appointed on November 7, 2005 following the departure of George Burley on October 22, 2005. Vladimir Romanov recently became the major shareholder of Hearts when he took over Chris Robinson's stake. Hearts (the common abbreviation) were founded in 1874 and are named after a dance hall, which in turn took its name from the novel The Heart of Midlothian by Sir Walter Scott. They initially played at the Meadows, Powburn and Powderhall before moving to the Gorgie area in 1881. They moved to their current Tynecastle site in 1886.

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Edinburgh Zoo

Welcome to Edinburgh Zoo, the largest and most exciting wildlife attraction in Scotland, commited to the highest standards of animal welfare, conservation and environmental education. In just one day, you can meet over 1,000 wonderful animals, in our beautiful parkland setting on the outskirts of Edinburgh.And you can also enjoy a wide range of visitor facilities, from free Hilltop Safari rides to the top of the hill, children's play areas, restaurants, gift shops and masses of events and activities throughout the year. We want you to have a fantastic day out, so please choose from any of the options above to help you plan your visit.

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