The Edinburgh Fringe Festival - regarded as the world's biggest arts festival - gets underway today with acts ready to entertain audiences.
An investigation has begun into why the ashes of hundreds of dead babies were buried without their parents' permission in unmarked graves.
A joke about Posh and Becks has come out top in an annual competition to find the funniest one-liner at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
The schoolgirl who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, has been reunited in Edinburgh with her two friends who were also injured in the same shooting. Malala Yousafzai also picked-up another award for continuing to fight for the right of girls to an education.
Harry Smith reports:
Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai has praised the supporters of her campaign for education in a speech given in Edinburgh.
Malala, who survived an assassination attempt from the Taliban after her outspoken support of education for women, was given an honorary master's degree by Edinburgh University.
She was also awarded with the Carnegie award for Wellbeing for her work promoting education and women's rights.
Schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, will be reunited with two friends injured in the same attack today.
Malala, 16, was shot in the head while travelling on a school bus in Pakistan last October as her outspoken views on education and women's rights got her into trouble with the Afghan group.
At Edinburgh University today she is due to address the first public meeting of the Global Citizenship Commission, a body of leaders representing politics, religious institutions, law and philanthropy.
She will be joined by school friends Kainat Riaz and Shazia Ramzan, during the event at the university's McEwan Hall, for the first time since they were attacked.
Virgin Trains have launched a Twitter search to find the owners of a wedding picture found on a train.
The picture which is inscribed on the back with: "My lovely wife Kath. Married dec 17 1960. Still going 2009 praise the Lord," was found on a train in Edinburgh.
If you know the happy couple you can get in contact with Virgin Trains on their Twitter feed.
Edinburgh Zoo has closed off their panda enclosures to the public as Tian Tian continues to keep them guessing about her condition.
The female giant panda is still showing signs of being pregnant and in recent days has become increasingly sensitive to noise, prompting keepers to take the decision to stop public viewings of her and male partner Yang Guang.
Despite this move the Zoo can still not confirm whether or not Tian Tian is pregnant. She’s been keeping everyone, even the experts, guessing for almost a month now but this week is likely to provide us with an answer as the normal panda birthing season has already closed.
Her keepers who have been on 24 hour red alert since August 26th will be more glad than anyone that the waiting game is coming to an end.
Officials at Edinburgh Zoo said they are continuing to monitor the hormone levels of giant panda Tian Tian whose pregnancy is "atypical".
– Edinburgh Zoo spokeman
In terms of Tian Tian’s possible pregnancy, we’re not out of the game yet although she’s keeping us on our toes.
Her hormones are following an atypical pattern, with lots of rises and dips, which make timings much harder to predict.
We are continually analysing hormone and protein samples and, based on the latest results, our external experts now believe Tian Tian may have experienced her secondary progesterone spike two weeks later than the results previously available suggested.
The summer hit 'Blurred Lines' has reportedly been banned from all student union buildings at the University of Edinburgh because of references to "sexual violence" and "rape".
Edinburgh University Students' Association took exception to lyrics such as "I hate these blurred lines, I know you want it". It says the song falls in line with its policy to "End Rape Culture and Lad Banter on Campus".
Canadian-American singer Robin Thicke has dismissed such claims as "ridiculous," insisting in an interview with GQ magazine that he has "always respected women".
Edinburgh student newspaper The Tab reports that a DJ was forced to stop playing the song at a silent disco at the university on Sunday night.
As Edinburgh Zoo waits to see if giant panda Tian Tian is pregnant they have revealed that her mystery pregnancy is especially difficult to verify.
In a statement the zoo said: "Predicting pregnancy in giant pandas isn’t straight forward and we’re all rapidly learning that Tian Tian is a panda whose behaviour and physiology appears to be more complicated than most."
However the zoo remains hopeful that it could see a panda cub or two and say they will continue to monitor Tian Tian's hormones for more concrete evidence that she is pregnant.
Scottish police have named a couple who were found dead in a hotel room in Edinburgh last week as Igor Pavlov, 27, and Daria Kuchuk, 35. Both were from Russia.
Their bodies were discovered by police last Thursday following a chemical incident at the hotel. Police say there is no risk to public safety.
A search of another address in the Royal Mile on Friday found no further traces of chemicals.
The Duke of Edinburgh's recovery from hospital treatment for abdominal pains has gone well enough for him to return to public life earlier than expected.
Prince Philip's first official engagement will see him hand out medals at the Royal Society of Edinburgh in the Scottish capital on Monday August 12.
The 92-year-old had planned to take two months to recover from his spell at the London Clinic, after he was discharged on June 17, but will return to public duty just under a week ahead of schedule.