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The Sky Flyer Ride Comes To Edinburgh For The Festive Season

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Members of the public enjoy a ride on the star flyer on in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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Starlings put on a display as they gather in murmurations on November 25, 2016 in Gretna, Scotland. It is thought that starlings flock together in large groups for various reasons such as flocking together makes it difficult for predators to target a single bird, it also keeps them warm. They gather over their autumn roosting site just before dusk and perform their acrobatic whirling motions before setting down for the evening.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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Starlings put on a display as they gather in murmurations in Gretna, Scotland. It is thought that starlings flock together in large groups for various reasons such as flocking together makes it difficult for predators to target a single bird, it also keeps them warm. They gather over their autumn roosting site just before dusk and perform their acrobatic whirling motions before setting down for the evening. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

Britain Football Soccer - England v Scotland - 2018 World Cup Qualifying European Zone - Group F - London, England - 11/11/16 Scotland fans in Trafalgar Square Reuters / Eddie Keogh Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY.

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Scottish fans in Trafalgar Square before the England v Scotland World Cup qualifying game. Photo Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Gallery staff take photos on their phones of the painting by Carel Fabritius 'The Goldfinch' at the Scottish National Gallery on November 3, 2016. The Goldfinch is one of the most iconic paintings in the world, which has never before been seen in Scotland. The painting is from a Golden Age of Dutch art, and is on loan to the Scottish National Gallery for six weeks, from November 4 to December 18.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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Gallery staff take photos on their phones of the painting by Carel Fabritius ‘The Goldfinch’ at the Scottish National Gallery . The painting is from a Golden Age of Dutch art, and is on loan to the Scottish National Gallery for six weeks. Photo Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

A view of one of the latest murals near Glasgow cathedral on October 26, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. The murals have been appearing across the city for a since 2008 with new ones appearing on a regular bases rejuvenating bare walls revitalising tired corners of Glasgow. Now a new Mural Trail has been devised with a huge range of them on display within a short walking distance from the city centre.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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A view of one of the latest murals near Glasgow cathedral, Scotland. The murals have been appearing across the city since 2008 with new ones appearing on a regular basis, rejuvenating bare walls and revitalising tired corners of Glasgow. Photo Jeff J Mitchell/Getty 

 Students from St Andrew's University indulge in a tradition of covering themselves with foam to honour the 'academic family' on October 17, 2016, in St Andrews, Scotland. Every year the 'raisin weekend' which is held in the university's Lower College Lawn, is celebrated and a gift of raisins (now foam) is traditionally given by first year students to their elders as a thank you for their guidance and in exchange they receive a receipt in Latin.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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Students from St Andrew’s University indulge in a tradition of covering themselves with foam to honour the ‘academic family’ in St Andrews, Scotland. Photo Jeff J Mitchell/Getty 

Yeong-min Lee and Jeong-Seok Mun,  two of the chaplinesque magicians from The Tricksters explore the inside of a perspective room at Edinburgh's Camera Obscura and World of Illusions during the Edinburgh Festival.

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Yeong-min Lee and Jeong-Seok Mun, two of the chaplinesque magicians from The Tricksters explore the inside of a perspective room at Edinburgh’s Camera Obscura and World of Illusions during the Edinburgh Festival

A farmer holds a sheep as sheep farmers gather at Lairg auction for the great sale of lambs on August 16, 2016 in Lairg, Scotland. Lairg market hosts the annual lamb sale, which is the biggest one day livestock market in Europe, when some twenty thousand sheep from all over the north of Scotland are bought and sold.

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A farmer holds a sheep as sheep farmers gather at the auction for the great sale of lambs in Lairg, Scotland. Lairg market hosts the annual lamb sale, which is the biggest one day livestock market in Europe, when some twenty thousand sheep from all over the north of Scotland are bought and sold

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - JULY 05:  Dr Sam Alberti, dusts some bicycles during the opening of a major new development at the National Museum of Scotland on July 5, 2016 in Edinburgh,Scotland. The National Museum of Scotland today opened ten new galleries devoted to science, art and design, as part of £14.1m project which increased its exhibition space by almost half and putting many treasures from its collections on display for the first time.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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Dr Sam Alberti, dusts some bicycles during the opening of a major new development at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. The National Museum of Scotland today opened ten new galleries devoted to science, art and design, as part of £14.1m project which increased its exhibition space by almost half and putting many treasures from its collections on display for the first time. 

Queen Elizabeth II holds a private audience with  First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at The Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh

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Queen Elizabeth II holds a private audience with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at The Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh

Scotland's First Minister and Leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), Nicola Sturgeon, addresses the media after holding an emergency Cabinet meeting at Bute House in Edinburgh, Scotland on June 25, 2016, following the pro-Brexit result of the UK's EU referendum vote. The result of Britain's June 23 referendum vote to leave the European Union (EU) has pitted parents against children, cities against rural areas, north against south and university graduates against those with fewer qualifications. London, Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to remain in the EU but Wales and large swathes of England, particularly former industrial hubs in the north with many disaffected workers, backed a Brexit. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images

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Scotland‘s First Minister and Leader of the Scottish National Party, Nicola Sturgeon, heads to addresses the media after holding an emergency Cabinet meeting at Bute House in Edinburgh, Scotland following the pro-Brexit result of the UK’s EU referendum vote.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves as he arrives at his Turnberry golf course, in Turnberry, Scotland, Britain June 24, 2016.      REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves as he arrives at his Turnberry golf course, in Turnberry, Scotland, Britain

AVIEMORE, SCOTLAND - JUNE 07:  An Osprey catches two Rainbow Trout at Rothiemurchus on June 6, 2016 in Kincraig, Scotland. Ospreys migrate each spring from Africa and nest in tall pine trees around the Aviemore area, the raptor was hunted to the point of extinction in the Victorian era, their migratory habits eventually brought them back to Scotland with the first successful breeding pair being recorded in 1954.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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An Osprey catches two Rainbow Trout at Rothiemurchus in Kincraig, Scotland. Ospreys migrate each spring from Africa and nest in tall pine trees around the Aviemore area 

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson speaks to local residents at the Scottish Maritime Academy during a coast-to-coast tour by helicopter as campaigning continues for the Holyrood election on May 3, 2016 in Peterhead, United Kingdom. As campaigning for the Holyrood election enters its last forty eight hours, recent polls suggest the Conservatives are virtually neck-and-neck with Labour in the race to be the main opposition party in Scotland

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Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson speaks to local residents at the Scottish Maritime Academy during a coast-to-coast tour by helicopter as campaigning continues for the Holyrood election today in Peterhead, United Kingdom

Scottish Parliament election 2016 campaign ...Audience members hold the SNP party Scottish Parliament election manifesto up during its launch at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Edinburgh, as the party bids for its third term in power. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday April 20, 2016. The manifesto pledged to increase NHS funding by £500 million more than inflation over the five-year course of the next parliament, with Ms Sturgeon describing this as "part of a package of investment and reform to equip the NHS for the future". See PA story POLITICS SNP. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

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Audience members hold the SNP party Scottish Parliament election manifesto up during its launch at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Edinburgh, as the party bids for its third term in power

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon officially opens Glasgow Vaults, Scotland's first independent safety deposit box service

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon officially opens Glasgow Vaults, Scotland’s first independent safety deposit box service.

An angler holds his fishing pole during the opening day of the salmon season on the River Spey on February 11, 2016 in Aberlour, Scotland. The annual opening day ceremony took place at Penny Bridge, with the traditional pouring of a bottle of Aberlour twelve year old single malt Scotch whisky into the river.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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An angler holds his fishing pole during the opening day of the salmon season on the River Spey in Aberlour, Scotland. The annual opening day ceremony took place at Penny Bridge, with the traditional pouring of a bottle of Aberlour twelve year old single malt Scotch whisky into the river

A local man clears out his lock up that was inundated by flood water after the river Tweed burst it's banks flooding the area on December 31, 2015 in Peebles, Scotland. Storm Frank is the latest winter storm to bring heavy rain fall and flooding to the north of England and Scotland, causing widespread disruption to transport and infrastructure.

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A local man clears out his lock up that was inundated by flood water after the river Tweed burst it’s banks flooding the area in Peebles, Scotland. Storm Frank is the latest winter storm to bring heavy rain fall and flooding to the north of England and Scotland, causing widespread disruption to transport and infrastructure. 

Corporal Kevin Glover (28) from Palnacki, Dumfries and Galloway, piping outside the battalion s base at Camp Qargha to celebrate St Andrew s Day

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Corporal Kevin Glover (28) from Palnacki, Dumfries and Galloway, piping outside the battalion s base at Camp Qargha to celebrate St Andrew s Day

***BESTPIX*** 3D Definitive Human Project Launches For The Edinburgh Royal College Of Surgeons...EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 05:  Ian Ritchie, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, views a three dimensional image of a human head as the Glasgow School of Art design studio and The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh announce a partnership on November 5, 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland. The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh have joined the Glasgow School of Art, Digital Design Studio on the 3D Definitive Human project which will lead to a step change in medical and surgical training and practice. The digital model starts with precise medical scans of a cadaver then a team of international experts in 3D medical visualisation at the digital design studio use similar techniques to those that create computer gaming environments to make the complex digital model.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***

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Ian Ritchie, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, views a three dimensional image of a human head as the Glasgow School of Art design studio and The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh announce a partnership