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What the papers say - THE SCOTSMAN

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Plans to turn Edinburgh into a major waterfront city were given the go-ahead yesterday. The proposals for the 170ha site have been prepared by Forth Ports and Edinburgh Council, following consultations with the local community.

Comic Relief and Network Rail have joined forces to give the Forth Bridge a major Red Nose revamp. The lights on the bridge will be switched off from Sunday to allow work to begin, and the new look will be officially unveiled by a mystery celebrity on 21 February.

Experts have warned of an imminent environmental disaster after it emerged that thousands of salmon returning to the River Tweed this summer would find their path to spawning grounds blocked. Serious flood damage to a dam across Ettrick Water at Selkirk means thousands of migratory fish will be unable to reach the headwaters.

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