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Two month campaign to prevent child sexual abuse

1 hour 33 min ago
                Police Scotland and local authorities have launched a two-month campaign with the charity Stop It Now! Scotland as part of ongoing efforts to prevent child sexual abuse. Stop it Now! Scotland is the Scottish arm of The Lucy Faithfull Foundation, which is the only UK-wide charity focused […]
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St Columba’s launch their summer fundraising drive

2 hours 45 min ago
St Columba’s Hospice in Edinburgh has today launched its new fundraising appeal. It is called A Summer to Remember, and it is colourful and joyful – with a focus on summer bunting and eating cake! The appeal will raise money for the Hospice, to enable it to reach out further in to the community and […]
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Royal Highland Show 2017 was a record breaker

2 hours 50 min ago
Lothian Buses has reported an increase of almost 12% in customer journeys over the four days of the Royal Highland Show. There were special services for those going out to Ingliston and customer advisers on the street helped out with customer queries and explain that all children under 15 travelled for free. Those with Ridacard […]
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Edinburgh councillor blogs – Cllr Maureen Child

3 hours 4 min ago
Maureen Child is the Labour councillor for Portobello/Craigmillar who regularly blogs for us. On Monday, the fabulous Edinburgh Tool Library will be launching their new service in Portobello Library and will be there with their Tool Box between 4.30pm and 7pm! It’s the answer to the DIY person’s prayers. Don’t buy expensive kit you may only use for one […]
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Airport passenger duty bill passed

4 hours 2 min ago
A bill to replace Air Passenger Duty in Scotland was passed by the Scottish Parliament last week. The Air Departure Tax (Scotland) Bill sets the structure of the new tax and how it will be collected and managed by Revenue Scotland. Detail on tax bands and tax rate amounts will be set out in secondary […]
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At Dynamic Earth – summer events for all the family

4 hours 10 min ago
Edinburgh’s five star visitor attraction Dynamic Earth has announced several polar themed events for families to enjoy over the summer. Running from the 1 July to the 27 August 2017, youngsters will have the opportunity to become polar explorers. They will be able to test themselves against the tough environment of both poles by taking […]
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Celebrating 45 years with DM Hall

4 hours 22 min ago
Lorraine Pearson began working at DM Hall in 1972 . Now 45 years on Ms Pearson has stayed with the surveying company all that time and says she has never once thought of leaving. The long-serving cashier looks back fondly on her years with DM Hall. Lorraine said: “I remember the first move out to […]
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Life & Style Edinburgh 2017

4 hours 26 min ago
Life & Style Edinburgh this weekend 1 – 2 July 2017 will showcase the best of life in the capital. The event takes place across three floors of The Royal Society on George Street. It will be split into two sessions, one in the morning (10-2pm) and one in the afternoon (2-6pm) Fitness-clothing brand Lululemon will […]
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Wilfred Owen centenary celebrations

8 hours 26 min ago
A historic event took place at Waverley Station to mark the centenary of war poet Wilfred Owen’s first moments in the city on this day a hundred years ago. Owen was a war poet who came to Edinburgh in 1917 to be treated for shellshock at Craiglockhart War Hospital as a result of his involvement in the […]
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The Marker (2017) 80 mins ***

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 20:50
Employed as Brendan (John Hannah)’s driver, Marley (Frederick Schmidt) also acts as his hired thug and one night his duties involve punishing a Romanian drug dealer.  He encounters a young woman Ana (Ana Ularu) who, in trying to protect her small daughter, accidentally has her throat slashed by the machete Marley is wielding.  Her daughter […]
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Scotland’s first graduate-level medicine course

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 18:03
Applications for a degree course offering exisiting graduates a new route into medicine will open in September, Health Secretary Shona Robison has confirmed. The four-year course will have 40 places available and is being delivered by the medical schools in St Andrews and Dundee in collaboration with the University of the Highlands and Islands. The […]
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Badger Lodge a lakeside holiday option almost on your doorstep

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 16:18
Badger Lodge was once a country estate. Now the area has been turned into an exclusive development of luxury lodge retreats. The lodges overlook a lake populated by Canadian geese who wander freely on manicured lawns, they come ready to move into with fixtures and furnishings and they are comfortable. What’s more, there is about […]
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EIFF 2017 – Speaking with composer Paul Saunderson

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 15:59
How often do you really listen to the music in a film? Are you surprised when you read the credits at the end by the number of songs you missed? Or do you take in every note as part of the overall cinematic experience? Whichever genre you fall into music is a huge part of […]
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Congratulations to Midlothian: Scottish Walking Football Festival 2017 champions

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 15:57
Huge congratulations to Midlothian who yesterday won the Scottish Walking Football Festival, the equivalent of the sport’s Scottish Cup, at Glasgow Green Sports Centre. Two years ago, Midlothian were knocked out on penalties in the semi-final then last year they were unlucky to lose to Montrose in the final, but yesterday they went one better and […]
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VIP starters at Race for Life Edinburgh

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 15:56
Kayla Doohan from Livingston sounded the airhorn to set the 5K runners on their way in the Cancer Research UK Race for Life in Holyrood Park earlier today.   Around 2,000 people took part in the race with men joining the sea of pink for the first time. Kayla (32) has had two experiences of […]
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Glamping accommodation option for the Festival

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 15:44
Dundas Castle has launched its August glamping options for festivalgoers and the site includes ten luxurious canvas cottages set around the loch on the beautiful estate just outside Edinburgh. The location is on the shores loch at the private, 400-acre Dundas Estate and it is eco-friendly through the use of propane gas, solar lighting, biodegradable […]
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Fishing – top coach on duty at Peebles free day

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 12:41
Steve Culbert has been recruited to provide fly fishing coaching at the free family day hosted by Peeblesshire Trout Fishing Association on Saturday July 1. Peebles-based Steve will be known to many as the regular coach at Loganlea Trout Fishery in The Pentalnds and he has an international clienetelle. Many people from the Edinburgh area […]
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Speedway – Monarchs skid to defeat at Redcar

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 22:36
SGB Championship: Redcar Bears 52, Edinburgh Monarchs 40 Redcar: Lewis Kerr (guest) 5, Jonas B Andersen 11, Ben Barker 13, Ellis Perks 5, Charles Wright 8, Coty Garcia 6, Danny Ayres 4 Edinburgh: Sam Masters 13, Theo Pijper 1, Erik Riss 13, Max Clegg 4, Ricky Wells 5, Josh Pickering 1, Mitchell Davey 3 Sam […]
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Ice hockey – Cazzola glad to be Capitals bound at last

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 22:34
Edinburgh Capitals’ latest recruit Mike Cazzola revealed his move to Murrayfield has been a year in the making. The 26-year-old arrives from ECHL side Fort Wayne Komets where he was named in the Rookie Team of the Year. Cazzola said: “I’ve been in touch with the Capitals for over a year. I’ve heard great things […]
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Let Me Go (2016) 100 mins ****

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 22:08
Helga Schneider (Juliet Stevenson) is a 62 year old widow, Austrian-born and living in the UK.  She has a daughter, nurse Beth (Jodhi May), but her closest relationship is with Beth’s daughter, Emily (Lucy Boynton), a student.  When Helga receives a letter to her dressmaker’s shop, she is visibly shaken and shocked.  She tells Emily […]
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