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Woman robbed at ATM in Restalrig

2 hours 9 min ago
Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery which took place around 5.55pm yeterday outside the Scotmid on Restalrig Road South. A 33-year-old woman had withdrawn cash from the ATM when she was approached by one of two men who had been standing nearby. The man threatened the woman and stole a two-figure sum of money […]
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Scottish Book Trust names ten recipients of the New Writers Award

4 hours 14 min ago
Half of those being given the tenth annual New Writers Award by Scottish Book Trust today are Edinburgh authors. Alice Tarbuck, Bobby Finn, Angela Drinnan, Ross McCleary and Rachel Rankin will all get financial support to help them publish their first books. The New Writers Awards provide a selection of talented writers who have not […]
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Edinburgh pensioners could lose £7,000 a year

4 hours 38 min ago
SNP MSP SLAMS TORIES FOR ‘SNEAKING OUT’ CHANGES TO PENSIONCREDIT Gordon Macdonald MSP slammed the Tory government atFMQs this week, for ‘sneaking out’ changes to state pensions, which could affect older couples in Edinburgh by as much as £7,000 per year. Changes to benefits for mixed-age couples – which will be introduced from 15 May […]
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Celebrating Burns in Edinburgh

4 hours 43 min ago
Here we round up some news about ways of celebrating Rabbie Burns for you around the capital. Burns&Beyond The world’s biggest Scotch brand Johnnie Walker and event organisers Unique Events announced a partnership for the brand-new Burns & Beyond Festival, presenting a packed programme of free and ticketed events throughout Edinburgh city centre next week.  […]
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Eco friendly office hub is taking shape

7 hours 29 min ago
NEW ECO FRIENDLY OFFICE HUB STARTS TO TAKE SHAPE FOR KINROSS BASED WEBSTER GROUP The cutting edge, eco friendly office Headquarters being built by the Kinross-based Webster Group to house all its business interests in the one location, is emerging, with foundation block work currently going in at the site at Bridgend Industrial Estate. Glulam […]
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Hibs cruise through to Scottish Cup fifth round

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 21:11
Hibs cruised through to the fifth round of the Scottish Cup with a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Elgin City at Easter Road this afternoon. Neil Lennon’s side totally dominated throughout and could easily have won by a larger margin. New signing Ryan Gauld started the game and was unlucky not to score with an early header […]
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Holiday at home with a luxury lodge and golf at Taymouth

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 20:41
Staking its claim as one of Scotland’s most exclusive and desirable Holiday Home destinations is Taymouth Village, situated on the five star Mains of Taymouth Country Estate & Golf Course at Kenmore.  Luxury lodges, from top supplier Island Leisure, who supply properties at some of Scotland’s most exclusive parks, can currently be purchased from a […]
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Planning application lodged for student development in the Canongate

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 17:36
A planning application for ‘high-quality student-led residential development’ has been lodged by property developer, Summix Ltd. Located in the Canongate , adjacent to Old Tolbooth Wynd and the Canongate Kirk, developers say the 91-bed development will serve to regenerate what they regard as a neglected and underused location within the heart of the Edinburgh World Heritage […]
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New owner taking over at the Torrance Gallery

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 15:34
Dundas Street is well known as the street where the galleries are and where art lovers can be seen browsing on any day of the week to find the latest piece of art to hang on their walls. Brian Torrance has been owner of the Torrance Gallery for 49 years and feels it is now […]
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Rugby – Edinburgh v Montpelier, ERCC – Round 6

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 12:52
With a European Championship Quarter-final place up for grabs, Edinburgh were well aware that top French side, Montpelier, were more than capable of repeating the result of their first match back in October, in France, which the home side won 21-15. The match at BT Murrayfield was a slow burner to start with as both […]
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Appeal to trace HGV drivers following death of man on City Bypass

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 12:40
Police investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a man’s body on the Edinburgh City Bypass are appealing for two lorry drivers to come forward. At around 8.20am on Thursday 17 January, the body of 37-year-old Craig Bruce was sadly found on the central reservation of the A720 between the Sheriffhall Roundabout and the Gilmerton […]
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A gift idea ahead of Burns Night

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 12:20
Looking for something to give to a Burns enthusiast before the ‘season’ gets underway? This Burns night, surprise the one you love with an exclusive Ardgowan Distillery Sgian Dubh, hand-crafted from start to finish by master silversmith, Alan Wilkie. The 17 individual pieces showcase reclaimed hardwood, colourful gemstones, Moroccan goatskin and decorations made from bronze […]
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Hibs sign teenage midfielder from Bognor Regis

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 10:25
Hibs have signed 18-year-old midfielder Tommy Block from Bognor Regis. The highly rated youngster signed the deal yesterday after a successful trial period in December and is excited to grasp the opportunity at Easter Road. He will join the Development Squad for the remainder of the season. Block told Hibs Media: “I’m delighted the move has […]
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Fishing – Cooper lands Sonik double-whammy

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 10:22
David Cooper (pictured) had a 33rd birthday to remember as he hooked two major prizes in one of the biggest sea angling competitions on Britain’s East Coast. The self-employed painter and decorator landed the heaviest fish in difficult conditions during the popular event which attracted over 440 anglers and cost £12 to enter. And the […]
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The Song Space – Meeting Jess Kershaw

Sat, 01/19/2019 - 08:20
What is The Song Space? The song space is a brand new and exciting extracurricular vocal academy offering one to one singing lessons to children and young adults aged between 5-18 years. The Song Space specialises in pop, rock and musical theatre and has future plans to include choirs and singing workshops. It has been set […]
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Smith opts to stay at Tynecastle until 2021

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 19:48
Hearts have received a major boost ahead of Sunday’s William Hill Scottish Cup tie with Livingston with the news that defender Michael Smith has signed an extension to his contract which will keep him at Tynecastle until May 2021. The Northern Ireland international right back would have been a free agent at the end of […]
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Police name man found dead on City Bypass

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 19:08
Police Scotland have confirmed the identity of a man, whose body was found on the central reservation of the A720, Edinburgh City bypass. He was Craig Bruce from Bilston. The 37-year-old’s body was found near to Sheriffhall at around 8.20am on Thursday 17th January and an enquiry to establish the full circumstances surrounding his death is […]
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Letter from Scotland

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 16:15
It’s scary watching the Battle of Brexit unfold, especially from north of the border.  We cannot have much influence on the result and yet the consequences for us are huge. Not just for our economy but for our future in the so-called United Kingdom. We’ve watched with some glee as Theresa May’s deal was defeated […]
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Council want you to have your say on council ‘savings’

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 16:10
The council’s Finance and Resources Committee meets next week, and councillors will then mull over the financial proposals for the coming financial year. One thing is clear there will have to be savings. The council gets most of its money from The Scottish Government and based on the amount that has been promised so far […]
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Edinburgh University Team Confirmed for 2019 Melrose Sevens

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 15:40
Along with the Universities of St. Andrews and Durham, The University of Edinburgh has been invited to compete in the renowned Aberdeen Standard Investments Melrose Sevens rugby tournament this April. Founded in 1857, Edinburgh University RFC will return to Melrose following last year’s tournament. In recent years, Edinburgh has gained solid experience in playing rugby […]
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