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Lindhurst criticises the government over leisure cuts

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 19:04
Lothian MSP Gordon Lindhurst has criticised The Scottish Government saying that they are taking a dismissive attitude towards leisure cuts imposed by The City of Edinburgh Council. The Scottish Conservative and Unionist MSP challenged Public Health Minister Joe Fitzpatrick over recent budget policies from the SNP/Labour council administration that has led to pricing decisions from […]
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Green MSP supports Keep Scotland Beautiful

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 18:54
Alison Johnstone MSP is supporting environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, in applauding the efforts of local residents across Lothian who are taking part in the annual Spring Clean campaign throughout April and May. Keep Scotland Beautiful helps communities who wish to take part in removing litter from their local area – transforming the places they […]
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Q&A at Vue Edinburgh Omni tomorrow

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 18:49
Vue Edinburgh Omni hosts exclusive director Q&A for premiere of RISE: The Story of the Augustines AUGUSTINES lead singer, director and producer, Todd Howe, is set to host an exclusive Q&A ahead of Edinburgh Omni’s screening of the newly released, RISE: The Story of the Augustines on 22 March 2019. Exploring the compelling true story […]
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Investigation underway following handbag robbery

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 18:07
Police are investigating following an assault and robbery in Musselburgh. The incident happened around 11.20pm on Wednesday, March 20, when a 59-year-old woman was passing the rear of the Royal Mail sorting office in Mill Hill Lane. An unknown man approached the woman from behind, pushed her onto the ground and pulled her handbag from […]
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Scottish politicians back charity helping young people in Uganda

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 14:30
 Deputy First Minister John Swinney, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie, Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard, co-leader of the Scottish Greens parliamentary group Alison Johnstone and senior Conservative MSP Donald Cameron today posed with giant WEE BOXES outside the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, as they gave their backing to the charity’s life-changing work around the world’s […]
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Possible infection risk for heart operation patients at Royal Infirmary

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 14:03
NHS Lothian has contacted patients who had heart aortic valve replacement operations at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in the last six months to advise them of a possible infection risk.  The decision was taken by an Incident Management Team which was convened following notification of an unusual case of heart valve infection.  Heart valve […]
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Commsworld ‘crucial to Scotland’s digital revolution’

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 13:33
ONE of the UK’s leading network providers has been heralded as a ‘crucial’ element of Scotland’s digital revolution during a visit from the Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands. Paul Wheelhouse MSP visited the Edinburgh base of Commsworld following the firm’s record year of revenues. The disruptor telecoms firm has enjoyed a flying start […]
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 – At theSpaceUK – tickets on sale

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 13:23
Tickets are already on sale for 131 shows at theSpaceUK even though there is still a couple of months to go before the full lineup is announced for all venues across the city. Here are some of the highlights : Winner of the 2018 Broadway Baby Bobby Award, Glenn Chandler is back in 2019 with new work, The Good Scout, inspired […]
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Room for Matilda fans at the Apex

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 13:05
Apex Hotels has a show-stopping offer this April – perfect for families and couples looking to add a theatrical touch to their city break in Edinburgh. To mark the arrival of Matilda the Musical to the Edinburgh Playhouse, Apex will be offering musical lovers an overnight stay, two-course dinner, show tickets and a full Scottish […]
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Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotsford: ‘The Delilah of His Imagination’

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 12:16
Collections and Interpretation Manager of the Abbotsford Trust, Kirsty Archer-Thompson will deliver a lecture on Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotsford this April. This is part of the series of lectures organised by The Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland. Kirsty will be talking about Scott’s aims when it came to the Abbotsford design. She will showcase how […]
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Is this the ultimate home study?

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 10:14
  Leading architects and designers have heralded the mezzanine studies that are a feature at Scotland’s most upmarket new development. Boasting a dramatic view out to the grounds and building of one of the country’s most iconic estates, the studies at The Crescent at Donaldson’s benefit from the sweeping homes’ almost entirely glass frontage. Featured in both show apartments, a […]
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Taking Princes Street Gardens to a new level

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 10:03
  The Quaich Project: A space for all in the heart of Edinburgh   We have been talking about this for a long time now. It was back in 2017 that an international design competition was run, and a winner announced. It has taken a bit of time to get some obstacles out of the […]
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Men’s hockey – Grange in key home double-header

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 09:25
Title-chasing Grange entertain mid-table Hillhead (11.00) on Saturday and Clydesdale (13.30) on Sunday as they bid to retain their league title and keep their double dream alive. The champions have won 12 of their 15 Division One matches so far and have drawn three for 39 points. Hillhead are fifth with 21 points from six […]
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Hidden Door Weekender 2019 –

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 00:01
Hidden Door will be back in May with a shorter punchier long weekend of music. They have already programmed music for Thursday, Friday and Sunday, but are keeping back news of the nine hour marathon of music planned for Saturday – for now at least. Tickets will be on sale today through Citizen Ticket who […]
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Speedway – Monarchs out to tame Wolves

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 22:40
The Spring Spectacular at Armadale will feature the Staggs Bar Monarchs against Premiership side Wolverhampton Wolves on the opening night of the 2019 season on Friday, April 12 (7:30pm). Wolves are amongst the leading sides in the top division this season and have a tremendous array of star names. The night will be organised as […]
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Business breakfast aimed at building bridges

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 22:15
Balerno Community High School invited local business men and women in for breakfast. And exchange school contact Neil McCallum said it was part of a programme to introduce pupils to the business world. More than 60 people, including senior pupils, attended the session and Mr McCallum said it was designed to build partnerships. He added: […]
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Edinburgh Science Festival 2019 – A Human Touch

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 21:31
If you go down to Holyrood you will see a huge selection of images both outside and inside the parliament building showing the human impact on our planet. This is part of Edinburgh Science Festival which runs from 6-21 April 2019. It is a daily free drop in exhibition and will be in place until […]
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Capital’s housing market soars as Brexit looms

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 19:16
Despite the uncertainty of Brexit, the Edinburgh property market is showing no signs of slowing down as it continues its record-breaking start to 2019. According to Warners Solicitors & Estate Agents, both supply and demand has continued to soar – with last month alone seeing a 27% annual rise in the number of properties coming […]
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Joint statement ahead of meeting with the Prime Minister

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 18:28
Ahead of a meeting this evening with the Prime Minister the SNP, Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and the Green Party have released the following statement. Joint statement from Ian Blackford MP, Vince Cable MP, Liz Saville Roberts MP and Caroline Lucas MP: “We agree that the House of Commons must formulate a plan that will […]
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Holyrood debates the space race – with ‘Scotland’s rocket’ parked outside

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 17:56
THE ONLY British rocket to successfully reach orbit was displayed outside Parliament as MSPs heralded Scotland’s emergence as a leading player in the new global space race. Black Arrow’s visit to Holyrood coincided with a space debate held in the parliamentary chamber, serving as a symbolic representation of the UK’s position at the forefront of […]
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