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Council will consider plans to manage the city during the festivals when they meet next week

3 hours 8 min ago
After considerable and detailed discussion of ideas for a new management plan for the Festival City next summer councillors on the culture committee agreed to refer the outline plans to the full council which meets next week. There was considerable concern raised by members of the public during and after the Festival period around the […]
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ScotRail adds Extra Carriages for Scotland v South Africa

6 hours 58 min ago
ScotRail is adding more seats on trains to and from Edinburgh this weekend as Scotland look to follow up on their sensational win against Fiji in the Autumn Tests. Scotland will play South Africa at the BT Murrayfield Stadium on Saturday 17 November at 5.20pm, and extra carriages are being added to trains between Edinburgh […]
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Report reveals economic impact of Edinburgh’s Christmas 2017

8 hours 5 min ago
In a report out today Underbelly who organise Edinburgh’s Christmas for the council say that last year’s events brought an economic impact of £113 million, or the equivalent of 2,260 full time jobs to the capital. BOP Consulting has produced an impact assessment report for both Christmas and Hogmanay events which Underbelly produce for the […]
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Council to open up cultural grants procedure

11 hours 39 min ago
The council is set to change how it hands out cultural grants in order to allow more organisations to compete for cash. The city council’s culture and communities committee will today consider a plan to make the process for giving out funding for cultural projects “fairer and flexible”. The authority is wary that any sudden […]
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Selling your home? Here are some top tips

12 hours 36 min ago
If you want to get the highest price for your property, it’s important to do everything you can to ensure that your home is shown in the best possible light. David Marshall, Operations Director with Warners Solicitors and Estate Agents, shares his top five tips for maximum impact. First Impressions Count Just because it’s a cliché doesn’t mean it’s not true. […]
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Shortlist of seven for the ‘Faces of a Vibrant Economy’ award

18 hours 31 min ago
Grant Thornton has announced the names of their 2018 campaign to celebrate leaders who excel in better business. This project is called Faces of a Vibrant Economy and identifies UK Leaders from all sectors of business and civic society who demonstrate that excellence in key areas. The shortlist includes Shona McCarthy – CEO, Edinburgh Festival […]
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Lothian under fire for lack of pram and wheelchair spaces on new buses

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 22:15
Disabled people and parents with young children are being “shut out of central Edinburgh” by a bus company after it failed to offer additional accessible spaces on its new vehicles. Lothian has just unveiled its new double-decker bus which has 100 passenger seats and which is to be rolled out early next year. But despite […]
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Nira Caledonia beefs up its menu with ‘Cote de Hoff’

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 21:59
A boutique Edinburgh hotel is to rename its new ‘Cote de Boeuf’ special as the ‘Cote de Hoff’ in honour of David Hasselhoff’s visit to the capital. TV veteran Hasselhoff checked in to Nira Caledonia for a week-long stay prior to his appearance at Comic Con Scotland – an 80s themed convention at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC). […]
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Speedway – warning from Glasgow boss

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 21:50
Glasgow Tigers bosses have confirmed they would support the club next season despite “substantial, six-figure losses.” But Tigers’ co-owner, Gerry Facenna, warned: “Unless we can make a significant turnaround in terms of operational costs and revenue, it is doubtful we will be able to support a Championship team the following year.” He is now looking […]
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Volunteers needed to create a butterfly meadow on Friday

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 21:44
Volunteers are needed to help create a butterfly meadow at West Pilton Park on Friday. If you have some time then they would be delighted to see you even for a short time. The planting will be going on all day between 10.30am and 3.00pm. The workshop is led by Butterfly Conservation Scotland staff in […]
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Ice hockey – Racers looking to tame Tigers

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 21:43
Murrayfield Racers travel to Dundee Tigers on Saturday in the Scottish National League and that is a welcome relief. As Tony Hand’s men have lost their last seven games in the National Ice Hockey League, North Cup. And the latest reverse came on Sunday in an 11-0 demolition at Hull Pirates. Hand’s men did have […]
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Lothian’s new buses will carry 100 passengers

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 21:42
Lothian have shown off their new double decker buses which they hope to put into service in early 2019. The 100 seat Enviro400XLB three axle double decker is a UK first, and the company says the design has been developed with Alexander Dennis Limited who build them and chassis manufacturer Volvo. The latest model is […]
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Cyrenians Outreach Project Marks One Year of Helping Homeless People

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 19:48
An east of Scotland homelessness charity is marking the first anniversary of its Homeless Navigator Project. Cyrenians developed the project to provide advice and support to people sleeping rough in an around Edinburgh and it is part of the charity’s admirable work towards eliminating homelessness. Cyrenians Homeless Navigator Nick Harrold said, “I see the person […]
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Voting open for Hibs’ Veen Barbers Goal of the Month competition

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 19:44
Hibs are now running a Goal of the Month competition – sponsored by Veen Barbers. The competition will be run across all teams associated with the club, from the Hibernian Academy side to the double-winning SWPL side, with the nominations for October now available to choose from. Voting for October’s Goal of the Month will […]
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Asian Art Sale this week at Bonhams

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 18:53
The Asian Art Sale will take place this Thursday morning at Bonhams when a Ming dynasty gilt-bronze group of Gyuanyin and Sudhana will take pride of place.   Guanyin is the goddess of compassion and the youth Sudhana is depicted meeting her on Mount Potalaka which was a popular subject for religious art. It has […]
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Two arrested after police recover significant quantity of drugs in Dalkeith

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 18:38
A 22-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman have been arrested after police recovered a quantity of cocaine and crack cocaine with an approximate value of £33,000. following the execution of a warrant at an address in Wheatsheaf Lane, Dalkeith yesterday. Almost £2000 in cash was also seized. The man and woman were subsequently charged in connection […]
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Support Gathered for New Gorgie Road Development Proposal

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 14:10
The team behind revised plans for a development of the Scotmid store at Gorgie Road have welcomed the positive response they have received from both residents and local businesses. Scotmid and developer and operator Structured House Group held two Public Information Days last week (Tuesday and Wednesday 6 and 7 November) at Stenhouse Church to […]
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Property – new homes to attract you to Fife

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:07
NEW DEVELOPMENT FOR RUMBLINGWELL FROM ALLANWATER HOMES Development will carry on from huge success of Carnock Road, with yet more family friendly homes available Allanwater Homes has announced the launch of a brand new development at Rumblingwell in Dunfermline. A selection of two to four bedroom terraced, semi detached and detached homes will be available […]
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At Leith Theatre – The Last Days of Mankind

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 11:48
There is something very big happening at Leith Theatre this week. It is the first professional theatre production staged in the space in three decades, and for that reason alone you might think of going. The fact that this is an anti-war piece of theatre cabaret and it is being staged this week when we […]
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Scotland’s Economy Continues to be Powered by Edinburgh’s Prosperity

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 10:47
According to new report produced by the City of Edinburgh Council, Edinburgh continues to be the most prosperous UK city outside London. The 12th annual edition of ‘Edinburgh by Numbers’, published today, provides a statistical overview of the Capital and how it compares to other UK cities in terms of People, Work, Economy, Tourism, Education, […]
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