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Northern Streams Festival 2019

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 21:34
A festival of Nordic and Scottish music takes place in Edinburgh at the end of this month. All workshops and concerts will be at Pleasance over the weekend. Northern Streams 2019 includes guests Kata, a five woman group singing traditional songs from the Faroe Islands, Caolmhar a group of four young people from Sweden playing […]
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Danny McAskill brings Drop and Roll to the Fringe

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 16:46
Interviewing Danny MacAskill is a very easy affair. He really is as laid back as he makes all the stunts look on his videos, and he has lots to say. It may only have been last night that he flew in from California, but there was just a tiny hint of jet lag – and […]
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From the Edinburgh Collected archive

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 15:13
This month’s look at Edinburgh Collected is a photo from the Wester Hailes Fun Run in 1990. Many of the Sentinel’s Fun Run photos show young people taking part. When the Fun Run was restarted as an event in 2012, many people remembered taking part as children and wanted to take part again. Councillor Donald […]
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New portrait of James Adam unveiled at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:58
The National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) and the V&A have jointly acquired a portrait of James Adam of the 18th century architectural dynasty. This portrait by Italian Antonio Zucchi (1726-95) is the third time that the two organisations have joined together to secure an outstanding artwork. The first two pieces of art were sculptures, the […]
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Witness appeal following theft of ATM

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:35
Police are appealing for the public’s assistance following the theft of an ATM from the Virgin Money Bank on Castle Street which took place around 3.30am on Thursday this morning. A group of men arrived at the premises in a grey Audi Q5 estate vehicle, with the registration plates SK68 NLN, which had been stolen […]
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LibDems announce their European candidates

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:33
Launch of Scottish Liberal Democrats European candidates list Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader Willie Rennie today unveiled his party’s candidate list for the European elections on 23r May. He stressed that every vote for a Lib Dem MEP will help stop the division and damage imposed by Brexit. Willie Rennie said the list includes a partner in […]
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Murder enquiry launched following murder of Bradley Welsh

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:28
Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man in the city centre. Around 8pm on Wednesday 17th April, multiple reports were received of a firearms discharge in Chester Street. Officers and other emergency services responded to the area and man was found lying on a common staircase, having sustained a serious […]
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Alex McLeish leaves Scotland role with immediate effect

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:17
Former Hibs’ manager Alex McLeish will leave his role as Scotland National Head Coach with immediate effect. The decision was agreed collectively by the SFA Board at its scheduled meeting today and in consultation with Alex. His assistant coaches, Peter Grant, James McFadden and Stevie Woods, will also leave their roles. Since his arrival in […]
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Livingston announce new sponsorship deal with VPZ

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 11:54
Livingston Football Club has announced a sponsorship partnership with Edinburgh-based vaping specialist VPZ. Recently ranked as Scotland’s fastest growing company, VPZ is now the official vaping partner of the Almondvale club. The partnership with Livingston FC has been announced during national vaping awareness month, VApril. Vaping is emerging as a key weapon in the NHS’s […]
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Edinburgh charity worker Bradley Welsh shot dead

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 11:35
A major police investigation is underway after an Edinburgh charity worker was shot and killed last night. Bradley Welsh ran charity projects in the city to help young people stay fit and out of trouble through his Holyrood Boxing Gym and was also involved with charity Helping Hands which fights inequality in the city. Armed […]
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Cask 88 launch second whisky in Scottish Folklore Series

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 08:34
The second whisky in Edinburgh-based, Cask 88’s award-winning Scottish Folklore Series of single cask bottlings is a 22-year-old distilled at the Arran distillery which is now on sale to the general public. Only 183 bottles will be available and the whisky has a recommended retail price of £200. The distinctive branding features the capricious selkie, […]
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Application for IMPACT Scotland building recommended for approval

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 07:45
Next week’s planning meeting on 24 April will deal with the application to build a new concert hall in St Andrew Square, and planners are recommending approval. The council has set out a timetable for consideration of this important application which will last most of the day. Sir David Chipperfield of David Chipperfield Architects will […]
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Showhomes open this weekend

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 06:51
SILVER GLEN MARKETING SUITE TO OPEN AT EASTER SHOWCASING UNBEATABLE CHOICE FOR FAMILY BUYERS  Allanwater Homes is to open the doors to its new Marketing Suite at Silver Glen in Alva over Easter weekend, from tomorrow Friday 19 April. On offer at the family friendly development, is a stunning selection of three to five bedroom, […]
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Prince’s Trust offer training course to young people – deadline is Monday

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 21:37
The Prince’s Trust Scotland are working in partnership with the NHS to deliver a six-week course giving young people in Edinburgh the training and experience needed to take the next steps in securing a job within the health and social care sector. Get into Healthcare is an exciting opportunity from The Prince’s Trust and NHS […]
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Kezia wins defamation case

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 21:27
Kezia Dugdale MSP has won a legal action against a pro-independence blogger who accused her of defamation. In a written judgment issued today, Sheriff Nigel Ross said Ms Dugdale’s article was protected under the principle of fair comment. Commenting on the judgement following the court case, Kezia Dugdale MSP said: “I am delighted to have […]
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Iconic Gullane Building offers buyers an extra guarantee

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 18:34
Homebuilder CALA Homes (East) is offering buyers peace of mind following the refurbishment of a former famous hotel in Gullane. Buyers looking to purchase an apartment at Henderson House will beprotected for the next 10 years with the highest level of warranty cover fromthe National House Building Council (NHBC) – a level of cover that […]
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Roll up roll up for the MoonWalk!

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 18:10
The fun of the circus came to Edinburgh this morning as walkers taking part in this year’s MoonWalk Scotland joined performers from Gandeys Circus to encourage others to join this year’s walking challenge. Wearing Walk the Walk’s famous ‘bra t-shirts’, everyone got into the circus spirit with Chico the Clown, a Fire Breather, a Contortionist […]
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EVOC 150 find their poster girl

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 17:54
Using social media the Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations’ Council (EVOC) 150 team took exactly seven minutes to trace a young girl in a photo they are using in their anniversary storytelling. The photo had been taken during the 1970s to highlight a protest about damp conditions in housing in Pilton. EVOC put the photo on Twitter […]
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Iain Dale will be All Talk on the Fringe

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 17:33
LBC radio presenter and political commentator Iain Dale is putting on a Fringe show this year when he will sit down with the likes of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, shadow chancellor John McDonnell, London Mayor Sadiq Khan among others. Dale is one of the country’s leading broadcasters, known for his forthright style. Iain Dale said: “There’s […]
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Police thank public for cooperation during protest

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 16:44
Police have thanked the public for their cooperation during yesterday’s climate change protest. At around 3pm, approximately 300 protesters gathered on North Bridge, causing the road to be closed for all vehicles. Police engagement continued with the protestors to ensure the demonstration was contained to North Bridge, and pre-planned diversions were implemented to limit the […]
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