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Scottish Chamber Orchestra wants to hear from young people

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 16:16
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra is one of Scotland’s five national performing companies. It is made up of 37 talented musicians and has recently appointed a new principal conductor. The Scottish Chamber Orchestra puts on regular concerts based on a range of classical music repertoire. Their aim is to provide opportunities for as many people as […]
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Long-awaited signage welcomes you to Balerno

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 14:11
TWO housebuilding companies currently building developments in Balerno have come together to provide the village with bespoke new gateway signage announcing it as the “Gateway to the Pentlands”. For more than three years, the desire for new signs has represented a key element of thinking behind the community council’s draft community plan to increase pride […]
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Say ‘I do’ in style: Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel offer a luxury wedding – for free

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 14:01
Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel in Edinburgh launch competition to win a magical wedding worth £20,000 for free To continue celebrations around the launch of the first Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants in Scotland, the luxury boutique hotel brand is giving one lucky couple the chance to win a wedding or civil ceremony at the hotel for […]
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New restaurant opening at Grazing with Mark Greenaway

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 13:34
The five-star Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian and celebrated Edinburgh chef, Mark Greenaway, welcomed industry, media, friends and family along to the launch of the brand-new restaurant, ‘Grazing by Mark Greenaway’ last night. Guests mingled with the chef and discovered the laidback, ‘grazing’ concept, which showcases a mix of traditional, modern and sharing plates, […]
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29 arrests during climate change protest

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 09:34
Police arrested 29 people after a climate change protest in Edinburgh city centre yesterday. Around 150 Supporters of Extinction Rebellion Scotland blocked the North Bridge as part of a week of action planned around the world to raise awareness of climate change. A Police Scotland spokesman said: “The protest by the Extinction Rebellion Group at […]
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Jardine welcomes Diageo jobs in Edinburgh

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 08:01
Edinburgh West MP, Christine Jardine has welcomed £150m of investment by drinks giant Diageo in its visitor experiences across Scotland. The centre piece will be a state of the art Johnnie Walker experience, which the Edinburgh West based company says will bring jobs and create a world class tourist destination. Ms Jardine said: “I am […]
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Extincion Rebellion close North Bridge in Edinburgh with protest

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 18:40
The climate change campaigners Extinction Rebellion protested today at 3.00pm as they had advised they would. Suddenly protesters unfurled a long banner across North Bridge at the junction with the Royal Mile. They then allowed the traffic already on the bridge to pass and then closed off the road at both junctions south and north. […]
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Jeremy’s Sadie competing for Holyrood Dog of the Year…

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 18:01
On Monday 29th April 2019 Jeremy Balfour, the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party MSP for Lothian, and his eight-month-old Cavalier King Charles/Miniature Poodle cross, Sadie, will compete with other politicians and their pooches to win the coveted title of ‘Holyrood Dog of the Year’. Dogs of all shapes and sizes, regardless of breed, creed or […]
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Edinburgh Science Festival – it’s all about the women

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 17:22
The RSE (Royal Society of Edinburgh), Scotland’s National Academy unveiled a new free photography exhibition at its offices on George Street in Edinburgh, celebrating some of Scotland’s leading female scientists, all of whom are RSE Fellows. The women featured were asked to bring along an item that represents their inspiration to become a scientist or […]
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Teenager struck by police van responding to disorder in Liberton

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 16:36
A teenage boy was hit by a police van as officers responded to reports of vandalism and disorder in Moredunvale Park, Liberton, at 6.30pm last night.  Officers attended and a 16-year-old boy was struck by a police van as he fled from the scene. The youth who was not injured was later arrested for an […]
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Leading Scottish Scientists Celebrated with Major RSE Exhibition

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 16:26
The Royal Society of Edinburgh – Scotland’s National Academy – unveiled a new free photography exhibition at its offices on George Street in Edinburgh, celebrating some of Scotland’s leading female scientists, all of whom are RSE Fellows. The women featured were asked to bring along an item that represents their inspiration to become a scientist […]
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Bristol – a quick flick by easyJet from Edinburgh

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 13:22
The name Black Boy Hill is a hint to Bristol’s involvement in the slave trade which peaked between 1730 and 1745. There is a poignant plaque to the countless African men, women and children whose enslavement and exploitation brought prosperity to the city. So did the export of coal, lead, and animal hides and imports […]
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Police urge motor cyclists to ride safely

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 12:47
Police are urging motorcyclists to ride safely as bikers prepare to get back on the road for the summer season. As the nights are getting longer, many recreational bikers will be taking their machines out of storage and getting back on the road, possibly for the first time in several months. The Police Scotland Motorcycle […]
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Oli Shaw hopes to feature in Hibs last five games of season

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 12:40
Oli Shaw played the full 90 minutes in yesterday’s 2-0 win over Dundee United at the club’s Training Centre, scoring the vital second goal from an indirect free-kick in the 82nd minute and he is hoping that his performance coupled with the goal is enough to keep him in Paul Heckingbottom’s plans for the final […]
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Kezia condemns proposed JPI Media redundancies

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 08:33
JPI Media, publisher of the i and Scotsman titles, told staff yesterday it is looking to cut up to 70 full-time editorial roles across the UK. Kezia Dugdale MSP has lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament condemning the redundancies and calling for the decision to be revered.  Commenting on the decision by JPI Media, […]
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Fishing – tight lines at Harlaw as anglers come on down

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 22:08
Up to 40 anglers in one day have been noted on the bank at Harlaw and Threipmuir Reservoirs. Alan Holbrook, secretary of Malleny Angling Club who look after Harlaw and Threipmuir Reservoirs, several specimen fish of over 10lbs have been landed since opening day, with black and green lures proving most productive. At Bowden Springs […]
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 – Basil Brush Unleashed

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 22:03
Britain’s most loveable fox is hitting the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with his debut show Unleashed, just for those aged 16+. Expect Basil Brush’s trademark anarchy as he takes on the world with everything from Love Island to Westminster getting a comic Brushing. With nightly guests, this is going to be one hell of a debut. […]
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Pedal on Parliament – get involved in the local action

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 21:12
This year Pedal on Parliament continues to campaign for proper funding for active travel and a number of other measures to make Scotland a cycle friendly country. Rather than having one big cycle from The Meadows to Holyrood, they are holding several events in Edinburgh over the weekend of 26 – 29 April 2019. There […]
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Inner City schools football tournament – enter now

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 17:18
All Star Events is hosting the 1st Inner City schools football tournament at The Oriam in Edinburgh on Tuesday 21 May 2019, from 10.00am until 2.00pm. This group has been formed by Edinburgh College Year 2 HND Students. Sixteen Primary School teams from all over the Lothians will face each other on the day at […]
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Bring your bear for free entry to Royal Yacht Britannia

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 15:28
For the month of April, children bringing their favourite cuddly toy will get free entry to The Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith. Step aboard Britannia this Easter to experience Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction, touring the five decks with the adult or children’s complimentary audio guides to see the State Apartments and crew’s quarters as well […]
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