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At Assembly Roxy this week – What I Know – (about what my Grandfather didn’t know)

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 14:12
Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the end of the Spanish Civil War Objectora presents What I Know (about what my Grandfather didn’t know) (18 – 20 April); a new piece of visual storytelling using puppetry, object theatre, and live-projection. Following work-in-progress showings at the Village Storytelling Festival (Glasgow, 2017), at the Scottish Storytelling Centre (Edinburgh, 2018) and at the Amsterdam […]
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Calling all golfers – Edinburgh Leisure is looking for golfing buddies

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 13:46
An Edinburgh project supporting people with dementia to be more active and healthy, is recruiting golfing buddies. Movement for Memories, launched in September 2018, and delivered by Edinburgh Leisure is looking for volunteer Golf Buddies to support people living with dementia to be physically active. The project is supported with funding from the Life Changes […]
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James is the students’ favourite

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 13:44
James Munro, who is a psychology technician at Edinburgh Napier’s School of Applied Sciences beat off competition from other UK scientists and was top in a UK online contest. This competition allows school students to vote for their favourite scientist after challenging them in online text chats. James answered 75 forum questions and 500 live […]
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Funding for Crohn’s disease research in Edinburgh

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 13:29
A massive £1.8million research grant has been awarded to University of Edinburgh to examine the currently incurable Crohn’s disease. This award will assist experts assess and monitor outcomes for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that affects 120,000 people in the UK. Many who have the disease undergo repeated surgery to correct some of the effects. The […]
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VisitScotland highlight accessible tourism

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 13:05
VisitScotland invited two European accessible tour operators to come to Scotland to see for themselves what we can offer. There is a growth in demand for accessible travel and the European delegates found out for themselves about Scottish tourism products on the familiarisation trip. The trip lasted for three days after VisitScotland Expo last week […]
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Christian Aid Week – fundraising bridge walks

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 12:52
Fundraisers across Scotland have the choice of crossing the Forth, Tay or Erskine Bridge to help support the work of Christian Aid during Christian Aid Week. This year on 11 May under the banner of the ‘Bridge Cross Challenge’, people will be donning their walking shoes, wearing red and taking part in sponsored walks across […]
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Police launch ‘Shut Out Scammers’ campaign

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 11:43
Police Scotland today launches its Shut-Out Scammers campaign, raising awareness of offenders who cold-call people at their homes and scam them out of money. Doorstep criminals may offer to carry out work at a reduced rate, asking you to hand over cash straight away and often in advance of any repairs being carried out. While […]
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Teenager in hospital after attack in Gilmerton

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 11:01
A police investigation is underway after a teenager was seriously injured during an attack on Gilmerton Road. The incident took place about 17.15 last night. Emergency services cordoned off the area to allow for a forensic examination. The teenager is being treated at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Police said an investigation is ongoing and appealed for […]
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Milo stars in NHS 24 campaign

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 06:09
A young boy from Balerno, is helping NHS 24 remind people to take a few simple steps to look after their health over the Easter holiday weekend. Milo, age 5, is taking a starring role in the Be Health-Wise this Easter campaign in a spring photo featuring advice from the wise Dr Owl and his forest […]
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Want to get trim before the summer? Try before you buy with Edinburgh Leisure

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 00:01
Edinburgh Leisure is offering non-members the opportunity to try out their facilities with a free 7-day pass. The offer runs from Monday, 15 April 2019 and runs until, 30 April 2019. Available exclusively online via the Edinburgh Leisure website, the pass gives customers seven days consecutive free access to gyms, swimming pools (including their saunas […]
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Edinburgh Science Festival – round table discussion on climate change

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 19:06
Just before she was presented with The Edinburgh Medal Christina Figueres took part in a roundtable discussion about climate change. This is something she is particularly well-versed in. Miss Figueres was former Executive Secretary at the UN Convention on Climate Change from 2010-16. In that role she drove through the Paris climate change agreement. Those […]
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Grand Finals day at The National Hockey Centre

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 10:49
Grand Finals day at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre involved both the men’s and women’s leagues and the matches were to decide a variety of league positions, as well as promotion, relegation and, for the National 1 sides, European qualification. With three Edinburgh, one Dundee and one Fife side in contention, East Scotland interest was […]
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Country home available in Fife

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 09:35
A COUNTRY HOME WITH MORE AT GAIRNEYBANK, KINROSS Final two webster homes properties offer a bespoke element & separate apartments above triple garage    Built to buyers specifications, webster homes, the new name in luxury housebuilding in Scotland, has only two luxury detached homes left to sell, at its Gairneybank, Kinross development, priced from £465,000. […]
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Hearts reach another Scottish Cup Final

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 21:32
Inverness Caledonian Thistle 0 Heart of Midlothian 3 William Hill Scottish Cup Semi-Final, Saturday 13th April 2019 – Hampden Park Hearts overcame a lethargic first half display to score three second half goals and book their place in the William Hill Scottish Cup Final next month. After a goalless opening 45 minutes, goals from Uche […]
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Speedway – Dany stars as Berwick mug Glasogw

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 20:45
SGB Championship Shield: Berwick Bandits 52, Glasgow Tigers 38 Craig Cook powered to 16 points from six rides for Glasgow Tigers but he could not stop Berwick Bandits earning a 52-38 win in the SGB Championship Shield in the Borders. Austrian ace Dany Gappmaier top scored with 14 points from six races and Aaron Summers […]
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Edinburgh Science Festival – Science of the Sesh

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 17:06
Science of the Sesh – A Class Act  Edinburgh loves a trinity of festivals, scientific breakthroughs and a good swally.  So why not combine all three?  It’s all a bit school days to start with: you’re lining up up outside the Dissection Room at Summerhall, then called in to take a seat at a lab […]
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Edinburgh Science Festival – Astronomer Royal talk on Sunday evening

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 16:55
On Sunday, 14 April 2019 Astronomer Royal Lord Martin Rees will take part in Edinburgh Science Festival to talk about the real possibility Darwinian evolution will be superseded through the deployment of genetic modification and cyborg technologies. On the Future: Prospects for Humanity Sunday, 14 April at 5.30pm (1 hour) Pleasance Theatre, Pleasance Tickets available here […]
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Man in hospital after attack in Livingston

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 16:34
A police investigation is underway after a man was attacked in Livingston this morning. Emergency services were called to Kenilworth Rise about 09:30 after reports of a disturbance. The scene was cordoned off to allow for a forensic examination. A police spokesman confirmed a man was taken to hospital and said inquiries and were continuing.
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CCTV images released following West Lothian robberies

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 11:25
Police Scotland have released CCTV images of a man they believe may be able to assist with their enquiries into two armed robberies at bookies in West Lothian.  The first took place around 8.15pm on Wednesday 27th March at William Hill in Uphall Road, Pumpherston. The second incident took place around 8.20pm on Thursday 11th […]
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Fishing – Water of Leith coming to life

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 10:43
Action seems to be picking up on the Water of Leith with several anglers reporting good catches including John Dingwall. His success has generally been with self-tied Droz nymphs. Lee Windram, the chief fishing officer, has also enjoyed good sport with three to the net on one trip, one to a iron blue dunn and […]
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