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A Christmas Feast for the eyes courtesy of John Lewis

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 20:50
cWhat’s the most important thing about Christmas? Peace and goodwill to all men (and women, natch), showing your loved ones you care about them or celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, our saviour? Get into the 21st Century, Santa baby! The correct answer is none of the above. As anyone with an iota of  common […]
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New funding for festivals began with the City Region Deal

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 20:09
The new funding announced by The Scottish Government, The City of Edinburgh Council and Festivals Edinburgh today was born out of the City Region Deal, but this cash injection does not include any UK Government money in the way the City Region Deal does. That deal is worth £1billion to the capital and the immediate […]
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Scotland squad named for crucial upcoming UEFA Nations League double-header

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 19:36
Scotland manager Alex McLeish has named his squad for the crucial upcoming UEFA Nations League double-header, as his side looks to secure a playoff place for UEFA Euro 2020. No Edinburgh based players have been included although former Hibs’ duo John McGinn and Steven Fletcher are listed along with former Hearts trio Jon McLaughlin, Craig Gordon and […]
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Voting opens to find Hibs Player of the Month for October

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 17:24
The Hibs’ Player of the Month Award has made a return for the 2018/19 season and is sponsored by Newtown Décor, with voting now open for October’s competition Each month the club will be asking Head Coach Neil Lennon and his coaching staff to nominate four players. The supporters will then have the opportunity to have their […]
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Hibs Academy has highest UK percentage for home-grown first team players

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 15:23
The importance of the Hibernian Academy to the first team has been highlighted by an early season report compiled by the Football Observatory, a research group within Switzerland’s International Centre for Sports Studies, and covered the period from 01/7/18 to 30/10/18. Over 30% of the minutes played in the league by Hibs players have been by […]
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Scottish SPCA appeal for donations of food to help hedgehogs

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 15:19
The Scottish SPCA is appealing to animal lovers in Scotland to donate tinned and sachet cat and dog food for the hedgehogs in their National Wildlife Centre in Fishcross. Scotland’s animal welfare charity rescued over 9,600 wild animals last year. Centre Manager Colin Seddon said, “We are constantly caring for a large number of hedgehogs […]
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Police praise public support following successful Bonfire Night policing operation

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 15:13
Police have praised the support of the public and partner organisations following a successful Halloween and Bonfire Night policing operation. Between Wednesday 31st October and Monday 5th November, reported antisocial behaviour in the city fell from 747 incidents in 2017, to 552 incidents in 2018. This equates to 195 fewer calls and a reduction of […]
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Festivals can now bank on funding of £15 million over five years

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 13:58
In a three partner arrangement among The Scottish Government, The City of Edinburgh Council and Edinburgh Festivals the Platform for Creative Excellence (PLACE) programme will provide £15 million funding over five years. This money will be used to support local national and international projects and it is described as a game-changer in the festivals world. […]
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Football famine before festive feast

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 13:24
Scotland’s forthcoming Nations League fixtures with Albania and Israel may be important regarding the fortunes of the national team but, inevitably, they are playing havoc with the domestic fixtures. November will be the famine before the festive feast for Hearts. The penultimate month of the year sees Craig Levein’s side play just three games in […]
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Gorgie residents invited to have say on proposed redevelopment of Scotmid store

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 12:14
Gorgie residents are invited to attend Public Information Days at Stenhouse Church of Scotland today and tomorrow (6 and 7 November, 2pm-7pm) held by Scotmid and developer and operator Structured House Group to discuss revised plans for the proposed redevelopment of the existing store. The draft plans that were submitted in July for a mixed-use […]
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Scot Gemmill names Under-20s squad for Turkey friendly

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 10:32
  Scot Gemmill has named an 18-man Under-20s squad for the upcoming friendly match against Turkey later this month. The squad includes three Edinburgh based players, Ryan Porteous and Oli Shaw of Hibs and Callumn Morrison of Hearts. Aberdeen midfielder Lewis Ferguson is included in the squad following an impressive recent run of form, which […]
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Hibs’ fans fury following former SFA Chief’s comments on Neil Lennon

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 10:01
Furious Hibs’ fans took to social media last night to complain about comments made by former SFA Chief Executive Gordon Smith about Neil Lennon’s behaviour at Tynecastle. Smith claimed that Lennon was wrong to have reacted to the supporters behind him in the Main Stand when the referee’s assistant flagged Hearts’ late ‘goal’ as offside. With […]
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Blackwoods launch their Design Awards

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 10:00
THE SEARCH to find the brightest and best innovations to help people with disabilities has been launched by a leading care provider. The Blackwood Design Awards are an annual celebration of cutting edge designs and adaptations which help people with disabilities live their lives independently. The Awards are open to all, with talented amateurs having […]
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Skyrora makes new acquisition on its space journey

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 09:33
An Edinburgh based rocket company has announced that it is working with an experienced engineer to create the first totally private space launch in the UK. At the Reinventing Space conference in London, Skyrora confirmed it has acquired the FARISpace project, led by acclaimed British rocket engineer, Richard M Brown. FARISpace is now being reconfigured in […]
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MSP encourages local businesses to pay the Scottish Living Wage

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 09:22
SNP MSP Ben Macpherson has urged businesses in Edinburgh Northern and Leith to sign up to the Scottish Living Wage, as part of Living Wage Week which runs until 10 November. The Scottish Living Wage is independently calculated, based on the cost of living – with the real Living Wage rising by 25p this year […]
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Eco-friendly street lights being rolled out over the City

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 08:57
New energy efficient street lights are set to be rolled out across the Capital from later this month, generating savings of £54 million for the city over 20 years. The move follows a successful 2012 pilot project and follow-up scheme in 2014 to replace around 7000 obsolete lanterns in Edinburgh with Light Emitting Diode (LED) […]
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£2.3 million Scottish Enterprise grant funding supports 80 new jobs

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 08:41
Travel Technology SME, TravelNest, will be creating over 80 skilled jobs in Edinburgh by investing £7 million to establish its operations in the capital. Public Finance and Digital Economy Minister Kate Forbes announced today that TravelNest has secured £2.3 million in R&D and RSA grant funding from Scottish Enterprise as a contribution towards this investment […]
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Edinburgh hosts top cancer researchers

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 08:39
Edinburgh welcomes some of the world’s top cancer researchers to the city on Thursday for a Meeting of Minds. St Andrews-based charity Worldwide Cancer Research is hosting the key event and they researchers have £4m to earmark for pioneering research projects. The group will sift through ideas from scientists from 20 countries to identify the […]
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Scottish SPCA urges public to be aware of seals and seal pups this winter

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 21:31
Scotland’s animal welfare charity expects to care for over 100 grey seal pups of various ages over the course of the autumn/winter season. This year any seals that they rescue will carry Harry Potter themed names. Centre Manager Colin Seddon said, “Grey seals come ashore to give birth in autumn and winter which is why […]
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The Townhouse would like to take you to the country

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 20:50
WINTER OFFER TO WOO CITY GUESTS AT THE TOWNHOUSE! The Townhouse Aberfeldy, a small boutique B&B for couples with its own ‘Upstairs Restaurant’, is currently running a winter accommodation offer which takes the price of a three night stay, in a double room, (with full Scottish Breakfast), from £237 to £177.75.  This works out at […]
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