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Rising house prices reported in Edinburgh in the last quarter of 2018

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 13:16
ESPC has released figures today showing that house prices in Edinburgh city centre rose by 5.7% to £267,249 in the last quarter of 2018. The ESPC has an office in George Street, but sells houses across East Central Scotland, and prices rose in every area compared with the same period in 2017. In South Queensferry […]
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Contemporary Botanical Art at the Scottish Ornithologists’ Club

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 10:57
Contemporary Botanical Art Exhibition by members of the Scottish Society of Botanical Artists with sculptures by Ellen McCann 19 January – 27 February 2019 at the Scottish Ornithologists’ Club, Aberlady The SOC is delighted to present an exhibition of contemporary botanical art, bringing together paintings by members of the Scottish Society of Botanical Artists (SSBA), […]
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Man found injured outside pub

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 09:23
A police investigation is ongoing after a 28-year-old man was found seriously injured near the Clachan Bar in Weavers Lane, Whitburn, at 7.30pm on Saturday. He was taken to the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh with serious head and face injuries which are not life-threatening. Two people have been arrested in connection with the incident. Chief inspector […]
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra – audio visual installation coming to Wester Hailes

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 09:15
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) has collaborated with people in Wester Hailes to create an audio-visual installation which is on show at the Society of Scottish Artists 121st Annual exhibition until 17 January after which it will move to WHALE Arts and then the Fruitmarket Gallery. The composer Suzanne Parry, musician Emma Smith, artist Ewan […]
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Edinburgh Trams – Passenger numbers rise on last year

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 00:01
Edinburgh Trams have reported a 10 per cent increase in passenger numbers since last year with over 7.3 million customer journeys in 2018. Edinburgh Trams has increased capacity throughout the year by introducing additional trams as “queue buster” services during morning and evening peaks seeing trams running from every three minutes. We have seen four […]
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Police seek help to trace missing man

Sun, 01/06/2019 - 17:39
Police are seeking help from the public to trace Lessandro Ross, also known as Paul Ross who was last seen on Niddrie Mains Road in Edinburgh at 3pm on Saturday, December 28. The 31-year-old who is  from the Fountainbridge area, is described as white, 6ft, slim and has dark hair and a beard. He was […]
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Rugby – Edinburgh v Southern Kings, Guinness PRO14

Sun, 01/06/2019 - 13:51
Having secured the 1872 Cup with two successive wins over Glasgow, it was back to the ‘normal’ PRO14 fixtures on Saturday night as Edinburgh Rugby welcomed South Africa’s Southern Kings for their Conference ‘B’ match at BT Murrayfield. The Kings, for their part, had only won one of their matches this season, but had played two fewer than the hosts as neither they, […]
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Fishing – bosses looking for fresh talent to get on board

Sun, 01/06/2019 - 13:41
Gus Brindle, a director of Angling Scotland, has revealed they are keen to bring in additional directors with specialist knowledge or skills. The organisation are also looking for an independent chairperson, somebody to fill the marketing, branding and communications director’s post and also a finance director. Brindle said: “If you feel that you have the […]
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Opinion – John Donnelly of Marketing Edinburgh on the City Vision

Sun, 01/06/2019 - 06:59
by John Donnelly Marketing Edinburgh Collaboration has long been at the heart of Marketing Edinburgh’s mission, bridging the public and private sectors to align on common goals and showcase our incredible city to the world. There is, however, a critical third party that the organisation must always be accountable to when driving positive change in […]
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Balerno homes with designs on dream family living

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 18:56
An upmarket homebuilder is offering families the chance to snap up flexible homes close to the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh. The Elliot, a four-bedroom home with flexible downstairs study at CALA Homes (East)’s Ravelrig Heights development in Balerno, has been specifically designed for family living, with features that allow it to grow with you. […]
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Hibs latest Football fans in training course starts this month

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 18:44
The Hibernian Community Foundation’s Football Fans In Training (FFIT) programmes for men and women starts on 21 January at Easter Road. The 13-week course encourages men and women to become healthier and more active and the programme is open to those who want to make changes to their health and general wellbeing. The FFIT week […]
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SFA Chief condemns threats to referees

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 14:55
Following reports of threats made against referee John Beaton in connection with his performance in the recent game at Ibrox between Rangers and Celtic Ian Maxwell, Chief Executive of the Scottish FA said: “It is with deep dismay, that in the last 24 hours, we learned of one of our match officials having had threats […]
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Bross Bagels – now in the West End

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 14:53
Now and again you come across a lovely business, that grows and thrives so deservedly. From rebirthing the Montreal bagel in Portobello, Larah Bross, made the transition from stand up comedienne to baker extraordinaire. With further offspring on Leith Walk and in the West End, it seems that Edinburgh can’t get enough of Mama’s bagels. […]
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Comment – Thoughts on ‘shambolic’ Brexit

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 13:39
by Ash Denham SNP MSP for Edinburgh Eastern. The Brexit process has been utterly shambolic and Scotland didn’t even vote for it. The Scottish Government’s voice has been consistently ignored throughout the negotiations and substantial powers are being stolen for no other reason than a Westminster power grab. Whilst the other parties have shown nothing […]
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Football – More than a Game

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 11:39
Hibernian Community Foundation has teamed up with The University of Edinburgh to create a Hibernian based SCQF course, ‘Football More than a Game’. The course will introduce you to the game of football and some of the issues facing the game. The course will use information about the origins and development of Hibernian Football Club […]
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Hibs’ fans dismay as Efe Ambrose leaves club

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 20:29

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Witness appeal after man attacked in Magdalene

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 17:15
Police are appealing for information after a man was attacked in the Magdalene area of the city. Around 9pm on Wednesday 2nd January two men with their faces covered gained entry to a property on Magdalene Loan and assaulted the 30 year old man who suffered a number of wounds to his arms and neck. […]
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Police searching for missing man find body

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 17:10
Police  carrying out inquiries to trace the missing man William Scott have today recovered a body. The discovery was made by officers and the Dog Unit in the Water of Leith near Victoria Bridge outside Leith Docks. Whilst there has been no formal identification at this stage, William’s family have been informed. The death is […]
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Projekt 42 have new transgender specific fitness classes

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 13:03
A local not for profit gym and wellness centre is the first in Edinburgh to offer fitness classes created specifically for transgender and non-binary people. Projekt 42, currently based at the YMCA in Junction Place, will introduce weight bearing and high intensity classes every Sunday from 6t January, and will feature workouts aimed specifically for trans-feminine […]
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Happy New Year for Penicuik couple

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 12:54
2019 has started with some good luck for Brian McPhillips, 70, and his wife Christine who won a £30,000 prize as his postcode, EH26 8QE, was drawn as a winner with People’s Postcode Lottery. Joiner Brian was joined by his wife Christine, who is a retired teacher, when he was presented with the prize. He said, […]
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