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Edinburgh casting call for young performers for In the Willows

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 10:26
Ahead of the Edinburgh run of explosive new British musical, local dancers will have the opportunity to take part in a free hip hop workshop and audition to join the cast on Scotland’s biggest stage for the Festival Theatre shows. Edinburgh audition date: Saturday 16 February, 2-3.30pm, The Studio (entrance at 22 Potterrow) The day will begin with […]
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Hibs aim to sign Ryan Gauld on loan

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 09:43
Neil Lennon is trying to arrange the loan signing of former Dundee United winger Ryan Gauld from Sporting Lisbon. Gauld, who joined Sporting in a £3m 6-year deal in 2014, is currently on loan at Portuguese second tier side Farense.   Hibs are hoping to conclude a deal before they head to Dubai tomorrow for a winter […]
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Gym membership: how to get the most out of it

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 09:32
A sports scientist from Heriot-Watt University offers his advice Shutterstock by Neil Gibson Director of Sport, Performance and Health, Heriot-Watt University CrossFit, circuit training, group exercise, functional training, resistance training, cardio training. Feeling dizzy yet? Never before have there been so many structured activities at the gym vying for your attention. Simply idling into the […]
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Letter from Scotland

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 09:09
It seems a long time ago now, but last year I visited Chanonry Point overlooking the Moray Firth. It’s best known for its dolphins but it is also the place where the 17th century Brahan Seer is supposed to have met an uncomfortable end. He was burnt in a tar barrel on the orders of […]
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Football in Edinburgh this January

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 21:53
The Ladbrokes Premiership may be taking a mini winter break for part of January but there’s still plenty of action for Edinburgh football fans. Here’s a list of fixtures in the first month of 2019 for Edinburgh’s senior clubs: Hearts Sunday 20th – Livingston (H) William Hill Scottish Cup – Kick-off 2.30pm Wednesday 23rd – […]
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Oxgangs celebrate 40th year of adoption of tiger

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 13:11
Pupils from Oxgangs Primary School, Edinburgh, celebrate the 40-year anniversary of their adoption of Edinburgh Zoo’s endangered Sumatran tiger. Every week for four decades, school pupils have committed to raising funds to help support the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s wildlife conservation work with these amazing animals. To mark the milestone, Jamie, Mia, Imama, Adhvaith, […]
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At the National Galleries of Scotland in 2019

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 12:22
POWERFUL ABSTRACTS, REVOLUTIONARY PHOTOGRAPHY, DAZZLING COLLAGE AND RADICAL POLITICS NATIONAL GALLERIES OF SCOTLAND ANNOUNCES THE HIGHLIGHTS OF ITS 2019 EXHIBITION PROGRAMME The National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) has announced a dynamic line-up of exhibitions for 2019. From the dazzling abstraction of Bridget Riley to the political art of Paula Rego; from world-renowned photographers Francesca Woodman, […]
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Ice hockey – Racers reach out to Capital football fans

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 11:21
Murrayfield Racers are reaching out to season ticket holders of Hibs, Hearts and Edinburgh City. Racers take on title rivals Paisley Pirates in the Scottish National League on Sunday (face-off 6pm). And season ticket holders of the three clubs can watch the game for £5 and kids go free. In addition, a family of four […]
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Attacks on staff at Kaimes School doubled in past year

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 10:38
The number of attacks suffered by staff at the hands of pupils at one special school in the Capital has almost doubled in the space of a year. A total of 11 teachers walked out of Kaimes School in October 2018 after being subjected to a string of violent attacks. The members of the NASUWT […]
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New Town hotel is taking steps to get rid of plastic

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 10:11
A SIMPLE product switch is set to dramatically cut plastic waste at a top Edinburgh hotel. By swapping individual L’Occitane bottles of shampoo, shower gel, conditioner and body lotion in favour of topped up large bottles, Nira Caledonia will save 400 cubic metres of plastic waste each year – enough to fill the load-space of […]
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Council planning ahead for electric vehicles

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 00:06
The council will consider next week how they can best support those residents and businesses using electric vehicles by involving the Regulatory Committee. The Transport and Environment Committee already commissioned a report by Energy Savings Trust (EST) on the need for charging points in the capital, and they considered the business case in October. It […]
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Aldi donated thousands of meals this Christmas time

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 23:17
Aldi spread the festive cheer in Edinburgh and the Lothians as the supermarket donated 15,840 meals to 10 charities on Christmas Eve. Aldi has many stores in the area and paired 10 of them with local charities and food banks to make the most of quality unsold fresh food after stores closed on Christmas Eve. […]
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Messages in six locations across Edinburgh

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 22:55
This year Underbelly for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay and the Edinburgh International Book Festival are realising the vision of six writers across six sites – Leith Library, Bongo Club in the Cowgate, The National Monument of Scotland on Calton Hill, Tech Cube at Summerhall, Leith Custom House on the Shore and Tron Kirk in Hunter Square. Working with Suzy Glass, each […]
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Change your thinking. Change your life.

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 18:42
It’s that time of the year. Christmas has come and gone. The recovery period from New Year is under way. Across the country there are familiar statements being made. I need to lose weight. I’m going to give up the fags. That’s me off the booze now. I’m going to be more positive about life. […]
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Hearts legend Freddie Glidden dies at 91.

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 18:27
The captain of Hearts Scottish Cup winning team of 1956, Freddie Glidden, has died. He was 91. Born in Lanarkshire in 1927, Glidden’s childhood years were spent in Stoneyburn in West Lothian and he played for local side Murrayfield Rovers before signing on provisional terms for Hearts in 1945. Glidden was a strapping centre-half and […]
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Martin Boyle out for ‘indefinite period’

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 17:46
Hibs winger Martin Boyle will be out of action for an ‘indefinite period’ after suffering a knee injury playing for Australia in their 5-0 Asian cup win over Oman on Sunday. He will miss the remainder of the tournament and is returning to Hibs for treatment. Boyle and his team mates Mark Milligan and Jamie […]
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Man in hospital after being attacked by gang in Musselburgh

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 17:34
A 25-year-old man was taken to hospital after being attacked by a gang around 10.55pm on Hogmanay in Delta Drive, Musselburgh.  The victim was taken from the scene in a car but later traced. He was then conveyed to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with serious head and facial injuries. Chief inspector Paul Batten said: “This was a […]
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Wed, 01/02/2019 - 17:20
An investigation is underway after a 30-year-old man was seriously injured during a street fight in West Lothian. The attack happened on Hillside Drive in Blackridge  at 11pm on Hogmanay.  The man was taken to Wishaw General Hospital with serious injuries after he was knifed in the stomach. His injuries aren’t thought to be life-threatening. Chief […]
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At the Scottish Arts Club this Month

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 16:50
The Christmas exhibition at the club with members’ work on show continues until 5 January 2019. All the art is for sale. 5 January 2019 Ballads, Songs and Snatches Five solooists from the Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society accompanied by their Musical Director David Lyle. 12 January 2019 Burns – A Mortal Memory The Burns […]
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The RSNO at the Usher Hall in spring 2019

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 08:01
M The RSNO will appear at the Usher Hall on several dates this spring playing music from some of the best Hollywood films as well as a live screening of the family 80s classic The Goonies. The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has three concerts in the first quarter of this year celebrating some of finest […]
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