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Message from the Skies – love letters to Europe

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 21:29
Message from the Skies returned to Edinburgh’s Hogmanay today with a selection of love letters written for Europe. The words of six internationally celebrated writers will illuminate and animate buildings around the city nightly until 10pm and until Friday 25 January.   You can download the Message from the Skies app from the App Store or […]
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Loony Dook 2019 – in pictures

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 20:49
And what a picture some of them were. The participants processed to the sea and then jumped in the River Forth. Yes it is madness, but with a good reason behind it. They are all in fancy dress braving the chill for charity. £1 from every ticket goes to the RNLI the charity which saves […]
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At the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art – fourth instalment of NOW

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 16:57
Works by five ground-breaking contemporary artists feature at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (SNGMA) this spring as part of NOW, a dynamic three-year series of contemporary art exhibitions. This is the fourth instalment of the SNGMA’s NOW programme and it highlights the playful, thought-provoking work of Monster Chetwynd (b.1973), Henry Coombs (b. 1977), Moyna Flannigan (b. 1963), Betye […]
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Get a little Turner in your life this January

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 14:55
The Turner in January exhibition opens at the Scottish National Gallery today,so go now as the paintings will only be on show till the end of the month. The exhibition of radiant watercolours produced by Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) will be led by the Bell Rock Lighthouse. This was painted by Turner from a […]
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Emerson Hyndman returns to Bournemouth following Hibs’ loan spell

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 14:26
Emerson Hyndman has returned to parent club Bournemouth following the conclusion of his six-month loan deal. The 22-year-old US international midfielder featured 17 times for the club this season and scored his only goal in the 6-0 win over Hamilton back in October. He recently indicated that he would have liked to finish the season at […]
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Reap the rewards by booking Edinburgh Leisure’s holiday clubs early

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 12:09
Be an early bird and book by 31 January 2019 to receive a 10% discount on weekly Holiday Club places at Edinburgh Leisure for the February 2019 half term. Enrol your kids in the biggest club in town for reliable and fun holiday activities.    Edinburgh Leisure’s Holiday Clubs run Monday to Friday from 9am to […]
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Where can you pick up The Edinburgh Reporter January edition?

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 09:24
We have created a useful map of some of the many locations you can collect a print copy of The Edinburgh Reporter. The print edition is available here anytime from the 1st of the month.
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Thousands welcome the New Year with music and spectacle in Edinburgh

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 03:28
So that was how Edinburgh welcomed in the New Year, 2019. There was music, fireworks, music, singing and dancing. From the gates opening at 7.30pm to those with tickets, the party got going and did not stop even after the final firework.  Happy New Year to you all! Franz Ferdinand blew it out the park with a set including Take Me Out, Dark of the Matinee and […]
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Happy New Year – say it with fireworks

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 03:14
We know there are some who think that the fireworks in Edinburgh are a waste of money or something which is frightening for domestic pets. All of these are valid points of view. But forgive us if we say that as a visual spectacle the Hogmanay fireworks puts Edinburgh on the map. And it is […]
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National Records Office – Cabinet papers released from 2003

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 01:48
There is a particular hush in the air in the National Records Office which is housed in the grand building opposite The Balmoral when journalists were invited in last Friday to read the newly released Scottish Cabinet papers. The rules are fairly strict. You are only allowed either a computer or a pencil and paper, […]
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Start strong this January with a free fitness taster event

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 00:01
With a new year always comes new year resolutions.  So this 2019, start the year right and a positive attitude. Exercise is a great way to boost your mental and physical health. To help you start strong in January and continue as you mean to go on, Edinburgh Leisure is hosting a free fitness and […]
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Happy New Year Edinburgh! #WeLoveYou

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 21:57
Happy New Year to everyone in Edinburgh tonight where the Street Party is giving out a clear message to our European friends. We Love You. There were many sights and sounds from the evening so far – here are just a selection. Look at our Facebook page for some more….
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CCTV image released following raid on Hindu temple in Leith

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 15:51
Police have released CCTV images of a man they wish to trace in connection with a theft from the Hindu Mandir Cultural Centre in Leith. The incident took place shortly before 2pm on Monday 26th November when the premises in St Andrew Place were broken into. A significant sum of cash was then taken from […]
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Dave – a firefighter for half a century

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 15:11
Dave Farries began his career as a firefighter when the Vietnam War was still being fought, Britain had just introduced decimal currency, and Harold Wilson was first elected as Prime Minister. It was 1968 when the teenager swapped his home in the Scottish Borders to begin a new life as a junior firefighter with the […]
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Go racing to start off 2019

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 13:37
Musselburgh Racecourse expects to start 2019 on the right foot with a capacity 5500 crowd at the Betway New Year’s Day meeting.   Advance ticket sales point towards a sell-out crowd but there will be tickets available at the turnstiles on the day. A promising weather forecast, two £30,000 races on the six card fixture, […]
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Is this Edinburgh’s most romantic hotel bedroom?

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 11:50
Lovers of all ages are being invited to check-in to what has been called Edinburgh’s most romantic hotel room – at a boutique city centre hotel which was newly refurbished  in 2018 after a devastating fire. Nira Caledonia reopened its doors to the public just in time for summer following a £1.4 million intensive project […]
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Police seek help to trace missing man

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 09:27
Police are seeking help to trace missing 59-year-old Colin McLennan who was last seen in the Saughtonhall area of the city on Thursday, December 27. Offices are appealing for people in the Cramond, Hillend, River Almond and Water of Leith areas of the city to look out for him. Inspector Keith Mailer said: “Whilst Colin […]
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Torchlight Procession 2018

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 02:47
These photos by Ian Georgeson show just how many people took part in this year’s Torchlight Procession – an estimated 40,000. The fireworks were set off just a little late as the procession was still winding its way into Holyrood Park.
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Thousands take part in Torchlight procession

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 02:31
Underbelly who organise Edinburgh’s Hogmanay for The City of Edinburgh Council estimate that around 40,000 people gathered in the city centre for the Torchlight procession. The event was a complete sell out with 50p from every ticket going to the Lord Provost’s charity OneCity Trust. 40 members of the Celtic Fire Company PyroCeltica led the […]
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Ice hockey – Boyd stars as Racers tame Tigers

Sun, 12/30/2018 - 11:36
Murrayfield Racers host an American touring team to bring the curtain down on their programme for 2018. The Capital combine entertain Team USA Military on Monday at 4pm. And the team contains the cream of the US collegiate league. Their coach is Ed Courtenay a former Ayr Scottish Eagles and Sheffield Steelers star. He played […]
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