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Festival of Tennis at Craiglockhart Tennis Centre this month

Sun, 04/07/2019 - 06:36
New to tennis or an experienced player? Join Craiglockhart Tennis Centre for a fun-filled afternoon of tennis activities on 21 April 2019 for all ages and abilities, where you can get a taste of the programmes and courses on offer. Gannon Sports will also have several special offers and giveaways on the day. For more […]
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New book released by Greyfriars minister

Sun, 04/07/2019 - 06:26
Rev Dr Richard Frazer, minister at Greyfriars Kirk, has written a book about travelling the pilgrimage route of Santiago de Compostela a few years ago, and it will be released this week. He held this as a long-time dream and completed it as one of over 300,000 people who walk the 500 miles from near […]
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#NYCTW Tartan Day Parade led by Sir Billy Connolly

Sun, 04/07/2019 - 02:31
6 April each year is when Scotland comes to Sixth Avenue, and the NYC Tartan Day Parade is a celebration of all things Scottish by Americans, but it includes many Scots who take part. Last year the committee chose a woman for the first time, KT Tunstall who rose to the challenge and wowed Manhattan […]
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Heck’s heroes win ‘coconut’ derby at Tynecastle

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 16:24
Paul Heckingbottom’s excellent start to his Hibs’ management career continued with a victory over Hearts at Tynecastle following a pulsating 90-minutes this afternoon, a result which sees his team leapfrog their city rivals into fifth place in the table. Heckingbottom made one change to the starting XI that drew with Kilmarnock in midweek with Darren […]
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Phil launches Pride of Scotland tartan in New York

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 15:18
Last night Scot Phil MacHugh helped launch the brand new LGBT tartan as it made its global runway debut on the New York catwalk. The new, officially registered ‘Pride of LGBT’ tartan was unveiled at the revived ‘Dressed to Kilt’ event as part of Scotland Week 2019 celebrations. The strikingly colourful design was showcased by […]
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#NYCTW They danced the night away with Whisky Kiss

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 14:31
The Pre-Parade Ceilidh with Whisky Kiss was held last night in the Altman Building in Soho, way down near the foot of Manhattan. It proved to be a great venue for the dancing which began early but finished before midnight to allow everyone a rest before today’s parade. From the word go the band’s Iain […]
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Fishing – workshops on identification and fly-tying and update on offshore

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 09:30
RiverLife: Almond and Avon are hosting an invasive non-native species identification workshop. It is suited to anybody who wishes to learn about the non-native species which colonise in rivers and the impact they have on the biodiversity, economy and society. Experts will discuss how to find them, what to avoid and how people manage them. […]
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Woman dies after being struck by a lorry

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 09:21
A woman died and another was injured after being struck by a lorry in in East Main Street, Broxburn around 11.20am yesterday morning. A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police in West Lothian responded to East Main Street, Broxburn, on Friday, April 5 following a serious road collision. “The incident happened around 11.20am and involved two […]
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At Starbank Park – an Easter Egg hunt

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 07:42
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Leith Recording Company – crowdfunding for a new future

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 06:31
Leith Recording Company lost its premises at Stead’s Place last October when Drum Property Group brought their lease to an end. Since then Alan Moffat the owner has been looking for a new home for the company which is a commercial enterprise, but which also helps others with its development scheme.  He has now found […]
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Letter from Scotland

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 21:10
Everything seems to come in a box these days.  It’s delivered to your door in a box – books, clothes, spare parts, pizzas, Easter eggs. And inside, there are often more boxes, to be opened like Russian dolls. Eventually you may come to something of real value.  But in the box set of Brexit episodes, […]
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United Airlines – with piper on board

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 20:06
United Airlines celebrated 15 years of service from Edinburgh to New York/Newark earlier this week with The First Piper, Ross OC Jennings on board. As United Airlines flight 39 reached cruising altitude at 35,000 feet, customers on board listened to “Scotland the Brave” played by The First Piper, Ross OC Jennings. In his quest to […]
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Science Festival moves to a New Home at The Pleasance

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 17:50
The world’s first, and Europe’s biggest, science festival, the Edinburgh Science Festival – powered by EDF Energy – kicks off its 31st edition on Saturday, 6 April! This year’s programme, inspired by the 50th anniversary of Moon landing, is themed around Frontiers as it explores the uncharted territories of our life on Earth and beyond. […]
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Hibs announce new season ticket finance partner

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 12:33
Hibs have announced a new finance partner, allowing supporters the opportunity to spread the cost of their season ticket. Following last week’s news regarding Zebra Finance, the club have made similar arrangements with V12 Retail Finance. The club are in the final stages of set-up with both V12 and Ticketmaster, and expect the payment plan […]
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Safety and travel advice ahead of Rezerection music festival

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 12:23
Police are issuing travel and safety advice ahead of this weekend’s dance music event at Ingliston. On Saturday 6th April, ‘Rezerection – One Night Only’ will take place at the Royal Highland Centre, with over 50 artists and DJs set to perform throughout the 13-hour event. Doors open at 1pm and the final performance of […]
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Police release CCTV images following theft in Leith

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 12:18
Police have released CCTV images of a man they wish to trace as they believe he may be able to assist with their ongoing enquiries into a theft in the Leith area. The incident took place in Albert Street, near the junction with Leith Walk, around 7.10am on Sunday 17th February 2019 when a woman […]
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Police advice ahead of Edinburgh derby

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 12:13
Police Scotland is requesting fans attending Saturday’s Heart of Midlothian FC vs Hibernian FC match do so in a responsible manner. The teams kick off their Scottish Premier League tie at 12:30pm on Saturday, April 6, with the match at Tynecastle expected to attract a full capacity crowd. To ensure the safety of all those […]
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Leith recording studio seeks crowdfunding help

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 09:23
THE owner of a popular Leith recording studio has launched a crowdfunding campaign to reopen his business which was forced to close last year.  Leith Recording Company was left homeless after Drum Property Group would not renew the lease on its first floor studio at Stead’s Place on Leith Walk ahead of their proposed demolition […]
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CYMERA – a writing festival

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 07:54
CYMERA will be Scotland’s first festival of science fiction, fantasy and horror writing and tickets for the June event are on sale now. There will be 40 talks, 12 workshops, 81 authors including events for children and adults alike. The workshop programme will offer three FREE introductory sessions supported by Edinburgh Napier University and a […]
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Review: Matilda The Musical *****

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 07:22
Roald Dahl was one of the most prominent British novelist, poet and screenwriters of the 20th century so when one of his many books – Matilda – inspired a musical it carried with it a ‘must-see’ tag. Matilda the Musical, from the Royal Shakespeare Company, opened at the Edinburgh Playhouse this week and as the […]
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