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New exhibition in the Old Town

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 12:01
The Tron Kirk has become home to a new exhibition which opens today all about the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh which are both UNESCO World Heritage sites. There are explanations of what is so unique about Edinburgh and it addresses head on the problems of being recognised as something worth keeping. There are […]
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All-girl team closes in on World Finals

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 11:13
Scottish STEM students in Singapore ‘F1’ challenge supported by Edinburgh recruiting firm Team AcceleRace, from Linlithgow Academy in West Lothian, is one step closer to competing in the world finals of the ‘F1 in Schools Challenge’ in Singapore this September, thanks to new sponsorship from an Edinburgh-based recruitment company. The five S3 pupils on Team […]
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Fundraise Tops £2,700 for Polar Academy

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 10:57
The Polar Academy benefits from Beeline’s PR team fundraising Two consultants from Edinburgh-based PR company, Beeline, swapped laptops and phones for a mountain-bike and running lycra to raise over £2700 for the Bo’ness based charity, The Polar Academy. In late June, Colin Hutchison, a consultant for Beeline PR, completed his own North2SouthBike Challenge in aid […]
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – How To Be Amazingly Happy

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 09:55
No kids – now what? A mid-life quest for joy, identity and belonging in this big-hearted show of storytelling and physical comedy Fringe debutant Victoria Firth didn’t know if she wanted kids, but didn’t get them anyway. In this live, raw and immediate show she tells us of seeking medical intervention, coming up empty handed and ultimately coming to terms with […]
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Red Sky Luxury Camping at Edinburgh Festivals – Where Glamping Meets Affordability

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 09:50
RedSky Tent Company Limited (“Red Sky”), one of the UK’s most comfortable luxury camping experts, will be offering a great night’s sleep without breaking the bank at this year’s Edinburgh Festivals, with the launch of Red Sky’s Fringe Pop-Up Hotel. Available from 9th – 26th August, Red Sky’s Fringe Pop-Up Hotel and luxury camping village, provides cost-effective and classy […]
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Projekt 42 need a new home – can you help?

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 09:44
Projekt 42 is a community gym in Leith which is now looking for a new home. The charity helps people tackle poor mental health and has around 3,000 members.  Following the termination of their lease on the gym at Newkirkgate Leith Projekt 42 only has 10 days until 5 August 2018 to find a new temporary […]
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Phone chargers for people living on the streets

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 09:36
People who sleep rough in Edinburgh are being given portable mobile phone battery chargers to ensure their phone is kept powered up for what might be a lifesaving call to a support service. The Edinburgh-based homelessness charity, Streetwork, has identified a relatively high level of mobile phone ownership among rough sleepers in the city, but […]
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – ScotlandsFest 2018

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 19:06
There is so much to tell you about that we have inserted the full programme below for the four day festival run by Luath Press, which involves many of their esteemed authors. There are fifteen afternoon sessions of stimulating conversations, readings and debate all held at the Quaker Meeting House. You can buy tickets for […]
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Hibs hand Croatian striker Ivan Lendric week long trial

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 18:57
Hibs have handed week long trial a trial to Croatian striker Ivan Lendric. Neil Lennon is keen to add more options up front following the departure of Simon Murray to South African outfit Bidvest Wits. The Hibs’ Head Coach was linked to Lendric seven years ago when he was Celtic boss but the deal fell through. At that […]
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Cars stolen following break-ins at Dunbar and Wallyford

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 17:15
Police are appealing for information after break-ins to homes and thefts of vehicles in Dunbar and Wallyford. The first break-in took place around 3.20am on Saturday 21st July at a house on Leslie Way in Dunbar, when car keys were stolen and used to take a silver Mercedes E-Class. The vehicle was found at Western […]
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Hibs offer limited spaces on club’s chartered flight to Greece

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 16:47
Hibs have offered a limited number of spaces to supporters on the club’s  chartered flight to Greece to take on Asteras Tripolis in the UEFA Europa League Second Qualifying Round 2nd leg. The charted flight will leave from Edinburgh Airport at 7am on Tuesday 31 July and land in Kalamata Airport at approximately 1:35pm. The return flight […]
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Man attacked by group of teenagers in Princes Street

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 16:13
Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault which took place around 10.35pm last night in Princes Street. A 37-year-old man was walking towards the East End when he reached the bus stop on the southside pavement, opposite Marks and Spencer. At this time he witnessed a group of around six or seven teenage males hassling […]
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Drenched

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 15:43
Drenched is a one man comedy-theatre piece from Third Man Theatre inspired by ‘The Mermaid of Zennor’. Daniel Drench, Cornwall’s most prolific and unstable storyteller, presents his own bewildering and moving interpretation of this classic Cornish folk tale. Co-written by performer Dan Frost and director Eddie Elks, Drenched it draws inspiration from the mystery and magic of the […]
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Dysney Disfunction

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 15:24
Happily ever after (and UK residency) is just a marriage visa away… In Brexit Britain happily ever after – and UK residency – is just a marriage visa away. But Australian Alice’s visa expires today and she’s only got Primark flats for glass slippers, an Oyster card for a pumpkin coach and a prince who won’t twerk. Alice always […]
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Diary of an Expat

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 15:08
Diary of an Expat is a relevant and thought-provoking one-woman show, directed by Katharina Reinthaller (Labels, Fringe First Winner 2015), telling the comic story of the encounter between modern migrant Cecilia and London – a contemporary El Dorado craved by generations of young Europeans. Based on real testimonies as well as personal experiences of writer Cecilia […]
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Edinburgh Bus Tours – 20 Days of Summer Tour

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 14:06
Edinburgh Bus Tours has launched its 20 Days of Summer Tour and invites you to take a a step back in time. Available for a limited time, tours will operate during festival time on board one of the company’s recently refurbished vintage Routemaster buses. They will feature a live guide providing a wealth of knowledge […]
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – A Sockful of Custard

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 10:30
In this the centenary year of Spike Milligan’s birth, Chris Larner and Jeremy Stockwell celebrate the life and work of this British comedy legend with laughs, songs, philosophy and utter, utter silliness. Spike Milligan was a man whose tireless comedic invention redefined the landscape of British comedy. His influence is everywhere from Monty Python, Robin […]
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Hibs announce minute’s silence ahead of European tie

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 09:46
Hibs have announced that a minute’s silence will be held ahead of tomorrow night’s Europa League qualifying round against Asteras Tripolis as a mark of respect to those who have died following the fires in Greece. Players from both sides will also wear black armbands. At least 74 people have been killed in wildfires in the […]
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Edinburgh Food Festival 2018 – begins today

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 08:32
Get ready for this year’s Edinburgh Food Festival which takes place in Assembly George Square Gardens, and opens today! There will be stalls with over 20 top local food and drink producers during the free 5-day event, including Edinburgh’s Thinking Chocolate, Alandas Scottish Seafood from East Lothian and Berwickshire’s Jarvis Pickle pies. Fancy a drink? […]
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Hearts Five-Star Second Half Keeps Betfred Cup Hopes Alive

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 23:47
Heart of Midlothian 5 Cowdenbeath 0 Betfred Cup Section C – Tuesday 24th July 2018 – Tynecastle Park It was the proverbial game of two halves at Tynecastle on Tuesday night as Hearts put five goals past League Two side Cowdenbeath to give themselves a fighting chance of qualifying for the knock-out stages of the […]
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