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Edinburgh pupils given chance to pick up the bagpipes for free

Edinburgh Evening News - Sat, 10/13/2018 - 12:01
Pupils in Edinburgh schools are being given the chance to take up the bagpipes under a new scheme that loans the instruments to them for free.
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First new ScotRail train back on track after fault fixed

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Sat, 10/13/2018 - 11:57
ScotRail says the first of three trains taken out of service over a technical fault is back in operation.
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One parking ticket is more than enough!

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 10/13/2018 - 11:26
I met American visitor Steve Neff at the City Chambers where he was first of all trying to pay for a parking ticket he had received, and secondly trying to appeal against it. Of course neither was possible at the City Chambers as our parking enforcement is outsourced. I explained to him that he would […]
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“Now You See It, Now You Don’t!”: An Exhibition of Photographic Illusions

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 10/13/2018 - 10:57
MagicFest Christmas Special “Now You See It, Now You Don’t!”: An Exhibition of Photographic Illusions Prepare to be mesmerised by the uncanny illusionists from Edinburgh Young Carers. In collaboration with MagicFest and Professor Richard Wiseman they will be creating magic in a photo! How, you might ask? Well, join us on a journey of discovery […]
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Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square already planning for New Year’s Eve

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 10/13/2018 - 10:51
From glitter balls and LED ballerinas to champagne celebrations courtesy of Taittinger – it’s the party not to be missed. The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square is polishing the glitter balls and rolling out the red carpet on Hogmanay for a New Year’s Eve filled with endless possibility, luxury, sparkle and of course, dancing! Renowned for […]
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Juliet’s Food Diary

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 10/13/2018 - 10:50
“Hold onto your drinks, it’s going to be a bumpy night…” As seductively drawled by Bette Davis in All About Eve, it’s not juts a great line but in her hand she had a fabulous drink. A Gibson, dry gin martini with a cocktail onion, has always been my cocktail of choice. I like a […]
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SPOKES meeting – Cycling for All – Diversity Rules!!

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 10/13/2018 - 10:47
SPOKES the Lothians cycling campaign group are holding a meeting on 15 November 2018 at Augustine United Church 41 George IV Bridge EH1 1EL. The subject will be Cycling for All – Diversity Rules! The event will include five minute presentations by Edinburgh Leisure’s Ageing Well, ELREC the Regional Equality Council, ABC – All Ability […]
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‘Girly Get Together’ raised thousands!

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 10/13/2018 - 10:46
A flagship fundraising event dinner has raised £84,236.25 for one of the country’s best-loved children’s charities after hundreds attended its annual ladies’ night. Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (ECHC) hosted 315 women at its annual ‘Girly Get Together’ for a fun-filled evening of food, fizz, dancing and live music. The bash was hosted by local broadcaster […]
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SP Energy announce start of next phase on Queensferry Road

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 10/13/2018 - 10:39
SP Energy Networks began the second phase of work in the vicinity of Queensferry Road on Friday 12th October at 18.00 as already planned. This is part of a major £7.5 million electricity network upgrade for Edinburgh. Following detailed planning and discussions with The City of Edinburgh Council, the work has been scheduled to coincide […]
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Flood warnings in place for Scotland after storm Callum

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Sat, 10/13/2018 - 10:08
Heavy rain continues to cause problems for parts of Scotland, with the Rest and Be Thankful still closed.
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Letter from Scotland

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 10/13/2018 - 10:04
Stormy days are here again. We are being wind-blasted, soaked, flooded and otherwise assailed by Storm Callum, the third storm of the season.  And we are only half way through the autumn.  The stern warning we got this week from the Intergovermental Panel on Climate Change was indeed well timed.  I can’t believe there are […]
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Great support for the #bookwumman and Streetreads

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 10/13/2018 - 08:51
At the relaunch of Streetreads yesterday we met some distinguished authors and readers. That well known booklover, the Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon told me she is reading the latest Ian Rankin book at the moment. This is In a House of Lies which has just soared to the top of the book charts. I challenged […]
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Fishing – Ron beats the wind to bag nine

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 10/13/2018 - 08:45
High winds made life difficult for anglers recently, including Rosslynlee Trout Fishery near Rosewell, but mid-week saw an improvement in conditions and a number of good specimens were hooked. The wind has also hit Morton Fishings near Livingston but it did nor prevent Ron ‘Buzzer’ Ralston from Glasgow landing nine fish and dropping several more […]
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Speedway – Brown says Tigers have nothing to fear

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 10/13/2018 - 08:31
Cami Brown admitted that the absence of crocked No 1 Craig Cook is a massive blow as Glasgow Tigers go into their SGB Championship play-off semi-final double-header against Workington Comets on Sunday. The Cumbria-based Grand Prix star is counted out with a hand injury and the former Edinburgh Monarchs skipper is an expert on the […]
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Pheasant change, tikka masala with a twist

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 10/13/2018 - 08:21
Wild and Game aim to turn the United Kingdom into a nation of game eaters and to push our taste buds in that direction the Bristol-based company have just launched a new range of high-quality ready meals. They focus on familiar favourites to make people realise how easy it is to enjoy game instead of […]
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History not a factor as Hibs Ladies face Glasgow in Cup semi

Edinburgh Evening News - Sat, 10/13/2018 - 06:30
Hibs Ladies boss Grant Scott believes his team’s recent dominance won’t have much bearing on tomorrow’s SSE Scottish Cup semi-final against Glasgow City.
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Superb Edinburgh City Thrash Red Lichties

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 22:24
  Arbroath 1 Edinburgh City 4 – Irn Bru Cup, Friday 12th October 2018, Gayfield Edinburgh City pulled off one of the best results in their history tonight when they hammered League One leaders Arbroath 4-1 in the Irn-Bru Cup. City – themselves leading League Two – fell behind to an early McKenna goal for […]
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Edinburgh loses fund management work

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 20:51
Scottish Widows moves investment to American-based asset management group BlackRock.
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Dog towel and mitt have proved a winner

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 20:02
We’ve been trialling a Noodle drying mitt and towel on our son’s dog, Harvey, for a month. They arrived from Manchester-based luxury pet bedding manufacturers Scruffs and are the latest addition to their range. So, do they work? Well they do and, what’s more, Harvey, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel, who hates being towel-dried, loves […]
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Tickets available for Hibs annual golf day at Archerfield Links

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 19:03
The annual Hibernian FC Golf Day for 2018 will take place at Archerfield Links on Wednesday 28 November. This year’s event will see teams of three partnered with a current player, member of the coaching team or a former Hibernian player or manager, before participating in a Texas Scramble competition with a shotgun start at […]
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