The Boundary Commission for Scotland is now running a consultation on the electoral boundaries for Westminster constituencies. They published their initial findings yesterday which may result in one Edinburgh constituency disappearing. The consultation is for 16 weeks until 4 January and the first public hearing will be held in Edinburgh on 14 November 2011.
One MP who is working away down in Westminster is Mark Lazarowicz Labour MP for Edinburgh North & Leith contributed to a debate about disabled access earlier this week highlighting the moneysaving practice of some airlines who use stairs rather than air bridges for access to and from planes. He was speaking in the context of wheelchair users being singled out by this practice and thus having to be brought on board by some other means, but we have often landed at Edinburgh airport only to be taken to one side of the airport building and then brought by bus to the International Arrivals and passport control. It is not in our view the most eco-friendly method of being brought from the airplane into the terminal building.
Today at 10am all the traders in Thistle Street will show a united front in aid of Breast Cancer awareness month by stepping into the street with pink balloons and wearing pink.
Breakthrough Breast Cancer Scottish head Office is located in Thistle street and they all want to show their support.
Are you planning a wedding soon? Then there is an event on this weekend which might interest you. La Novia the city centre bridalwear boutique are hosting a special offers afternoon on Sunday 16 October when they will give you a staggering 20% off shoes, jewellery and veils.
Thinking of going to the cinema this weekend? If you have not seen Tinker Tailor yet then we would heartily recommend it to you. Gary Oldman plays a very convincing Smiley, and Colin Firth for once takes a bit of a secondary role. It is on in many city cinemas but here are The Filmhouse details.