Bridge over Leith Walk – Fashion Show – Social Media – Stolen bicycles – Road closure in Portobello

The Scotsman reports on the proposal to put a bridge over Leith Walk. The plans were produced for The Vision for Leith Walk summit which took place earlier this week organised by Greener Leith.

Of course the new structure would depend on funding being made available.

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There is a Fashion Show being put on tonight at Dovecot Studios. The Heriot-Watt School of Textiles and Design are staging ‘Hidden Stories’. More details here. 

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Interested in Social Media? Then there is a free event at Creative Scotland’s lovely offices at Waverleygate to discuss it. It is on from 2-4pm and is part of the Insights and Ideas series. “Insights and Ideas is a creative café style meeting place for researchers, practitioners and policy makers. The events take place on the first Thursday of every month, with each cafe focussing on a different topic. This is a joint project organised by Creative Scotland and Museums and Galleries Scotland. Follow the discussion on Twitter using #insightscafe”

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Lothian and Borders Police have several bicycles which are as yet unclaimed. They have photos of them here……

 

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Councillor Maureen Child reported to us that Marlborough Street has now been closed off to through traffic in the interest of public safety.

The contractor, Edinburgh Roads Services, is now investigating the cause of the recent road collapse. While the street is closed off to traffic the council will also investigate the other subsidence within the street.

There will be updates regarding progress of repairs,but it is anticipated that the road will be closed to through traffic for the next 7- 10 days.