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Brunch today – World Aids Day – TED talks – Car Boot Sale – Restaurant wins award

Our brunch suggestion for you today is Gorgie City Farm.

“For those with some time to relax, we have a comfy sofa, free wi-fi, newspapers and local information leaflets!

Our breakfast menu includes hot rolls or a full Scottish breakfast and our delicious porridge with a choice of toppings.”

More information here. Cafe open from 9:30am.


Positive Help Edinburgh AIDS Memorial clean-up

  • When:1 December 2013
  • Where: Edinburgh AIDS Memorial, Water of Leith, Edinburgh
  • What: As a mark of respect to those who have been lost to this disease, and to raise awareness of the stigma still affecting those living with HIV, Positive Help will be conducting a clean-up of the Edinburgh AIDS Memorial along the Water of Leith. This event is open to all to ensure we have enough equipment for everyone, please call Matt on 0131 225 47 66 to confirm your attendance.

Waverley Care World AIDS Day community gathering – Edinburgh city

  • When: 1 December 2013, 4pm
  • Where: St John’s Church, Princes Street, Edinburgh
  • What: Featuring music, speakers and a time to remember those who have died of AIDS. Free Entry.

ImpAcTAIDS Sponsored Swim

  • When: 1 December 2013, 12.30pm
  • Where: Portobello Beach (near Portobello Swim Centre), Edinburgh
  • What: A sponsored swim on World AIDS Day, raising funds for ImpAcTAIDS. Contact the group for details, to volunteer or to take part.


Can’t quite get up the enthusiasm to start Christmas shopping? The desire to procrastinate is a very normal human trait. The nice people at TED have a whole range of talks that you can watch rather than get worked up about who should get what on your Christmas list…

Watch them all here…then get back to the list making!




The weekly car boot sale is on this morning at Omni car park on Leith Street from 9 till 1.

More details here.


Locanda De Gusti, the popular restaurant in Edinburgh run by Head Chef Rosario Sartore, has recently been awarded the coveted Ospitalità Italiana Seal of Quality 2013/14 and it now amongst the Best Italian Restaurants in the World.
The prestigious Ospitalità Italiana Seal of Quality is awarded annually to the best Italian restaurants worldwide and is one of the highest recognitions in the Italian culinary world.  The initiative works closely with the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK.
Locanda de Gusti now joins a prestigious group of UK restaurants who have been given this honour.  Only 68 restaurants in the United Kingdom currently hold this award. Having this award is a sign of excellence and quality as the standard that restaurants have to meet in order to be awarded the Seal of Quality is incredibly high, thus ensuring compliance with quality standards typical of Italian food and hospitality.
“Locanda de Gusti’s menu goes far, far beyond your typical Italian fare,” says Head Chef, Rosario Sartore, “We work very closely with our suppliers to source the best of Italian produce, which is cooked fresh daily. It is the little details that we worry about every day, and winning an award like this reminds us why we do what we do and why we love it, that it is all worthwhile.  It is a real testament to our hard working team behind the scenes who all care as much as we do about what we do.”