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St Patrick’s Day – Wildlife Photographer of the Year – Commonwealth Games Baton Relay –  Polwarth Nearly New Sales – Part time jobs 

 

It’s 17 March,  so let us wish all the Irish people in Edinburgh a Happy St Patrick’s Day. There are festivities across the city including those we told you about last week which will be taking place at the Three Sisters.

Pat Bourne is Ireland’s General Consul to Ireland, and he will be throwing a party this evening to celebrate. The new Consul’s last overseas posting was in India.

How are you celebrating today? Tell us about it! Tweet us your photos….. 

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We are off to the Museum this morning to talk to the Museum staff about their latest exhibition which opens today. The Wildlife Photographer of the Year is co-owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide, and the 100 award-winning images from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 competition are displayed with each image accompanied by its photographer’s story and technical details. We will be able to show you more later, but can only say any time we have tried to take a photo of a garden bird it has been a disaster so we are already in awe!

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The route for the Scottish part of the Commonwealth Games Baton Relay has been announced this morning. The baton set off at the beginning of October 2013 on an international journey of all 70 nations and territories of the Commonwealth. By the time the baton comes back to Scotland to start its journey here it will have travelled more than 190,000 kilometres.

On 14 June 2014 the baton will start off in Edinburgh and the relay will then involved 4000 baton bearers who will carry the baton 4000 kilometres around 400 villages towns and cities in 40 days until the opening ceremony in Glasgow on 23 July.

The Edinburgh leg will start from Riccarton and will then proceed to Edinburgh City Centre, Meadowbank, Leith, Portobello, Duddingston and Newington before passing to South Queensferry on 15 June 2014.

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The next date for the Polwarth Nearly New Sales is 26 April 2014. More information on what actually happens on the day here.

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Firth of Froth have job opportunities. They are a coffee shop in Broughton Street and insist that the persons applying for the part time jobs must have an interest in people and good communication skills.