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Edinburgh International Film Festival today – Customs House to become Leith Museum – Horse trials – RNLI Fun Day – Weather snaps

Today the Best of the Fest will be shown across several cinemas on the penultimate day of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

EIFF is excited to reveal this year’s BEST OF THE FEST line-up, giving audiences an opportunity to catch some of the films again that have screened throughout the 12 day Festival.  Whether it’s love & romance, crime or horror, this year’s BEST OF THE FEST is guaranteed to have something for everyone.

Tickets go on sale at noon on Thursday 26 June at www.edfilmfest.org.uk and films screen on Sunday 29 June throughout the day at Odeon, Cineworld and Filmhouse.

 

Screening at Odeon:

11:15 SNOWPIERCER

17:50 IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE

20:20 PALO ALTO

 

Screening at Cineworld:

11:15 CASTLES IN THE SKY

11:45 TONY BENN: WILL & TESTAMENT

11:55 THE ANOMALY

13:55 SET FIRE TO THE STARS

15:55 SNOWPIERCER

17:55 A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO A SPECTACULAR SUICIDE

18:35 A MOST WANTED MAN

19:50 A DANGEROUS GAME

20:30 WE ARE MONSTER

20:40 THE GREEN INFERNO

21:05 THE SKELETON TWINS

 

Screening at Filmhouse:

17:00 CASTLES IN THE SKY

18:50 THE ANOMALY

20:50 COLD IN JULY

 

Facebook:Updates from /edfilmfest

Twitter: Follow @edfilmfest #edfilmfe

 

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The City of Edinburgh Council has this week made a formal offer to save the historic Customs House building in Leith by partnering with the Scottish Historic Buildings Trust (SHBT).

The building, which will be put up for sale by the National Museums Scotland, has been identified by the Campaign for a Leith Museum as an ideal venue for housing cultural exhibitions relating to the maritime heritage of the Leith area.

At a full Council meeting on Thursday, the Capital Coalition confirmed a decision in principle to acquire Custom House through the Common Good Fund, following necessary legal and financial checks.

The Scottish Historic Buildings Trust (SHBT)  agreed to join the Council in project-planning the delivery of a Leith Museum within the building.

Culture and Sport Convener Councillor Richard Lewis, who has backed the campaign for a Leith Museum, said: “Without any pledges on the table to save Custom House on the Shore, the campaign for a Museum in Leith has reached a crisis point. Leith had such a rich heritage and we could not sit and watch this opportunity pass by.

“The Council has voiced an intention to save the venue, and we have placed a bid which we hope will purchase the building before it is put up for general sale by National Museums Scotland.”

John Campbell, Chairman of the Scottish Historic Buildings Trust, said: “We are delighted with the contribution of the Council to save Customs House for the benefit of the people of Leith and beyond. SHBT, as an organisation which has restored many buildings throughout Scotland look forward to working with the Council, the community and other key stakeholders in the development of this exciting project.

“Leith Customs House is the oldest in Scotland, built by Robert Reid in 1812, is the most historically significant building on the Leith waterfront and set the standard for Customs Houses throughout Scotland.”

The Edinburgh Common Good Fund is a fund to benefit the people of Edinburgh through projects and initiatives that better Edinburgh areas and boost public access.

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Hopetoun is the place to be for a bit of royal spotting as well as some exciting sport in the form of the Gillespie Macandrew International Horse Trials. Her Majesty the Queen’s granddaughter, Zara Phillips,  is taking part, and was expected to bring three horses with her.

Last month as a bit of a publicity stunt the organisers brought some horses to St Andrew Square.

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