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Remembrance poppies at Boroughmuir

Apprenticeships at the Scottish Parliament

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Inspired by artist Paul Cummins’ poppies at the Tower of London, Boroughmuir High School pupils in Mr Thomson’s Art & Design classes have created a ‘poppy field’ to commemorate the First World War Fallen from Boroughmuir High School.

This collective group art project involved 60 pupils hand-making, painting and naming a clay poppy for each of the 166 former pupils and staff who died in the Great War.

The poppies will be held by each senior pupil during the School’s annual Remembrance Service today before being ‘planted’ in the field inside the school building, facing the school War Memorial, as a reminder to all staff and visitors of the sacrifice Boroughmuir staff and pupils made a century ago.


The Scottish Parliament has launched its Apprenticeship Programme which will bring in 20 apprentices over the next four years with 11 apprentices in 2015 and the remaining 9 in 2016. The programme is a Scotland-wide initiative and is open to anyone aged between 16-24 years old.

Apprenticeships are being offered across a variety of roles in the Parliament including Business Admin, Customer Services, Human Resources, Facilities Management and IT.

Applications open on Friday 21 November and close at midnight on Sunday 7 December.

The Parliament is keen to target as wide an audience as possible, and are holding an Open Day at the Scottish Parliament building on Friday 21 November 2014 where young people will have the opportunity to meet with the staff, find out more about the apprenticeships and ask any questions about the recruitment process.  This is a unique opportunity and we want to ensure that every young person in Scotland has the chance to apply and build a career in the Parliament.

This is a direct link to their webpage which has everything you need to know about the apprenticeship programme. You can also follow them on Twitter or Facebook and a poster is attached that you can display.    


Twitter : @ScotParl #SPApprentices


Places will be limited so please register in advance. Individuals can sign up using the online booking form or if you are bringing along an organised group, please contact us by email:


The City Centre Neighbourhood Partnership invites you to their next meeting and launch of the 2014-2017 Local Community Plan:

‘A Safer and Healthier City Centre’

7pm, Thursday 13 Nov

European Room, City Chambers

Speakers include Inspector Nic Page, Police Scotland, and David White, NHS Lothian.

Papers will be available here from today 7 November.

This meeting is open to everyone


Rosemary Kaye has listed all of the things she can find to do in Edinburgh this week. The list is here and we hope you find something to your liking there!

Today she highlights the exhibition at the Fruitmarket Gallery:

Stan Douglas: Douglas is a Canadian artist who came to prominence in the mid-90s, when his film installation Der Sandmann was one of the highlights of Documenta X in 1997. He has been at the forefront of the international art scene ever since. This exhibition will present a selection of Douglas’s films and photographs, ranging from Der Sandmann to the just-completed The Second Hotel, Vancouver. Artist’s talk (free) 5-6pm today – book here, exhibition 11am-6pm Monday to Saturday, 12 noon-5pm Sundays, Fruitmarket Gallery, 45 Market Street. Exhibition ends 15th February 2015.

Please tell us if you are organising an event in Edinburgh. Email details to


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