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Chris Hoy wins BBC Lifetime Achievement Award

Broomhouse Foodbank

At The Traverse

Cooking for men in the New Year

Hogmanay at Summerhall – early bird tickets still available

Another award for Edinburgh’s Olympic cyclist Sir Chris Hoy was announced yesterday. He has now won the BBC Lifetime Achievement Award. The sportsman won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2008, but this award is even more coveted, as it is given to someone who has made a huge contribution to their sport. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:

“Sir Chris Hoy is a wonderful ambassador not only for his sport, but for Scotland as well, and I am delighted that he is to receive this award in front of a home crowd.

“This award is testament to the commitment and drive Sir Chris has shown throughout his career, and he continues to show a passion for cycling by inspiring the next generation of sport stars. He is truly deserving of such an accolade and I join the many others in offering my warmest congratulations to him.”


Broomhouse Foodbank at 3 Broomhoouse Market EH11 3UU will be open for emergency service over Christmas and New Year. Anyone wishing to make a referral to the food bank should telephone 0131 443 6223. On Christmas Day it will be open between 11:00 and 12:00.


The Devil Masters opens tomorrow at The Traverse Theatre. Written by Iain Finlay MacLeod and directed by Orla O’Loughlin who is the Traverse Artistic Director, this is billed as ‘surrealist black comedy’ with nuances of class division and manners, it runs till Christmas Eve with matinees on 13, 20 and 24 December. To ‘devil’ is a legal term meaning the training one advocate receives from the other, with the more senior being called a Devil Master. The play is set in a New Town flat with a husband and wife who are both advocates.  There is a preview tonight which you might manage to get a ticket for.

Booking details here. 


2015 Older Men's Cooking Group flyer



9pm – 3am on 31 December 2014.

Early Bird £22.50 available now until the Christmas Market at Summerhall 14 December.

Group ticket £100 for 5 people.

Full Price Tickets £27.50

The lovely people at Summerhall have all of this for you:

Leave your good job in the city, let your love lift you higher and higher, Summerhall’s Hogmanay’s Signed, Sealed, Delivered. It’s yours.

Edinburgh, the festival city is the place to see in the New Year. We announce Summerhall’s now infamous annual shindig to celebrate the bells will transpose Hitsville U.S.A to the Scottish capital for a mild of wild, funky live music.

The night of live music will invite partygoers to dance into 2015 with the live Detroit Motown Disco at Edinburgh’s Summerhall. Groove the night away with a live floor-filling soulful set, of high-energy Motown classics from the likes of Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Temptations, Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Isley Brothers and a host of other Soul artists.

There are a range of ticket deals available before 14th Decemeber 2014 – early bird tickets can be bought up until Summerhall’s Christmas Market on the second Sunday of the month.

Alongside live performances lighting up the old Veterinary college on the Meadows – The Soul Foundation will bring in 2015 with DJ sets, roller disco guys and gals, soul-train vibes and disco galore.

Featured DJs include, DJ NormaJeanDJ Afro and DJ Ruffin, playing a whopping selection of 70’s & 80’s disco, Motown, Northern Soul and much, much more.

Live music comes from the sweet four part harmony vocals of the Harmonettes will perform a scintillating set of sparkling, sweet party tunes. Disco balls, Disco Booths, Disco Dancing Girls. All brought together to create a Disco and Soul night to remember. Try saying no to the Soul Train Dance-Off – and of course there will be prizes for best dancers and best Disco/Motown outfit.

If you Feel Like You Can’t Go On, fancy dancing All Night Long? NO, you Can’t Hurry Love – but you don’t have to wait to buy tickets. Early Bird on sale now.

Early Bird and Group Ticket purchases will go in the draw for VIP passes.



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