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Edinburgh’s Christmas

Blackwell’s Giving Tree

Last minute present idea

Jobs with the Cyrenians

Work at the White House!

On Christmas Eve you can get a free go on the rides at Edinburgh’s Christmas if you go along dressed as Santa, an elf, an angel or a Nativity character! There are 450 free tickets to be given away today.

More details about all the rides at Edinburgh’s Christmas here.



Christmas is the season of goodwill and giving, even if you more often find something for yourself on your shopping expeditions rather than others. But here is an idea to make you feel a bit more charitable. Blackwells have set up a virtual tree so that you can give a book to children who might not otherwise get one this Christmas.  More details on Blackwell’s Giving Tree here.


Juliette Binoche is starring in Antigone at the King’s Theatre in August 2015.

The storyline is this:

When her dead brother is decreed a traitor, his body left unburied beyond the city walls, Antigone refuses to accept this severe punishment. Defying her uncle who governs, she dares to say ‘No!’

Renowned for the revelatory nature of his work, Ivo van Hove is one of the world’s most sought after theatre directors.

You might know someone who would like a gift of a ticket for one of the performances, and if so they are already on sale here.


There are two jobs on offer with Edinburgh charity Cyrenians. The first is at the farm just outside Edinburgh as Farm Enterprise Manager which sounds like an exciting and challenging role and the second is to work as Depot Operations Assistant at the Good Food programme.

Edinburgh Cyrenians is an independent Scottish Charity (number SC011052) which was founded from a deep concern for people who felt as though they were on the outside of society and thought that they had no way back in.

Cyrenians vision is of an inclusive society where we all have the opportunities to live valued and fulfilling lives. They travel towards their vision by supporting people excluded from family, home, work or community on their life journey.

More details here.


Well it is a volunteer opportunity, but it is at the Whitehouse…in Craigmillar. The Whitehouse is our new find for 2014 where you get wonderful freshly cooked food at very reasonable prices. Read about the opportunity on offer below.



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