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Edinburgh to become a 20 mph zone

Government to announce cash boost for the poor

Edinburgh’s for unicyclists!

At the Forest Cafe

Menu at The Engine Shed today

Edinburgh will become the first city in Scotland to curtail traffic to 20mph on most of its residential streets and some shopping streets.

A map of proposed 20mph limits for hundreds of streets in the capital has been drawn up after a public consultation on the plans attracted nearly 3,000 responses. Meetings and discussions with stakeholders including Lothian Buses also informed the final proposals.

You can check the status of your street by putting your postcode into the map.


Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil will be in Edinburgh today to announce significant extra funding for Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).

The cash boost will support CAS’s Welfare Reform Mitigation Fund.

The Scottish Citizens Advice Bureaux reports that staff are dealing with an increased number of clients with thousands of people seeking advice as UK Government welfare reform changes hit the most vulnerable.

The Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil will visit Leith Citizens Advice Bureau in Bernard Street later today where he will be met by Citizens Advice Scotland CEO, Margaret Lynch and Citizens Advice Edinburgh CEO, Moira Tasker.


This film was shot in the early morning in Edinburgh and although we have to applaud the skills of the unicyclists themselves we agree with their sentiment that Edinburgh is the star of the show.



Collapsible Mountains will be playing Edinburgh’s Forest Cafe on January 24th. This will be the first show as ‘Collapsible Mountains’ and the group is very happy to also announce that their good friends Verse Metrics will be supporting them on the night with an acoustic set.

Doors are at 7:30 and entry is free.

Here is a taster for you


Fancy a spot of lunch today? Why not try The Engine Shed on St Leonard’s Lane. Here is the menu!


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