edi_2015_Jan 32

 

Council reorganisation

Great Winter Run

Pantomime

Scottish Sun Lowland League

Edinburgh job

Detailed proposals were yesterday unveiled by the City of Edinburgh Council designed to make its services more efficient and customer focused, while addressing a budget gap of £67 million over the next three years.

As one of fastest growing local authority areas in Scotland, Edinburgh is facing an ever increasing demand for Council services, while the funds available to meet this demand are set to stay the same over the next few years.

blueprint for the future organisation of the Council and was agreed in December 2014, subject to consultation. This report highlighted key areas where future cost savings and service improvements could be achieved.

The council papers are now online here. (beware they are very long and detailed!)

Read more here.

***

If you are waking up a little late this morning the Great Winter Run will already be over and done with but at any point before the start at 10.30 you would still have time to get along to Holyrood Park to see the runners taking part.

One of the first mass participation runs of the year, the Morrisons Great Winter Run, has reached its entry limit. A record 3,000 people have signed up to take on the challenging 5K around one of the city’s most iconic landmarks, Arthurs Seat.

The junior event has also reached capacity with over 300 keen young runners expected to tackle the 2.5k course in Holyrood Park.

Event Director Alex Jackson said,” We’re thrilled so many people are starting the New Year on the right foot, and taking on the Morrisons Great Winter Run on Saturday. For visitors and locals alike, the picturesque course is a great way to see Dunsapie Loch and offers some brilliant views of one of the country’s most beautiful cities.

“The success of the event is in no small part due to the on-going support of our partners, the City of Edinburgh Council and Event Scotland.”

More information here. 

***

Aladdin (Greg Barrowman) and Widow Twankey (Allan Stewart)

The pantomime is still on – Oh yes it is. This year’s Aladdin at the King’s Theatre is on for another week until Sunday 18 January so you may still have a chance of getting a ticket or two. More details here.

Panto legends Allan Stewart, Andy Gray and Grant Stott return to the King’s for another unmissable pantomime adventure!

With sensational special effects, this year’s King’s Panto will make all your wishes come true. Produced by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s largest pantomime producer, if you ask your genie for just one thing this year, make it a trip to see Aladdin at the King’s!

***

In football news, the Scottish Sun Lowland League is seeking applications from clubs who wish to compete in season 2015/16.

Read more here.

***

Edinburgh job!

 

If you are reading this article on paper and would like to visit the website then scan the QR code above with a smartphone or tablet and you will be taken straight there.