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At Jupiter Artland

A season of events, activities and workshops which celebrate creativity and inspire hope, lightness and joy will open the new season at Jupiter Artland this week. The Happiness Series creates moments for escape and dreaming together in the beautiful Jupiter Artland landscape.  

Nicky Wilson, Founder and Director, Jupiter Artland, said, “We are delighted to open our 2024 programme with such a range of joyful events and exhibitions ahead. Experience luscious and textured paintings and sculptures, relax with a wild swim, or join for one of our workshops set to take place in the artland – we look forward to welcoming you this season.”

The Bike Station – Free Wheel Gorgie

The project is a partnership working with organisations in Gorgie, supporting individuals with free bikes, accessories and skills classes.

The public facing aspect of the programme aims to skill up individuals in the local community with free maintenance classes, Dr. Bike services and skills development.

More details here.

Revised planning application lodged – for student flats

A planning application for purpose built student accommodation at 26 Dunedin Street where there was a car rental office has been revised after permission for the original 73 room student flat development was refused.

The application for London-based company Dunedin Street (Edinburgh) LLP has been lodged by planning consultant Colin Turley.

The Cockburn Association objected to the previous application saying: “This part of Edinburgh is in danger of being redeveloped through ad hoc market driven development” and recommending that a Local Place Plan could be drawn up for the area in which locals could say what they would like and suggest proposals for land and buildings.

In the new application there does not appear to be any mention of the previous application.

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