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Royal interest at Musselburgh’s Edinburgh Gin Race Day would be just the tonic

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Musselburgh Racecourse is hoping to have a Royal runner at the Edinburgh Gin Raceday on Saturday 21 May.Educator, owned by Her Majesty The Queen, is a potential entry for the feature £50,000 Edinburgh Cup...

Val McDermid to cut the ribbon reopening a refurbished CaféLife in Stockbridge

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CaféLife, the popular community café on Cheyne Street, has just reopened with a brand new menu and revamped interiors following its forced closure through the pandemic.Run by local charity LifeCare Edinburgh, all proceeds from...

Gleneagles Townhouse almost ready for opening

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On the eastern side of St Andrew Square, Gleneagles Townhouse is almost ready for guests.The 33-bedroom hotel, members’ club and all-day restaurant, based at 39 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, will officially open its doors...

Awards recognise innovative Delhi street food at Dhoom

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The Indian Street Restaurant, Dhoom, has won a Highly Recommended Pace in Scotland award in the Scottish Entertainment Awards. This latest follows several award wins in 2021, with the Dunfermline restaurant recognised in the Scottish...

Platinum Jubilee event at Harvey Nichols with a feast fit for a queen

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Harvey Nichols Forth Floor restaurant is doing its part to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in June with a special dinner event on 2 June.The menu has been specially devised to...

Local festival attracts the crowds in North Edinburgh

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West Pilton Park was the place to be on Saturday when local people put on the North Edinburgh Community Festival.Local bands such as Yer Local Bams played on the main stage and children...

Blythe Duff at the Queen’s Hall next Saturday

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Taggart star Blythe Duff is set to give an arresting performance at the Queen’s Hall on Saturday 14 May.The erstwhile DI Jackie Reid joins top traditional musicians Phil Cunningham, Julie Fowlis, Megan Henderson, and Michael McGoldrick...

Book review – Marjorie’s journey by Ailie Cleghorn

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In 1940 Britain was at war. Bombs were falling on major cities from Glasgow to Plymouth, coastal defences were in place, and the Atlantic was full of German U-boats.On 29 July Marjorie Anderson Marnoch...

The Spirit of Rory McEwen at Marchmont House 

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I was fifteen years old when I first encountered Rory and Alex McEwen at the Edinburgh Festival. For my generation, they were the equivalent of Take That or One Direction on the UK music...

Mrs Bun, No 1 in my household after tasting some of her delicious recipes

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So, we're four recipes into Make, Bake, Celebrate by Mrs Bun, The Baker, (£12.99) and we, my family and my neighbours are loving it.The blurb says you can move from being a kitchen zero to baking...

Sneak peek at the Great British Beer Festival’s food line-up

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Britain’s premier beer festival is returning to Olympia London this summer from 2-6 August, boasting nearly 1,000 beers from across the UK and abroad. The festival has also unveiled a selection of street food,...

Archipelago Deli – the perfect place to meet

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Archipelago is a small independent organic bakery on Dundas Street, but don't get confused. There are two shops with the same name and the same owner.One is the bakery and the other, Archipelago...

At the Queen’s Hall on Friday – Cara Dillon

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Cara Dillon occupies an enviable position at the very top of her genre.This extraordinary Irish singer has been captivating audiences and achieving exceptional acclaim for over 20 years. Alongside a selection of favourites from...

Ryanair begins new flight from Edinburgh to Nîmes

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A new Ryanair flight from Edinburgh will travel to Nîmes in southern France three times a week until the end of October 2022.The route adds to the eight French destinations from Edinburgh and...

Paines Plough announce Edinburgh Festival Fringe run and Roundabout 2022 programme

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Artistic Directors Charlotte Bennett and Katie Posner have today announced Paines Plough’s Roundabout programme for 2022. The award-winning pop-up venue will be premiering three new plays in rep at Summerhall as part of Edinburgh...

Ewan McClure’s ‘Inside and Out’ at The Scottish Gallery

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Returning to The Scottish Gallery this May with a new series of rich oil paintings will be BP Portrait Award Finalist Ewan McClure, for his second major exhibition 'Inside and Out'. Following 'Gravity and...

Virgin Hotel Edinburgh have appointed chef in run up to opening of Commons Club

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Virgin Hotels Edinburgh has appointed Steven Wilson as the new Executive Chef for its upcoming restaurant and social space, Commons Club, as it gets ready to open on 1 June 2022.Originally from Edinburgh, Steven has...

Sail on down to the Fisherrow Harbour Festival this May

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Hundreds of people are expected to turn out to this year’s Fisherrow Harbour Festival in Musselburgh on Edinburgh’s coast, Saturday 14 May, from 12pm to 4pm. For the first time since the pandemic, local communities are...

New public artwork at Parabola’s new office building at Edinburgh Park

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A major new piece of public artwork in the form of a tapestry by Dovecot Studios has just been unveiled in 1 New Park Square, a recently completed office building in Edinburgh Park.Commissioned by...

Summerhall will be open for business at this year’s festival fringe

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The Fringe will be back at Summerhall this august with international acts from Switzerland, Taiwan, Finland, Korea, Ireland and Belgium. A programme of local work will focus on immigration, island life and justice.This...

Art & Craft’s vibrant summer exhibition opens this weekend – Deborah Fallas

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Art & Craft Collective presents an exhibition of Deborah Fallas’ still life original acrylic and oil paintings of flowers entitled Vibrant Summer.Originally from Aberdeen, Deborah has lived in the Scottish Borders for over 30...

Design students creations showcased at ECA Performance Costume Show preview

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Some of the magnificent costumes from classic children’s books, The Box of Delights and a Stephen King novel were among the creations showcased by Edinburgh College of Art students.The outfits and performers will take...

Dynamic and diverse free schools’ programme announced by EIBF 2022

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Earlier today, the Edinburgh International Book Festival announced a free and fully hybrid line up of events for primary and secondary school pupils this summer. The Baillie Gifford Schools Programme runs from 22 –...

RICO – the Richard Demarco story – a reminder of his immeasurable contribution to...

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From growing up in wartime Scotland and the fledgling years of the Edinburgh Festival to becoming Scotland’s greatest ambassador for visual and performance art, the name of the Leith-born and educated Italo-Scot Richard Demarco...

Capital Coffee – Gaia Deli

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A highly popular eatery for a number of years, Gaia Deli on Leith Walk is also the number one destination in the city for authentic Italian coffee.In specialty coffee circles, Italian coffee is often...

Beltane Fire Festival makes a spectacular 2022 return as a live event

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A dynamic reinterpretation of an ancient Celtic celebration of the return of summer, Beltane Fire Festival is centred around the story of the May Queen and the Green Man, and the lighting of the...

Community arts project will help the bee population in North Edinburgh grow and thrive

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In the last few weeks around the edge of the huge junction by the red bridge where Ferry Road meets West Granton Access, a butterfly and bee-friendly art project has been taking shape. But...

Marie Naffah: An overnight success, half-a-lifetime in the making

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Indie and proud, the most composed composer you will ever meet on the music industry in the pandemic era, the graft of the craft and being the engine of your own successIt’s a fine...

What’s on in Edinburgh? Out and about in the city

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I have been out and about in Edinburgh in the last few weeks, enjoying live music and also a play at the King's. Here is my round up:Van Morrison, Edinburgh Playhouse Van the Man returns...

RSNO announce their first full season in two years

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The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) will perform 19 concerts in the new 2022-23 season just announced.Audiences will be welcomed back to concert halls in performances including new works and emerging artists, along...

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