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Review – Laura Marling at the Queen’s Hall

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Opening with a suite of songs from her 2013 masterpiece Once I Was An Eagle carrying only her guitar and a glass of red wine we were soon swept away by Marling’s atmospheric voice...

Hyperlocal social app for students launches in Edinburgh

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The social app, Jodel, is being rolled out in Edinburgh after a successful debut in St Andrews where one in ten of the students downloaded the app in the first month. The app founder,...

Book launched to remember the late, great Bobby Walker

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A book by Colin Robertson and Andrew Hoggan, Bobby Walker This is his Story, has been written to remember the magnificent footballer player, who was regarded by many as one of the best players...

Pick of the Festival of Politics

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The Festival of Politics begins on Wednesday 20 October 2021, running for four days until 24 October. The event under the overall chair of the Presiding Officer of The Scottish Parliament, the Rt Hon...

Hippfest ready to scare you at Halloween

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At Halloween a silent horror film festival is ready to scare you at the Hippodrome Bo'ness all weekend long. Ghouls and ghosts and things going bump in the night will terrify audiences brave enough...

Bonnie Hame’s box of autumn delights

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BOX OF AUTUMN DELIGHTS  A box that will help you make the very most of Autumn is how Scottish Interiors company Bonnie Hame describe their new Autumn Subscription box. Delivered to subscribers four times a...

Actor Jack Lowden records a podcast at the National Museum of Scotland

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The Art Fund's podcast Meet Me At the Museum features actor John Lowden at the National Museum of Scotland meeting his friend fellow actor Andrew Rothney. The pair indulged their love of Scottish history...

Coffee Bean Scene – Format Coffee

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Format Coffee is a mere stone’s throw from the east end of the Meadows. Just two doors down from an established part of the speciality coffee scene (Cult Espresso), Format is a relative newcomer....

Book Week Scotland 2021 celebrating tenth year

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Book Week Scotland, the country's biggest celebration of reading and writing will take place between 15 and 21 November 2021. This will be the tenth year of all things literary and the award-winning author...

Film Preview: October 2021

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Coming soon to a cinema near you is a blockbuster drama, arthouse comedy and Broadway musical all featuring impressive ensemble casts of household Hollywood actors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9xhJrPXop4 Directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners), science-fiction epic Dune: Part One...

Frankie & Benny’s is offering free breakfast this week #PJsAtFrankies

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To celebrate the launch of its brand-new breakfast menu, Frankie & Benny’s at Fort Kinnaird is offering free a breakfast to anyone who wears their pyjamas to the restaurant. Running until midday on Sunday 17...

First Winter season of concerts announced by Lammermuir Festival

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The Lammermuir Festival announced its first Winter season of online concerts today (Thur. 14th Oct.) which are now available to book online at lammermuirfestival.co.uk The return to live concerts at this year’s Lammermuir Festival in...

Brand new music festival – The Great Eastern is on its way

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The Great Eastern will be a full day of music at Summerhall and Queen's Hall on 27 November 2021. It follows The Great Western Festival in 2019 in Glasgow's West End, and has been rescheduled...

Travel – eco retreat on Royal Deeside

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SIX MORE BOTHIES TO OPEN IN SPRING 2022 Following a bumper year for staycations, during which the business picked up an Enterprise Award - Cairngorm Bothies expands. Following a bumper staycation season where getting “back to...

Monachyle Mhor tastes success in first season with Webster Honey

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Guests have sampled honey from hives in the hotel grounds, with special Honey Classes planned for next year.  Monachlye Mhor Hotel at Balquidder, near Lochearnhead, is “harvesting” the benefits of honeybee hosting with beehives from...

Push the Boat Out at Edinburgh’s new poetry festival this weekend

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Get in the boat, compañeros. A poetry festival such as Edinburgh has never seen before will take place at Summerhall this weekend (15-17 October) Push the Boat Out has been masterminded by director Jenny Niven,...

Margaret has a new zest for life with her scooter

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Margaret Simpson, 93, from Peebles, says she is enjoying a new  "zest for life" thanks to her new mobility scooter of the same name. Margaret is a retired hairdresser who had a traumatic accident aged...

Festival of Politics 2021 – book events now for free

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This year's online Festival of Politics hosted by The Scottish Parliament is all about the climate emergency. The festival runs from 20 to 24 October 2021 and every event is free to attend. With...

Bonnie Hame launch new gifting box

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New Scottish home interiors company, Bonnie Hame, has launched a new gifting box containing a selection of on trend home accessories. The husband and wife team, who also sell artisan-sourced furniture through their Bonnie Hame...

Radio star comes to Usher Hall

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David Sedaris, humourist, best-selling author and star of Radio 4 series Meet David Sedaris, has announced a 20 date UK tour for 2022 which starts on Sunday 10 July at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall and...

Fringe hit comedian comes to The Brunton

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After his critically-acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe show, Thunderjab 3, Midlothian-based, Scottish comedian and writer, Eric Davidson, brings his unique style of humour to The Brunton this Autumn. Over the last few years, Eric has been...

New exhibition at The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art begins in November

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A new exhibition of modern and contemporary art will begin at the end of November and will run until the spring of 2023 at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One). There will...

Brunton launches new season

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The Brunton at Musselburgh has launched its October 2021 to January 2022 season, offering a line-up of theatre, music, dance film. What Moves You? features a solo performance from dance artist Niamh O’Loughlin. An outdoor...

The Play That Goes Wrong – King’s Theatre

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A goofy sleuth spoof tour de farce of cock-up, clockwork precision. "…it offends me to the soul to hear a robustious/periwig-pated fellow tear a passion to tatters, to very rags,/ to split the ears...

The Scottish Sale takes place at Bonhams Edinburgh this week

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Bonhams Edinburgh is staging its Scottish Sale in autumn this year and on Thursday and Friday there is a wide selection of important paintings on sale. One of these artworks has a real Edinburgh...

Dance Horizons at The Studio this week

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Live performances are back as Dance Horizons presents Innovations Contemporary Dance Platform to be performed at The Studio, Capital Theatres, Potterrow later this week. Friday 15th October 19:30Saturday 16th October 14:30 & 19:30  Four spectacular performances by four up and...

Palestinian Tapestries on display at St Columba’s

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An exhibition of tapestries illustrating the history of Palestine is now open for a week-long festival at St Columba’s by the Castle in Edinburgh. The Palestinian History Tapestry showcases the traditional embroidery designs used by...

Scottish Ensemble to tour Scotland this October

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Scottish Ensemble is excited to return to live performance at locations across Scotland for the first time since before the pandemic.' Common Sound' is a brand-new programme of live, in person events exploring the...

SAY Award Shortlist 2021 announced

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The Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award shortlist for this year was announced this afternoon. The ten albums listed below are still in the running for the £20,000 prize and the winner of...

New festival of music competitions rolled out by Scottish Young Musicians

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The North Ayrshire Young Musician Competition which has successfully run for over 20 years and seen up to 20,000 people take part, The Music Education Partnership Group is now rolling two competitions out across...

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