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Green light for Grand Theft Auto designer’s Portobello home

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Millionaire games developer Leslie Benzies has been granted approval to convert the former Dalriada Hotel in Portobello into a single home.Benzies, who made his fortune as a creator on the Grand Theft Auto series,...

Meeting David Macpherson – the man behind The Rig – now filming in Leith

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The opening of First Stage Studios in Leith is already paying dividends for the city with filming just started on a dark thriller penned by local screenwriter, David Macpherson.The six-part Amazon Original series The...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 17TH NOVEMBER 2014Delighters: Hula Hooping  - taster session. For ages 14+, beginners or beginners + - session will be tailored to the abilities of the participants. 6.30-7.30pm, Forest Centre +, 38 Castle Terrace....

Pizza boss enters the fold with Portobello beach deckchair plan

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Rental deckchairs could be on the way back to Portobello Beach after an absence of more than 30 years in an initiative by pizza specialist Civerinos Slice.City parks officials are considering a proposal by...

Top British barber confirms Edinburgh opening date at New Waverley

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One of British hairdressing's leading entrepreneurs will open a flagship new Edinburgh salon at the end of April and become a key tenant in the city's New Waverley development.Ten new jobs are being created...

January recipe – pan fried cod roe

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Willie Little, Proprietor, Little’s Restaurant Blairgowrie and Fish in Crieff Fishmongers provides our recipe, but you will have to be quick as cod roe is only available in January and early February. Willie said :...

Shows which will reopen the Festival Theatre and King’s Theatre announced

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The first shows to appear on the stages of the Festival Theatre and King’s Theatre in more than a year have been announced by Capital Theatres.Both The Donmar Warehouse’s 'Blindness' and Original Theatre Company’s...

Shuggie Bain author joins Scottish Book Trust in call for Your Stories

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Douglas Stuart, author of the Booker Prize for his wonderful Shuggie Bain, has teamed up with Scottish Book Trust to ask Scots to submit their real-life stories.The Your Stories initiative is open to everyone...

The new wireless – podcasts to keep you company

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Podcasting is the new wireless, and it is the easiest way to escape for just a while.Whether you live alone or not, the beauty of the podcast is that it can secure some "me...

The Meadows Festival 5th & 6th June 2010

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The event is run by a committee of local residents and will include stalls, two music stages, a school football competition, a bicycle powered cinema, a school art competition, kids tent and on Saturday...

What’s on – Jonny Awsum at The Studio at Festival Theatre

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Jonny Awsum, the guitar wielding comedy whirlwind, heads to ScotlandArmed with an impressive arsenal of jokes and his trusty guitar, the comedy whirlwind Jonny Awsum will bring his special feel-good brand of musical comedy to Gilded Balloon...

Data proves cycling increased in the last year

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Cycling Scotland which is the nation's cycling organisation has released data today providing evidence of the perceived increase in cycling. The numbers show that there were 47% more journeys by bike in the year...

House of Jack opens new dance studio at Ocean Terminal

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An exciting range of street dance classes and workshops has been brought to Ocean Terminal with the opening of a new dance studio by popular Edinburgh Hip Hop dance organisation 'House of Jack'.The...

Theatre review: Charlie Sonata – The Lyceum ****

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Charlie aka 'Chick' (Sandy Grierson) is a  dive-bar wreck reject from London sloshed back upon the shores of his native Scotland. Time has changed all. He and his two old Uni pals are now in their...

The 10 best bookshops in Edinburgh

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Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Edinburgh. The streets are teeming with hidden treasures that are as rich as the ideas that made our city known across the world.For my money, it's always been the myriad and eclectic conflation...

Hair salon Buddies up to appointment-only system

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The Covid-19 pandemic has given a city hairdressers the chance to cut with past traditions and switch to an appointment only-based app.Buddies of Portobello, which has just celebrated 35 years in business, has done...

Ninth Annual Summer Youth Theatre Project

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There are currently 12 places remaining on this year’s Summer Youth Theatre Project which takes place at Southside Community Centre from June 30th – July 11th.Supported by The City of Edinburgh Council’s Department of...

Little Dobbies to open in Stockbridge

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When you think of Dobbies you think of an out of town shopping experience with their café and range of plants and gardening gear.Now you won't have to go further than Stockbridge to...

M8 to be closed overnight for resurfacing on 13th April

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The M8 will be closed westbound between Junction 4a and Harthill Services from 20:30 until 06:00 on the night of 13 April. This is to allow Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland to renew...

Edinburgh Community Yoga issues the 108 Challenge

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Social enterprise, Edinburgh Community Yoga (ECY), has issued the One-O-Eight Challenge for 108 people to come together - either online or in person - to do 108 yoga salutations on 6 June 2021 and...
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Step back in time to see shoe collection at Museum of Edinburgh

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The Museum of Edinburgh is showing a collection of shoes from the past 100 years. The display is on from now until 20th December 2019 and admission is free.Go along and see shoes worn...
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Competition – win a signed copy of new book about Hibs

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Local author Ian Colquhoun’s latest book, The Hibs Are Here, which charts the period from 1992 to 1999 is now available for purchase and will prove to be a wonderful trip down memory lane...

Exclusive floating hotel, Fingal, to host special Skerryvore livestream

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Skerryvore, the multi-award-winning Scottish band, have announced a special livestream show to be broadcast from Edinburgh’s exclusive floating hotel, Fingal on Saturday 24 April 2021 – and tickets go on sale at 9am today,...

Largest M&S foodhall opens at Straiton

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Marks & Spencer opened its largest M&S Food store in Scotland, in Straiton, Midlothian earlier today.The store opened at 9am and the 100-strong team welcomed customers, helping them get everything they need whilst enjoying...

Last orders for Dalriada in £2 million home plan

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An Edinburgh entrepreneur is understood to be closing in on a deal to purchase the Dalriada Hotel on Portobello Promenade with the intention of converting the building into a luxury home.The prominent hotel and...

Order in with Mark Greenaway – wherever you are

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Mark Greenaway's Grazing by Mark Greenaway at the Waldorf Caledonian will reopen on 21 May 2021 and will be celebrating two years there.Until May you can order a takeaway from the fine dining restaurant...

Bring your bull terrier to the Bullie Meet Up

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If you're a fan of Bull Terriers then don't miss this year's charity 'Bullie Meet Up' being held at The Meadows in August. Thirty owners have already signed their dogs up to attend the event. This...

Swim in Colour at Jupiter Artland: Joana Vasconcelos and Trisha Brown

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Jupiter Artland introduces its newest spellbinding artwork, a fully functional swimming pool. Pressed into a previously unexplored area of the sculpture park, Gateway, appears like a fluid flower in a kaleidoscope of drizzled colours....

Tartan Day 2021 – submit entries to the virtual event now

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To celebrate Tartan Day which takes place on 6 April, Robert Currie, Commander of the Name and Arms of Currie who lives in New York, has joined forces with Bethany Bisaillion, Pipe Major...

Tradfest 2021 – tickets on sale from Friday

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Tradfest will return with an online programme from 30 April to 10 May 2021, and tickets go on sale at noon on Friday.The programme will be made up of recorded and live concerts, films...

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