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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – A Voyage of the Easy Sisters

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 It’s just another Sunday morning for the Easy Sister goddesses: ill-advised Jägerbombs, lost tampons and wanking mermaids are behind them. But little do they know, something catastrophic, world destroying and likely to be dressed...

Monday in Edinburgh – what’s on today

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Blackwell's Edinburgh presents The Monthly Book Quiz: if you know your Waugh from your Peace and your Meyer from your Heyer, try this monthly quiz.  Teams of up to five can enter. 6-7.15pm, Caffe Nero, Blackwell's, South...

Find your whisky clan at Clans & Drams

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EVENT AT THE SCOTCH MALT WHISKY SOCIETY LATER THIS WEEKWhisky club opens its doors for Clans & Drams, a month-long celebration of flavour during Homecoming Scotland’s Whisky MonthClans are famously associated with territorial battles...

At the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art – The must see exhibition of...

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Eight works by renowned artist Raqib Shaw are on display to 28 October 2018 in an exhibition called Reinventing the Old Masters. This is the artist's first exhibition in Scotland, and it is one...

Geolotto working hard to give away easy money

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It seems that we are a very cynical lot when it comes to taking money from strangers in the street. An offer of cash to a passer-by on the Royal Mile provoked an interesting if...

Environmental charity urges West Lothian locals to discover Scotland’s wildlife

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Scotland is renowned for its unique natural heritage, breathtaking scenery and exotic wildlife and 2013 has been named the Year of Natural Scotland.To mark this occasion, environmental charity Central Scotland Forest Trust (CSFT) is...

Juliet’s Food Diary

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"Hold onto your drinks, it's going to be a bumpy night…"As seductively drawled by Bette Davis in All About Eve, it's not juts a great line but in her hand she had a fabulous drink....

Letter from Scotland

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It’s not been a good week for the environment.  Climate change has been playing with us, mild and dry, then misty and cool, as if deciding whether to give us a winter or not. ...

Ben Glover appearing at the Voodoo Rooms

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On one of only two Scottish dates Ben Glover will play at the Voodoo Rooms on 6 April 2017. Support will be up and coming musician Roseanne Reid - recent BBC Radio 2 Young...

Smiling Sessions to feature KT Tunstall on Monday

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Smiling Sessions will begin season 2 with KT TunstallThe Smiling Sessions are run by a non profit organisation who usually go into care homes or community centres for the elderly each week and host...

All Back To Vinyl with Richard Purden – Doves – The Universal Want

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The absorbing trance-like melodies of Doves fifth long-player in 20 years is a fitting soundtrack for our altered lives and states.In a year of no gigs and limited options, vinyl has become...

Letter from Scotland

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Forestry and fishing, two of Scotland’s iconic industries, both made the news this week.  All remaining controls over forestry were formally devolved to Scotland but we appear to have lost control over fishing. Let’s start...

At the Georgian House – an Enlightenment drama to brighten the winter evenings

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Ben Harrison is an award winning director and playwright who has created a play especially for the Georgian House on Charlotte Square.The play will open on 14 November and will run until 5 January...

Review – The Haven ****

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I got to our rendezvous, the recently opened cafe called The Haven, ahead of my two companions which allowed me to choose the best seats in the house next to the stove.  We toasted...

Letter from Scotland

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For Norfolk man Phil Gormley, a policeman’s lot has not turned out to be a happy one.  His resignation this week as Scotland’s Chief Constable is a plot worthy of Gilbert and Sullivan.  He’s...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Filth ****

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 I have to say I’m a big fan of Irvine Welsh. One of Scotland’s most gifted and forthright authors, his renowned tomes Trainspotting and Filth were also huge hits when the film versions were...

Free Cookery Course begins this week – Fork to Fork

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Starting on Thursday this week this is a free course that is designed to educate people and get them active by encouraging them to grow their own food and then use what they have...

A little bit of Brooklyn in Edinburgh

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Tomorrow, Thursday 19 April 2018, there is  a little touch of Brooklyn coming to Edinburgh.Brooklyn Brewery is teaming up with Edinburgh's Andrew Usher & Co to create Scotland's first ever indoor shuffleboard court at...

Beacons From Bards: Stories on Climate Change

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Beacons: Stories for our not so distant future is a short story collection exploring the impact of climate change on our future. Celebrate this collection with a live event on Saturday 26 October 2013 at...

A restorative day and lovely food at the Restoration Yard

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Dalkeith Country Park is just five miles from Edinburgh city centre. It is a huge estate where you can enjoy walking through the forests with your dog and exploring the grounds with waymarked walking...

Edinburgh in August – Things you must not miss – our recommendations

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In August there is just so much to see, and the fear of missing the important is all the greater. Here is our list of recommendations of what to see and do. If you have...

Review – The Beat *****

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 A few weeks ago, I read that The Beat were heading to Edinburgh. I immediately dropped everything and purchased tickets to see the legendary ska band. I've seen The Beat several times now and...

Halloween theme for Drive-in Movies at Edinburgh Airport

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Struggling with Halloween ideas? Fear (no) more – Drive-in Movies at Edinburgh Airport offers the best Halloween entertainment for people of all ages in a safe, family-friendly environment.Featuring a spine-chilling selection of family favourites,...

Eating and drinking out of town – new gin on the horizon

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NEW LOCAL GIN “ON THE HORIZON” AT POPULAR KINGHORN RESTAURANT & BARAs it welcomes back locals and holidaymakers alike, the Horizons Restaurant & Waterfront Bar, within Pettycur Bay Holiday Park, is celebrating a new...

Edinburgh invited to a day of wilderness fun at Family Forest Festival

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Craigmillar is to host a day full of family fun this weekend with an array of free activities for families to enjoy, including a petting zoo, face painting, hula hooping and free ice cream. The event is part...

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra presents Tommy Smith’s ‘Spirit of Light’

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On Sunday 17 December 2017 St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral will host an iconic event when the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO) presents Tommy Smith’s new composition Spirit of Light.This illuminating work is a celebration in...

Gary Barlow and KT Tunstall at Edinburgh Playhouse

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Next Monday and Tuesday, 16 and 17 April 2018, Gary Barlow is performing at The Playhouse and he will be supported by none other than KT Tunstall.When The Edinburgh Reporter spoke to her in...

Write for the Sick Kids

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Whether you’re a published author, a would-be poet or a brickie with a passion for the written word, The Sick Kids Friends Foundation wants you to get your creative juices flowing. The Borders Writers’ Forum...

EIFF – Film in the City comes back to St Andrew Square in June

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With an ice cream in your hand and a deck chair all you need is some warm weather and a good film or two.Film in the City comes back to Edinburgh as part of...

Historic Scotland urge you to rediscover Edinburgh Castle

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 Taxi advertising specialist Ubiquitous is encouraging Edinburgh locals and day trippers to visit the city’s iconic castle through a taxi advertising campaign during the run up to Christmas.As part of Historic Scotland’s wider campaign...

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