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Musselburgh takes centre stage for New Year’s Day racing

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The £88,000 Betway New Year’s Day meeting at Musselburgh Racecourse will take centre stage following the abandonment of Cheltenham’s 1 January fixture due to a waterlogged course. History-making Bryony Frost heads a list of star names on parade, fresh from her Boxing Day success at...

Tour of Britain announces details of Scottish stages

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Rescheduled to 2021 owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 17th edition of the UK’s most prestigious stage race (Sunday 5-12 September) will cover more than 1,300km (807miles) in a route that once again includes a pair of stages in Scotland, and a first overall...

Bowman takes another bow at Stobo Castle Ladies Day party

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DJ, television presenter and podcast host Edith Bowman, is returning to Musselburgh Racecourse to host the After Racing Party at the popular Stobo Castle Ladies Day. The former Radio 1 DJ, who now presents the weekly Soundtracking podcast on which she interviews film-makers about their...

Go racing on New Year’s Day

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At Musselburgh Racecourse they are looking forward to a repeat of last year’s Betway New Year’s Day meeting with another sold out race day. VIP packages sold out in early December and with less than 500 general admission tickets remaining, the East Lothian track will...

2019 Paraclimb Festival Coming to the EICA at Ratho

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The Scottish ParaClimb 2019 is being held on Sunday the 8th September alongside a new Adult Lead and Speed Competition. This means that the paraclimb routes will be spread across new areas of the Ratho walls, giving some great new challenges which have not been...

Musselburgh’s Stobo Castle Ladies Day cancelled for this year

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New peak-summer August date announced for 2021 Ladies Day Musselburgh Racecourse has cancelled Stobo Castle Ladies Day following confirmation by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) that all scheduled fixtures in May and June have been cancelled. The premier raceday, which attracts a capacity attendance of 10,000,...

‘Tour de Forth’ returns with support from record breaking Josh Quigley

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Josh Quigley, the record-breaking Scottish cyclist, has thrown his support behind plans for the return of the Tour de Forth sportive, which was cancelled last year due to Covid-19. The annual event has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charities, including its main...

CAC furniture exhibition due to open in March goes digital

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'Adjust/Adapt', a major new group exhibition showcasing and celebrating the transformative power of creativity and craft to transcend challenging times and presented by a partnership of The Scottish Furniture Makers Association (SFMA) and Visual Arts Scotland (VAS), was due to open on 27th March...

Musselburgh Racecourse prepares to race behind closed doors

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Musselburgh Racecourse hopes to resume racing for the first time since February with back-to-back meetings behind-closed-doors on Tuesday 30 June and Wednesday 1 July 2020. The East Lothian course has been allocated five provisional fixtures from 30 June to August by racing’s governing body the...

Musselburgh Racecourse under starter’s orders to welcome back spectators

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Musselburgh Racecourse will welcome spectators for the first time in more than a year at its next race meeting on Tuesday 25 May. In a carefully managed event, the East Lothian track will admit 250 racing fans in the first steps towards lifting Covid-19 restrictions...

Fireworks display hits new heights in Honest Toun

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The Honest Toun’s revamped Guy Fawkes firework display has been declared an outstanding success by many who attended the event at Musselburgh Racecourse. Five thousand free tickets were issued in a joint project financed by the Musselburgh Common Good Fund and Musselburgh Racecourse for a...

Royal Bank RugbyForce success for Leith RFC

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Together with a chance to meet Scotland International stars, Leith Rugby Club has been awarded £1,000 after gaining Hero Club status in this year’s Royal Bank RugbyForce initiative. Beating strong competition from over 130 entries, the Edinburgh club will receive its prize ahead of Royal...

Barbara Dickson, The Rezillos and Big Country on at The Brunton

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The Brunton welcomes three top artists during The Saltire Festival programme to celebrate St Andrew's Day. Barbara Dickson performs with her full band on Saturday, November 30 (7.30pm). She started her career in the folk clubs and has since recorded numerous hit songs including Answer...

Glass half full for Musselburgh Racecourse as Level Zero conditions limit summer attendances

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The move to Level Zero Covid-19 restrictions will have a limited impact on the number of racing fans Musselburgh Racecourse can welcome over its crucial summer season. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced yesterday (Wed 13 July) that restrictions in Scotland would be eased from 19...

Super6 to receive FOSROC support for second year

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Construction Solutions company FOSROC will continue its support of Scottish Rugby’s part-time professional league Super6 for a second year. Its name will also be the title sponsor to the ‘Sprint Series’, a shortened Super6 tournament taking place in the autumn of this year, which will...

Overnight road closure on Saturday on the A720

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The westbound carriageway of the A720 Edinburgh City Bypass will be closed for resurfacing between Baberton and Calder Junctions from 20:30 until 06:00 on the night of 27 March. A diversion route for westbound traffic will be signposted from Baberton Junction via the B701 and...

30th July starting date for FOSROC Super6 Season 2

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The second season of the FOSROC Super6 competition has been confirmed by Scottish Rugby to be starting on Friday 30 July. After a 15-month hiatus the tournament kicks off with Boroughmuir Bears hosting city rivals Heriot’s Rugby at Meggetland, the following day Stirling County will...

From bumps to babies and beyond

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Offering something for all ages and stages, the ‘biggest club in town’, is launching a new set of pre and post-natal fitness classes in two of its venues. From Pregnancy to Mum and Baby Yoga to Bumps and Babies, the sessions will be launching at...

Don’t ditch the New Year resolutions just yet

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Edinburgh Leisure want you to keep up those resolutions -  and offer you membership for 7 Days for £7. If you feel you have over-indulged just a bit then take advantage of Edinburgh Leisure’s offering of a 7-day fitness pass for only £7, giving their customers...

Twilight highlights at new Sunday race meeting for Musselburgh

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Musselburgh Racecourse kicks off the £600,000 Sky Bet Sunday Series at its next meeting on Sunday (25 July). With almost £200,000 prize money on offer at the East Lothian course, Musselburgh is joining with Haydock and Sandown to launch the triple “twilight” fixtures which will...

Extra race meeting at Musselburgh on Tuesday

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Musselburgh Racecourse is staging an extra jumps meeting on Tuesday with the price of an entry ticket at only £10. The East Lothian course was awarded the additional meeting by the British Horseracing Authority as a result of Storm Ciara which has forced a...

Betway Easter Saturday kicks off Musselburgh’s Flat season

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Musselburgh Racecourse gets its Flat season underway with the £174,000 Betway Easter Saturday Race Day on 3 April. With 16 Flat fixtures staged over the summer months and into October, the East Lothian course will continue to race behind-closed-doors but is primed to accommodate spectators...

Musselburgh jumps back into action with best ever National Hunt programme

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Musselburgh Racecourse jumps back into action on Saturday 30 October with its “biggest and best ever” National Hunt programme. Aside from the opening £100,000 fixture, season highlights include the traditional Betway New Year’s Day meeting on 1 January, the £250,000 weekend double-header bet365 Scottish Festival...

Mairearad and Anna coming to Leith Folk Club in November

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Fresh from a UK tour in April 2019 and a performance at Scotland’s biggest music festival, Celtic Connections, Mairearad and Anna will hit the road again this November including an appearance at the Leith Folk Club on Tuesday12 November. The duo will be performing material from their fourth...

‘Inspiring Sportswomen’ – webinar presented by Grange HC

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Grange Hockey Club are running a free webinar event next week with four inspirational and hugely talented Scottish Sportswomen. They have pulled the event together as a great opportunity to hear from some of Scotland’s best team athletes about their journeys so far, showcasing some...

All set for a Super Sunday

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A mouth-watering mix of music, food and sport will ensure this year's Super Bowl Sunday is one to remember at Stramash. The Cowgate venue is open until 5.00am for the occasion and has something for everyone on one of the biggest days of the year...

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