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Harmeny on the way to achieving fundraising target for building project

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Harmeny Education Trust, the children's charity, has raised more than £1.5 million of its £1.95 million fundraising target. The balance must be raised by the end of October as the charity plans to build...

Bocca Bona grabs pizza the take away action in Balerno

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A business partnership founded on pasta and pupils had led to the opening of a new pizzeria in Balerno.Chris Moonie and Davide Scuccato both run successful businesses in Leith but suffered the double whammy...

MSP backs objectors over plans for 300-plus new homes in Balerno

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Edinburgh Pentlands MSP Gordon MacDonald has objected to proposals to build more than 300 new homes on Green Belt land in Balerno.More than 500 locals have told City of Edinburgh Council's planning chiefs that...

Hundreds object against plans for 300 new homes in Balerno

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More than 500 local residents have objected to plans to build more than 300-plus homes on a site near the main Edinburgh to West Coast main railway line in Balerno.That figure was confirmed by...

Community Council back Balerno housing protest

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Balerno Community Council have put their weight behind local objections to plans to build another 300-plus houses in the village.The group say Rapleys proposal is detrimental to the Green Belt and has implications for...

Protestors urge Balerno residents to act as deadline looms for 300 new homes plan

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Angry residents in Balerno are stepping up their bid to block plans for up to 350 new houses which they claim would be built on greenbelt land.The deadline for objections to the Ravelrig Road...

Balerno Inn to be ‘heart of the community’

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Ben Watson was a former pupil of Balerno High School and he has returned to the village to open an addition to the eating options at the gateway to The Pentlands. The Ratho resident saw...

Bowling – Baigrie takes major silverware after big comeback

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Maxie Baigrie (pictured) came from 13 shots down to win the Water of Leith seniors bowling title for the first time. The Balerno-based bowler beat Brian Dingle 21-16 who was playing on his home rink...

Final chance for a golden opportunity in Balerno

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A premium home builder is offering buyers a final chance to snap up properties in the desirable suburb of Balerno for a fraction of the price.On offer via the City of Edinburgh Council’s Golden...

Last Chance for five bedroom showhome in Balerno

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Families seeking more space to grow with all the charm of suburban living are being urged to act now in order to secure the last five-bed home at one of Edinburgh’s most sought-after locations. CALA...

Balerno remembers those who fell

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Balerno Parish Church are organising a series of events to mark Remembrance and they start on Thursday, November 1 with a dedication of a Field of Remembrance and poppy fall in Balerno Parish Church (11am).On...

A culinary triumph at The Grey Horse

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It was a special occasion and we asked Will, the new chef at The Grey Horse in Balerno, to create something with a difference.And the special taster menu proved a triumph of culinary craftsmanship.Without...

Fishing – Hooked on Harlaw

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Malleny Angling Association (MAA) host a special day so people can learn about fishing on Harlaw and Threipmuir Reservoirs.Hooked on Harlaw is on Sunday, July 1 (from 10.30am) at Harlaw House and Garden next...

Fishing – Hooked on Harlaw Day

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Malleny Angling Association (MAA) host a special day so people can learn about fishing on Harlaw and Threipmuir Reservoirs.Hooked on Harlaw is on Sunday, July 1 (from 10.30am) at Harlaw House and Garden next...

Grey Horse hosting events

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The award-winning Grey Horse in Balerno showcased a number of beers from the Stewart Brewing portfolio earlier this month.Among them were Jack Back (ABV 3.7%), a light session ale, Ka Pai (ABV 5.2%), a...

Ambitious Xmas lights plan for Balerno

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Nearly 300 people braved chilly conditions to attend the official switch-on of the Christmas lights in Balerno.Richard Henderson, chairman of Balerno Community Council, revealed that they had ambitious plans to light the whole street...

Community bank option as RBS branch closure looms

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Businesses and the public in the Pentland Hills area will this month be asked to back a bid to join a community bank.The move follows the decision of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)...

News – Business forum brainchild of Balerno Community Council

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Balerno Community Council (BCC) is behind a move to set up a business forum.Jim Polasik, the business portfolio holder on the local body outlined why the formation of the Balerno Business Forum is such an important step for...

Award-winning Lothians pub in gastro makeover

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One of the best known real ale watering holes in the Lothians has received a makeover to transform it into a gastro pub. The multi award-winning Grey Horse at Balerno – known locally as Mrs...

Balerno development to go ahead

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Permission has been given for a new housing development in Balerno which the builders hope will provide some of the homes needed to meet the increased demand in the west of the city.Councillors approved plans...

Edinburgh MSP says Malleny 3G pitches will have to be locked

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Gordon MacDonald MSP has written for us about the difficulties facing the new sports pitches recently unveiled in Balerno. A lot of hard work went into providing these pitches for the area, and it...

Saturday in Edinburgh – Whats’ On Today

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Happy Birthday Elvis! Elvis Presley would have been 80 this month, and Sofi's is hosting a weekend of themed events in his honour. Tonight, a toast to the king and an Elvis sing-song! 7pm, Sofi's...

Help the children in Balerno improve their football pitch

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Children in Balerno need your help with their #pitchfever project to raise £75,000 to improve their football  and hockey pitch which they want to upgrade to a 2G pitch. They need your support on the neighbourly.com...

Friday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Exhibition Launch: Alasdair MacDonald. Ally is a self-taught artist painting mainly in oils on canvas or board. 7.30pm, Sofi's Bar, 65 Henderson Street. Free bubbles and nibbles!Bookbug: rhymes and songs for young children and their...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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 Back to 'normal' this week, with not a shred of tinsel in sight (hoorah!) and plenty of events on offer; films, books, art, and music from a very special violin....we may not have spring...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Sounds of Jazz: Interplay - guitarist Lachlan MacColl and guest.  Lachlan is known in Edinburgh as 'the jazz musician's jazz guitarist'  and plays a wide range of styles from Swing and Latin to BeBop; he has also...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER 2014LGBT Spiritual Space: Conflicts of Sexuality and Faith. Explore conflicts that exist within these two aspects of identity; Maxwell Reay, NHS Mental Health Community Chaplain, offers a supportive space for LGBT...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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The Great Stockbridge Bunting Bee: help make Stockfest bunting! If you'd like to take part, drop in for an evening bee, with tea, coffee and biscuits. 6-8pm, Stockbridge Library, Hamilton Place. (There will be another event...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 2014Edible Gardening Seasonal Advice: drop in to find out how to grow your own food and take a look around the productive garden with the Edible Gardening Project Team. 1-3pm, Demonstration...

Body found at Torduff Reservoir

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Following a search last night which started around teatime, a body has been found.A Police Scotland spokesman has said this morning: "Police can confirm that a body has been recovered during a multi-agency search...

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