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A very Contini Christmas

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Raise a glass to a Contini ChristmasHow could I refuse an invite to a Contini Christmas food safari? This evening was an opportunity to try some of the splendid Christmas fare at Victor...

Bonnie Badger venue for Chamber festive lunch

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Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber host their annual Christmas lunch this year in the award-winning hotel and restaurant called Bonnie Badger in Gullane. Chamber chief George Archibald said the event is an ideal opportunity to...

Getting ready for Christmas – Advent at Riddle’s Court

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Victorian Christmas Advent Calendar Workshop on Friday 22 November 2019 2.00pm. £10/personJoin the lovely people at Riddle's Court in creating a fun and minimal waste reusable advent calendar inspired by the Victorian love of...

Give a bed this Christmas

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National homelessness charity, Bethany Christian Trust, is encouraging festive shoppers to buy a bed for people who are homeless this Christmas by purchasing a voucher for their Edinburgh based Care Shelter. The gift vouchers, which...

Tenth MagicFest will appear this festive season

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The programme has been revealed for the 10th annual MagicFest which takes place in Edinburgh between Christmas and New Year.Top home grown and international talent from the world of magic and mind reading will offer...

Tenth MagicFest will bring extra sparkle to Christmas and Hogmanay

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The first details have been revealed for the 10th annual MagicFest. It will perform a special trick of its own – vanishing from its old spot in the summer only to reappear, transformed, in the...
Edxmas Fireworks

A Health and Safety guide to Christmas carols

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The Edinburgh Reporter’s Mike Smith has worked in human resources and offers this health and safety guide to Christmas Carols. Although we suspect he’s had one or two sherries beforehand… Little Jesus, sweetly sleep, do...

Edinburgh MSP hands out prizes for his Christmas card competition

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Primary schools in the Edinburgh Pentlands constituency took part in the annual Christmas Card competition for Gordon Macdonald MSP. Last week, the winner, Cailyn Angus (P5 from Longstone Primary School) and the runners up...
The New Lanark Xmas Experience may be out of town but it takes place every weekend until Christmas.

Out of town – Xmas at New Lanark

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The New Lanark Xmas Experience may be out of town but it takes place every weekend until Christmas.Bosses have added an opportunity for under-fives to come along on a Wednesday.This is so little ones...
Donkeys at Jupiter Artland Christmas Fair

Jupiter Artland: a Christmas Fair in the country

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Jupiter Artland’s Christmas Fair got the festive spirit off to a cracking start this weekend, with carols, cakes, crafts – and Jupiter’s very own donkeys. Children enjoyed visits to Santa’s Grotto and the Elves’ Workshop,...

Edinburgh Sketcher Christmas cards available now

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Six illustrated Edinburgh themed Christmas cards from Edinburgh Sketcher.A set of six Christmas cards created from Mark's own ink drawings sketched whilst walking around in Scotland's capital city. As the Edinburgh Sketcher he captures...
Lauriston Castle Christmas Launch

Lauriston Castle welcomes a very Edwardian Christmas

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You are invited to the historic Lauriston Castle to step back in time for a very special Christmas celebration with the new Edwardian Christmas Tours at the Castle and grounds.The stunning stately rooms throughout...

Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook comes to the Queen’s Hall

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Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook Returns to Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall for two nights this December  Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook will return to Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd December. Having become an essential...

Revealed: Edinburgh people are the most festive in the UK

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The people in Edinburgh have been revealed as the most festive in the UK, with 90% buying a colleague a Secret Santa gift and attending at least one party. According to research by short term...

Free Christmas festivities take over Greater Grassmarket on Saturday

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Santa and Rudolph return to the Grassmarket area for festive fun tomorrow. On Saturday 16 December 2017 Santa and his friends will be returning to the Grassmarket for free, family-friendly Christmas festivities. Organised and facilitated...

Christmas at the Botanics

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The Christmas season throws up a number of attractions of varying quality. Christmas at The Botanics is one worthy of your attention.Basically, it is a series of light shows around the gardens only a...

The Old Town Christmas lights to be switched on this Thursday

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Santa and his elves will switch on the Greater Grassmarket’s Christmas lights on Thursday, The Greater Grassmarket Business Improvement District (BID) kicks off the Old Town’s festive celebrations with the official switching on of the...

Children’s Hospital Asks ‘Santa to Stop Here One Last Time’

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The Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (ECHC) is giving children spending Christmas in hospital this year a special experience - to see snow falling on the hospital no matter what the weather is like!The Royal...

Five things you need to know today

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Eric Liddell Centre - Going for GoldSt Mary's Music School - A Symphony of CarolsSt Columba's Light Up a LifeBonhams Art Auction 29 November 2017Previously...Scotland's History Festival 2017 The Eric Liddell Centre in Morningside...

Ocean Terminal Christmas Parade 2017

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Ocean Terminal launched their programme of activities with a Christmas Parade around the Centre this morning.    All photos by GARETH EASTON PHOTOGRAPHY. t 07752666522

Gilded Balloon launches its FIRST Winter Programme!

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Gilded Balloon is proud to present a brand-new, year-round home for comedy, theatre and cabaret right in the heart of the city’s West End Headlining Gilded Balloon’s inaugural winter programme will be Morag Fullarton’s critically-acclaimed,...

Happy Christmas to all our readers

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We wish you a very Happy Christmas Day today filled with fun and laughter.And here is local musician Dean Owens to help us with that :https://youtu.be/M0Z9HJ22Asc

Our advent calendar – Christmas Gift suggestion #24

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 Buy someone a pantomime ticket - for next year!The King’s Theatre Edinburgh has announced Cinderella as the King’s pantomime for 2017/ 18.Cinderella opens on Saturday 2 December 2017 and runs until Sunday 21 January 2018, and will once...

Our advent calendar – Christmas Gift suggestion #23

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If you don't actually want to give someone a present they may not like anyway then why not give to a charity?Edinburgh based charity Sick Kids Friends Foundation is calling out to communities around...

Celebrate Penguin Day

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Wondering what to do with those children in between Christmas and New Year?We have an answer for you here. Dynamic Earth is running Penguin Days between 27-30 December to give you the chance to...

Our advent calendar – Christmas Gift suggestion #20

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What better gift for the cyclist or walker in your life than a map?The SPOKES Edinburgh Cycle Map is an essential to help you find the roads and paths which criss cross the city...

Christmas with Miles Briggs MSP

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The Edinburgh Reporter posed a number of questions to people around the city – here are some of the answers from Miles Briggs Lothians MSP! Are you a home bird or is this time to...

I’m Glad It Isn’t Christmas Every Day!

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‘‘Tis the season to be jolly’ So goes the song repeated ad finite at this time of the year and with less than a week now until Christmas Day, it’s fair to say there...

Christmas with Councillor Joanna Mowat

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The Edinburgh Reporter posed a number of questions to people around the city - here are some of the answers! Are you a home bird or is this time to go on holiday? If...

Christmas with Councillor Andrew Burns

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Andrew Burns is the council leader for another four months until the council elections on 4 May 2016.He is then retiring from the council along with many other senior Labour councillors. He will have been...

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