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Investors must help in climate change fight

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Conservation specialists Kaitiaki Consulting have launched a drive for investors to help in the fight against climate change.The Scotland and New Zealand based firm is releasing 20 per cent of its share capital as...

New climate change guide for property owners is published

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A new guide has been published advising property owners on the impact of climate change on traditional buildings in the capital. It provides practical advice on how to protect such buildings against damage and...

Engineer claims climate change will get worse without effective use of his system

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CURRENT UK CLIMATE CHANGE CRISIS WILL ONLY GET WORSE DUE TO LACK OF EFFECTIVE SMART GRID CLAIMS RETIRED FIFE ENGINEERING ENTREPRENEURHugh Smeaton, inventor of the PLC Smart Grid system which can capture network losses,...
SNP MPs LtoR Chris Law, Angela Crawley, Mhairi Black, Hannah Bardell, Martyn Day, Marion Fellows, David Linden and TommySheppard

Fossil-free Climate Campaign Backed by SNP MPs

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Following growing concerns about fossil fuel companies' role in fuelling climate change, 32 SNP MPs have called on the MP Pension Fund to stop investing in them.The MPs have signed a pledge calling for...

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. ...

Letter from Scotland

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The Scottish Parliament has wheezed up its bagpipes and blasted out a warning to Westminster – we don’t want Theresa’s deal and we don’t want a no-deal.  All the parties, except the Conservatives, voted...

Letter from Scotland

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Stormy days are here again. We are being wind-blasted, soaked, flooded and otherwise assailed by Storm Callum, the third storm of the season.  And we are only half way through the autumn.  The stern warning...

Letter from Scotland

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We were all caught by surprise this week when the travel guide Lonely Planet named the city of Dundee as one of the top ten places to visit in 2018.  What,  Dundee a tourist...

Retired engineer to patent plan for smart grid system

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 Hugh Smeaton, whose innovative smart grid system can capture network losses, warns Scottish Government not to fail Scotland again to create employment from the technology he and his colleagues have created- “Scotland...

National chef urges Scots to help fight climate change

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Scotland’s National Chef, Gary Maclean, is urging Scots to help fight climate change by making small changes in their kitchens. The MasterChef winner supports the national campaign from The Scottish Government to encourage people in...

Letter from Scotland

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While the rest of the world was worrying about Mr Trump’s wall or what the Appeal Court judges would say about Brexit, I was shivering in a tent at a Scout camp on the...

Letter from Scotland

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It was my last hill-walk of the season.  As we came down Carn an Righ (hill of the king) the dark clouds were closing in around us.  It was definitely autumn and the rolling...

Letter from Scotland

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’Tis the season of coloured lights and cheerful dispositions. The homes around me are decorated with flashing Santa Clauses, reindeer, Christmas trees, Yule wreaths and many other glittering distractions. It’s all in defiance of...

Letter from Scotland

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It’s one of the great icons of modern Scotland. So when the great silver bridge flying over the Firth of Forth is broken, it’s a little embarrassing. Some over- excited politicians have called it a...

What’s On In Edinburgh? Scottish Interfaith Week

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Scottish Interfaith Week starts today. In Edinburgh, a programme covering everything from organ donation to climate change, tree planting and the annual Interfaith Quiz offers something for everyone, whatever their faith or lack of it. Interfaith...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe – 2015 – Rap Guide to Climate Chaos interview

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Rap Guide To Climate Chaos. Baba Brinkman explains why building an Ark is not an option.2014’s Fringe welcomed the return of Vancouver, verse-wrangling hip-hop muse maneuverer, Baba Brinkman, reprising his highly acclaimed 2004 Canterbury Tales Fringe...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015 – Rap Guide To Climate Chaos

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...and finally, the weather - Tempest in a teacup or a poisoned chalice?SoHo Playhouse presentsRap Guide to Climate ChaosWritten and performed by Baba BrinkmanDirected by Darren Lee Cole Back yet again to the Athens...

Letter from Scotland

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Summer has finally arrived. For three consecutive days we have been walking around in t-shirts under blue skies and blazing suns.  Temperatures hovered around 22 degrees Celsius in Central Scotland on Thursday and a...

Letter from Scotland

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We’ve been battening down the hatches in more senses than one this week. The usual January storms seem to have no end and no mercy and our oil lamps are running low on fuel. ...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Greyfriars Bobby's Headstone Service and Reception: following the sound of the 1 o'clock gun, local schoolchildren will lay flowers on  the Skye Terrier's grave. Also in attendance will be Laurie Aitken of the Scottish Fire...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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 MONDAY 12TH JANUARY 2015Timmy Time Programme 15: Timmy Finds Aliens, and other stories. Join Timmy and his friends for three fun adventures in this collection of classic Timmy Time episodes. Toddler Time is a...

Letter from Scotland

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“At this time of the rolling year I suffer most,” says the ghost in Dickens’ ‘Christmas Carol’ as he compares the world around him with the kinder, gentler world he wishes for. And there...

Environment Minister off to Lima with Scotland’s climate change message

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Scotland’s Environment and Climate Change Minister Aileen McLeod has said that the international community must match Scotland’s world-leading climate change ambitions to tackle global warming. Dr McLeod will travel today  to Lima in Peru to...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 Soutra: the 'once powerful' hospital in the Bannockburn years - a talk by archeo-ethno-pharmacologist Dr Brian Moffatt, Director of SHARP. Soutra was the site of the greatest medieval hospital north of York - archaeologists are now...

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....

IPCC report attracts attention

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The climate change debate is fuelled again today with the publication of the 5th Synthesis report produced by  the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).The Scottish Government will make a statement in the Scottish Parliament on...

Climate Change committee meets for first time

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 At Holyrood today the newest sub-committee set up by The Scottish Government met for the first time. The Cabinet Sub-Committee (CSC-CC) on Climate Change held its first meeting earlier.The group, chaired by Environment Secretary Richard...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Marvellous Machines: a Love Science workshop. For ages 5-12. 3-4pm, Corstorphine Library, 12 Kirk Loan. Booking essential: call 0131 529 5506. Free.Play Poland Film Festival: Munk Studio Special Screenings. Play Poland is the largest mobile film event in the UK, aiming...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 13TH OCTOBER 2014The Key Material is Time: Art and Music in Glasgow since the 1970s. Writer, curator and lecturer Dr Sarah Lowndes traces the development of Glasgow's unique and largely self-initiated arts scene...

Monday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 Mrs Mash the Storytelling Cook: stories, songs and participative fun for Portobello's youngest residents. 10.30-11am, The Skylark, 241-243 Portobello High Street.Toddler Time: Poppy Cat. Join fabulous feline Poppy Cat on her adventures through magical lands with her...

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