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Letter from Scotland

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The birth of Dolly the Sheep at the Roslin Institute on the outskirts of Edinburgh in 1996 was one of the major breakthroughs in genetic engineering because Dolly was an exact clone of her...

Letter from Scotland

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This week Scotland passed on the Commonwealth baton to Australia’s Gold Coast. Our flag was first into the arena for the opening ceremony on Wednesday, gracefully carried  by hurdler Eilidh Doyle.  She was bringing...

Amy an inspiration to netball stars

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Scottish netball stars are going for gold in the Commonwealth Games cheered on by one of their bravest fans.Nine-year-old Amy Reid who lost a kidney to cancer was treated to a VIP tour of...

Table tennis – Craig Oz bound for third Games

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Craig Howieson travels to the Gold Coast for his third Commonwealth Games backed by good wishes from headteacher John Wilson plus pupils and staff at Edinburgh’s Broughton School.He also travels thanks to the efforts...

Letter from Scotland

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We are just about at the end our harvest season. It’s been two weeks later than usual this year because of the wet summer. But farmers are reporting pretty good yields of wheat and...

Letter from Scotland

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So, the Clydesiders have delivered.   The final accounts are in.  The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow managed to stay within budget, by a safe  £37m according to the Auditor General.  This was in happy contrast...

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...

Letter from Scotland

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I’ve been watching the Commonwealth Games from a TV screen in the corner of the staff tent at a Scout Jamboree in Blair Atholl. Both events have been showing Scotland at its sun-blessed best....

Capability Scotland’s song for the Games

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Capability Scotland Musicians hit the right noteFifteen talented musicians from Capability Scotland services across the country, have created their own song to celebrate the ‘friendly games’.The disability charity received £10,000 from the Big Lottery...

Lord Provost wishes Edinburgh athletes good luck

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The Lord Provost has wished all Edinburgh born athletes the very best for the Commonwealth Games which open this evening.The Rt Hon Donald Wilson has sent this letter to a select band of people...

Letter from Scotland

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For the next fortnight Scotland will be on show to the rest of the world. It’s a frightening thought. What will the big wide world, with its teeming millions, make of our Commonwealth Games...

VIDEO – Queen’s Baton Relay

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The Edinburgh Reporter followed the baton down the High Street to Holyrood where Lynne McNicoll took the baton into the  Debating Chamber at the Scottish Parliament.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikR3miLFQfw?list=UUpyjaNvEF_ryiKTJ6QxCkIA]

Weather for the Queen’s Baton Relay

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Meteorologists from the Met Office are forecasting an improving outlook over the weekend as the Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay arrives in Edinburgh todayAlthough Saturday is set to start off somewhat...

Five things you need to know today

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Queen's Baton Relay batonbearers - The Route - Tryathon and the School Run - Diving - The Concert Today the Queen's Baton comes to Scotland for the first time and it starts off its journey across...

Five things you need to know today

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  Robbery - 100 days - Queen's Baton Relay - Morningside Library - Raise the Baton concertThieves on Friday made off with an estimated £1m of jewellery from Hamilton & Inches shop on George Street.Police...

Commonwealth Games – Song for the Commonwealth

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Capability Scotland is hoping to hit the right note with its Commonwealth Games celebrations.The disability charity has been awarded Celebrate it funding from the Big Lottery Fund to write a Song for the Commonwealth.The...

Tower Bank pupils help launch Edinburgh route of Queen’s Baton Relay

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The Queens's Baton Relay will take place around a 36 mile route around Edinburgh starting on 14 June 2014. Over 100 baton bearers have already been nominated on the basis of their work in sport,...

Edinburgh is the first stop on Scottish leg of Queen’s Baton Relay

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EDINBURGH REVEALS THE GLASGOW 2014 QUEEN’S BATON RELAY ROUTE  Edinburgh will be the first port of call in Scotland for the baton on Saturday 14 June 2014 A programme of celebrations will include chance to see...

Edinburgh art gallery to display Kelly Holmes torso

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Embracing the spirit of the Commonwealth Games, the Urbane Art Gallery in Edinburgh will be exhibiting the real body casts of athletes Dame Kelly Holmes and Kriss Akabusi MBE, among other sculptures by world...

Commonwealth Games inspires Heriot Watt v Waikatu rowing match

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Well we should explain that there was no travel involved. The students did do the rowing -  except they weren't in the same place at the same time!Rowers from Heriot-Watt Rowing Club took on...

Edinburgh’s baton bearers announced

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The Queen's Baton Relay arrives in Edinburgh on 14 June and the baton bearers will carry it around the city on its journey towards the opening ceremony in Glasgow on 23 July.  Today, nominees from...

Volunteers needed for Commonwealth Games opening and closing ceremonies

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Want to be a volunteer at the Commonwealth Games? Then you have until Friday to apply. A £200,000 funding package has been unveiled to support members of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies Volunteer Cast...

VIDEO – South West Community Sport Hub launched at Heriot-Watt

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A new community sport hub was officially launched this morning at Heriot-Watt University by the Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport Shona Robison.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHta7IoewbU]The Edinburgh Reporter spoke to the Minister, the principal of Heriot-Watt...

Edinburgh College training broadcasters for Commonwealth Games

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Edinburgh College hosts training day to prepare broadcast students for Commonwealth Games work experienceEdinburgh College has been hosting training for students involving state-of-the-art outside broadcast equipment for a scheme that will give some the...

Graham & Sibbald sponsor Commonwealth Games swimming hopeful

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 Swimmer Craig Benson sponsored by Graham + SibbaldGraham + Sibbald Rising Star grant for Commonwealth Games young sportsman Scottish property company helps swimmer with vital accommodation requirements Scottish surveying firm Graham + Sibbald today handed young...

Students to receive Commonwealth Games broadcast training and work experience

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 Around 600 students in the creative sector will benefit from Commonwealth Games broadcast training and work experience thanks to a half million pound funding package.The Host Broadcaster Training Initiative (HBTI), a key Legacy 2014...

The Edinburgh Reporter’s Weekly Sports Round-up

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We apologise firstly for the brevity of this round-up! Our main sports editor John Hislop has been forced to take some time off due to illness so there will be intermittent sports coverage until...

Legacy 2014 Tour in Edinburgh

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People from Edinburgh had an opportunity to make their mark on the Commonwealth Games as a nationwide tour visited the city at the weekend. The Your Legacy 2014 tour was at The Gyle Shopping Centre, where locals...

Sport your trainers Day 12 March 2012

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Edinburgh's Sports Leader Councillor Deidre Brock and children from Royal Mile Primary School will be leading by example on Monday 12 March as they go about their daily business - while wearing their trainers. National Sport...

Winners of Scotland can Make it! announced

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Ceramic jelly moulds, travel blankets, politicised tenement-shaped jewellery, a sports wear accessory, an iPhone app, and medals made from Tunnocks teacakes. No, not an eccentric Christmas list: these are the winners of Scotland Can...

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