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Awards ceremony for Castlebrae pupils this morning

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 School pupils have put down their pencils in favour of builders’ tools to give Sandy’s Community Centre a new path as part of Castlebrae High School’s Construction Challenge.The Lord Provost will present the pupils...

Car fire in Craigmillar

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Earlier this morning Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were called to wasteland just behind the Thistle Foundation in Craigmillar where a car was on fire. Scroll down for more photos.The Edinburgh Reporter spotted the...

South Edinburgh charity wins a red plaque

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Edinburgh charity recognised for delivery of vital services to young people Health Opportunities Team, working across the Portobello/Craigmillar & Liberton/Gilmerton areas of Edinburgh, has become one of more than 2,100 organizations across the UK to...

New business being opened in Craigmillar today

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A social enterprise has opened for business in Craigmillar in a bid to bring contract manufacturing back to Edinburgh and create much-needed jobs.After Edinburgh businesswoman Allie Cherry struggled to find a manufacturer for her...

Thursday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 Bookbug: songs and rhymes for young children and babies. 10.30-11am, Oxgangs Library, 343 Oxgangs Road North.Live Music Now: Slide Too Far. Formed two years ago in Glasgow, trombone quartet Slide Too Far has gone from strength to strength, winning...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 2014Mrs Mash at The Skylark: songs, stories and joining in fun from Mrs Mash aka Marie Louise Cochrane, the Storytelling Cook, for the under-5s and their parents and carers - this week...

Thursday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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With Nerve and Heart and Mind: in her poem The German Ward, Vera Brittain wrote of how she worked with 'nerve and heart and mind' to match the courage and skill of the sister-in-charge, the only trained...

Free books for Primary 1 children across Scotland

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Every Primary 1 child in Scotland will get not one but three free books as part of the celebrations next week during Book Week Scotland.The national celebration of reading runs from 24 to 30...

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....

Man missing from Portobello

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UPDATE MAN has now been traced.Police Scotland is appealing for information to help trace a 68-year-old man who has been reported missing from Edinburgh.Dennis Scott, who is 68 years-old, was last seen at his...

Fringe actor runs theatre workshop at Craigmillar Community Arts

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You may recall that The Edinburgh Reporter spoke to Vickie Tanner before she left New York to come to Edinburgh to stage her one woman show. She told us then that she would love...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 11TH AUGUST 2014Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic.  The National Galleries of Scotland are letting legendary stand-up, poet and roving sketchsmith Phill Jupitus loose in its rooms for three weeks during August.  Each morning Phill...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 4TH AUGUST 2014GENERATION: Curator's Tour. Senior Curator Lucy Askew leads an introductory tour of the GENERATION exhibition at Modern Art One, introducing key artists and themes.  This part of the exhibition includes spectacular...

Mary Queen of Scots in Craigmillar

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An archaeological dig at Bridgend farm house on the edge of Craigmillar Castle Park has been trying to find traces of an old chapel believed to have been used by Mary Queen of Scots.The...

Cancer Screening in Craigmillar today

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WOMEN IN EDINBURGH URGED TO STAY IN THE BREAST OF HEALTH Women in Edinburgh will be encouraged to take the ‘breast challenge’ this week, as the Detect Cancer Early breast screening campaign visits Craigmillar. With one...

What’s on in Edinburgh this week?

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Monday 12 May 2014 - Out of the Blue is 20!Louise Bourgeois' Sunday Salons: Artist Julie Roberts shares her experience of attending one of Louise Bourgeois' notorious Sunday Salons in New York.  The Studio,...

Edinburgh Zoo invites 96 children to become Zoo explorers

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This Easter Edinburgh Zoo’s Discovery and Learning department is working in partnership with Edinburgh City Council to provide a unique day out for children from Edinburgh’s Drylaw, Wester Hailes, Sighthill, Craigmillar and Leith communities. The...

Big Lottery awards £300,000 to two Edinburgh projects

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The Big Lottery Fund has announced over £10m of funding for projects across Scotland to improve community spaces. From a plot which will become a community garden in Auchinleck to a 40 acre community...

Vote online for your new community councillor

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VOTING MADE EASY FOR 2013 COMMUNITY COUNCIL ELECTIONSFor the first time, local people taking part in this year's Community Council elections in Edinburgh will be able to vote online. There has been such a good response to join...

Innovation Fund open for applications

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A new £500,000 Innovation Fund is now open for funding applications from voluntary, charitable, not for profit organisations who provide health and social care in Edinburgh.Funding is available from Edinburgh’s Health and Social Care Partnership for innovative projects that...

Council recommends closure at Castlebrae

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A report detailing the outcome of a recent consultation on the proposed closure of Castlebrae Community High School will be considered at the Council meeting on 14 March 2013. A decision will be made by Council at...

Craigmillar Library site

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Submitted by james milligan  There is a plan being or which has been made behind the backs of the people of Craigmillar & Niddrie.There's a plan to build a mosque on the site of the old...

Concern grows over the future of Castlebrae High

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Politicians from across the political spectrum have called on Edinburgh City Council to reconsider plans to close Castlebrae High School. Councillors on the education committee had been expected to approve plans to start a formal...

Cairntows Park considered for Diamond Jubilee status

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MP for Edinburgh East Sheila Gilmore has backed a proposal from Craigmillar residents to protect Cairntows Park from future development. Residents in Craigmillar asked Ms Gilmore to seek Queen Elizabeth Fields in Trust Diamond Jubilee...

Community at the heart of Craigmillar

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A brand new community hub for neighbourhood and library services in Craigmillar moved one step closer last week with a sod-cutting ceremony at the construction site.The new East Neighbourhood Office and Craigmillar Library will...

Councillor Maureen Child writes

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Labour Councillor Maureen Child represents the Portobello/Craigmillar ward. She has written to update us on what is happening there.I recently had a meeting with the growing 'Friends of Straiton Park' about...

Craigmillar development gets new name

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Link Group has named the winner of its competition to help name a major affordable housing development in Craigmillar, Edinburgh. Primary 5 pupil Caitlin McKenzie suggested the winning name - King’s Place. Caitlin and...

Swamp Soccer in Edinburgh this weekend

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by Lauren Witherspoon Edinburgh, for the first time will host the 6th annual Swamp Soccer World Championships this weekend. Fifty teams from around the world, including China, Russia and Scandinavia, will compete at Hunter’s Hall park...

Plans to build on Cairntows Park scrapped

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Controversial plans to build on Cairntows Park in the Craigmillar area of Edinburgh have been scrapped.The decision comes ahead of a local meeting on Monday, arranged by protesters opposing the plans.Property developers New City...

Councillor Maureen Child writes

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Labour Councillor Maureen Child represents the Portobello/Craigmillar ward. She has written for us today about a variety of activities in her patch. First of all this is a message from members of PEDAL - Portobello...

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