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Letter from Scotland

 One of the pleasures of living in Scotland is that there is plenty of countryside, even in the cities.  On average, each of us shares a square kilometre with just 65 other people. That...

Dr Neil’s Garden – a little piece of paradise

‘Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees..... while cares will drop off like autumn leaves’ (John Muir)The breeze is blowing through the reeds, ducks quack, swans trumpet, a heron slowly...

Letter from Scotland

Mention the word “referendum” in Scotland and you’d better duck behind the stockade because the empty Irn Bru cans will come flying. But it looks like we are going to get another one, if...

VIDEO – SNP Conference 2013 – Councillor Stefan Tymkewycz

The Edinburgh Reporter met up with Councillor Stefan Tymkewycz who represents Craigentinny/Duddingston Ward at the SNP conference in Perth.He had loads of reasons why he thinks independence would be good for Scotland but we...

Murder hunt launched after incident in Willowbrae

Police Scotland have today launched a murder hunt after a man aged 25 who was found in the street died in hospital.The murder inquiry is being led by Detective Superintendent Gary Flannigan, of the...

Spotlight on Duddingston Village Community Garden

The Reporter happened across the Community Garden in Duddingston where volunteers, Nick, Jo and Richard, welcomed us with a tour of their orchard and vegetable garden. They also have some chickens and sell eggs...

Sheep Heid reopens in Duddingston

Today’s the day for the newest restoration of Edinburgh’s oldest pub.  After all the dry runs and a celebratory party on Thursday evening, it’s business as usual from today at the Sheep Heid Inn,...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Review: The Cherry Orchard (****)

Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard  adapted for Theatre Alba by Jo Clifford, is a very good serious play which had an added dimension as this production was staged outdoors.There are of course risks associated with...

Cashback for Communities – Councillor Tymkewycz asks who wants the money?

by Councillor Stefan Tymkewycz, Councillor for Craigentinny/Duddingtston I am calling all local youth groups and uniformed organisations, in my Craigentinny/Duddingston Ward, such as the Boys Brigade, Scouts and Girl Guides who are looking for some...

What’s on Valentine’s Special!

Friday, 11th FebruaryRoyal Scottish National Orchestra: Romantic Valentine’s ClassicsThe Usher Hall holds a nationwide series of concerts presenting the most romantic classical compositions. No matter which composer is your definition of love: Tchaikovsky, Ravel...


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