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Scottish Government urged to signal that Scottish hospitality is “open for business”

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The head of a major hospitality business in Edinburgh has called on The Scottish Government to urgently rethink its approach and match the “fairer” guidance in place south of the border. Scott Mitchell, Managing Director of...

Green Pencil Award creative writing competition – winner is announced

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Alfie Ross from St Mary's Primary School has been announced as the winner of the Green Pencil Award 2021 by Edinburgh City Libraries. This is a creative writing competition aimed at school children from...

Hear from locals about how good it is to get involved in volunteering

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Volunteers who have helped Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland say the work also improves their own health and wellbeing. The charity has more than 8,500 volunteers all over Scotland who donate their time. But the...

Coronavirus – First Minister to update parliament on numbers and guidance

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At Holyrood on Tuesday the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, will make a statement to parliament about the updated numbers and also what the Cabinet has agreed to do about the guidance from next week...

Vital funding announced for The King’s Theatre

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National Lottery Heritage Fund has announced a grant of £1.726 million for the King's Theatre redevelopment fund. This will be used for certain heritage and benefit public parts of the overall major project which...

New exhibitions herald The Scottish Gallery’s 180th anniversary year

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To launch The Scottish Gallery's 180th anniversary programme, Geoff Uglow’s 'The Ploughman' will take over the main floor of Edinburgh’s The Scottish Gallery this January. This award-winning artist's exciting new exhibition will be seen alongside...

Edinburgh hair salon owner is finalist at the Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards

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Top names that operate in the country’s hair and beauty sector are up for an award in this year’s Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards. Owner of H.I.M. Hair & Image for Men on Lyndeoch Place,...

Missing person – search continues to trace Alice Byrne from Portobello

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The search to trace 28-year-old Alice Byrne who was last seen in the Portobello area on Saturday 1 January continues.  Alice left her family home around 2am on Saturday, 1 January.  She met friends in...

Coronavirus – Scotland’s vaccinators give a booster jag every second in national effort

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The Scottish Government has announced that almost 80% of eligible adults have been "boosted by the bells" or given their third booster dose of Covid-19 vaccine as at 30 December. More than 2.98 million...

Letter to the Editor – the Glories of Edinburgh – Burgh Forgotten

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A letter has been received from one of our readers decrying the neglect of our off road paths Madam, Miles and miles of paths, hidden from roads, mostly tree-lined, 100% shielded from four-wheel drive vehicles...

A major exhibition to be staged at The Queen’s Gallery in 2022

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A major exhibition showcasing some of the finest paintings in the Royal Collection will be staged in 2022, Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year, at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse. Masterpieces from...

Council promise to examine accessibility in streets and buildings

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The council is set to look at how it can improve the accessibility of Edinburgh’s streets and buildings for disabled people — after one councillor called on the local authority to “start taking this subject seriously”. A...

Conservative councillor claims Spaces for People has “hogged council resources”

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A Conservative councillor claims that a new primary school in Edinburgh will not have a safe walking route ready for pupils when it opens next year due to the Spaces for People programme ‘hogging’...

Government announces funding for culture sector – including freelancers

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The Scottish Government has announced a £21 million support package to support cultural and events organisations and freelancers experiencing cancellations due to the rapid spread of the new Omicron variant has been announced. This is...

Big Hearts ensure support for families this Christmas

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This Christmas, hundreds of families in Edinburgh and the Lothians will receive Christmas essentials thanks to the incredible efforts from 274 Big Hearts Supporters linked to Heart of Midlothian’s charity. For this second Christmas of...

Care residents deck the halls thanks to calendar of festive fun

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Festivities are underway at an Edinburgh care home with residents treated to a bumper month of Christmas related activities.  Kickstarted with a light switch on and a visit from Santa and his reindeers, Cramond Residence,...

Urgent review of community council notification process to take place

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An urgent review into how community councils are kept in the loop about key issues affecting their area is to be undertaken after groups accused The City of Edinburgh Council of snubbing them. A motion calling on...

Midlothian Scouts need more volunteers

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Scouts are launching a campaign designed to recruit new volunteers in Midlothian to help young people to reconnect, supporting their wellbeing and building their skills for life. Due to the pandemic, thousands of online meetings...

Government funding will allow North Edinburgh projects to make progress

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The Scottish Government has announced £25 million of funding for community projects which includes £3.7 million for North Edinburgh. This will help to transform the area into a cultural hub to inspire local communities for...

Edinburgh Archaeological Field Society 50th Anniversary exhibition

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Edinburgh Archaeological Field Society (EAFS) are pleased to announce the extension to their Exhibition, currently running at the Museum of Edinburgh, until February 20th 2022. It celebrates the 50 years of the Society and...

Coronavirus – council leaders urge everyone to redouble their efforts

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Council Leader Adam McVey and Depute Leader Cammy Day urge everyone in Edinburgh to continue to follow Covid measures as new guidance was announced by the government today. The appeal follows an update from...

Scotland’s unwanted jewellery gets a makeover

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A local charity has teamed up with art colleges to rescue old jewellery and give it a new lease of life with the Radical Jewellery Makeover project. Radical Jewellery Makeover is an initiative by The...

Douglas Stuart receives honorary degree

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Heriot Watt University has bestowed an honorary degree on the Booker prize-winning author, Douglas Stuart. Stuart studied at the university achieving a BA Honours in Textiles in 1998. He used this learning in his first...

The year of the new normal

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We have come a long way since Christmas 2020 and we now find ourselves in a new world of vaccinations, cautious meetings, face masks and worries about our future on the planet. Looking back on...

180th Anniversary in 2022 for The Scottish Gallery

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The oldest privately-owned gallery in the UK, Edinburgh's The Scottish Gallery, is celebrating its 180th anniversary in 2022. This important milestone really acts as a celebration of the accomplishments of the gallery team in...

Scottish Budget – high streets need help

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Scottish Labour has warned high streets are “fighting for survival”, as they urge the government to use this week's budget to drive recovery. The party claims that across Scotland high streets are on the brink,...

Magic in the air at Cramond Residence

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Care home staff have brought the Christmas market to its residents to spread festive cheer with a guest appearance from some reindeer. Residents at Cramond Residence began the festive celebrations with a mini Christmas market,...

Capital Coffee- Nice Times Bakery

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With its vibrant pink exterior,  Nice Times Bakery stands out clearly from its neighbours on Morrison Street.  It also stands out due to its excellent baking, well-crafted coffee and warm customer service. On a Saturday...

Christmas gift idea – Sunday lunch vouchers

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The Garden Bistro are going big on Sunday lunches each weekend in January, with the ultimate Sunday roast designed to be enjoyed by the whole family. Chicken will be on the menu along with...

Drum & Bass on the Bike – a fun day in Edinburgh

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Dom Whiting has led many bike rides during lockdown with his energetic DJ sets broadcast from his bike. Hundreds of people on bikes joined him in Edinburgh on Sunday beginning at Bristo Square and...

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