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Edinburgh Napier University – honorary degrees conferred today

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Five people have received honorary degrees from Edinburgh Napier University on Wednesday. You can read about the full list of honourees here. Two of these are composer and musician, Anna Meredith, and cinematographer, Neville Kidd. Anna...

LNER open charitable fund to applications

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London North Eastern Railway (LNER) have opened their Customer and Community Investment Fund (CCIF) to applications from communities, customers and charities along the route from London to Edinburgh. CCIF supports projects where there is an...

New associates announced at city law firm

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Balfour+Manson has promoted three young lawyers to Senior Associate, continuing the firm’s policy of developing its own future leaders. James Hyams, Carolyn Jackson, and Peter Littlefair took up their new positions - in the private...

Scottish Government announces millions of investment in Sighthill

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The Scottish Government has announced investment of £12 million in redeveloping and regenerating an industrial park and warehousing units which promises new jobs. Around 125,000 square feet of industrial space and hundreds of jobs...

Council to look at ways of cleaning up the city

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A new range of measures to clean up Edinburgh  are to be explored by the council, including scrapping uplift charges and establishing a “graffiti task force”. Conservative Group leader Iain Whyte highlighted that all parties promised to...

New street food outlet to open at Bonnie & Wild

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A new name has been added to the already long list of restaurants and food outlets at St James Quarter in the Scottish Marketplace, Bonnie & Wild. The new name is a Sri Lankan...

New head appointed at ESMS schools

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Anthony Simpson has just been appointed as Principal of private schools known collectively as ESMS, comprising ESMS Junior School, The Mary Erskine School and Stewart’s Melville College. The latter is the imposing building on Queensferry...

Next generation barbers launch capital academy

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Expansion in Edinburgh follows Glasgow success Aspiring barbers can become fully qualified in just 15 weeks as a city barbering business announces a new training academy in the capital. Sovereign Grooming will launch the academy in...

EIF makes free tickets available for a special concert by the Philadelphia Orchestra

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To coincide with American Independence Day and its 75th anniversary year, Edinburgh International Festival has released more than 3,000 tickets to a special free concert featuring one of the USA’s leading orchestras, The Philadelphia...

The Queen’s Jubilee outfits go on show at Holyrood Palace

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Her Majesty The Queen had two different outfits for her two appearances on the Buckingham Palace balcony during the Platinum Jubilee weekend and these will go on public display for the first time from Sunday...

Librettist Lila Palmer’s mission to give women their own voice in classical song

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Three poems set to music by Kathleen Tagg, and sung at the Edinburgh International Festival by Golda Schultz, will mark the latest success in librettist Lila Palmer’s mission to put women’s stories at the...

Fringe and BBC move into St James Quarter this summer

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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society has booked a new space for Fringe Central at St James Quarter this year and the BBC will stage their shows in a Spiegeltent there from 8 to 21 August ...

Rarely seen works from Scottish artist Alan Davie exhibited at Dovecot Studios

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The centenary exhibition celebrating the work of Scottish artist Alan Davie (1920-2014), 'Alan Davie: Beginning of a Far-off World' will run - concurrently with 'RAPHAEL - Raffaello Magister' - at Dovecot Studios until near...

Letter from Scotland

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It’s going to be a long and winding road to the referendum on 19 October 2023.  I’ve likened it in my mind to the famous 15-mile glen that runs through the heart of the...

Public transport – biggest expansion to be unveiled

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Plans are to be unveiled before the end of the year for “the biggest expansion in public transport our capital has seen this century,” Edinburgh City Council’s transport convener announced on Thursday. Councillor Scott Arthur...

Royal Week drawing to a close with more pageantry

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On Thursday the highest order of chivalry in Scotland was celebrated with a procession and service at St Giles Cathedral. The Order of the Thistle recognises sixteen Knights: Scottish men and women who have held...

The Scottish Gallery launches their Summer Exhibition

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The Scottish Gallery are welcoming a vibrant collection of renowned artists this July, showcasing Wilhelmina Barns-Graham’s 'A Life in Colour', John Brown’s 'My Garden', Jake Harvey’s 'Honed', Kurt Jackson’s 'The Burn – A Scottish...

Landmark digital exhibition and tapestry celebrate 500 years of Raphael

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The life and work of Renaissance Master Raphael (1483–1520) will be presented by World-renowned tapestry studio Dovecot, in a landmark digital exhibition and tapestry marking his 500th anniversary. In partnership with the Italian Cultural...

Council support locals welcoming Ukrainians to Edinburgh

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More than 1,000 Edinburgh residents have offered their homes to Ukrainians fleeing war following an appeal. Council officers are continuing to carry out background checks and property inspections as refugees continue to arrive in the capital. The...

Criticism of UK Government from Scottish Conservative shadow Justice Secretary #PinkNewsEdinburgh

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On Wednesday evening at the PinkNews Edinburgh Summer reception at The Scottish Parliament, Scottish Conservative Shadow Justice Secretary Jamie Greene MSP, criticised the UK Government on its ‘indefensible’ LGBTQ+ policies. These include the policy...

Planning approved for Forth Bridge walkway

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Planning permission has been approved for a major new tourist attraction on the Forth Bridge with breathtaking views over the Forth. A new bridge walkway leading to a 367 feet high viewing platform on the...

Barratt site managers win quality awards

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A total of 15 site managers from Barratt Developments Scotland, which includes Barratt and David Wilson Homes, have won a top national award for the quality of the homes they are building. They include three...

Author James Oswald to to feature at Royal Scots Club’s Literary Lunch

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It has been confirmed that the first of the Royal Scots Club's Literary Lunches in 2022 will feature James Oswald, author of the Inspector Tony McLean series. The author himself was in attendance at South...

City recruitment company becomes a dog-friendly workplace

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Core-Asset Consulting hire snapper to the stars to capture office pooches Finance headhunter firm has transformed its four-floor city centre office into a pet-friendly workspace and is noticing benefits to employee health, productivity and morale. Core-Asset...

Thousands of council homes still waiting for smoke alarms

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More than 4,000 council houses in Edinburgh are still waiting to be fitted with interlinked smoke alarms, four months after a law change which made them mandatory in all homes in Scotland. The City of...

Edinburgh Trams commits to equality and inclusion

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During Pride Month the city’s tram system has highlighted its own commitment to equality and inclusion. Following the launch of a major recruitment campaign, which proved an attractive proposition for applicants from a wide range...

EICC teams up with Edinburgh College in a Hospitality Takeover

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The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) has joined with Edinburgh College in an event aimed at local secondary school students. More than 100 young people from third year classes at Gracemount, Queensferry, Castlebrae, Leith...

35,000 free tickets to celebrate Edinburgh International Festival’s 75th Anniversary

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Over 35,000 free tickets are being given out by Edinburgh International Festival to celebrate its 75th anniversary, with performances featuring leading contemporary circus performers and world-renowned orchestras as well as an immersive installation described...

Council Leader issues first report of new administration

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Cllr Cammy Day is the still new leader of the City of Edinburgh Council. He leads the Labour group of 13 councillors in a minority administration. The other 50 councillors represent a variety of other...

The Great Scottish Tattie Run 2022

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The Great Scottish Tattie Run took place at Silverknowes on Sunday after a three year absence when more than 300 runners look part - some with a 20kg sack of Branston Potatoes on their...

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