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Lord Lyon graduates with an honorary degree

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Edinburgh Napier University have bestowed an honorary degree on the Lord Lyon King of Arms. Dr Joseph Morrow takes care of all things heraldic, so if you want a coat of arms  in Scotland...

Moonwalk founder given honorary doctorate by Edinburgh Napier

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The woman behind the breast cancer awareness charity Walk the Walk, as well as the Moon Walk fundraisers, has today received an honorary doctorate from Edinburgh Napier University to mark the work she has...

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016 Away ***

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Sweet, offbeat film from director David Blair which throws together two unlikely and very different characters. There are moving performances by desperate Joseph (Timothy Spall) and runaway Ria (an enthralling Juno Temple).Ria and Joseph end up...

Colours of the Alphabet – Filmhouse

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Colours of the Alphabet, a documentary film born out of a PhD at the University of Edinburgh, is the colourful tale of three Zambian children and their families, and asks the question 'Does the...

Film – Jungle Book reimagined: spectacular CGI crafts a whole new reality

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Iain Macdonald, Edinburgh Napier University“Will it be a happy or a sad film?” asks my 11-year-old son in anticipation of Disney’s new reboot of The Jungle Book. The answer depends on your attachment...

Edinburgh Napier open new broadcast facilities

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Edinburgh Napier University today unveiled the cutting-edge digital newsroom which will ensure its journalism students hit the ground running when they enter the working world.TV presenter Lorraine Kelly officially opened the new industry standard...

New chancellor installed at Edinburgh Napier University

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The new Chancellor of Edinburgh Napier University has expressed the hope that his appointment would inspire people to chase their dreams. Speaking ahead of his inauguration, prison officer turned award-winning photographer Dr David Eustace stressed that a...

Celtic Renewables get major funding boost to build biofuel plant

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Celtic Renewables is the biggest winner in a competition run by the Department for Transport (DfT), earning an £11million grant to help it build the world’s first plant dedicated to the production of advanced...

Edinburgh Napier student to open new legal business

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Edinburgh Napier student Daniel Donaldson found that some people simply fall outside legal aid entitlement categories and during his studies decided to do something about it. The young entrepreneur plans to open a new legal practice with...

Celtic Renewables is the ‘most innovative biotech’

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Edinburgh-based Celtic Renewables has been named Europe’s most innovative biotech SME after producing the world’s first advanced biofuel, capable of powering vehicles, from the residues of whisky production.The company was presented with the award and a...

Writing women of science back into history

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Female scientists and engineers at Edinburgh Napier University learned how to edit Wikipedia to ensure that women in scientific fields get their rightful place in history.They are using the example of Hollywood beauty Hedy...

Celtic Renewables announce new investment

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Celtic Renewables is a company spun out of Edinburgh Napier University which is going from strength to strength. Professor Martin Tangney, the effervescent Irishman who came up with the original idea, was delighted to welcome...

Big Student Elections coming up

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  Over the next few weeks there will be elections in the city to find a new batch of student leaders in the Big Student Elections. Student leaders and MSPs came together to launch the biggest-ever...

Tuesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Recitals for Wrigglers Christmas Concert: a free classical concert for babies, toddlers and their parents and carers. 10.30am, Drumbrae Library Hub, 81 Drumbrae Drive. Please ask a member of library staff to book your place(s),...

What’s On In Edinburgh 15th-21st December 2014

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MONDAY 15TH DECEMBER 2014Meet Chris Hadfield: the former Commander of the International Space Station will be signing copies of his stunning planetary photo tour You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes. 12.30pm,...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Friendship Day: come along, bring a friend (large or small!) and enjoy free mulled wine, tea, coffee and a festive mince pie. 10am-4pm, The Open Door, 420 Morningside Road.Sing a Sang: a relaxed singing...

American Football – Napier Knights v Teeside Cougars

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Report courtesy of Pete Laird, image courtesy of Jason O'Callaghan (both Napier Knights)Match ReportThe Knights registered their first win of the season with a convincing win over the Teeside Cougars. An early score from...

Tuesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 Dream Walking with Hares: an exhibition of gilded works on wood by Sally Bruce Richards (The Bruce Gallery, Isle of Mull). Open preview tonight 6-8pm, then 11am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday, The Gallery on the Corner, Northumberland Street....

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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 MONDAY 8TH DECEMBER 2014For Crying Out Loud: special screenings for carers and their babies under 12 months old - maximum of 2 adults per baby. Babychanging, bottle warming and buggy parking facilities available. This...

Friday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Women By The Sea: portraits by Eleanora Scalise. Launch party for this new exhibition of watercolours painted on Eleanora's recent trip to Southern Italy. From 7.30pm, Sofi's Bar, 65 Henderson Street. Free refreshments!Quartermile Christmas Market: street...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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Lots of Christmassy things this week, from craft fairs to carols and music to markets - but if the very thought of anything festive sends you running from the room, fear not - there...

Friday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Serenity Cafe Club Night: Robbie Williams Tribute. Serenity Cafe is run for people in recovery by people in recovery - and for anyone else who wants good value, good quality food in a relaxed...

Tuesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Spanish Rhymetime! Sesiones de Rimas en Espanol! Rhymes and songs for babies and children aged 0-4 and their parents or carers. For Spanish speakers and non-Spanish speakers. 10.30am today and the last Tuesday of each...

Monday in Edinburgh – what’s on today

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Mrs 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 with patterns for...

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...

Friday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Bon Papillon Winter Exhibition: Ingrid Nilsson with Senja Bownes, Lynne Harkes and Melanie Williamson. Open preview 5.30pm tonight, then 10am-5pm Wednesday to Sunday, closed Mondays and Tuesdays, Bon Papillon, 15 Howe Street. Read The Edinburgh Reporter's choice of the...

American Football – Newcastle Raiders v Edinburgh Napier Knights

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Report courtesy of the Knight's Head Coach, Pete Laird. (Library Photo - JLP)The Knights started their 2014 campaign with a disappointing result away to Newcastle. A first half offensive display that was marked by...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 Soutra: the 'once powerful' hospital in the Bannockburn years - a talk by archeo-ethno-pharmacologist Dr Brian Moffatt, Director of SHARP. Soutra was the site of the greatest medieval hospital north of York - archaeologists are now...

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....

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Music Box @ Colinton Library - Inaugural Event: An audience with Benny Tetteh-Lartey. A unique chance to meet and listen to the award-winning singer-songwriter and Afro-Scot Beat pioneer, following on his community appearances for Black...

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