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Coronavirus -new data from Public Health Scotland

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There is a range of data available from The Scottish Government at the daily media briefings, from National Records of Scotland every Wednesday, and also from Public Health Scotland (PHS).

EIFF – still bringing the films to you

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In place of the 74th Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) and all the red carpet events that usually take place in June, the EIFF is coming to you at home.

Coronavirus – Edinburgh news

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It is now the second week of June of a lockdown which began in March 2020. It would have been unthinkable for any of us that this would last as...

Smart Grid engineer wants to use his invention to boost employment

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With unemployment set to soar in the UK following the Covid-19 pandemic, a retired engineer continues to lament the fact that successive governments since 2010 have not adopted his innovative Smart...

Racism has ‘no place in Scotland’

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Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council (ELREC) is an equality organisation, and this morning in the wake of the demonstrations of support for Black Lives Matter they have offered us their...

Edinburgh Zoo may reopen by end of June

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The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland says it will be ready to reopen Edinburgh Zoo by the end of June if lockdown eases further.The society...

News about roads and streets in Edinburgh

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This week the council has closed some more streets and plans some work on cycle lanes near the Western General and Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.The information...

Floral Clock is in hand

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Many of the clocks in the city have stopped, all at the wrong time. The famous Balmoral clock is at 6.25 so yes it is still correct twice a day -...

Dismissed Leith Police remembered 100 years on

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The Leith Police Dismisseth Us, is one of the world’s best known tongue-twisters and is said to have been a favourite of wily cops who wanted to test the sobriety or...

A week left to donate to #Richards6kChallenge

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Richard Vallis has worked for many years in Edinburgh and Penicuik to set up and champion charities here in the capital. During Covid-19...

Coronavirus – today’s facts and figures

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The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, confirmed today's figures in her media briefing from St Andrew's House:"As at 9 o’clock this morning, there have been 15,471 positive cases...

Johnson demands more government support for Edinburgh Food Fund

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Daniel Johnson MSP is calling on The Scottish Government to provide the necessary support to the City of Edinburgh Council to continue with its essential Edinburgh Food Fund.

Greens call for regular tests for NHS staff

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Introduce regular testing for NHS staff now say GreensScottish Greens Parliamentary Co-Leader Alison Johnstone MSP says that The Scottish Government must introduce regular Covid19 testing for...

Coronavirus – live news from Edinburgh

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Today the First Minister stressed that our lives should not be feeling normal, despite the relaxation of the restrictions on Friday of last week.She mentioned...

Granton Waterfront is go

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The proposal for the regeneration at Granton Waterfront was given the green light by the council's Policy and Sustainability Committee at the end of last week. The project will now move...

Huge increase in sales for capital’s electric bike company

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The Electric Cycle Company has sold and repaired many more bikes than usual during the Covid-19 lockdown.This upturn in trade has led to them recruiting...

Call for Holyrood to resume business in full

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Scottish Parliament business should resume in full to ensure maximum scrutiny of the SNP government’s response to the coronavirus, the Scottish Conservatives have said.Since lockdown, Holyrood has...

Cramond Glebe Road now closed to traffic

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The council has put an immediate closure in place on Cramond Glebe Road from the junction of Whitehouse Road to the Cramond Car Park.The reason is to...

Listen to the gardening news from Dobbies

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Just as garden centres are allowed to reopen in Scotland, it is National Children’s Gardening Week. Dobbies has created a new gardening podcast dedicated to gardening with children which you can...

Concern over businesses still without support

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Over 800 businesses in Edinburgh are still waiting for vital funding applications to be approved according to Lothian MSP Gordon Lindhurst.The Scottish Conservative and Unionist MSP reacted...

First Minister’s statement on easing lockdown restrictions

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The First Minister, in a widely pre-pubblicised move, announced the first steps out of the Ccovid-19 lockdown on Thursday 28 May 2020. The full text of the statement is below.

Council keeps community centres closed – in the face of real need

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The community centres in Edinburgh remain closed. The decision to close them was initially made in March.The council's Chief Executive has confirmed that for the moment...

City law firm announces promotions to underpin Covid-19 support

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Gilson Gray has implemented a raft of key promotions as it looks to carefully position the law firm to support its clients through the coronavirus crisis.The firm...

New director appointed at the Galleries

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NEW DIRECTOR OF COLLECTION AND RESEARCHThe National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) has announced the appointment of Dr Line Clausen Pedersen as their new Director of Collection and Research.   Dr Clausen...

Live news from Edinburgh

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This is the week that lockdown restrictions may be eased.The First Minister has already said that this week on 28 May 2020, she will issue...

Health Secretary reminds the public of the message to Stay at Home

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Today's media briefing at St Andrew's House was conducted by the Health Secretary, Jeane Freeman, along with National Clinical Director Jason Leitch and Chief Nursing Officer Fiona McQueen.

Moving house might be possible sometime soon

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How the Scottish property market might move forward after lockdown With the publication of the Scottish Government’s Covid-19 routemap detailing a phased approach to easing lockdown, and some...

Lucky in love couple win dream wedding at Eskmills Venue

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Sarah Hunter and Greg Turner are both nurses at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (RIE). Sarah cares for premature babies and Greg looks after patients in the Acute Medical Unit.

Major grant will turn Inverleith House into Climate House

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Inverleith House Gallery at the Botanics has some really exciting news to share. The gallery is a joint recipient of the Outset Transform Award which will be announced later today alongside...

Places to think about going to eat out in Edinburgh

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We’ve all been missing getting out and about, having a drink or two, and eating some restaurant-style meals haven't we?Especially here in Edinburgh, there’s an abundance of...
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