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MSP backs objectors over plans for 300-plus new homes in Balerno

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Edinburgh Pentlands MSP Gordon MacDonald has objected to proposals to build more than 300 new homes on Green Belt land in Balerno.More than 500 locals have told City of Edinburgh Council's planning chiefs that...

UK accolade for Edinburgh eco firm

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Edinburgh business CHOOSE is celebrating after being named as the UK’s most eco-friendly packaging development company.The Granton-based firm landed the prestigious honour in LUXlife Magazine’s 5th annual Food & Drink Awards.The news underlines the...

Edinburgh company steps up fight against plastic pollution

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Edinburgh-based CHOOSE, the UK’s leading eco-friendly packaging company, is stepping up the fight against plastic pollution with the launch of what it says is the world’s first biodegradable bottle.Developed over the last three years...

Gorgie Farm – Boyack calls for answers before new management

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The ailing Gorgie City Farm was thrown a lifeline at the weekend as it was revealed that 10 interested parties have expressed interest in taking over the enterprise.However, the farm is far from...

Young Scots unveil inspiring ‘Junk Art’ sculpture

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Year of Young People 2018 Ambassadors gathered at the People’s Palace for the unveiling of young artist Johnny Walker’s ‘junk art’ sustainable tree sculpture made entirely of recycled waste.Young people from across Scotland met...

The Cheviot, The Stag and the Black, Black Oil – Lyceum Theatre

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The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh.Dundee Rep Ensemble presentThe Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black OilDates: 14 – 24 SeptemberWith recently appointed Artistic Director, David Greig, now firmly in the saddle his programme scheduling...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 6TH OCTOBER 2014Mrs Mash the Storytelling Cook: stories, songs and participative fun for Portobello's youngest residents. 10.30-11am, The Skylark, 241-243 Portobello High Street.Toddler Time: Poppy Cat. Join fabulous feline Poppy Cat on her adventures...

Sunday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Global Justice in a New Scotland: an Open Space discussion. This is an opportunity to get together - regardless of how or whether you voted in the Referendum - to explore how Scotland can...

Harlaw Hydro – building to start soon

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 Today is a big day in the development of Edinburgh’s first community owned renewable energy project, located at Harlaw Reservoir near Balerno.Harlaw Hydro raised over £300,000 with a community share launch. There are now...

Tweet to the council’s Transport Convener this Wednesday

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On Wednesday 13 November at 4:00pm you are invited along to a Twitter Q & A with Councillor Lesley Hinds the Transport and Environment Convener which will last till 5:00pm. The Council's Twitter account...

Transport Committee will make George Street one-way

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Councillor Hinds will convene the meeting along with Vice-Convenor Councillor Jim Orr in the Dean of Guild Court Room at the City Chambers. The committee which usually has 15 councillors in attendance and which...

Public debate on environment services – 10 November 2011

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Come and make your views known:Date:          Thursday 10 November 2011Time:           7.30 - 9pmVenue:        City of Edinburgh Room, Lothian Chambers, 59-63 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1RNOn 24 November 2011, the Council meets to decide on...

Council to Allow Cyclists to use Footpaths

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The City of Edinburgh Council's Transport, Infrastructure and Environment Committee met yesterday at the City Chambers.All motions from the agenda were agreed, and then the reports were discussed in more detail, most notably:(8) Carriageway and...

Edinburgh Council goes Electric

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Today the Council has launched a trial of electric scooters. Environmental Leader, Councillor Robert Aldridge, is trialling one of the vehicles provided at no cost to the council by Robert Steele from Go Zippyr,...

Greenest car park in Edinburgh!

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The Knight Residence has declared their car park to be the greenest in the city. From October 2010, the luxury five star serviced apartments in the city centre has been charging guests £5 per...

Council extend consultation on rubbish

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A Council consultation seeking the views of local residents on how to improve waste collection in the city centre World Heritage Site has been extended until 28 January.During the next few weeks, the Council...

Get up and go with 2011

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Yes it's January, the month of the credit card bill, the tax bill and other doom and gloom. But here at The Edinburgh Reporter we have no time for standing still and feeling sorry...

VIBES awards 2010

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Scotland’s most environmentally-friendly businesses were crowned yesterday at a prestigious award ceremony at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow.Eight companies have beaten off stiff competition from the cream of Scotland’s green businesses to take...

Five Edinburgh companies shortlisted for VIBES awards

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Five companies based in Edinburgh have been shortlisted for the Vision in Business for the Environment of Scotland (VIBES) awards. One of these five is EAE Ltd. EAE Ltd is Scotland’s leading arts and tourism...

Talk about Waste Free Edinburgh

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Changeworks is looking for people who are willing to give an hour of their time to talk about Waste Free Edinburgh in exchange for £25.00. They are holding feedback sessions in South Edinburgh to...

Edinburgh’s buzzing about bees!

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Edinburgh has been chosen as one of four UK cities to help save pollinating insects, such as bees, which are on the decline.A biodiversity officer from City of Edinburgh Council will work with Edinburgh...

Going green #3 – Food

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Food glorious food. You are what you eat.So what can you do about ensuring that what you eat is produced locally, and is not further harming the environment? Can you ensure that you are...

Going green #2 – Nappies!

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Nappies, nappies, nappies. If you have, or have had, a baby you will know all the data about how long it takes for a disposable nappy to decompose.We spoke to Lynn Hogg of the...

Going green…..

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The Edinburgh Reporter is going green....well we already try since we only exist online not only for reasons of cheapness and wide availability, but also to try and lessen the environmental impact of being...

The Dangers of Ship-to-Ship transfers

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by Robin Harper MSP I was not born or educated in Edinburgh, but have lived here for over forty years, and have had the honour and pleasure of representing Edinburgh and the wider Lothians region...
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