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Letter from Scotland

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“Madainn mhath “ Good morning or “Feasgar math”  Good afternoon   (depending on when you are reading this.)  To my shame, I have to confess I do not speak Gaelic, though I have tried -...

Clan Currie is coming to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo – but first they...

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800 year-old Gaelic dynasty on worldwide search for Chief Scotland’s Pre-Eminent Bardic Family to Gather in Scotland to Elect First Leader in 800 Years Currie/Currys to Gather in Glasgow in August 2017 In August 2017, members of...

Letter from Scotland

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Being a city boy, I don’t often think of my fellow Scots on the 94 inhabited islands around our coast.  And when I do think of the isles, it’s a romantic vision of blue...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Greyfriars Bobby's Headstone Service and Reception: following the sound of the 1 o'clock gun, local schoolchildren will lay flowers on  the Skye Terrier's grave. Also in attendance will be Laurie Aitken of the Scottish Fire...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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 MONDAY 12TH JANUARY 2015Timmy Time Programme 15: Timmy Finds Aliens, and other stories. Join Timmy and his friends for three fun adventures in this collection of classic Timmy Time episodes. Toddler Time is a...

Thursday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 Russkaya Capella: Russian Choral Music with a Christmas Flavour. A mixed voice chamber choir performing Russian music, Russkaya Capella was founded in Glasgow in 2009 and is one of very few choirs in the...

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...

Thursday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 Bookbug: songs and rhymes for young children and babies. 10.30-11am, Oxgangs Library, 343 Oxgangs Road North.Live Music Now: Slide Too Far. Formed two years ago in Glasgow, trombone quartet Slide Too Far has gone from strength to strength, winning...

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...

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....

Thursday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Firrhill Christmas Market: enjoy seasonal refreshments as you browse the fabulous stalls - crafts, gifts, cards, jewellery, cakes, decorations and much, much more....7.15-9.15pm, Firrhill High School, 9 Oxgangs Road. Entrance £2, under 12s free.Previously....Scotland's History Festival...

Thursday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 Magazine Showcase: Far Off Places. Far Off Places, the magazine of written whimsy, was launched in November 2013. Since then five issues have been released, apps developed and podcasts recorded. Dressed in Halloween costumes for...

Tuesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 Africa in Motion : Music Documentary Afternoon. Heavy metal and electronica in Africa? Yes! Africa is changing fast. Electro Chaabi (cert.15) offers an insight into the mindset of today's restless Egyptian youth, focusing on this new underground craze, a...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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What's On is truly international this week, with Poland, Italy, Spain, Afghanistan, Palestine, Denmark, China, France, the USA, Canada, Japan and the entire African continent all being involved in events in Scotland's capital. Closer...

Thursday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Gaelic Rhymetime! Gaelic songs and rhymes for children and babies. 10.30am, Leith Library, 28-30 Ferry Road. (Next meeting 30th October at Blackhall Library, 56 Hillhouse Rd.)Live Music Now: Morag Brown and Lewis Powell-Reid. This traditional music duo have...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Marvellous Machines: a Love Science workshop. For ages 5-12. 3-4pm, Corstorphine Library, 12 Kirk Loan. Booking essential: call 0131 529 5506. Free.Play Poland Film Festival: Munk Studio Special Screenings. Play Poland is the largest mobile film event in the UK, aiming...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 13TH OCTOBER 2014The Key Material is Time: Art and Music in Glasgow since the 1970s. Writer, curator and lecturer Dr Sarah Lowndes traces the development of Glasgow's unique and largely self-initiated arts scene...

Friday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 The Art of Golf Course Design: golf course designer Scott Macpherson discusses how landscapes are adapted to create the best possible golf course whilst retaining a site's natural beauty. 12.45-1.30pm, Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, Scottish National Gallery, The Mound....

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...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – what’s on today

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Magic Carpet: introducing little ones to the fantastic objects in the museum through 25 minutes of stories, songs and activities. Suitable for ages 2-4 with an accompanying adult. 10.30-10.55am or 11.30-11.55am today and every Wednesday until 17th...

What’s on in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER 2014Blackwell's Edinburgh presents The Monthly Book Quiz: if you know your Waugh from your Peace and your Meyer from your Heyer, try this monthly quiz.  Teams of up to five can...

Scottish Book Trust New Writers Awards Showcase

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Last Thursday The Reporter went to the Scottish Book Trust’s New Writers Award Showcase, celebrating the work of eight writers awarded money and mentors to support their work during 2010-11.Since winning the award, four...

Edinburgh filmmaker shortlisted for Gaelic awards

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http://www.youtube.com/v/LsngiHDtPmg?version=3&hl=en_US Edinburgh author and screenwriter, Alison Lang, has been shortlisted for three awards in the Gaelic film competition, FilmG. Taistealachd – which translates as “Pilgrimage” – is up for best student film, best performance, and best...

New Gaelic School approved by council

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Plans for a new Gaelic school in Leith, Edinburgh, have been given the go-ahead by The City of Edinburgh Council.The full council met yesterday and approved plans for the former Bonnington Primary School to...

Gaelic gone digital at the National Library

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An online collection of Gaelic literature is proving to be a big hit, clocking up hundreds of thousands of downloads since its launch. The National Library of Scotland has spent the past two years digitising...

New Gaelic school proposed for Edinburgh

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A city-wide consultation is taking place in Edinburgh that will decide whether nursery and primary Gaelic Medium Education(GME) will be established with a dedicated school. The two options put forward earlier this year were to...

Consultation on Draft Gaelic Language plan

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The National Library of Scotland has put its draft Gaelic Language Plan out for consultation prior to its submission to Bòrd na Gàidhlig at the end of July.The plan, which has been developed in...

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