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Campervan open beer garden in Leith

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A Scottish brewery has transformed its community taproom into a beer garden and Paul Gibson, founder of brewers Campervan, revealed that the project had been in the back of his mind for some time.The beer garden...

Meeting David Macpherson – the man behind The Rig – now filming in Leith

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The opening of First Stage Studios in Leith is already paying dividends for the city with filming just started on a dark thriller penned by local screenwriter, David Macpherson.The six-part Amazon Original series The...

Don’t dismisseth Leith Police history book

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A book published to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1920 amalgamation of Leith Burgh Police with the larger Edinburgh City Police, has raised £1000 for Cancer Research UK.The History of Leith Burgh Police...

Plans for Commercial Street withdrawn

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by Joseph Anderson Local Democracy ReporterPlans to pave over two water features in Leith have been dropped, after the application attracted hundreds of objections from residents.Guernsey-based Ophelia Investments applied to The City of Edinburgh...

Earth in Common are delighted with funding for Nourishing Leith Hub

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It was announced on Wednesday that Edinburgh charity Earth in Common (until recently known as Leith Community Crops in Pots) has, ‘subject to agreed Scottish Budget’, been awarded £944,744 for its ‘Nourishing Leith Hub’...

Bocca Bona grabs pizza the take away action in Balerno

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A business partnership founded on pasta and pupils had led to the opening of a new pizzeria in Balerno.Chris Moonie and Davide Scuccato both run successful businesses in Leith but suffered the double whammy...

Let the Records show – they were the bravest of men

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As employees of the National Records of Scotland, their collective job was to faithfully record the everyday lives of the Scottish people – from birth, to marriage and eventual death.So it is somewhat ironic...

Tapping into Edinburgh’s thirst for sustainability

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A Scotland-wide network of public water refill taps that allow people to top up their refillable bottles while on the move is being further expanded – with Edinburgh set to get five more.Scottish Water...

Mana Poke pop up in Leith

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Tired of your hoose? You’re welcome at the Mana Poke pop-up shop in Leith for your dose of healthy food and a good chat.Poké bowls (pronounced poh-kay) are a traditional Hawaiian dish of cubed,...

Celebrating Empty Kitchens, Full Hearts

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Cllr Gavin Barrie has used the upcoming meeting of the full council to highlight the work of various organisations in Edinburgh who have been working hard over the last few months in the struggle...

Britannia rules the Which? awards

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The Royal Yacht Britannia has won Best Attraction in the UK, as voted for by Which? members.The Queen’s former floating palace, berthed in Leith, Edinburgh, came out on top when nearly 5,000 Which? members...

LeithLate – online and in person

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LeithLate now have a virtual tour map which is live online now, but they also have some events planned for next month which you can book ahead.The map shows the various murals and...

Coronavirus – Victoria Bar closes temporarily

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The owners of Victoria Bar on Leith Walk in Edinburgh have temporarily closed the premises from today.One of their regular customers confirmed overnight that they have tested positive for Covid-19 following a recent...

Remembering the Quintinshill Rail Disaster

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At 6.45 on the morning of 22 May 1915 disaster struck.A troop train, carrying soldiers from the 7th Battalion Royal Scots, crashed into a stationary local passenger train near Quintinshill Junction, on the Glasgow...

Residents disturbed by noisy ferries taking quiet haven in Leith

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Over the last few days two P&O ferries, the Canterbury and the Burgundy, have come to take haven in Leith while they are not needed for their usual voyages.The arrival of the Pride...

Look out for this stolen van – and what was inside it

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Have you seen a white van like the one in the photo below? If you have, then please report it to the police.The van was stolen from outside the owner's flat in Shaw's...

LeithLate – Leith100 begins this month

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It is now a century since Leith joined the city of Edinburgh and LeithLate are already on the case. They have organised a series of events this year in Leith100 beginning on 24 January....

Intercultural festival for young people takes place this weekend

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The talents of Scotland’s intercultural young people will be on show at a one day festival in the capital this weekend. Held at popular food and drink market, The Pitt on Saturday 26 October 2019,...

Edinburgh International Book Festival: Ellie Harrison and Jemma Neville – A Tale of Two...

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We are living in anxious times.From major issues like Brexit and climate change to personal worries about relationships, money, health and isolation, few of us sleep well at nights. And this, says Jemma...

Get your free tickets for The Leith Conference

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The Leith Conference will take place on 26 and 27 October 2019. It is a free event intended to be a forum where locals and community organisations can talk about key issues affecting life...

Richard Murphy Architects will produce design vision for Custom House

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Richard Murphy Architects appointed to design vision for Leith Custom HouseScottish Historic Buildings Trust (SHBT) and The City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) have appointed award winning practice Richard Murphy Architects to work on Custom...

Leith waterfront development launches this weekend

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A MUCH-ANTICIPATED new residential development is set to launch this weekend on the capital’s waterfront as part of the area’s exciting regeneration.Waterfront Plaza in Leith by CALA Homes (East) is launching its first phase...

Watermans move to new premises in Dock Street

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An Edinburgh legal firm has moved into a new larger office in Dock Street Leith.The move will provide an expanded base for its two entities, Watermans Solicitors and Watermans Legal. The firm has expanded...

At Out of the Blue Drill Hall – Summer Arts Market

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Summer Arts Market will take place on Saturday 15 June 2019 from 11.00am - 5.00pm. Entry £1.50This is a chance to buy unique art and crafts directly from the artist in the...

Surprise celebrity visitor at Custom House

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Carol Smillie Surprise at Custom House LeithCustom House Leith had a brush with fame this week, when the scheduled celebrant for a baby naming ceremony in their gallery turned out to be Scottish television...

Redesigning roundabout at Duke Street

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The Leith Links Community Council have highlighted that the council plans to redesign the road at Easter Road/Duke Street/Vanburgh Place/Lochend Road to make it easier for pedestrians.They plan to increase the number of...

Cape Town-born pianist gets new group in the groove in Leith

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Cape Town-born pianist Philip Clouts brings his new-look quartet to Jazz at St James in Leith on Saturday, May 18 as partof a UK-wide tour.Clouts has brought in bassist Tim Fairhall, who has worked...

The Shore may close to traffic this summer

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Leith residents could enjoy more sunshine on Leith after proposals have been tabled to hand over The Shore to the public this summer.Plans are underway to close the road to traffic, including buses, for...

Volunteer to help older people Tap into IT

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A leading housing provider is calling on Edinburgh volunteers to join the team and help bridge the gap between older people and technology.Bield Housing & Care has teamed up with local charity, Tapinto IT,...
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Mearns & Company appoint non-exec director

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The firm of Mearns & Company which is a chartered wealth management and employee benefits consultancy based in Leith, has announced the appointment of former Mattioli Woods plc and Kudos Financial Services Director, Alan...

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