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The 1950s shine for Leith tenants

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Tenants from an Edinburgh retirement housing development have been taken back in time with a play showcasing Leith in the fifties. Joined by pupils from Abbeyhill Primary School last week tenants from Bield’s Gordon Court...

Open air service in Leith today to remember the Quintinshill Disaster

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Remembering those from Leith who died in the Quintinshill Disaster There is a restored railway coach from the same type of train used to take soldiers to Liverpool in 2015 in Leith just in front...

At Out of the Blue Drill Hall – Edinburgh Cycle Fair

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Edinburgh Cycle FairSunday 21st October 2018 12pm - 5pm, £2 entry (£1 concession)Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street, Leith EH6 8RG After a hugely successful launch back in April, Velow Bikeworks and...

Pensioners share stories for memory book

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Over 60s at an Edinburgh retirement housing development have taken a step back into the past and shared their memories from the 1950s for a locally produced memory book.Tenants from Bield’s Gordon Court make...

Affordable housing project ‘ahead of schedule’

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Work to deliver a development of 43 much needed affordable homes in a high-demand part of Edinburgh is ahead of schedule according to the Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA).The association is providing the...

Melody Mummies – the mummy and baby choir

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Melody Mummies was set up by music teacher Lynnette Cruickshank and women's fitness coach, Elspeth Alexandra, in September 2017.When Lynnette's daughter, Korra, was just 9 months old she went walking with Elspeth who organised...

Hidden Door: Women with Fierce Words

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What is your Fierce Word?Here are some that others have chosen:equality, joy, fierce, passion, mirror, truth, spirit, queen, empathy, transformation, thrawn*…These words were selected for their ability to empower. The women who chose them...

Castle Community Bank has opened in Leith

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Actor Michael Sheen was in Edinburgh to sprinkle some Hollywood stardust on a new community bank, and call for battle to commence against high street lenders. The Frost/Nixon and Twilight star officially opened the new Castle...

Popular Leith restaurant in facelift

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A leading Leith seafood restaurant has completed a £550,000 redevelopment of a new bar area.The Ship on the Shore prides itself on its sustainability using the freshest produce that arrives daily. The restaurant opened in...

Quartet puts new focus on Jazz at St James

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The reigning Scottish Jazz Awards Instrumentalist of the Year, Konrad Wiszniewski brings the group he co-leads with pianist Euan Stevenson to the Jazz at St James concert series in Leith on Saturday, 14th April.Cumbernauld-born Wiszniewski, who is...

Take a look at Window Wanderland

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Window Wanderland transformed Leith streets into outdoor art galleries this month and the results were on display last nigh. The Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA) has a subsidiary company Quay Community Improvements (Quay)...

Edinburgh councillor blogs – Councillor Gordon Munro

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Gordon Munro is Labour Councillor for the Leith Ward. Here he tells us about the questions he has asked and what he thinks about the answers to them.Gordon writes:"I have asked questions at each...

Join Leith Community Crops in Pots – membership open now

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Become a Leith Community Crofter Leith Community Crops in Pots is recruiting for new members to join their community croft area.New members will be accepted in order of application. Crofter membership could mean that you save money,...

Change is in the Works as Leith set to Become Zero Waste

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Leith to become Zero Waste TownLeith is set to lead the way in becoming a zero waste town for residents and workers and drive forward Scotland’s waste-free revolution, as part of an initiative led...

Businesses look to Leith

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Leith has seen a surge in office take-up over the past two years, according to experts.And The Leith Agency has let a 7,000 sq. ft. suite at Commercial Quay in the heart of the...

Leith Landmark to Appear on Edinburgh Trams

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In Leith’s Bernard Street, a statue of Scotland’s bard, Robert Burns stands proud. This statue is the latest famous landmark to feature in the nationwide ‘Window to Scotland’ campaign launched by leading home improvements...

Police searching for Leith woman reported missing

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Edinburgh Police are appealing for information to help trace a woman reported missing from the city centre.Michelle Costello from Leith was last seen at around 7 p.m. tonight Tuesday 3rd October in Leith Walk.Since...

The Scottish Land Commission want to meet you in Leith

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The Scottish Land Commission was set up on 1 April 2017 and it is holding a series of community Meet and Greet events with the next one in Leith on 22 June 2017.The Commissioners...

Local teacher explains why ‘Teaching Makes People’

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The Scottish Government’s ‘Teaching Makes People’ campaign targets university undergraduates studying science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects as well as people currently working in STEM industries.The campaign is based on research showing people attracted by and suited...

Port of Leith Distillery will bring back whisky to the Capital

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It is planned to make whisky right next to Ocean Terminal and The Royal Yacht Britannia in the first purpose built distillery to be constructed in the capital for over a century.Although it is four...

Top international brews headline Edinburgh’s craft beer festival

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Edinburgh is set to host Scotland’s first global craft beer gathering with tickets now on sale.Over 30 internationally-renowned brewers will fly in from around the world to take part in the Edinburgh Craft Beer...

Man dies after early morning disturbance in Leith

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The 30 year-old man who was taken to Royal Infirmary Edinburgh following a disturbance in Great Junction Street in the early hours has sadly died in hospital tonight.Two teenagers aged 16 and 18 have...

Tesco teams up with Hibs

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Tesco in Leith have teamed up with Hibs to ensure that everyone gets a Christmas lunch this year. The club are laying on a specially organised event feeding up to 250 people at Easter Road...

Ben’s Local Hero is delighted!

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A fight has been ongoing in Leith's Lorne Street this year to keep tenants in their houses which they have rented from the Agnes Hunter Trust for years.The local MP and MSP have both...

Gaynor is visitor #5,000,000 to Britannia

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The Royal Yacht Britannia welcomed its 5 millionth visitor since opening in 1998 earlier this month.Gaynor Thomas, pictured with her husband Glyn, from Redditch in Worcestershire.The Royal Yacht Britannia berthed at Ocean Terminal in 1998 and...

Leith Festival 2016

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Leith Festival 2016 is upon us.Kicking off with the tradition that is Gala Day and Pageant (Saturday 11th June) This year see’s the return of a live music stage on the Links with performances...

Film studio for Leith?

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Deidre Brock SNP MP for Edinburgh North & Leith has called for the disused building in Leith formerly home to the wave energy company Pelamis Wave Power, to be converted into film studios and...

Where to have breakfast in Edinburgh – The Hideout Cafe

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It occupies a lively corner in Leith and has all the stage setting of a quirky city café.The coffee is good, adorned with not one but two hearts, and their Facebook page attests to...

#safepassage – Edinburgh protest joins 40 cities and 12 countries

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Edinburgh joins more than 40 cities in 12 countries to demand safe passage for refugees into Europe. At 12 noon tomorrow Saturday 27 February, Newkirkgate in Leith will be the venue for a ‘speak out’ against...

Robert Burns in Edinburgh

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We celebrate our national Bard, Robert Burns each year across the world, but we set out to find out about Burns in Edinburgh today. He is not quite everywhere but is certainly noted!Burns was born...

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