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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 House Scottish 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 £1.50 This 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 Leith Custom 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,...

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...

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 Fair Sunday 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 Town Leith 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...

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