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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...

Robbery in Leith – police appeal for witnesses

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Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses after a 29-year-old man was assaulted and robbed on Great Junction Street, near to the junction with Bangor Road. The incident happened at around 1.30am on Sunday 8...

Volunteers needed to help Bield tenants in Leith

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If you have an hour or two to spare then why not volunteer in Leith? Bield, one of Scotland's leading care and housing providers, is highlighting the important role that volunteers play in assisting older...

New Saturday market in Leith to open next month

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A new market is being launched in Leith by the people behind the successful Stockbridge Market right next door to Custom House. The building is destined to have a bright future following consultation with the...

Teacher retires after 33 years in post

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BON VOYAGE CAP’N JACK! Mr Short to his pupils, Dave to his colleagues and “Cap’n Jack Sparrow” on many occasions! Dave Short is retiring from his post as Depute Head Teacher at Lorne Primary School...

Leith Gala Day Parade 2015

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The Leith Gala Day parade started off from Pilrig Park this morning led by two police horses Kilmarnock and Stewarton and escorted by Police Scotland motorcyclists. But the procession was also led by Provost for the day,...

LeithLate from June to September

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The annual LeithLate festival is expanding its format this year, bringing you an extended programme of events over a whopping four-month period. LeithLate15 will take place from June-September 2015 and encompasses a whole host...

Quintinshill Rail Disaster – 100 Years On

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Photo: Electric Edwardians One hundred years ago the worst accident in British railway history occurred at Quintinshill, near Gretna Green in the Scottish borders. At 3.45am on 22 May 1915, a troop train carrying...

Opticians looking ahead in Leith

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A father-and-son team have bought their fourth optician practice thanks to funding from RBS, with a clear vision of expansion for the future. The pair, both named Christopher McGregor, have bought JP Optometrists in Great...

VDeep – Scotland’s first craft beer and curry bar

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Promising craft beer, curry and communal dining, VDeep - Scotland’s first craft beer and curry bar opens today and we loved it! The bar is located in the former premises occupied by The Vintage in Leith....

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 19TH JANUARY 2015 Toddler Time: The Hive (U). Screenings designed to introduce young children to the cinema., with 30-minutes shows for pre-school children and their parents/carers. This week join Buzzbee and his friends in...

Port of Leith Housing Association engage new Finance Director

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Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA) have appointed Heather Kiteley to the role of Finance Director. Kiteley has 20 years of finance experience across not for profit, charitable and commercial organisations. Having joined from another...

Police ask for help in tracing stolen dog

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A plea from Edinburgh Police about the dog which has been stolen from outside a shop in Leith at the weekend. Do you have any information? // Post by Edinburgh Police Division.

Story of the Leith man who signed up 100 years ago today

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Record reveals the story of a Scot who signed up on Boxing Day in the last century. A hundred years ago today a young man from Leith registered to join the British Army, pledging to...

Christmas Day in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Serenity Cafe is open today and every day throughout the holidays for people who need a safe place to be. Today it will provide a Christmas meal for people in recovery who might otherwise...

Cyrenians launch a new film today at The Scottish Storytelling Centre

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A unique and innovative approach to supporting vulnerable young people who have been homeless is being showcased in an engaging short film to be premiered later today (but there is a sneaky wee trailer below......) Devised...

Newkirkgate centre to be renovated

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Good news for the Foot of the Walk where money will be spent by the new owners of the shopping centre to give it a new look. The Newkirkgate Shopping Centre in Leith is to...

Letters From Area C – Rehearsed Reading to be Performed

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Letters From Area C is a play about a land where ordinary people have to keep going in the face of extreme hardship. Facing prison and war, they find ways to hold onto dignity...

Edinburgh wave energy company Pelamis in administration

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Leith-based wave energy company, Pelamis, have published an announcement on their website today that the company is in administration and Blair Nimmo and Gary Fraser of KPMG have now been appointed as Joint Administrators...

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