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Connecting communities on the Edinburgh to North Berwick line

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by Iain V Monk of the Drem to Gullane Path Campaign In March, Scotland’s Railway (ScotRail and Network Rail) announced that it had seconded Sustrans Scotland’s deputy CEO John Lauder. He’s been tasked with preparing...

Furious residents say 66ft telecoms mast will blight High Street Conservation Area

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Residents are furious at plans to install a 66ft telecoms tower outside their properties in Portobello. Almost 50 objections have been lodged with the City of Edinburgh Council against the proposal to install a 5G...

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo release tickets for half-price preview night

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Organisers of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo try to ensure the event can be enjoyed by all by announcing half-price Preview Night tickets which will go on sale from 10am on Thursday, 30th June...

Letter from Scotland

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Railway workers, council staff, teachers, nurses, police officers are all fighting for wage rises that keep pace with inflation, now at 9 per cent and predicted to be 11 per cent by the end...

Council elections 2022 – a reminder about postal votes

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Around 60 per cent of postal ballots have been returned by voters across Edinburgh so far, as voters were advised to get any unposted ballots in early. The City of Edinburgh Council has encouraged anyone who...

City’s play-off hopes dashed after defeat at home last night

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Edinburgh City’s play-off hopes suffered a setback last night as they went down to Stranraer at Ainslie Park.  The Citizens went into the match days after Gary Naysmith was sacked as manager.  The visitors started the...

Council to raise council tax by three per cent to fund £1 billion budget

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Council tax in Edinburgh will rise by three per cent from April, as part of a budget which has agreed spending of more than £1 billion over the next year. The City of Edinburgh Council budget...

Council announces that three city libraries will reopen soon

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Three of the city's libraries which have been used as test centres will reopen as libraries once more in gradual steps beginning on 31 March according to The City of Edinburgh Council. The libraries at...

Clambers to reopen on Thursday

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Children can once again get active at Edinburgh Leisure’s Clambers soft play at the Royal Commonwealth Pool when it reopens on Thursday after its five-week closure for a major refurbishment.  Clambers has a new frame...

Gleneagles Townhouse appoint Head Chef ahead of opening

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Ahead of its official launch in Spring, Gleneagles Townhouse has announced the appointment of Head Chef, Jonny Wright, to produce the food for the 33-room hotel, members’ club and all-day restaurant, The Spence, on...

John Swinney names skiff built by pupils at Castlebrae Community High School

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The pupil-built skiff was recently completed at Castlebrae Community High School, after six years or so of hard work. Today the boat was named officially by the Deputy First Minister who opened a...

Major Queensferry expansion given the go-ahead

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A major expansion of South Queensferry is set to get underway after plans were approved by The City of Edinburgh Council. The project – which is already a decade in the making – reached a...

New short term lets legislation is welcome in Edinburgh

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All short-term let properties will require a licence which can be granted by the local council. This legislation approved by The Scottish Parliament is intended to ensure the properties are safe and the landlords...

Council rents will be frozen for the second year

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Edinburgh council tenants are set to have their rent frozen for the second year running in response to the rise in the cost of living. The move by Edinburgh City Council’s SNP/Labour coalition to keep...

Temporary outdoor seating in the Old Town refused permanent permission

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Outside seating areas built to help cafés, restaurants and bars in Edinburgh’s Old Town serve customers during the pandemic will have to be removed, councillors have ruled. Under relaxed planning rules introduced by The Scottish...

Almost 500 council homes identified as damp and mouldy

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Nearly 500 council house tenants in Edinburgh reported experiencing problems with damp and mould over a three month period last year, new figures reveal. Around one in every 43 people living in a council-owned property...

Hoping to inspire positive action with Scotland’s Climate Festival

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Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful has announced two new inspiring national events for January as part of Scotland’s Climate Festival.   Free and open to all, these events create space for conversations around climate change and...

Creating a 20 Minute Neighbourhood in West Lothian

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Livingston was hailed as the town of tomorrow as it developed in the 1960s  – and now West Lothian is making another innovative move with new ways to cut back on car use. Winchburgh, as...

Beecraigs Festive Forest returns even bigger and better for 2021

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It's just a short time until Beecraigs Festive Forest opens for the 2021 Winter Season featuring a fantastic fusion of festive activities for all the family in the incredible setting of Beecraigs Country Park...

Worbey & Farrell release new album Leyenda

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Edinburgh concert pianist duo, Worbey & Farrell, have released a new album in a real departure from their earlier music. Leyenda has been produced along with electronic music producer James Hurr. It was their...

Linlithgow cyclist conquers ‘Everest’

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A young Linlithgow Bridge cyclist set out on Sunday (17th Oct) to make an attempt on the Scottish record for cycling the height of Everest in support of a Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy charity. Alex Ball,...

Beecraigs Festive Forest returns bigger and better for 2021

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The Festive Forest returns for the 2021 Winter Season featuring a fusion of festive activities for all the family in the incredible setting of Beecraigs Country Park in Linlithgow. An Illumination trail will showcase the...

NYCOS finds ways to keep singing in person up and down the country

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National Youth Choir of Scotland Regional Choirs will, over the coming days, roll into action across Scotland as 15 choirs in all, with a total membership of 1500 before Covid, will return to in-person...

Peebles HS former pupil gets set to row Atlantic

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Taylor Winyard, a Peebles High School former pupil, is gearing up to row across the Atlantic Ocean in December. Winyard will take on one of the world’s toughest endurance challenges alongside Tom Rose, James...

Countdown is on for Linlithgow charity fitness challenge

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Cue the 'Jaws' music! In about 10 days, Grizzfit gym in Linlithgow will start their '24 in 24' Challenge as they strive to raise money for two charities close to the owners' hearts. As we...

GrizzFit Gym in final prep for ’24 in 24′ workout challenge charity event

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This Saturday 26th of June, GrizzFit, Linlithgow’s newest state-of-the-art gym, are holding an event which will see the team and gym members take on the physical challenge of completing 24 WODS (Workout of the...

Advice for football supporters ahead of festive fixtures

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Police Scotland and the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) are working together so football supporters can enjoy the festive fixtures and the games are the talking point. Assistant Chief Constable Bernard Higgins, who has strategic...

Family tribute to ‘loving dad, son and brother’ Roddy Loughton

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Police have confirmed the identity of a man who died in the Muirhouse area yesterday morning. Roddy Loughton, who was aged 26, sadly passed away following an incident at a property in Muirhouse Terrace in...

Man charged following Meadows collision

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Police have charged a 25-year-old man in connection with road traffic offences following a collision on Hope Park Terrace. Emergency services were called following a one vehicle collision at around 3.15am on Monday 17th December. Four people...

Home draw for SFA Youth Cup holders Hibernian

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Scottish FA Youth Cup holders Hibernian were given a home draw against Queen's Park in the last eight of this season's competition. Hibs reached the quarter final stage after beating Hearts in round four. Elsewhere Dundee...

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