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Drummond CHS Pupils Urge Locals to Cast their Votes

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With just over week until the Leith Walk By-election, local school pupils, who are eligible to vote in local elections as they are aged over 16, have been urging residents in the area to...

Greens vow to stand up to Trump and the Tories

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The Scottish Greens used today (7 June), the final day of General Election campaigning, to knock on as many doors as possible, including the US Consulate in Edinburgh, where two Green candidates delivered a...

First Minister marks one year at the helm

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  "Just getting started" on work to deliver for people across Scotland. It was just a year ago that Scotland appointed its first female First Minister. Speaking ahead of the anniversary of taking office, First Minister Nicola...

Books – Project Fear promises to lift the lid on #indyref

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On the first anniversary of the Scottish independence referendum, a new tell-all book will lift the lid on the tactics and tensions behind Better Together and the subsequent general election campaign that left a...

People’s vow given warm welcome

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Glasgow was a hotbed of political chat yesterday with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speaking to a sell out crowd at the SSE Hydro and the Radical Independence conference at the Clyde Auditorium.The Scottish Green...

Theatre – enquiring into people power and politics

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'Resilience', the current project by theatre group Active Inquiry, is holding a big event at Out of the Blue on Saturday 11th October. Everyone is welcome to come and support this unique experiment in...

Top events at the 2014 Edinburgh Book Festival for young adults

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'Today's teenagers don't read books' 'Teenagers can't concentrate, it's all that gazing at Facebook' Comments we've all heard, or even made. Total nonsense.  Young adult fiction is one of the fastest-growing areas in 21st century publishing:...

Supporters celebrate Equal Marriage passing into Law at Holyrood

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Supporters of Equal Marriage are celebrating after the Scottish Parliament overwhelmingly passed the Civil Partnerships and Marriage Bill into Law today. Patrick Harvie MSP (Green Party) alluded to recent comments made by a UKIP...

SNP conference 2013 – Salmond already heading back to Edinburgh..

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The Edinburgh Reporter is at the SNP conference to meet Edinburgh MSPs and councillors to find out what they have to say about independence and how it might affect the capital. Provost Liz Grant...

Pedal on Parliament cycle ride

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There has been a great deal of discussion about cycling in the capital over recent months, particularly since the current council administration allocated 5% of their transport budget to improving the lot of the...

AUDIO – The Edinburgh Reporter chats with Mark Lazarowicz MP

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Mark Lazarowicz was first elected as an MP in 2001. He has represented the Edinburgh North and Leith consituency since then.His website tells us:-  "Mark is an active member of the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC)...

LIVEBLOG with Ian Murray MP 29 September 2011

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Ian Murray is Labour MP for Edinburgh South. He was brought up in Wester Hailes and then went to Edinburgh University when he was just 16. He runs advice sessions in a variety of...

UnHolyrood presents an evening of Scottish political comedy

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UnHolyrood is presenting an evening of Scottish political cabaret at Edinburgh's Voodoo Rooms. The event which will take place on the 4 May 2011 at 8pm is set to be a night of comedy and...

What the Greens think about the SNP and insulation

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The SNP's Home Insulation Scheme cost a staggering £1,600 per insulation job done, according to analysis published today by the Scottish Greens using figures published by the Energy Saving Trust. Introduced in...

Scottish Youth Parliament – the results are in!

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The newest Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament to represent Edinburgh were today unveiled at the City Chambers. A total of 26 young people from all areas of the city stood for election...

Edinburgh Reporter chats – Ewan Aitken

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Ewan Aitken is currently the Councillor for Craigentinny/Duddingston and is now standing as the Labour candidate for Eastern Edinburgh. He was elected to the City of Edinburgh Council in 1999 and was elected...

Edinburgh Reporter chats – Mike Pringle MSP

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Sitting in a comfortable chair in his Edinburgh South constituency office,  Mike Pringle MSP with his grey hair and casual jumper looks rather like a favourite uncle. He exudes the kind of warm friendliness that...

Great speech!

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Political journalist and author, David Torrance, is on the hunt.... for the greatest speeches by Scots, ever.The reporter on STV's Politics Now - who also freelances for, among others, The Times - has...

New man at Holyrood

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A senior reporter at the Edinburgh Evening News begins a new job - as a political reporter for the Press Association, based at the Scottish Parliament - from a week on ...

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