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Join the Shrub to Stitch It Don’t Ditch It this weekend

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The SHRUB Co-op sustainable fashion working group are holding a Stitch It Don’t Ditch It street event on Saturday 21 May from 11.30am to 1pm on Portobello Promenade near the end of Laing Terrace at Groyne number 4.This is part of a series...

Treasure to be found in Porty Food Map

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Portobello’s growing number of independent food outlets and suppliers have been put on the map in a fund raising initiative in support of the former Town Hall.Porty Food Map features 21 traders who tell...

Capital Coffee – Tanifiki, Portobello

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Portobello, long an attractive location, is an increasingly fashionable spot with a lively cultural scene. Tanifiki, at the Figgate Burn end of the town, is a great new addition to the range of cafés...

Alice Byrne – family acknowledge love and support from the community

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Alice Byrne was reported missing from Portobello on 1 January 2022. Her family and friends have published posters and social media posts in an effort to find her.While police continue to investigate, they now...

Portobello woman still missing after a week – police issue renewed appeal

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One week from the time she was last seen in Portobello, the family of 28-year-old Alice Byrne have issued an appeal urging anyone with information on her whereabouts to come forward.  Alice’s family said: “Alice...

Walking in a Window Wanderland

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Residents in Portobello are being asked to dress up their windows to create a winter Window Wanderland.The initiative, by Action Porty, is encouraging occupiers to design a festive window, and to display it by...

Fair Botanists brought to life . . .

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The two main characters in author Sara Sheridan’s historical romantic novel, The Fair Botanists, have been “brought to life” and feature in a winter art exhibition.Set in Edinburgh in 1822 around the time of...

COP26 – PEDAL Porty taking small steps

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This article has been provided by PEDAL Porty as part of our series of articles to be published around COP26, the UN conference on climate change which is being held in Glasgow from 31...

Get down to the beach for a Spooktacular Swim this Sunday

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Swimmers are invited to turn up at Portobello Beach on Sunday morning wearing their spookiest swimming costumes.There will be prizes for the scariest swimsuit, and Halloween-themed hot drinks and terrifying treats served in Bellfield...

Popular Art Walk Porty festival steps up to the easel

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Art lovers can take a walk around Portobello’s creative spaces with the return today of the Art Walk Porty Festival, which runs until next Sunday, 12 September.Thirty commercial premises and private homes will play...

Portobello chippie offering free fish suppers in return for plastic

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The St Andrews Takeaway in Portobello has partnered up with Love Seafood and the community group, Keep Porty Tidy and will offer free fish suppers this Saturday in return for plastic. This is not...

Art walk strides forward with new festival

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Art Walk Porty is chalking up another programme of events, exhibitions, art houses, artist led-walks, book launches, performances, film nights and pop-up spaces from 4-12 September, with the full programme announced around 10 August.Established...

Step forward to save landmark Edinburgh steeple

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An Edinburgh councillor is calling for the Portobello community to rally round and help save a towering landmark.Maureen Child has highlighted urgent repairs required to the A-Listed neo-gothic steeple at St John the Evangelist...

A taste of Bologna – by the beach

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Portobello has added to its growing foodie reputation with the opening of pasta specialist Aemilia.Top chef Kip Preidys and Giada Betti have added a traditional “pastificio” to the town’s High Street and in the...

Retired teacher Chris grafts to battle graffiti gremlins

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Retired teacher Chris Cowie is on a roll in his campaign to spruce up large refuse bins positioned along Portobello Promenade.With the popular beach destination attracting thousands of visitors each day during lockdown, and...

Pasta perfection on the menu in Portobello

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A pop-up pasta specialist is opening a permanent place in Portobello.Kip Preidys and Giada Betti are taking over the former Bross Bagels shop in the town’s High Street and plan to open Aemilia, a...

Podcast – cycling around Portobello

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I went for a cycle around Portobello this week with Kirsty Lewin who is an active travel expert, and who now volunteers with Spokes Porty.We began on the Prom and cycled up Duddingston...

Portobello sailing club shores up funding with sportscotland grant

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Portobello Sailing and Kayak Club (PSKC) are paddling towards a £155,000 fundraising target to create a permanent water sports hub after being awarded £77,625 from sportscotland.The new facility will allow the club to offer...

Soul Water Sauna can hit the right health notes on Porty Prom

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Temperatures on Portobello Beach could soar if a bid to operate a mobile sauna gets city council approval. Local resident and wild swimmer Kirsty Carver has applied for licence to locate her wood fired...

Green light for Grand Theft Auto designer’s Portobello home

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Millionaire games developer Leslie Benzies has been granted approval to convert the former Dalriada Hotel in Portobello into a single home.Benzies, who made his fortune as a creator on the Grand Theft Auto series,...

Pizza boss enters the fold with Portobello beach deckchair plan

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Rental deckchairs could be on the way back to Portobello Beach after an absence of more than 30 years in an initiative by pizza specialist Civerinos Slice.City parks officials are considering a proposal by...

Swimmers raise a cool £16,500 so far with morning dips in the Forth

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Brenna and Katie have been dipping in to the icy waters of the Firth of Forth at Portobello every day for 16 days rain, hail and the occasional sunshine with a bit of thundersnow...

Portobello’s Velvet Easel offers something for every palette

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The Winter Exhibition at The Velvet Easel continues until 28 February and features new artists in addition to others well-known to the Portobello gallery.The exhibition includes figurative, landscape, still life and abstract paintings, including...

In praise of Portobello, now a much sought-after place to live

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Sadly, Portobello made the headlines for all the wrong reasons during the early stages of lockdown when thousands packed the beach to grab some welcome relief and enjoy the sunshine.Senior politicians expressed concern, particularly...

Emergency services remain at scene of serious collision in Portobello

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Emergency services were called to a serious road collision in Portobello around 2.45pm this afternoon.The collision involved a cyclist and the driver of a Grant Construction lorry near to the junction of Portobello High...

Grand Theft Auto designer nicks in to snap up former Edinburgh hotel

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An entrepreneur who made his fortune in the gaming industry is the new owner of the Dalriada Hotel on Portobello Promenade.Leslie Benzies is the creative genius who developed the Grand Theft Auto series into...

Edinburgh Leisure – more pools to open

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Edinburgh Leisure has announced it will reopen the rest of its Victorian pools.  Warrender, Portobello, Dalry and Glenogle Swim Centres on Monday, 26 October 2020. June Peebles, CEO of Edinburgh Leisure said: “We’re delighted that we...

Last orders for Dalriada in £2 million home plan

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An Edinburgh entrepreneur is understood to be closing in on a deal to purchase the Dalriada Hotel on Portobello Promenade with the intention of converting the building into a luxury home.The prominent hotel and...

Art Walk Porty all set up on The Prom

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The annual artfest by the sea was officially cancelled earlier in the year in common with many other art events.Now organisers have gone ahead with the 'All at Sea' exhibition which will be...

The Portobello Wheel opened today

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After a delay during which government advice changed, the Portobello Wheel finally opened to customers today.Potential customers were left waiting and just a little disappointed until The City of Edinburgh Council gave it...

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