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Donkeys at Jupiter Artland Christmas Fair

Jupiter Artland: a Christmas Fair in the country

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Jupiter Artland’s Christmas Fair got the festive spirit off to a cracking start this weekend, with carols, cakes, crafts – and Jupiter’s very own donkeys. Children enjoyed visits to Santa’s Grotto and the Elves’ Workshop,...

RSPB’s ‘Digging for Diversity’ Project draws to a close

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A two-year project that has helped young people across Edinburgh to connect with the city’s wildlife and green spaces is coming to an end this September. 'Digging for Diversity', funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s...

Get your eyes peeled for the Big Garden Birdwatch 2018

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Between 27 and 29 January the RSPB ask that you keep a record for just an hour on any one of these days of the birds in your garden or green space.This is the...

Seals thrive but seabirds are under threat

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It's 7pm on a sparkling, sunlit Sunday night and we're on a birdwatch cruise on the Forth.Suddenly a green buoy appears and the on-board RSPB expert said: "There are seals basking in the last...

Forth cruise offers rich birdlife experience

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Bird watching has fast become one of the hottest pastimes with millennials so Maid of the Forth has launched its Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) birdwatching cruises.The three-hour trip in the...

Letter from Scotland

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My part in this “historic” week was pretty minor.  But I did stand for a few moments with the pro-EU marchers as they set off for the Scottish Parliament to make the point that...

Letter from Scotland

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There was a time when all government was local government.  Your town council organised most of public life, schools, colleges, hospitals, social and welfare services, waste collection, water and drains, trams and buses, police...

Sunday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch! Every year half a million people take part in the Birdwatch weekend; you can carry out your contribution to this survey of bird life anywhere in the UK - you...

Saturday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Morningside United Kids' Club: two hours of stories, games and crafts. 10am-12 noon today and every Saturday, Morningside United Church, 15 Chamberlain Road. £3 per child. All welcome!Winter Guided Walk: join a Garden Guide for...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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 MONDAY 12TH JANUARY 2015Timmy Time Programme 15: Timmy Finds Aliens, and other stories. Join Timmy and his friends for three fun adventures in this collection of classic Timmy Time episodes. Toddler Time is a...

Sunday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Feed the Birds Weekend: the last weekend in October is the RSPB Feed the Birds Weekend. Gorgie City Farm is giving you a head start today - pop in and find out what you can do...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 13TH OCTOBER 2014The Key Material is Time: Art and Music in Glasgow since the 1970s. Writer, curator and lecturer Dr Sarah Lowndes traces the development of Glasgow's unique and largely self-initiated arts scene...

What’s on in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 30 JUNE 2014Continuing: GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland. Venues include the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art One, Scottish National Gallery, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Fruitmarket Gallery and Collective Gallery, with...

What’s on in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 23 JUNE 2014Edible Gardening: Seasonal Advice. Drop in to find out how to grow your own food and take a look around the productive garden with the Edible Gardening Project team. 1-3pm, Demonstration...

Why is National Feed the Birds Day important?

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by Kate Thomson National Feed the Birds day began in Edinburgh at 11am on 29 October 2011 at the West Gate of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Nicola Bell, RSPB manager, said:- "This is the...

Christmas present idea number 2 – virtual gifts

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These may not be everyone's cup of tea. The idea that someone has spent money in your name and has sponsored something worthwhile is perhaps not as good as the Jimmy Choos or the...

RSPB fly the nest

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The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is to become the latest tenant at Edinburgh Park, as the charity relocates to the west Edinburgh business park from Dunedin House at Ravelston Terrace.The...

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