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Lothian Country say their new number 43 was pretty busy today

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Lothian Country the new subsidiary of Lothian Buses began its new Queensferry service earlier today and we stepped aboard one of the first buses from St Andrew Square so that we would meet some...

Lothian Buses to introduce new service to South Queensferry

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The Ferry will not be left without a bus service following intervention by Lothian Buses.The Edinburgh Reporter has been told that from 4 June 2017 they will be introducing a new service to South...

Review – Orocco Pier

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 Orocco Pier, 17 High Street, South Queensferry EH30 9PPThe three bridges crossing the River Forth at Queensferry were beginning to emerge from the mist. It was a stunning day with a cloudless, blue sky.There...

The Queensferry Crossing – Scotland’s biggest project moving along

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The Queensferry Crossing is huge, but it is also Scotland's biggest infrastructure project.Transport Scotland have made a video of the last twelve months of the bridge which is about 94% complete:https://youtu.be/PckUNBWH4ogEconomy Secretary Keith Brown...

ASDA teams up with the Port Edgar Dragons

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 Asda’s Edinburgh stores launched this year’s Tickled Pink campaign with a roar, as they teamed up with local breast cancer group, the Port Edgar Dragons.Asda colleagues joined the Dragons out on their boats at...

Edinburgh Councillor blogs – Councillor Norman Work opens dramatic new exhibition

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by Councillor Norman Work who represents Almond Ward on The City of Edinburgh Council I was delighted to officially open an exhibition at Queensferry Museum the other day. This is now on display for six months...

South Queensferry is open for business

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Queensferry BID reassures visitors it is business as usual as community refuses to become a ghost town "South Queensferry is open for business." That’s the message from Queensferry Ambition (QA), which is working with the council,...

Single lane traffic on Forth Bridge on Wednesday

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On Wednesday morning the Forth Bridge will be reduced to single lane traffic in each direction to allow for a further detailed inspection to be carried out below the southbound roadway. It appears that a...

Hospitality professionals launch specialist brochure

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Over 500 hospitality professionals joined to celebrate local, Scottish produce at the ‘Taste of Winter’ event hosted by Bidvest Foodservice Scotland last month at Hopetoun House, Edinburgh.With 35 Scottish exhibitors and an impressive line-up...

Forth Bridges Festival 2015 takes a step back in time

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Family Fun Weekend to step back in time and celebrate 125 years of the Forth Bridge as part of Forth Bridges Festival 2015Vintage lovers across Fife, Edinburgh and the Lothians are in for a treat...

Celebrating the Forth Bridge at the National Library of Scotland

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I have a certain fondness for the Forth Bridge but also a bit of a special relationship with it as one of my ancestors was one of the reported 57 workers killed during the...

Flypast to mark the Forth Bridge’s 125th birthday

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 The Forth Bridge is 125 today! There were crowds of people at the viewing platform above the Forth Road Bridge and we took our chances with all the other photographers and camera crews there.A...

Tuesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Common Weal Book Club: come along to the first 2015 meeting of the club! 7.30pm, Area C Coffee House, 239 Leith Walk.Artists Design for the British Stage: Jane Pritchard, Curator of Dance at the...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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 Back to 'normal' this week, with not a shred of tinsel in sight (hoorah!) and plenty of events on offer; films, books, art, and music from a very special violin....we may not have spring...

Tuesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Filmhouse Slackers Club: a free-to-join club especially for students offering members the chance to attend very special free monthly screenings. This month: The Woman In Black: Angel of Death (15). 9pm, Cameo Cinema, 38...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 22ND DECEMBER 2014 Dog Tales: The Dogs Trust will host this storytelling and crafts session about safety around dogs and responsible dog ownership. For ages 5-10. 2-3pm, Gilmerton Library, 13 Newtoft Street.Messy Nativity! 4-5.30pm,...

Friday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Greenman's Grotto at The Secret Herb Garden: instead of Santa asking a child 'what do you want for Christmas?', why not allow a child the chance to hear how to respect and care for...

The Loony Dook 2014 needs a sponsor

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 The Loony Dook takes place in South Queensferry on 1 January 2015. It is a hugely successful and popular event, but it desperately needs a sponsor who would give their name to the event...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Blackwell's Edinburgh Presents JD Oswald: The Ballad of Sir Benfro. An epic fantasy series from one of Scotland's most successful new crime writers, 'an unputdownable tale of the great dragons returning to the kingdom of men'....

Monday in Edinburgh – what’s on today

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Mrs Mash at The Skylark: songs, stories and joining in fun from Mrs Mash aka Marie Louise Cochrane, the Storytelling Cook, for the under-5s and their parents and carers - this week with patterns for...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 2014Mrs Mash at The Skylark: songs, stories and joining in fun from Mrs Mash aka Marie Louise Cochrane, the Storytelling Cook, for the under-5s and their parents and carers - this week...

Dog rescued from the Forth

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The Queensferry Lifeboat was launched around lunchtime today in response to a call from a dog walker whose dog had gone for a swim near Blackness Castle.The lifeboat got to the spot and found...

Friday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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The Cancer Research UK Ceilidh Experiment! Dancing (with caller), fairground games, films, theatre, poetry and the chance to try some hands-on science. Brew up a hoolie with Edinburgh-based Cancer Research scientists and find out...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair starts today at 6pm! See The Edinburgh Reporter's article for more details; for full programme visit Word Power Books' or Out of the Blue's websites. Tonight: journalist and author Owen Jones on The Establishment:and How They Get Away...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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 MONDAY 20TH OCTOBER 2014Metals and Marble: an exhibition of contemporary metal and marble sculpture by Chris Muirhead and Simon Burns-Cox, displayed in the gallery with its 17th century Renaissance hand-painted ceiling. 9am-6pm today and everyday until 25th October 2014, Gladstone's...

Forth Bridge fireworks

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“A once-in-a-lifetime fireworks display concludes the Forth Road Bridge’s 50th anniversary celebrations, as part of the Year of Homecoming Scotland 2014” Photos by Grant Ritchie

Forth Road Bridge Finale

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Tomorrow night, Saturday 13 September, the Forth Road Bridge will be alight with fire from 2014 torchbearers and then at 10.06pm the fireworks display will start. The significance of that number is that the bridge is...

Forth Bridges Festival – Bwani Junction up close and personal with the Forth Road...

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 Bwani Junction have scaled the heights of the Forth Road Bridge for a final sound check before playing the finale of the Forth Bridges Festival this Saturday.The finale, which brings to a close the...

South Queensferry – third person charged with murder

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A third person has now been arrested and charged with the alleged murder of Jordan MacKay following an incident at South Queensferry in the early hours of Sunday morning.The 43 year-old woman will appear...

South Queensferry – Man charged with murder

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Following the discovery of a 20 year-old man with serious injuries on the Loan in South Queensferry in the early hours of Sunday, 13 July 2014, a 46 year-old man has been charged with...

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