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City raises a flag for Armed Forces Day

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The City of Edinburgh Council raised the Armed Forces flag above the City Chambers this morning.Edinburgh's Lord Provost and Veterans Champion, Frank Ross, said: "This city has a long and proud tradition of supporting...

Norwegian launches cheapest flights direct to the US

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Low-cost airline Norwegian starts its transatlantic expansion from Edinburgh Airport today with the first of three new routes to the US east coast taking off later this afternoon.Norwegian, Europe’s third largest low-cost carrier, first...

Tattoo Brigadier welcomes original Jacobite suit to Edinburgh

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Brigadier David Allfrey, Producer and Chief Executive of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, gets a sneak peek at an original tartan suit of English Jacobite, Sir John Hynde Cotton, ahead of its installation at...
Deidre Brock MP was elected for the second time at the General Election 2017

#GE2017 Edinburgh North and Leith announce their result

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Edinburgh North and Leith has announced their winning candidate for the 2017 UK General Election:At 3.45 am the winning candidate was declared to be the SNP's Deidre Brock.2017 General Election Votes for Candidates:Deidre Leanne...

Cyclists mark the death of student Zhi Min Soh

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Many congregated at the spot where Zhi Min Soh died last Wednesday at about the same time. The 23 year-old medical student fell from her bike into the path of a minibus and died from...

Landmark group launch for Edinburgh charity

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Contact the Elderly has now launched its 20th group in Edinburgh.The charity organises free Sunday tea parties for elderly people who live alone and they now support over 100 Edinburgh residents.The Edinburgh 20 Group met at...

Come and learn at The Edinburgh Reporter May Workshop

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Anyone who knows us well knows that our videos and many of our stories are created using a mobile phone. If you want to learn how to do that to promote your business or increase...

Five things to do in Edinburgh in the next five days

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26 April 2017Ash Denham MSP for Edinburgh Eastern will convene a meeting for residents of Lochend Gardens to discuss implementing parking restrictions in the area.A number of residents have contacted the MSP’s office...

Council elections 2017 – Almond Ward – Ward 1

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The current councillors for the Almond Ward are SNP Councillor Norman Work who is also the Carers' Champion, Cllr Alastair Shields began as a LibDem councillor but then resigned from the party and now sits...

New York Tartan Week Parade 2017

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Edinburgh was well represented in New York at The 19th Tartan Week parade down Sixth Avenue on Saturday. The day dawned beautifully sunny with clear blue skies, all adding to the sense of anticipation...

#WITW – First Minister of Scotland talking to Tina Brown

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Tina Brown's Women in the World Summit  is being held over three days in New York. I lined up with many others at the beginning of the afternoon session yesterday outside in the freezing...

Scottish food and drink continues to delight the US

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At an event in downtown New York last night organised by Scottish Development International,  the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed that Scottish food and drink exports to the US continue to grow.With cocktails involving...

Letter from Scotland

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Does he represent nationalism or patriotism or - in view of the terrorist attack in Westminster – defiant democracy ?  The proud stag of  Victorian imagination looks down on us with a quizzical eye...

2017 Edinburgh Asian Film Festival begins today

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Full programme announced for 2017 Edinburgh Asian Film Festival Festival brings a hand-picked selection of the best in contemporary Asian filmmaking to Filmhouse Edinburgh 24 - 26 March Highlights include gala opening screening of Mango Dreams...

Cats Protection celebrates first anniversary of neutering scheme

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A pioneering community cat neutering scheme in Muirhouse and West Pilton  has just celebrated its first anniversary.Cats Protection's new scheme aims to help people within the community with a variety of cat care needs,...

EIFF Announces ‘Cars 3’ Premiere

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The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) 2017 has announced that it will showcase the UK premiere of Disney.Pixar’s ‘Cars 3’ on Sunday, 25th June 2017 at 2pm at the Festival Theatre.  The film’s Story Supervisor,...

At the theatre in April

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The musical Chess is being performed at the Festival Theatre by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland this April, but the line up for the month is made up of all sorts of shows from Eddi...

Wave your glasses in the air at Specsavers this Red Nose Day

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 For Red Nose Day on 24 March 2017 you can get an accessory for your red nose in the shape of some comedy waving hand glasses.Specsavers Cameron Toll will be selling these for adults...

Teacher Claire wins prize for top teen book

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Claire McFall has been named the winner of the first Scottish Teenage Book Prize for her third novel, Black Cairn Point. She beat off competition from Keith Gray’s The Last Soldier and Silver Skin by...

Edinburgh MP wants UK government to change tack on benefits cut

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Deidre Brock MP called for a last minute change of heart from the UK Government before a planned £30 a week cut to disability benefits comes into force in April. Ms Brock joined disabled people...

World’s largest schools piping and drumming competition

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 The world's largest schools piping and drumming competition will take place at James Gillespie's High School next month.The Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships take place on 12 March 2017 and will have entries from 120...

Climate Festival on the Southside in March

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On 18 March 2017 the second Climate Festival will take place at the Southside Community Centre.There will be local food, demonstrations (we like the idea of the one where you learn to repair a...

Recipes for Shrove Tuesday

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This year Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day is on 28 February 2017. The date changes each year as it is the day before Ash Wednesday which this year falls on 1 March 2017.So get...

Local MP says future of Redford Barracks still unclear

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 During a visit to Scotland this week for a meeting of the MOD Defence Board, the Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announced that the UK government would spend £1.7 billion on upgrading Scottish military bases.He said: "Scotland is on...

Letter from Scotland

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It’s always surprising to see your own country from afar.  A few days ago I found myself in a village hall in the hedge-rowed depths of Hertfordshire watching a production of Shakespeare’s “Scottish Play.” ...

Reeves collection sold at Lyon & Turnbull today

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The Reeves Collection of textiles was sold at Lyon & Turnbull's auction house earlier today for £231,600.The renowned collector had amassed textiles all the way through his life from the early days of his...

Edinburgh’s Georgian Shadows begins tonight

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Edinburgh's Georgian Shadows launched as planned this evening despite the best efforts of Storm Doris to disrupt the schedule.Buildings along George Street from St Andrew Square to Charlotte Square are lit up to mark the 250th...

Three Edinburgh nominees for Best Bar None

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 Three venues in Edinburgh have been nominated in different categories in the Best Bar None Scotland National Awards 2016-17 .The Cav has been nominated in the Nightclub category, no doubt spurred on by its...

Etellect open new Edinburgh office

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Etellect which is a business automation specialist is to open a new office in Edinburgh to act as its mobile development hub.Andrew Russell will head up the new outlet, moving from the office at...

Edinburgh MP calls for clarity on Redford Barracks

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In a major Westminster parliamentary debate about the Defence estate Joanna Cherry QC MP for Edinburgh South West has called on the UK Government to provide clarity and reassurance following their proposals to close...
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