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Letter from Scotland

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We were struck by tragedy in its many forms this week.  Three climbers lost their lives on Ben Nevis.  Three more people were killed in a dreadful road accident on the A90 south of...

Tram extension will bolster house prices say property experts

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Tram extension to bolster house prices and spark new developmentNorth Edinburgh is set to be transformed by a wave of investment bringing thousands of new homes, offices and shops after the announcement today that...

Letter from Scotland

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We 62 per cent Remainers, can hardly bear to watch the Battle of Brexit going on at Westminster.  It looks like one of the great turning points in our history, fixing our relationship with...
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Letter to the Editor – 3 April 2018 – tram diversion

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3rd of April 2018Dear Sir/Madam,TRAM DIVERSIONA few years ago, an Edinburgh newspaper ran an April Fool story to the effect that, instead of going down Leith Walk,  the Tram would go along London Road...

Trams information board to be unveiled in Morningside

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The Edinburgh Transport Group, a group of local transport enthusiasts, has erected an interpretation board at the old Braids tram-drivers’ shelter on Pentland Terrace to mark the 60th anniversary of the ending of the...

Letter from Scotland

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On a wild, wet, typically-November afternoon, their plane touched down at Glasgow airport.  They are the first 100 refugees from the war in Syria to arrive in Britain under the UK government’s new resettlement...

VIDEO – Trams will start running at the end of this month

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The end is now in sight. After seven years of construction work the tram line is complete, the trams are here, and now you can get on board.Transport Convener Councillor Lesley Hinds announced this...

VIDEO – Daylight tram testing on Princes Street

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The Edinburgh Reporter was out on Princes Street today to watch the tram being put through its paces in amongst the traffic and pedestrians.Our photographer Thomas Haywood was along at Haymarket and Shandwick Place...

Edinburgh Tram in daylight testing

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The tram took to Princes Street yesterday….here is a video produced by Edinburgh Trams from the cab![youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Y7PtaVwHTQ&w=560&h=315]

Mercat launches new special beer to mark the end of tramworks

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A New ‘Mercat’ Commemorative Beer On-board   The award-winning Mercat Bar & Restaurant in Edinburgh’s Haymarket area has launched a special, own branded beer in conjunction with Alechemy Brewing, the microbrewery based in West Lothian -...

Anger at tram workers’ car park

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TRAM workers have sparked fury by creating a private car park in an area fenced off to other road users. Angry shopowners, struggling to stay in business because of disruption caused by the works, say...

Tram cabling works begin this week

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Work to install overhead and underground tram cables is set to get under way in the city centre from this week.Information about overnight working for the cable installation and any impact on traffic management has been communicated to...

St Andrew Square cleared of tram works

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Tram progress in the city as St Andrew Square opensAll road and track works are now complete around St. Andrew Square which was returned to public use today. The completion of these works around...

Full speed ahead for Edinburgh’s trams

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The Reporter braved the cold this morning to meet up with the Transport Minister,Keith Brown MSP and Edinburgh Council Transport convener Councillor Lesley Hinds to witness one of Edinburgh's trams being tested at full...

Edinburgh job – Tram Driver

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The latest Edinburgh job is advertised now. If you are interested then it has a salary of around £20,000 per annum :-The job advert reads as follows:- "Working in partnership with Lothian Buses plc as...

Opinion – Trams and bikes – do they mix?

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by Andy ArthurSo Princes Street in Edinburgh has been shut for around 2 or 3 years (I've lost count) and this is the THIRD attempt to lay the tram lines and surface.The last two...

Council agrees to give more information on city centre road closures

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At the first real meeting of the new coalition administration today there was much to be discussed, but you could have easily missed one of the more important points affecting the city centre. Conservative...

Marchmont and Sciennes Community Council 26 October 2011

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Last night, the community council of Marchmont and Sciennes met at the St Catherine's Argyle Church Hal, as they do every fourth Wednesday of the month, and the members were already looking ahead to...

Edinburgh Trams – A Streetcar named Desire?

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Professor Iain Docherty delivered an intentionally thought-provoking and determinedly controversial talk about the Edinburgh Tram Project at the Royal Scottish Society of Arts meeting last night, which left The Reporter wondering whether anyone at...

A Streetcar named Desire? – A talk about trams 10 October 2011

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 The Royal Scottish Society of Arts is hosting a talk on Monday evening all about trams."A Streetcar Named Desire? What the Edinburgh Trams fiasco teaches us about our attitudes to transport and the cities we...

Trams in Edinburgh by 2014….and that’s a promise?

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Work is to begin again on completing Edinburgh’s tram line following the signing of a settlement agreement between The City of Edinburgh Council and the consortium contracted to build the tram line from the...

Transport Scotland in the driving seat to deliver Edinburgh trams

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The Scottish Government has announced that it will help oversee the final delivery of the Edinburgh trams project. Ministers have also confirmed that the remaining £72 million Scottish Government grant will be reinstated to the...

LIVEBLOG – Council meeting 2 September 2011

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The council meets today to decide what they are going to do about the trams. We will bring you the news from the City Chambers as it happens. If you would like your tweets...

Brian Taylor’s Big Debate broadcast live from Dynamic Earth

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Today, BBC Radio Scotland broadcast Brian Taylor's Big Debate live from Our Dynamic Earth.At a venue just around the corner from where the Queen had opened the fourth session of the Scottish Parliament, and...

Edinburgh Trams – council report out today

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A report outlining the options for the future of the Tram Project is made public today, ahead of a the full Council meeting scheduled for Thursday 30 June at the City Chambers. Councillors will debate...

Edinburgh Tramworks delayed till September

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The planned tramworks on Princes Street, originally planned for July, will now begin in September.Since the announcement was made last month that an agreement had been made with the infrastructure contractor, on the required...

Five things you need to know today

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Edinburgh businesses have joined forces in a bid to become more involved in the controversial trams project. According to STV Local, representatives from thousands of organisations across the city met on Thursday to discuss...

Edinburgh Trams update

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The way forward for the Edinburgh Tram project is clearer today according to the Council, with one of the proposals agreed through the mediation process, being made public this afternoon.Following the mutually agreed appointment...

New chair of tie and Edinburgh Trams speaks

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The appointment of the new chairman of tie and TEL, Vic Emery, was ratified at the full council meeting today in Edinburgh. This is what he has now said.

Trams – emergency motion at Council meeting

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This is the text of the emergency motion laid before the Council today at the meeting of the full council."The City of Edinburgh Council - 18 November 2010Liberal Democrat Emergency MotionCouncil notes that:(i)    the...

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