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Fishing – drop shotting for perch is catching on

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Mike Wilson has enjoyed watching his young son learning the art of drop shotting, working through various actions and retrieves on the Union Canal.It's an angling tactic which has been rapidly growing in popularity...

Fishing – coarse angling chairman explains background to canal permits

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Gus Brindle, chairman of the Scottish Federation for Coarse Angling (SFCA), has responded to social media criticism over the issue of permits to fish Scotland's canals.The response followed publication of an article featuring the...

Fishing – Colin encouraging more anglers to the Union Canal

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Colin Smith has landed over 100 roach, perch and pike from the Union Canal this year and is actively encouraging more anglers to join him.He recently-created a private Facebook page which is steadily growing...

Union Canal breach plugged and fish saved

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Scottish Canals confirm that they have secured the area and stopped the flow of water following a breach of the Union Canal near the A801 between Polmont and Muiravonside.The breach followed last week's severe...

Cycle route to link Union Canal and The Meadows

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Cyclists will soon no longer have to negotiate a “daunting junction” as the city council presses ahead with delayed plans for a safe route between The Meadows and the Union Canal.The council has relaunched...

Capturing canals on canvas

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Scotland’s first canal artist-in-residence has captured the sights of the nation’s inland waterways on canvas.And Lesley Banks has invited the public to view her work from May 6 at the Park Gallery in Callendar...

Canal cruise crooners strike right chord as fundraisers

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Volunteers from the Ratho-based Seagull Trust Cruises are raising money for the charity by offering their musical talents elsewhere.Four crew members became well-known for their musical accompaniment on trips along the Union Canal for...

Re-Union Boats: championing Edinburgh’s canal

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Believe me, my young friend' said the Water Rat solemnly.....'there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats' (Kenneth Grahame The Wind in the Willows).It's...

Sunday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Carols By Candlelight: in aid of Bethany Christian Trust, supporting homeless and vulnerable people across Scotland. 6.30pm, Central, Central Halls, Tolcross. For more information call 0131 561 8925.Family Festive Cinema at the Scottish National...

Saturday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Song, by Toad Christmas Party: Garden of Elks, Plastic Animals, plus short sets and cabaret from other acts on the Song, By Toad label and followed by DJ Sets from Irregular Owl Movements and...

What’s On In Edinburgh 15th-21st December 2014

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MONDAY 15TH DECEMBER 2014Meet Chris Hadfield: the former Commander of the International Space Station will be signing copies of his stunning planetary photo tour You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes. 12.30pm,...

Saturday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTHjd8PM6ts]Can't Dance Cameron: Emily Dodd introduces her new book, the tale (or tail?) of a capercaillie bird who doesn't think he can dance. Emily is a former Reader-In-Residence at the library. For ages...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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 MONDAY 8TH DECEMBER 2014For Crying Out Loud: special screenings for carers and their babies under 12 months old - maximum of 2 adults per baby. Babychanging, bottle warming and buggy parking facilities available. This...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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Well we all know what's on in Scotland this week....but there's plenty available to take your mind off it.... MONDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER 2014All Quiet On The Western Front (1930): a film saga of German boys...

Strictly Cycling for Bike Week

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 Come and try something new with a bike via a Strictly Cycling taster session for Bike Week! Meet at 2pm at the Bridge8Hub, just off the Union Canal in the west of Edinburgh on Friday...

A life less ordinary on Scotland’s canals

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Scots across the country could soon be swapping cul-de-sacs and cottages for waterways and wide-beam barges as Scottish Canals launches phase two of its residential mooring scheme – Living on Water.Four new moorings in...

Lighting improved on canal path

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 COUNCIL AND SCOTTISH CANALS LIGHT THE WAY FOR WALKERS AND CYCLISTSMore cyclists and walkers are using the Union Canal towpath, thanks to new LED solar powered lights installed by the City of Edinburgh Council...

Ice-breaker canal boat!

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I just happened to pass the Union Canal on Monday just as the Re-union boat approached the Leamington Lift Bridge, and thought the video might be of interest to your readers.  Watch my video...

Canal College gets first round funding

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A major skills and employability programme targeting disadvantaged 16-25 year olds in Falkirk and Edinburgh came a step closer with the announcement that it has been awarded a First Round pass for a grant of £207,700...

Canal Strategy shortlisted for award

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CANAL STRATEGY ON THE CREST OF A WAVEThe plan to kick start the renaissance of the popular Union Canal has been short listed for a prestigious national waterways award.The Edinburgh Union Canal Strategy as...

Improved Harrison Park reopened

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Local children welcomed Councillor Donald Wilson and other guests to officially celebrate the new environmental and access improvements at Harrison Park East, on Friday . The local community has been working with a variety of...

New strategy for the Union Canal

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The Council has announced today a new draft strategy so that locals and visitors to Edinburgh can enjoy the many benefits of the Union Canal.The Canal is already popular and is used for a...

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