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BIG NEWS – Big Noise is coming to Wester Hailes

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A new Big Noise programme is to start next spring in Wester Hailes.Musicians will be put in place to work with The City of Edinburgh Council, Clovenstone, Canal View and Sighthill Primary and...

Wester Hailes features at the new V&A Dundee exhibition

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The newest exhibition at the V&A Dundee featuring an imagined project with a bridge over the canal in Wester Hailes opens this weekend.It is the idea of Edinburgh-based architects 7N working along with Architecture...

Prospect delighted to obtain permission for their new homes

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Planning permission was granted by The City of Edinburgh Council this morning for 69 new affordable homes at Clovenstone Gardens. Prospect Community Housing say they are delighted. Over the past two years, Prospect have been...

Wester Hailes – fires and assaults may be linked

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Police Scotland were still conducting forensic work at lunchtime today along with colleagues from Scottish Fire & Rescue Services at Calders Community Garden and Bridge 8 Hub.The Fire Investigation Unit had two sniffer dogs...

Edinburgh Collected – social history in photos

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Several scenes in The Huts were filmed around the Wester Hailes Venchie, an adventure playground built to give children somewhere to play.The Huts was one of the first documentaries made by Channel 4...

Money Talk team heading to Wester Hailes

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The Money Talk Team will be at Westside Plaza in Wester Hailes on 28 September 2019 to try and help anyone with money difficulties. Their remit is to chat to people about finances, help...

WHALE Arts boss shortlisted for award

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The Chief Executive of WHALE Arts in Wester Hailes is a finalist in the Scottish Women's Awards for her Contribution to Arts and Culture this week.  Leah Black who took over in April 2019 was...

Buzz Bingo is declared ‘open’ in Wester Hailes

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Long-standing bingo player, member of Buzz Bingo and local resident, Isabella McCreadie, was afforded the honour of cutting the ribbon at Westside Plaza to officially declare the new club open.All customers playing at...
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Incredible Distance – audio visual installation reflects the sounds of Wester Hailes

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The Scottish Chamber Orchestra and residents of Wester Hailes have unveiled an audio visual installation created during the orchestra's residency in the area.Suzanne Parry is the composer who has worked with visual artist Ewan...

Wester Hailes Film and Moving Image Festival 15 – 20 October 2018

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WHALE ARTS To HOST LOCAL FILM FESTIVAL DURING THE OCTOBER HOLIDAYSThis October half term (15 – 20 October) WHALE Arts is hosting the very first Wester Hailes Film and Moving Image Festival. Changing Perspectives,...

For half term – Film festival in Wester Hailes

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This October half term (15 – 20 October) WHALE Arts is hosting the very first Wester Hailes Film and Moving Image Festival.Changing Perspectives, so-named after the short film made by pupils from Wester Hailes...

What’s on in Edinburgh on Tuesday – Films and chat about living in a...

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WHALE Arts and Tower Block UK invite you to join them on Tuesday 18 September 2018 for an evening filled with film and conversation about high-rise and new town living. The evening will begin with...

Calders Green Shoots taking part in 2018 Power of Food Festival

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The Power of Food Festival takes place next weekend 16-17 June 2018.The full programme of events in 23 community gardens across Edinburgh as far as the Pentlands is now on their website.One of those...

Tasting Change are opening a community food shop in Wester Hailes

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Next Tuesday 8 May 2018 a community food shop will be opened in Wester Hailes at the Healthy Living Centre which is part of the Wester Hailes Health Centre.The shop will be open from...

MSP calls for engagement with plan for Westside Plaza

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Gordon Macdonald, MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands, is asking local residents to offer their views on the current civic square, located at the front of Westside Plaza, as part of Wester Hailes Community Trust’s Making...

Tomorrow is World Disco Soup Day!

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Tomorrow afternoon all roads lead to Wester Hailes where it is World Disco Soup Day.In fact it is World Disco Soup Day across Scotland hosted by the Scottish Slow Food Youth Network. Chef Fi...

Tommy Smith takes jazz to church

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Saxophonist Tommy Smith brings his latest project home this month with a concert on Saturday, 11 November 2017 in Craiglockhart church just two miles from where he grew up in Wester Hailes. Back in the summer Smith...

New residential home to be officially opened today in Edinburgh

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Later today The City of Edinburgh Council will open a new residential home for young people in Wester Hailes. The Heathervale Young Peoples Centre will provide accommodation for young people between the age of...

Cosy Kids working to keep children in Wester Hailes warm

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Local children in Edinburgh are wrapped-up and warm this winter – after receiving a sackful of clothes from the Cosy Kids Campaign. Helpers from the campaign visited The Hailesland Early Years Centre in Wester Hailes last...

Wester Hailes pupils to attend Waterloo commemoration at St Paul’s

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Students from Wester Hailes Education Centre will attend a commemorative service in St Paul’s Cathedral this Friday, 18 June 2015, to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Wester Hailes Education Centre has...

Wester Hailes Fun Run 2015

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The Wester Hailes Fun Run took place earlier on a cold overcast morning which did not deter the many participants who lined up at the start.[vimeo 130669712 w=500 h=281]The Edinburgh Reporter NEWS Wester Hailes...

Canal View Primary School – recording their own ‘Band Aid’ song!

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Canal View is a Positive Action school based in Wester Hailes, and they have been working on an opportunity for their pupils to show off their many varied talents and raise their ambitions now and for...

Work is about to begin on the underpass to Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre

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A couple of years after it first opened a state of the art health centre, the council has announced that the underpass to the Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre will finally be developed to...

Lifeguard course on offer in Wester Hailes

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Can you swim 50m in less than a minute?Are you looking for a qualification which may lead to a new job?Then Wester Hailes Education Centre have a course which might help you 

Reenactment of WWI football match

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In Football Remembers week, Wester Hailes Education Centre reenacted a little of the football match which everyone knows about from the First World War. http://vimeo.com/114111137 Private William Tapp wrote in his diary "It doesn't seem right...

Thursday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 Moonhop - The Raverendum: live music, whisky, dancing and rare vinyl, featuring Moonhop DJs Whisky Stephen (& the FOUND team), live set from FOUND (Lomond Campbell and River of Slime) and poetry from Neu Reekie's Michael Pedersen and Kevin Williamson....

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...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 4TH AUGUST 2014GENERATION: Curator's Tour. Senior Curator Lucy Askew leads an introductory tour of the GENERATION exhibition at Modern Art One, introducing key artists and themes.  This part of the exhibition includes spectacular...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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We all know what starts this week: on Friday both the Fringe and the Just Festival open their numerous doors.  The Edinburgh Reporter will cover many events at both festivals - so What's On...

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