Date archive forAugust, 2010
By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
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Susan Boyle to sing for the Pope

World famous Scottish singer Susan Boyle has described the opportunity to sing for Pope Benedict XVI as “her greatest dream come true.” Speaking in a television interview recorded by the Scottish Catholic More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
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Pope’s visit to Scotland

The Leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland, Cardinal Keith Patrick O'Brien, is today launching the St Ninian's Day Parade - a 'grand Scottish spectacle' to welcome Pope Benedict XVI to this country next month, More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
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JK Rowling – philanthropist extraordinaire

The Edinburgh author JK Rowling has donated £10million to Edinburgh University to establish a research centre in the name of her late mother Anne. The University announces the news here. The author resigned as More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
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The Broughton Spurtle – Issue 186 on the way!

The next issue of the Broughton Spurtle will hit the streets tomorrow 1st September. Content promises to be as controversial and sparkly as always…… Unscrambling of Edinburgh News reportage….. More More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
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Attack in Edinburgh’s New Town

Lothian and Borders Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenage girl was assaulted in the capital. The incident happened around 2am on Friday 20th August in the West Scotland Street area of the city. The More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
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Suspicious Fire in Wester Hailes

Lothian and Borders Police are appealing for information following a suspicious fire in Edinburgh. The incident happened around 6pm on Monday 30th August in the Wester Hailes area of the city. A wooden building More...

By Ali George On Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
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MBE medal stolen

Lothian and Borders Police are appealing for information after a Queen’s honour medal was stolen from a house in Edinburgh. The incident happened sometime between 10am on Saturday 21st and 8pm on Monday More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
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Book Festival closes with tribute to Morgan

The Edinburgh International Festival public programme closed last night with a moving tribute to Scotland’s first national poet, Edwin Morgan who died last week.  Richard Holloway chaired the final event in More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
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Capuchins at the Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo’s brown capuchin monkeys have had a record breeding season with six new infants joining the two groups. The youngest, born on 29 July 2010, is now just over a month old and was born to first-time More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
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450 years after The Reformation

A fascinating selection of original printed books, manuscripts and letters is to go on display at the National Library of Scotland from tomorrow to mark the 450th anniversary of the Scottish Reformation. The Reformation More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
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Best Fringe ever

The 64th Edinburgh Festival Fringe which finished yesterday has announced that at the final reconciliation an estimated 1,955,913 tickets will have been sold. Speaking about the great successes that the Edinburgh More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
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Research at the Botanics

A new study documents waves of forest degradation advancing 120 km across East Africa in just 14 years. Scientists from 12 organisations in Europe, Africa and the USA showed that forest exploitation started with More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
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Children’s writing competition launched

A creative writing competition for Edinburgh school children is being launched in the city. The theme of this year’s ‘Green Pencil Award’, which is run by The City of Edinburgh Council for pupils More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
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The Dangers of Ship-to-Ship transfers

by Robin Harper MSP I was not born or educated in Edinburgh, but have lived here for over forty years, and have had the honour and pleasure of representing Edinburgh and the wider Lothians region in the Scottish More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, August 30th, 2010
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Funding announced for museums and galleries

Details of the latest cash awards for Recognised Collections have been announced by Museums Galleries Scotland. Seven Scottish museums whose collections are of National Significance will directly benefit from funding More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, August 30th, 2010
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New Queen’s Counsel announced

Her Majesty The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of seven new Queen’s Counsel, on the recommendation of First Minister Alex Salmond. The new appointees are: Andrew Lawson Brown, Robert Bruce More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, August 30th, 2010
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Government introduce chronic medication service

People with long term conditions are to be given ‘care plans’ by their pharmacist to help them manage their ill-health better, it was announced today. Through an integrated patient record sharing system More...

By admin On Sunday, August 29th, 2010
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What’s on This Week? – 30th August

On 6th September Blackwells Bookshop 53-62 South Bridge are holding a Book Quiz at 6pm. James Robertson will be reading from and signing copies of his new book ‘And The Land Lay Still’ at Waterstones More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, August 29th, 2010
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Sea eagles reintroduced to Scotland

Nineteen white-tailed sea eagles, gifted to Scotland as part of a reintroduction programme, have been released into the wild from a secret location in Fife. The magnificent birds of prey, the UK’s largest, More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, August 29th, 2010
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Charity Cycle

Julia McGlashan is photographed with her daughter CameronThis story is a break with tradition! It is not truly an Edinburgh story but it is an inspiring story about one charity fundraiser. (And one of the Reporter’s More...