Date archive forJune, 2011
By admin On Thursday, June 30th, 2011
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Official opening at Holyrood 1 July 2011

A fundraiser for veterans, a volunteer at a soup kitchen and a hospice visitor have been named by Holyrood’s Presiding Officer and Deputy Presiding Officers as the local heroes who will join them at the opening More...

By admin On Thursday, June 30th, 2011
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Lord Foulkes to open Edinburgh office today

Today marks an exciting day for Edinburgh businesses and property experts alike as peer and former Labour minister Rt. Hon. Lord George Foulkes gets ready to launch 23 Melville Street, the West End’s new state-of-the-art More...

By admin On Thursday, June 30th, 2011
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Five things you need to know today

Today is all about trams. The fate of  the transport project is on the agenda at the full council meeting this morning. Whether or not any decision will be taken is up for grabs. There are those who think the More...

By admin On Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
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New Open Trophy unveiled in Edinburgh

By Lauren Witherspoon Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, revealed the new trophy for the Barclays Scottish Open at Edinburgh’s Hamilton & Inches today. The trophy that the world’s top golfers will More...

By admin On Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
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Ian Murray MP is a happy bunny

Edinburgh South MP, Ian Murray, can proudly declare that his constituency office is cruelty-free. Ian has taken the step to ensure that all the cleaning and household products used are cruelty-free, only using those More...

By admin On Tuesday, June 28th, 2011
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Five things you need to know today

This Sunday The Scottish Storytelling Centre is hosting a competition for young budding magicians when they stage the War of the Wizards. This is part of the International Magic Festival which starts on Friday. Lord More...

By admin On Monday, June 27th, 2011
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Lord McCluskey issues Review Group’s first report

First Minister Alex Salmond has welcomed the publication of the first report of the Review Group examining the relationship between the High Court of Justiciary and the UK Supreme Court in criminal cases. The group More...

By admin On Monday, June 27th, 2011
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Solar Hub shining at Mortonhall Klondyke

The rays are beating down on Edinburgh’s Mortonhall Klondyke Garden Centre, following the opening of a Solar Hub within the grounds. Installed by the UK’s leading residential solar energy specialists, The Big More...

By admin On Monday, June 27th, 2011
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EIFF – Oliver Sherman

by Ryan McNeely There was an American TV series a couple of years ago called Life. It was about a cop who was wrongly convicted of murder and spent 12 years in prison, then was exonerated and returned to the force. More...

By admin On Monday, June 27th, 2011
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Lord Rodger of Earlsferry

The UK Supreme Court has announced the death of Lord Rodger of Earlsferry yesterday. “It is with great sadness that we convey the news that Lord Rodger of Earlsferry, Justice of the Supreme Court, died peacefully More...

By admin On Monday, June 27th, 2011
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Edinburgh job – Temporary Teacher The Royal High School

There is a vacancy for a temporary teacher in Modern Studies at The Royal High School advertised today. The advert is as follows:- Temporary Teacher (Modern Studies) The Royal High School Salary: £21,438 – More...

By admin On Monday, June 27th, 2011
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Edinburgh Reporter chats – Lucy Petrie Help4Letting

Who are you and where did you come from? I’m Lucy Petrie, director of Help4Letting, my ethical letting company, which I started up last year.  I was born in Aberdeen, but moved to Edinburgh just over three More...

By admin On Monday, June 27th, 2011
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Scottish Film Investors Night

The Scottish Government last week pledged to host a Scottish Film Investors Night. Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop said the Government would bring together potential investors and film-makers to nurture financial More...

By admin On Monday, June 27th, 2011
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Edinburgh job – Temporary Primary School Teacher South Queensferry

The position of temporary primary school teacher at St Margaret’s School in South Queensferry is advertised today. The advert is as follows:- Children & Families Temporary Primary Teacher St Margaret’s More...

By admin On Monday, June 27th, 2011
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The cost of Gaelic School escalating

Bòrd na Gàidhlig, the statutory body responsible for the promotion and development of Gaelic and advising Scottish Government Ministers, has expressed serious concerns about the escalating costs of refurbishing More...

By admin On Monday, June 27th, 2011
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EIFF – Shorts Weekender

By David Kettle Edinburgh International Film Festival director James Mullighan explained his passion for short films in his introduction to one of the EIFF’s shorts weekender showings, as well as his intention More...

By admin On Monday, June 27th, 2011
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RNLI Queensferry Open Day in photos

On Sunday record crowds enjoyed the RNLI Queensferry Lifeboat Station’s Open and Family Fun Day with the most impressive event of the afternoon being the dramatic rescue exercise with the RNLI Queensferry More...

By admin On Monday, June 27th, 2011
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Craigmillar development gets new name

Link Group has named the winner of its competition to help name a major affordable housing development in Craigmillar, Edinburgh. Primary 5 pupil Caitlin McKenzie suggested the winning name – King’s Place. More...

By admin On Monday, June 27th, 2011
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Three-quarters of women want to be in a relationship

Women over the age of 30 would like to be in a committed relationship, however only around 40% of them felt they had a good chance of finding love. This was the key finding in research undertaken by Beswitchedon, More...

By admin On Saturday, June 25th, 2011
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EIFF review Troll Hunter

by Ryan McNeely What can I say about Troll Hunter? Well, before the flick started, I tweeted this:- “Going to see Troll Hunter. With a name like that, how can it not be awesome?” You know what? I was right. More...