Date archive forNovember, 2011
By admin On Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
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Edinburgh Zoo welcomes the pandas….but what about the penguins?

Tian Tian The two Giant pandas Tian Tian and Yang Guang will be arriving at Edinburgh Zoo this Sunday.  There will then be a two week gap before the public are allowed to see them. But we were out at the zoo today More...

By David Kettle On Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
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Review: Death’s Cabaret (****)

The Caves in Niddry Street offered the perfect venue for the Scottish premiere of Death’s Cabaret on 29 November, with their mix of subterranean spookiness and decadent splendour. Written by composer Stephen More...

By admin On Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
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Put out the Welcome to Scotland App

  Technology Puts Scotland on the M-App   Scottish tourism received a major St Andrew’s day boost today with the launch of the most technologically advanced tourism app in Europe, Welcome to Scotland.   The More...

By admin On Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
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Caledonian – seminar on domestic abuse

A major seminar on domestic abuse will be held tomorrow 1 December 2011 to discuss ways in which all agencies should work together to tackle the issue. ‘Caledonian – An Integrated Approach to Domestic Abuse’ More...

By admin On Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
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Road closures today in Edinburgh

Today there is a march in the city centre and some roads are closed, or diversions are in place. The full list is shown below.     Pensions Day of Action March 30.11.11 – Traffic Restrictions(function() More...

By admin On Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
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Loanhead sisters graduate together

  Sisters Kayleigh and Sarah Brown are testament that a little sisterly love goes a long way.     The siblings from Loanhead, Edinburgh, celebrated together as they both graduated with a HNC in Early More...

By admin On Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
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Jenny MacLean’s Fitness Column #3

Avoiding barriers to exercise We all start out with good intentions to exercise regularly, but when obstacles appear, it can be tempting to give up. Here are a few practical suggestions on how to avoid some of the More...

By admin On Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
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Five things you need to know today

News for you today:- 30 November Industrial Action Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards 2011 National Museum of Scotland Christmas Events The Edinburgh Reporter Advent Calendar PandaNews Happy St Andrew’s More...

By admin On Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
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The Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards 2011

This year’s awards ceremony was held in the Mansfield Traquair and the competition in each category was fierce.   Kirsty Wark compered the event, sponsored by Glenfiddich and The Scotsman, which at the More...

By admin On Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
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Edinburgh Fundraising Diary – Art Auction for Barnardo’s Scotland 30 November 2011

Joseph Pearce bar hosts top-notch art exhibition and auction for Barnardo’s Scotland Time is running out to view or bid for an original or limited edition piece of artwork produced by Scottish and UK-based artists! On More...

By admin On Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
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Christmas in the Courtyard at Newhailes

Join the team at the National Trust for Scotland’s Newhailes in Musselburgh for a host of Christmas activities on 3 and 4 December.   Rhiannon Naismith, Property Manager for Newhailes said:   “Escape More...

By admin On Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
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Five things you need to know today

PandaNews Transport Committee 30 November 2011 Strike Fire Stenhouse Gardens North Balerno Village Trust Farmers Market   The big news of the week is that the pandas are coming to Edinburgh this Sunday. More...

By admin On Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
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Christmas cards for charity

Twelve local charities including Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) have joined forces to set up shop at The Original Charity Christmas Card Shop at St George’s West Church, Shandwick Place.   Now More...

By admin On Monday, November 28th, 2011
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The Scottish National Portrait Gallery ready to re-open

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is that very imposing red sandstone building on Queen Street with the turrets. It has been there for over 120 years, constructed as a purpose-built gallery, but this is the More...

By admin On Monday, November 28th, 2011
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Pandas to arrive next weekend at Edinburgh Zoo

Following months of global anticipation and excitement, the arrival date for Scotland’s first pair of breeding giant pandas has been confirmed as Sunday 4 December. Tian Tian and Yang Guang are set to arrive More...

By admin On Monday, November 28th, 2011
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Panda bookings cause zoo computers to crash

PANDA-MONIUM caused Edinburgh Zoo’s ticket system to collapse. Confirmation that Tian Tian and Yang Guang – meaning Sweet and Sunshine – were due to arrive next weekend resulted in a surge of people visiting More...

By admin On Monday, November 28th, 2011
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Next phase of the tram works announced

The latest programme of work to progress the Haymarket to St Andrew Square section of the Edinburgh Tram route has been announced today . St Andrew Street and Shandwick Place will be closed to traffic on 7th More...

By admin On Monday, November 28th, 2011
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Single to raise money for Aberlour released for Christmas

Edward Reid from “Britain’s Got Talent” is releasing his Christmas single to raise money for Aberlour Child Care Trust. Reid, the Scottish star of ITV’s hit show, “Britain’s Got Talent”, More...

By admin On Monday, November 28th, 2011
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Film – Live & Become at the French Institute 30 November

Owner of La P’tite Folie and Le Di-Vin Wine Bar, Virginie Brouard is hosting a charity screening event this week to highlight her charity work in Ethiopia.   She will talk about her personal experiences More...

By admin On Monday, November 28th, 2011
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Five things you need to know today

  Our news today:- Pandas, pandas, pandas Vote for the Portobello and Leith Community Wind Turbine project Blipfoto call for Saltires Previously….Scotland’s History Festival Fireworks   The More...