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Date archive forJune, 2012
By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, June 30th, 2012
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Edinburgh International Film Festival Red Carpet Event – Gala Premiere of Brave

The stars of Disney-Pixar’s BRAVE were piped onto the red carpet today at the Festival Theatre as they celebrated the first showing of the new film BRAVE in the UK. Inspired by the rich heritage, myths and legends More...

By David Kettle On Saturday, June 30th, 2012
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Edinburgh International Magic Festival review: Colin McLeod – Sheer Luck? (****)

Young Scottish mind-reader Colin McLeod’s often mind-boggling one-off performance at the Edinburgh International Magic Festival took the deductive skills Sherlock Holmes for its inspiration. How the slightest More...

By Holly Jones On Saturday, June 30th, 2012
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Hotel Review: The Horseshoe Inn

5 Star Restaurant and Inn! The multi award winning Horseshoe Inn is a pretty little Inn situated in Eddleston by Peebles right in the heart of the Scottish Borders. After a slow drive out of Edinburgh last Tuesday More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, June 30th, 2012
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Walk Tour Leith launched this week

Walk Tour Leith, in association with Edinburgh Tour Guides, are now providing regular daily walking tours in Leith.   These tours are a comprehensive guide to 1000 years of Leith’s history and its immense More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, June 30th, 2012
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Pandas starring in the Beano!

PREPARE TO BE BAMBOO-ZLED! It’s Panda-monium as The Beano & Edinburgh Zoo join forces Britain’s best-loved weekly comic, The Beano, brings its unique brand of mischief to Edinburgh Zoo this week when the More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, June 30th, 2012
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Five things you need to know today

Edinburgh Today – Armed Forces Day – Fundraising BBQ – Bus diversions – Trams update  There are actually so many things happening in the capital today it is difficult to fit them all in. More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, June 30th, 2012
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Get along to THE BIG DANCE on 30 June and 1 July

Over 100 free dance events will turn Edinburgh into one giant dancefloor for Big Dance Edinburgh today and tomorrow. Today and tomorrow Edinburgh is playing host to a weekend of free dance events to excite, inspire More...

By Ryan McNeely On Saturday, June 30th, 2012
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Edinburgh International Film Festival – Closing Night Gala Premiere – Brave

We’re almost at the end of the festival now for another year. I hope at least some of you have tried out one or two of the movies I’ve recommended over the last two weeks. If you have, feel free to drop More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, June 29th, 2012
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Creative Industries contribute billions to the Scottish economy

Scotland’s arts and creative industries sectors add more than £3.2 billion to the country’s economy, according to new research published today. The research, jointly commissioned by Creative Scotland and Scottish More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, June 29th, 2012
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Portland Hotels on the up and up

Portland Hotels, the privately owned hotel management and investment company, with two of its properties in the capital, has reported a strong performance with rising sales, despite the ongoing challenging and More...

By John Hislop On Friday, June 29th, 2012
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Hibs launch new home top

Over a hundred Hibs fans: men, women and children, braved the rain today to get their hands on the latest Edinburgh fashion accessory, the newly launched Hibs home strip for next season. The design had been kept More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, June 29th, 2012
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Assembly Rooms nearly ready for reopening

ASSEMBLY ROOMS EDINBURGH COMPLETION DATE IS CRYSTAL CLEAR Following a £9.3m refurbishment, Edinburgh’s historic Assembly Rooms is on target for completion, ready for its grand unveiling on 19 July. Today sees More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, June 29th, 2012
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Edinburgh Wave energy company wins major award

Edinburgh-based wave energy developer, Aquamarine Power, was honoured with a major award for innovation this week in recognition of its cutting edge Oyster wave energy technology. The company won first prize in More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, June 29th, 2012
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Five things you need to know today

Book Festival – Bank arrest – Canal Festival – Best of the Fest announced – Lothian and Borders Police Board If you want tickets for anything at The Edinburgh International Book Festival More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, June 28th, 2012
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Opinion – Trams and bikes – do they mix?

by Andy Arthur So Princes Street in Edinburgh has been shut for around 2 or 3 years (I’ve lost count) and this is the THIRD attempt to lay the tram lines and surface. The last two attempts quickly broke More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, June 28th, 2012
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Edinburgh Council meeting as it happened

The council meeting this morning had an agenda which was dispatched in just over two hours. This was the first meeting which had started with a Pause for Reflection, although in essence it was difficult to see More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, June 28th, 2012
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Man dies in Royal Infirmary following fire

A 45-year-old man has died after a fire in a property in Dunbar, East Lothian this morning. Fifteen firefighters on appliances from Dunbar, Haddington and East Linton were mobilised to the High Street in Dunbar More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, June 28th, 2012
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Bonhams achieve record for whisky sale

The highest price ever paid for a bottle of The Macallan 50 year old, distilled in 1928 and bottled in 1983, was achieved when it sold for £17,500 at Bonhams Whisky sale in Edinburgh today. Estimated at £10,000-12,000 More...

By Ryan McNeely On Thursday, June 28th, 2012
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Edinburgh International Film Festival – Something Else For The Weekend

Here are two more films for you to choose from this weekend, courtesy of our friends at the EIFF. God Bless America The land of the spree. Frank is at the end of his rope. Middle-aged and divorced, his daughter More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, June 28th, 2012
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Council agrees to give more information on city centre road closures

At the first real meeting of the new coalition administration today there was much to be discussed, but you could have easily missed one of the more important points affecting the city centre. Conservative Councillor More...

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