Ailean Beaton

Reporter and Student Journalist at Edinburgh Napier University.

By Ailean Beaton On Friday, November 11th, 2016
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Creative Edinburgh’s birthday bash

The winners at this year’s Creative Edinburgh awards were announced last night with Leith Late, Scottish £5 Banknote designers and Jupiter Artland among the winners.  A whole host of Edinburgh based artists, More...

By Ailean Beaton On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
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City Council holding “Question Time” style event on Thursday night

The City of Edinburgh Council are holding a “BBC Question Time” style panel tomorrow night which will feature senior councillors. They will be questioned by members of the public about changes to More...

By Ailean Beaton On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
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George Street will shine bright this Christmas

The Street of Light, which lit up the Royal Mile with 60,000 lightbulbs last December, is this year set to transform the west end of George Street with the bright glow of its twenty four luminous archways. The More...

By Ailean Beaton On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
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UK leaders react to Trump victory

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addressed the outcome of the US election, with Donald Trump defeating Hillary Clinton. As we all knew by early this morning Trump is now the President-Elect of the United More...

By Ailean Beaton On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
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Robotic assisted surgery has saved fifty lives in south east Scotland

Shona Robison MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Scottish Government today launched a pioneering robotic surgery service for patients with prostate cancer at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh. A More...

By Ailean Beaton On Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
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Bill Kyle- “the heart and soul of The Jazz Bar” dies aged 70

Edinburgh musicians and gig-goers are heartbroken after learning that Bill Kyle, best known as the founder of The Jazz Bar, has passed away suddenly at the age of 70. A passionate jazz drummer and champion of More...

By Ailean Beaton On Thursday, October 13th, 2016
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Go along and be thrilled by Botanic Lights 13 October to 6 November 2016

Tonight the Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh begins Botanic Lights 2016. This is a series of nightly events over the course of the next month which will transform our beautiful but familiar city garden with vibrant More...

By Ailean Beaton On Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
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Botanic Lights 2016 opens tomorrow with a new theme- Exploration

Edinburgh Royal Botanic Garden’s award-winning Botanic Lights opens to the public tomorrow night (Thursday 13th) promising their most ambitious and interactive shows to date. The theme for this year’s More...

By Ailean Beaton On Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
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Thousands of free ice rink tickets available this morning at 10 am

Edinburgh’s Christmas have teamed up with Standard Life to give away 10,000 free tickets for primary school pupils to go ice skating in St Andrew Square over the Christmas period this year. The tickets will More...

By Ailean Beaton On Monday, October 10th, 2016
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Local business focus: Eve’s Apple Shack

The small, quirky businesses in and around Edinburgh are one of the many things that make this city such a fun and vibrant place to live. One of our favourite examples of an Edinburgh resident doing her own thing More...

By Ailean Beaton On Saturday, October 1st, 2016
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National Poetry Day is back – “Say it with a poem”

The 22nd annual National Poetry Day will take place on Thursday 6 October 2016, promising a mass break-out of poetry and verse in venues and public spaces all around the UK. Each year schools, groups and ordinary More...

By Ailean Beaton On Monday, September 19th, 2016
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Edinburgh’s Christmas 2016 expands to the West End

Edinburgh’s Christmas 2016 today launched its programme of locations and events for this year’s festivities, which for the first time include new and expanded sites in the city’s West End. The More...

By Ailean Beaton On Monday, August 29th, 2016
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Leith Academy pupils win internship places on U.S. presidential campaign

Four Leith Academy pupils have won a nationwide competition to intern as part of US Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign in the US in November. Morven MacKay, Caitlin Munn, Liam More...

By Ailean Beaton On Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
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Anti-Israel demonstration at “Shalom Festival” in Tollcross

A large and energetic protest began around 10 am this morning outside the Central Halls in Tollcross where an Israeli cultural fringe event is being held. The event, called the Shalom Festival, celebrates Israeli More...

By Ailean Beaton On Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
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Scottish Gas believes social skills just as important as grades

Just as thousands of young people across Edinburgh received their SQA exam results, new research from Scottish Gas has found that employers believe soft skills and personality are as important as school grades More...

By Ailean Beaton On Friday, August 5th, 2016
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 – Condemned at Mary King’s Close

  “Perhaps the fear of the unknown comes from the assumption that anything new and strange must be dangerous.” Visitors to Edinburgh during this year’s Festival Fringe may not realise it More...

By Ailean Beaton On Monday, August 1st, 2016
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Growth for Edinburgh’s rental market despite Brexit uncertainty

One of Edinburgh’s largest letting agents, Braemore, has reported a surge in interest from landlords in the weeks following the Brexit vote, suggesting the Edinburgh lettings market is confident despite large-scale More...

By Ailean Beaton On Saturday, July 30th, 2016
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Now Showing- new film poster design competition at the Cameo

Glasgow based marketing agency Front Page has teamed up with the Cameo Cinema with a new film poster design competition. The competition runs alongside the Cameo’s “Culture Shock” season which features More...

By Ailean Beaton On Saturday, July 30th, 2016
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Cameo Cinema announce special “Curated By” Fringe shows

The Cameo cinema in Tollcross has just released details of this year’s “Curated By” season; a series of one-off events during the Fringe that will include a selection of films presented by high-profile comics More...

By Ailean Beaton On Sunday, July 24th, 2016
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Council launches “street play” scheme

CHILDREN PLAYING FOOTBALL IN THE STREET The City of Edinburgh Council have published guidelines for local residents who can now apply to have their street temporarily closed off from traffic as part of the pilot More...