Nigel Duncan

Experienced news, business, arts, sport and travel journalist and food critic and managing editor of www.appitite, a well-established food and travel website. Also a magazine editor of publications with circulations of up to 200,000 and managing director of a long-established PR/marketing company with a string of blue-chip clients in its CV. Former communications lecturer at a Scottish university and social media specialist for a string of successful and busy SMEs.

By Nigel Duncan On Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
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Women’s basketball – Pride getting even closer

WBBL Trophy: Caledonia Pride 50, Manchester Mystics 59 Caledonia Pride were beaten by physical Manchester Mystics in the Women’s British Basketball Trophy at The Oriam but they are edging closer to their More...

By Nigel Duncan On Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
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Womens’ basketball – Pride looking for early lift against Mystics

Caledonia Pride take to the court today (Sunday, 1pm) at The Oriam, Ricarton, looking to start in top gear. They were certainly fired-up the last time they played Manchester Mystics at the National Basketball Performance More...

By Nigel Duncan On Friday, January 20th, 2017
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Speedway – Masters competes with legends in prestige event

photo courtesy of Edinburgh Monarchs Newly-crowned Australian Champion Sam Masters takes part in the Motul Pirelli Troy Bayliss Classic on Saturday at Taree Motorcycle Club, New South Wales. Masters has been invited More...

By Nigel Duncan On Friday, January 20th, 2017
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Basketball – Peacock urges action replay to down Mystics

Hannah Peacock (white vest) fights for the ball against Wildcats Hannah Peacock top scored with 15 points as Caledonia Pride rocked league pace-setters Nottingham Wildcats in the second-half of their last Women’s More...

By Nigel Duncan On Friday, January 20th, 2017
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Marmalade awards – search on to find the world’s best

The search is on to find the world’s top marmalade maker and Scottish collection points have been confirmed. The event is now in its 12th year and this time takes place on 18 and 19 March. Previous competitions More...

By Nigel Duncan On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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Ice hockey – Dobron banned from Storm clash

Edinburgh Capitals’ player/coach Michal Dobron will miss Sunday’s home Elite League clash with Manchester Storm (face-off 6pm). The experienced Czech Republic defenceman was put under automatic review by ice More...

By Nigel Duncan On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Ice hockey – Flames aim to burn brightly in Elite League

Photo courtesy of Ian Coyle Guildford Flames have applied to join the Elite League and, if they are given the green light, then 12 teams, including Edinburgh Capitals, will contest the 2016/17 championship as More...

By Nigel Duncan On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Review – Voujon, an invitation to dine

Everything about Voujon has style, from the German crockery to the elegant cutlery. The decor remains fresh and is complemented by the lighting and the professional approach of the welcoming staff is impressive. It More...

By Nigel Duncan On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Ice Hockey – Dobron under scrutiny by discipline bosses

Edinburgh Capitals’ player/coach Michal Dobron is under review by the Department of Player Safety (DOPS) after receiving a match penalty in Sunday’s home defeat by Fife Flyers. The decision on the slew More...

By Nigel Duncan On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Taisteal, the brainchild of Michelin-trained chef Gordon Craig

Gordon Craig helped establish Field and Field Grill House and now he has branched out on his own with Taisteal. The word means journey or to travel and Gordon will use some of the knowledge learned on his own travels More...

By Nigel Duncan On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Ice hockey – Hand inducted to Ice Hockey Hall of Fame

Tony Hand has been inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Hall of Fame. The Edinburgh-born former player and coach will receive the Richard “Bibi” Torriani Award for an outstanding career More...

By Nigel Duncan On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Women’s Basketball – Lewis warns Pride as Mystics come calling

Robyn Lewis hopes Caledonia Pride can build on their previous performance when Manchester Mystics visit The Oriam on Saturday (1pm) in their latest Women’s British Basketball League (WBBL) clash. The inspirational More...

By Nigel Duncan On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Hockey – Crocked Grassick named in Olympic hockey programme

Edinburgh-born Chris Grassick and Alan Forsyth from Paisley have been named in a 27-man field hockey squad for the new Olympic cycle. The squad has an average age of 25 as coach Bobby Crutchley relaunches his team More...

By Nigel Duncan On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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Hockey – Forsyth pleased with performance against Russia

Challenge: Scotland (men) 1, Russia 2 (match played in Barcelona) Scotland’s senior men were beaten 2-1 by a late goal in their first of three test matches against Russia in Barcelona as they kick-start the More...

By Nigel Duncan On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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Ice Hockey – Carlo strikes to crush Capitals

Elite League: Edinburgh Capitals 3, Fife Flyers 4 Carlo Finucci claimed a late game-winner as Fife Flyers edged bottom club Edinburgh Capitals 4-3 at Murrayfield. Capitals were 3-1 down after 29 seconds of the final More...

By Nigel Duncan On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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Indoor Hockey – Inverleith tucked in behind indoor leaders Kelburne

Inverleith, who remain second in the eight-strong table, thrashed bottom club Uddingston 9-1 at Bell’s Sports Centre in Perth as the men’s indoor Division One season continued at the weekend. The emphatic More...

By Nigel Duncan On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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Speedway – Masters finally wins Aussie title after two near misses

photo courtesy of Mike Hunter Edinburgh Monarchs bosses today congratulated skipper Sam Masters on winning the coveted Australian speedway title. The 25-year-old powered to glory at Kurri Kurri on Saturday leaving More...

By Nigel Duncan On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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Ice Hockey – Fullerton hero as Fyodorov nets the game-winner

EX-Braehead Clan player Travis Fullerton broke the hearts of his former team-mates with a late save to earn battling Edinburgh Capitals a valuable road win. The Canadian stopper denied Daniel Ahsberg late-on to More...

By Nigel Duncan On Saturday, January 14th, 2017
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Ice Hockey – MacDougall sits out as Capitals travel to Braehead

Photo courtesy of Ian Coyle/Edinburgh Capitals Taylor MacDougall sits out Edinburgh Capitals visit to Braehead Clan on Saturday night because of a shoulder injury. The absence of the lanky forward is a blow for More...

By Nigel Duncan On Friday, January 13th, 2017
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Speedway – Masters goes head-to-head with former teammate for Aussie glory

SAM Masters will go head-to-head with his former Edinburgh Monarchs team-mate Justin Sedgmen for the Australian Championship at Kurri Kurri on Saturday. Sedgmen took victory in Round 3 at Undera on Wednesday with More...