Phyllis Stephen

Founding Editor of The Edinburgh Reporter. Edinburgh-born multimedia journalist, and always available for freelance work. A keen iPhoneographer!

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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Sing-a-long-a Beauty and the Beast at the Festival Theatre on 7 October – What do you wear?

Who should go to this show? How can you dress up for it? What should you expect when you get there? We had so many questions but Charlie Crocker of Singalonga Productions was able to help us with all of this – More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
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Edinburgh’s Christmas will be icy!

Underbelly who have the contract with The City of Edinburgh Council to provide all the entertainment for Edinburgh’s Christmas 2017 have announced today that the programme is refreshed for this year – More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, September 18th, 2017
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Miles speaks up for Edinburgh charity

Miles Briggs, Scottish Conservative & Unionist MSP for Lothian, has written to The Scottish Government about the future of Edinburgh based charity Kindred which is facing a funding crisis. The charity announced More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, September 18th, 2017
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Roslin Institute announce breakthrough in sheep genetics

Sheep gene insights could help farmers breed healthier animals Professor David Hume of the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute studies sheep, and says that fresh insights into their genetic code could More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, September 18th, 2017
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Love Actually coming to the Usher Hall with full orchestra

Love Actually is probably the most favourite Christmas film of recent times and now it is coming to the Usher Hall for a pre-Christmas screening with a full orchestra playing live.   Directed by Richard Curtis More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, September 18th, 2017
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Edinburgh St James – new investment figures announced

We are all now well aware of the new shopping and residential development on the site of the former St James Centre. Leith Street is closed to all except pedestrians, cyclists and emergency services while major More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, September 18th, 2017
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In the year of History, Heritage and Archaeology you have more time to visit somewhere old!

Historic Environment Scotland has announced longer opening hours for the sites it manages in Edinburgh and Lothian. Some summer-only sites will stay open till Halloween to allow you more time to visit. Cairnpapple More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, September 18th, 2017
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New boss at Bonhams

Bonhams Scotland has appointed Charles Graham-Campbell as Managing Director in succession to Miranda Leslie who has held the position for ten years, and who is now leaving to pursue other interests. Mr Graham-Campbell More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, September 18th, 2017
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Author Ian Rankin urges Scots to have an eye test

Author Ian Rankin who is a great supporter of the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) urges people across Scotland to have an eye test. 35% of Scots admit that they have eyes issues which they have not More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, September 18th, 2017
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Doors Open Day 2017 – our top ten

Doors Open Day 2017 is organised by charity The Cockburn Association which aims to preserve standards in the city and the green belt where either planning applications are made for new developments or redevelopment More...