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 Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Documentary tonight begins birthday celebrations at The Scotsman

Andrew Marr, when business and political reporter with The Scotsman newspaper in September 1988. Tonight on BBC Two Scotland you can watch a documentary at 9pm called The Paper Thistle telling the full story of More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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#Women’s March on Edinburgh 21 January 2017

The Women’s March on Edinburgh which is planned for 21 January 2017 will be convened at the US Consulate 3 Regent Terrace, EH7 5BW at 11am, but it is expected to simply be a gathering and not actually a More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Redevelopment work begins at St John’s

St John’s Hospital may still feel like a new addition to the NHS fold to some, but it needs a facelift and a £3.5m redevelopment has now begun. This will include a theatre for eye and hand surgery within More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Trainspotting 2 proves to be a boost for Scottish start-up

A Scottish start-up company used one of their innovative lighting systems in the production of the new Trainspotting film. The Scorpion Light is a flexible and portable system which is suited to the most remote More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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The Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival 2017

There are no prizes for a new climbing route, a first ski descent or for surfing a remote cold-water wave in Iceland. Yet many enthusiasts take great satisfaction if they manage to achieve any of these. And for More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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At The Scottish Gallery – Eardley on show and on sale

There has been an increasing interest in recent times in the work of Joan Eardley who is reckoned to be one of the greatest British post war artists. Next month at The Scottish Gallery they will be showing some More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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A Japanese Afternoon Tea Experience in Edinburgh

At the beginning of February there is a special event at the Waldorf Astoria to introduce you to some Japanese culture. The Japanese Afternoon Tea Experience will feature one of Japan’s best known chefs Takeshi More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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Church of Scotland welcomes third new woman minister in under a year

Rev Louise MacKay being ordained and inducted as the minister of St Nicholas Church, Lanark. The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland the Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr has welcomed one of  his More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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Council proposing new primary school for South-East Edinburgh

The City of Edinburgh Council is proposing to build a new primary school in the south east of the city and from today they are looking for your views. The consultation must now take place due to the significant More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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Bield is looking for volunteer befrienders

A local organisation is looking for volunteers to help them provide user services for their elderly clients. They would like to recruit some volunteer befrienders who would be able to spend 1-1 time with some of More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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The Edinburgh International Harp Festival 2017 – tickets available now

Rachel Hair of the Rachel Hair Trio with her Starfish Designs Harps. The Edinburgh International Harp Festival is now in its 36th year. From Friday 31st March to Wednesday 5th April 2017, harpists from throughout More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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Green MSPs want the Green Investment Bank to stay open

Alison Johnstone and Andy Wightman both Green MSPs for Lothian are lobbying the Scotland Office to keep the Green Investment Bank open. The bank is situated in Edinburgh and London but the 55 jobs in Edinburgh are More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is back

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is back, with dates at Festival Theatre Edinburgh on Saturday 28 January, as part of its biggest ever UK and Ireland tour featuring nearly 100 screenings at over 50 venues. Tour More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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Elsie Inglis to be commemorated on the centenary of her death

The death of Dr Elsie Inglis a hundred years ago will be commemorated on 26 and 29 November 2017 as part of the World War One commemorations planned for this year. First on 26 November there will be an Act of More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, January 15th, 2017
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At the theatre in February

In February at the King’s and the Festival Theatre there’s variety with Allan Stewart, musical with Southern Light and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. The listings are below. SCREENING National More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, January 14th, 2017
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Contact us now about our next print edition

Our next print edition will be published on 31 March 2017. If you would like to be featured in it then get in touch. We are now looking for local stories, and for sponsors and advertisers. We will have at least More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, January 14th, 2017
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Drones delivering packages in cities won’t take off – here’s why

by Richard Andrew Williams, Heriot-Watt University You may have gasped with disbelief the first time you saw a photograph of a drone home-delivering a box from Amazon or cakes from a bakery or carrying a bag of More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, January 13th, 2017
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Scotland will not follow the UK in press regulation

There will be no Section 40 equivalent here in Scotland. Unless you have been following the fallout of Leveson very closely, then you will no doubt wonder what Section 40 is. It refers to the proposal by the UK More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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Scottish Labour leader splits from fiancée

Louise Riddell and Kezia Dugdale arrive at the polling station together in May 2016 Lothians MSP and Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has split from her fiancée of only six months, Louise Riddell. The Edinburgh More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
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Scottish Canals become Living Wage employer

The Cabinet Secretary for Fair Work, Keith Brown visited the Falkirk Wheel earlier today and announced that Scottish Canals are the 700th Scottish-based Living Wage employer. He met staff from the organisation who More...