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 Sunday, May 28th, 2017
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Tories research local election results

The Conservative party has announced today that it blames Scottish Labour for allowing the SNP into power in about 25% of the councils across the country. Scottish Conservative Leader Ruth Davidson at the manifesto More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, May 27th, 2017
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Obama visit success for local photographer

Local multimedia journalist Thomas Brown followed his instincts (and a little inside information!) and went to St Andrews yesterday to find Barack Obama. ©Thomas Brown   And he did. As you can see here he More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, May 27th, 2017
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#GE2017 Toni Giugliano SNP candidate for Edinburgh West

Toni Giugliano is the SNP candidate in Edinburgh West which the SNP won at the 2015 General Election ousting the Liberal Democrat MP Mike Crockart. The SNP won the seat then by a majority not much higher than More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, May 27th, 2017
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At The Queen’s Hall in June

The Queen’s Hall is one of Edinburgh’s best-loved music venues. It holds 900 people and so the concerts are intimate and very varied! 3 June 2017 Meadows Chamber Orchestra : Evans/Westwell Peter Evans: More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, May 27th, 2017
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Scottish Labour may call you this weekend!

Scottish Labour will hold its biggest ever telephone campaign this weekend as it targets 200,000 swing voters in marginal seats. The party will focus on a number of seats where they say only Labour can defeat More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, May 27th, 2017
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Visiting the Scottish Parliament

Anyone can visit the Scottish Parliament building six days a week, but there is now increased security at the public entrance. This is in common with many other public buildings across the UK, but may mean a slight More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, May 27th, 2017
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SCOTLAND THE BEST 100 Places

Pete Irvine may be known as the man who first brought us Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, but he is also an author. SCOTLAND THE BEST 100 Places is an eclectic and very personal mix of the most beautiful and interesting More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, May 27th, 2017
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Obama jets off from Edinburgh Airport

A convoy of ten cars preceded by four police outriders, and watched over by the police helicopter arrived at the freight area on Turnhouse Road just after 10pm. They swept past plain clothes officers keeping watch More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, May 26th, 2017
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Former Lord Provost is running the Edinburgh Marathon

After what seems to have been a marathon five years as Lord Provost, Councillor Donald Wilson is running the Edinburgh Marathon this Sunday. You can support him through JustGiving, the link is below. Here he looks More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, May 26th, 2017
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Brookmyre offering unique prize at Royal Blind event

If you like crime fiction (and there is plenty of it being written right here in Edinburgh!) then you might like to book a place at the Royal Blind fundraising event ‘Afternoon Tea with Scotland’s Crime More...