New service will deal with changes to stair lighting

If you live in a common stair then you should be aware of the changes to repairing and maintaining the lighting there from 1 July 2016. Lighting is an important safety feature in common stairs. From July the council will only provide a service to fix the stair lighting in blocks which the council owns. So if you live in a common stair where all properties More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
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SimplyFixIt now accredited as a Living Wage employer

Proud bosses at locally based SimplyFixIt who will fix your computers and phones for you have become the first tech and computer repair specialist in the UK to be accredited for paying the Living Wage to its staff. This means More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, June 20th, 2016
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Peffer Paints bought over

Peffer Paints has changed hands and is now one by PPG. Peffer’s four stores across Edinburgh, Livingston and Galashiels have been added to the Johnstone’s national store network, which will number over  200 More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, June 20th, 2016
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New headteacher appointed at St George’s

Alexandra Hems has been appointed new head at St George’s, the all girls school on Garscube Terrace. Ms Hems is currently Deputy Head of Wycombe Abbey School and will take over in Edinburgh on 1 January 2017. Paul More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, June 19th, 2016
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Contents of Minto Hotel to be auctioned

Due to redevelopment plans, Wilsons Auctions will be selling by unreserved public auction, the entire contents of the Minto Hotel in Edinburgh.  The auction will take place on Tuesday 28th June, More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, June 17th, 2016
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Convention Edinburgh has its best year yet

Marketing Edinburgh is what it says on the tin, but it has several layers behind it. One of those is Convention Edinburgh which is responsible for attracting business tourism to the city. The body has just reported More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, June 13th, 2016
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Gillespie Macandrew partner up with Edinburgh Zoo

Scottish law firm Gillespie Macandrew has entered into a significant legacy agreement with the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS). The exclusive agreement to be ‘Legacy Partners’ with Gillespie Macandrew More...

By Reader On Monday, June 13th, 2016
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Hardies students have finished first year

Kirsten and Laura are two students sponsored by Hardies Property & Construction Consultants, and they have just finished their first year at Midlothian’s two new schools. It’s the first year down for More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
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Lidl begin the Craigmillar regeneration

The regeneration of Craigmillar Town Centre in East Edinburgh has started with works commencing on a Lidl supermarket at Niddrie Mains Road. The store was granted planning permission in September 2015 and works More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
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Irish Business Network in Scotland launched today

A new organisation to bring together businesses in Scotland and Ireland is being launched in Edinburgh today. The Irish Business Network in Scotland is being set up at a time when trade between Ireland and Scotland More...