COMPETITION – Win two tickets to the Caledonian Brewery Raceday at Musselburgh Racecourse

On Saturday 10 September 2016 there is a special race day sponsored by The Caledonian Brewery and which will feature the Caledonian Beer Festival allowing you to sample a wide range of locally brewed beers as well as watching the races. The racing will include seven flat races featuring the £20,000 Caledonian Cup as well as two harness races. More...

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By John Preece On Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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2016 Edinburgh International Book Festival – 22nd August p.m.

After a brief hiatus, we’re back for more writers portraits and, at least, one gallery of images.O  More...

By Keira Brown On Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 REVIEW – Bridget Christie Mortal ****

If there is one thing to take away from Bridget Christie’s show at The Stand’s basement, it’s that Penguin should have their next Ladybird book publishing deal all lined up : Christie’s Ladybird Book of More...

By Mark Brown On Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 REVIEW: Nick Cody – Come Get Some ****

Nick Cody arrives on stage after the sell-out crowd are treated to an uncensored gangster rap playlist.  Looking at the Aussie, complete with a rather impressively groomed beard, one wondered if they’d got the More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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Edinburgh International Book Festival: Charles Fernyhough: Voices in Our Heads

‘Our experience is full of words; we are talking, we are listening’ When Andy Murray was losing against Novak Djokovic, he went into the locker room, looked at himself in the mirror and said: ‘You More...

By Mark Brown On Sunday, August 21st, 2016
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 REVIEW : Tom Binns is Ian D Montfort: How to Touch Dead People ****

“I’m not a psychic who gives bad news” proclaims the Tom Binns’ inspired alter-ego Ian D. Montfort, ahead of his ‘Ted Talk’ spoof where he begins to explain how he communicates with the spirits using More...

By Keira Brown On Sunday, August 21st, 2016
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Edinburgh International Book Festival – The Write to Read: Discussing Dyslexia****

What could be more wonderful than an event at the book festival discussing opening up the beauty of storytelling?! Well that’s precisely what children’s author Vivian French, Barrington Stoke MD, Mairi Kidd More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, August 21st, 2016
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Edinburgh International Festival 2016 – Songlines

Songlines criss-crosses Edinburgh for a unique celebration of singing Today the Edinburgh International Festival staged  Songlines, a free participatory event at venues across the Lothians celebrating the joy More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, August 21st, 2016
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Jim the Magician – see him tonight at 8.15!

Jim Campbell put his commuting time to good use when he was travelling to and from Glasgow – he taught himself magic tricks! You can catch his last show at The Pleasance at 8.15 pm tonight – there More...

By John Kennedy On Sunday, August 21st, 2016
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Martha: Trinity Of The Chosen

Debut novel by Birmingham writer, musician, CS Evans has haunting Edinburgh beginnings and epilogue. Recently submitted to The University Of Edinburgh James Tait Black Prizes. “I had scheduled everything; first More...