Leith Cycle Co – small business big heart

Richard Dowsett owns and runs Leith Cycle Co on Leith Walk. “We are a small independent retailer dealing mostly in bikes for commuters and families. There was a bike shop here before but I bought the business from some chaps who were moving on. We have tried in the last 10 years to turn it into something a little bit more personal with better More...

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By Mike Smith On Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
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Foundry 39 Opens in Edinburgh ***

There’s a new restaurant in Edinburgh on the site of what used to be one of the top eateries on the capital. Foundry 39, situated on what used to be Bar Roma on Queensferry Street, has set its stall out to be More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
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Our Pick of Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 – Price (still) includes Biscuits

One for the diary is Birmingham-based humourist Naomi Paul’s show, Price (Still) Includes Biscuits. Naomi uses her characteristic dry Jewish humour to comment on contemporary political issues, share personal More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
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Our Pick of Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 – The Sister

Surreal, powerful and dark, The Sister is a tale of love and domestic horror. The story is wrapped around Colleen who to, the rest of her family, is nothing but a helplessly dependent family member. It’s not More...

By Amanda Whitehead On Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
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Our Pick of Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 – Mervyn Stutter’s Pick of the Fringe

In 1992, after five years of performing his hugely popular comedy and song shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, satirical songwriter, comedian, actor, scriptwriter and all round good guy, Mervyn Stutter had a lightbulb More...

By John Kennedy On Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
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Our Pick of Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 – I Got Superpowers For My Birthday

Start with a puzzle, a brother and a sister were born on the same day, but they are not twins! * Meanwhile, The Edinburgh Reporter manage to steal some time with playwright, Katie Douglas, in between rehearsals More...

By Julie Stirling On Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
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Off the beaten track in Stockbridge

Off the Beaten Track – three places to visit in Stockbridge by Julie Stirling Nestled between Comely Bank and the New Town, Stockbridge gets its name from the picturesque bridge, which perches atop the bubbling More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, July 25th, 2016
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Our Pick of the Festival Fringe 2016 – HELP

Funny Women’s “Ones To Watch” comedy duo Nina Millns and Sophie Morgan-Price bring their new character comedy show HELP to the Fringe. The funny duo, who together are known as Bae, will touch audiences, physically More...

By John Kennedy On Monday, July 25th, 2016
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 – Für Elise

  Promising a warm, funny and inventive mime set in Paris, Für Elise opens against a background of beautiful music, French voiceover (err, it is a mime guys, clue is in the title!) and ‘some placards’. More...

By Amanda Whitehead On Monday, July 25th, 2016
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Our Pick of Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 – The Bookbinder

The Bookbinder is a dark and mysterious one-man show set in a bookbinder’s workshop, brought to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by the award-winning New Zealand company Trick of the Light. An old bookbinder sits More...