Mother Tongue Other Tongue

Linguistic Award for young Edinburgh Poets   The multilingual talents of budding young poets from two Edinburgh schools were celebrated at a prestigious award ceremony in Glasgow. Students from The Royal High School and George Heriot’s used their language skills to create and share poetry for this year’s Mother Tongue Other Tongue multilingual More...

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By Nigel Duncan On Saturday, March 25th, 2017
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Traditional food and craft ale tops in pub survey

Craft beer and ale is now the top tipple of choice in Scotland, according to a survey. Voters were in favour of craft beer and ales over gin, whisky or soft drinks with a majority of 54 per cent. The survey, conducted More...

By Isla MacFarlane On Saturday, March 25th, 2017
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Family Fun Day at the Gyle for SKFF

The Sick Kids Friends Foundation will be hosting their annual Family Fun Day today 25 March 2017 at the Gyle Shopping Centre. The event is held every year the Saturday before Mothers’ Day and will run from More...

By Adam Zawadzki On Saturday, March 25th, 2017
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Film Review: Beauty and the Beast****

Beauty and the Beast Direction: Bill Condon Screenplay: Stephen Chbosky, Evan Spiliotopoulos Cast: Dan Stevens, Emma Watson, Kevin Kline, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Ian McKellen, Ewan McGregor, Emma Thompson, Audra More...

By Isla MacFarlane On Saturday, March 25th, 2017
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Five Edinburgh performers picked for Scottish Youth Theatre

Annie Bowes After three months of auditions by over 100 young performers nationally, Scottish Youth Theatre has revealed the line up for their first ever National Ensemble. Edinburgh residents Amy Curran (19), More...

By John Preece On Friday, March 24th, 2017
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Edinburgh International Book Festival News

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL’S OUTRIDERS TAKE FIVE JOURNEYS ACROSS THE AMERICAS Edinburgh International Book Festival organisers have announced details of Outriders, an exciting new project where five More...

By John Knox On Friday, March 24th, 2017
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Letter from Scotland

Monarch of the Glen by Sir Edwin Landseer 1851 Does he represent nationalism or patriotism or – in view of the terrorist attack in Westminster – defiant democracy ?  The proud stag of  Victorian imagination More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, March 24th, 2017
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2017 Edinburgh Asian Film Festival begins today

Full programme announced for 2017 Edinburgh Asian Film Festival Festival brings a hand-picked selection of the best in contemporary Asian filmmaking to Filmhouse Edinburgh 24 – 26 March Highlights include More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Friday, March 24th, 2017
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King’s Theatre: EDGAS presents Ruddygore or The Witch’s Curse

Do we have to live by the rules? Can we bend them, break them, ignore them altogether? And who makes them in the first place? Gilbert & Sullivan’s tenth operetta Ruddygore considers these questions as it tells More...

By John Preece On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Exhibitions to Open at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One)

NOW – A series of six, modern art exhibitions opens this week A dynamic new three-year programme of contemporary art exhibitions opens at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (SNGMA) in Edinburgh this More...