Two month campaign to prevent child sexual abuse

                Police Scotland and local authorities have launched a two-month campaign with the charity Stop It Now! Scotland as part of ongoing efforts to prevent child sexual abuse. Stop it Now! Scotland is the Scottish arm of The Lucy Faithfull Foundation, which is the only UK-wide charity focused solely More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, June 26th, 2017

St Columba’s launch their summer fundraising drive

St Columba’s Hospice in Edinburgh has today launched its new fundraising appeal. It is called A Summer to Remember, and it is colourful and joyful – with a focus on summer bunting and eating cake! The appeal More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, June 26th, 2017

Royal Highland Show 2017 was a record breaker

Lothian Buses has reported an increase of almost 12% in customer journeys over the four days of the Royal Highland Show. There were special services for those going out to Ingliston and customer advisers on the More...

By Eve Erskine On Monday, June 26th, 2017

Edinburgh councillor blogs – Cllr Maureen Child

Maureen Child is the Labour councillor for Portobello/Craigmillar who regularly blogs for us. On Monday, the fabulous Edinburgh Tool Library will be launching their new service in Portobello Library and More...

By Nigel Duncan On Monday, June 26th, 2017

Airport passenger duty bill passed

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay A bill to replace Air Passenger Duty in Scotland was passed by the Scottish Parliament last week. The Air Departure Tax (Scotland) Bill sets the structure of the new tax and how it More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, June 26th, 2017
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Wilfred Owen centenary celebrations

A historic event took place at Waverley Station to mark the centenary of war poet Wilfred Owen’s first moments in the city on this day a hundred years ago. Owen was a war poet who came to Edinburgh in 1917 More...

By Nigel Duncan On Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Scotland’s first graduate-level medicine course

Health  Secretary Shona Robison sees robotic surgery in action Applications for a degree course offering exisiting graduates a new route into medicine will open in September, Health Secretary Shona Robison has More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, June 25th, 2017

VIP starters at Race for Life Edinburgh

Kayla Doohan from Livingston sounded the airhorn to set the 5K runners on their way in the Cancer Research UK Race for Life in Holyrood Park earlier today.   Around 2,000 people took part in the race with More...

By Eve Erskine On Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Royal Ascots Ladies Day- in Edinburgh!

On Thursday 22 June 2017 Edinburgh ladies gathered together to raise funds for Radio Forth’s Cash for Kids. 150 ladies joined Forth 1’s Arlene Stuart and Micky Gavin for a sell-out day at the races More...

By John Hislop On Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Body found in search for missing priest Father Martin Xavier Vazhachira

Police searching for missing Edinburgh priest, Father Martin Xavier Vazhachira have found a body in East Lothian. The 33-year-old was a native of Kerela in southern India and he has been missing since Tuesday. His More...