Security level increased in Scotland 

Following the suicide bomb in Manchester on Monday night, The Scottish Government has advised that security measures will be stepped up as threat level raised to ‘critical’. The Scottish Government’s Resilience Committee will hold a further meeting tonight following confirmation that the UK’s terror threat level has been raised to ‘critical’. The More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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Edinburgh sends a message of support to Manchester

Following what appears to have been a suicide bomb attack at the Manchester Arena last night campaigning in the General Election ceased for the day. Flags at the City Chambers were lowered to half mast and the Lord More...

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Port of Leith Housing Association to build affordable homes on new plot

Port of Leith Housing Association has acquired a 2.1 hectare plot of land on West Harbour Road, Granton, which will pave the way for 302 affordable homes to be built within the next five years.   The purchase is More...

By John Hislop On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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Former Lothian and Borders police officer appointed assistant chief constable with Lincolnshire Police

A former Lothian and Borders Police officer has been appointed as assistant chief constable with Lincolnshire Police. Chief Superintendent Craig Naylor will join the force later this month. Mr Naylor is currently More...

By John Hislop On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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Police release CCTV image following racially aggravated assault in Gilmerton store

Police are continue to investigate a racially aggravated assault and have re-released an image of a male who may be able to assist them with their investigation. The incident happened in the Aldi store on Gilmerton More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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Manchester – Minute’s silence observed at the General Assembly

Tuesday 23rd of May 2017: General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Rev Derek Browning, addresses the Assembly this morning following the terrorist attack in Manchester. The More...

By John Hislop On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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Man charged following robbery at Cashino in Leith Walk

A 34-year-old man has been arrested and charged with robbery following an incident at Cashino in Leith Walk around 5.20pm on Monday 15th May. Detectives at Gayfield CID have thanked the public for their assistance. The More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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#GE2017 Election campaigning put on hold

In the wake of the attack in Manchester in which 22 people are now known to have died all political campaigning across the UK will stop for today. Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “My thoughts More...

By John Hislop On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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Police Scotland’s response to Manchester bombing

Police Scotland continues to review all safety and security plans and operations following the dreadful events in Manchester last night This includes ensuring that armed policing and specialist resources are appropriately More...

By John Hislop On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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Firefighters tackle blaze at former Royal Victoria Hospital

Over 60 firefighters tackled a blaze at the former Royal Victoria Hospital yesterday evening. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) responded to a call at 4.17pm and the incident was upgraded to a level More...