Letter from Chief Executive PoppyScotland

SCOTLAND’S ARMED FORCES COMMUNITY STILL NEEDS THE POPPY By Ian McGregor, Chief Executive, Poppyscotland This year has been one of significant military anniversaries and milestones, in particular the centenary of the First World War. Without a doubt, the war changed our world and our communities forever. Scotland punched above its weight in the war More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, November 1st, 2014
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Five things you need to know today

First Minister Christmas card art raises charity funds Postcards to raise money for Sick Kids Garden of Remembrance Nominate someone for a commemorative plaque Pie and Beer The Peter Howson original ‘Artaban’ More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, October 31st, 2014
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Lord Provost presents British Empire Medals

At a ceremony held in the City Chambers last night the Lord Provost the Rt Hon Donald Wilson presented four British Empire Medals to distinguished Edinburgh citizens. The four were Adam Carruthers (National Youth More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, October 31st, 2014
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Young Fathers to appear on the Waverley Stage this Hogmanay

Always quick to react, the organisers of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay have signed up Edinburgh group Young Fathers who just won the Mercury Prize for their debut album Dead, to appear on the Waverley Stage this Hogmanay. More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, October 31st, 2014
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Edinburgh councillor shaves his head for charity!

Councillor Ronnie Cairns has had a brush with cancer over the last year and had to  have treatment at the Western General’s cancer clinic. He was so grateful for the treatment he received that he decided More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, October 31st, 2014
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Fire chief appeals for a safe Bonfire Night

Edinburgh Fire Officer is appealing for the public’s help to ensure that 2014’s Bonfire Night is the safest ever for the City of Edinburgh. Bonfire Night is traditionally one of the busiest nights of the year More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, October 31st, 2014
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Five things you need to know today on Halloween

Samhuinn Fire Festival tonight Royal Mile Council website for useful advice 149 new jobs at Fort Kinnaird Otters having fun on Halloween The Samhuinn Fire Festival, held in Edinburgh every Halloween night More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, October 30th, 2014
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Transport for Edinburgh boss gets Honorary Doctorate

Around 1000 students from Edinburgh Napier University graduated at the Usher Hall this week. Joining the graduates on stage was Transport for Edinburgh CEO Ian Craig, who received an Honorary Doctorate of the University. Meanwhile, More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, October 30th, 2014
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Jim Murphy says he wants to be First Minister

We received the following press release from Jim Murphy’s office this morning. So now there are three candidates in the Scottish Labour leadership race; two from Edinburgh and one from Glasgow. What do you More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, October 30th, 2014
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Climate Change committee meets for first time

  At Holyrood today the newest sub-committee set up by The Scottish Government met for the first time. The Cabinet Sub-Committee (CSC-CC) on Climate Change held its first meeting earlier. The group, chaired More...