Edinburgh libraries not just so welcoming

Haian Dukhan, is a PhD student at the University of St Andrews who moved to Edinburgh last January. He is from Syria and used to live in Palmyra, but came to Scotland to purse his academic career researching Syria’s tribal networks and the state. While it is true to say that politicians from the First Minister to the Council Leader in Edinburgh More...

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By Reader On Tuesday, March 8th, 2016
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Mongol Rally for Smiles – 993cc for 10,000 miles

993cc for 10,000 miles Two adventurous friends from Edinburgh are determinant to drive 10,000 miles in a tiny car all the way to Mongolia for charity. On July 17th Domonkos Nemeth, 26 and Gab G. Ballok, 27 will More...

By Mike Smith On Thursday, February 18th, 2016
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Thank You To The Western General

Back in November I had a health issue which required investigating, the result of which was a wee operation yesterday. Initial findings have shown ‘nothing untoward’ although a biopsy has been taken More...

By Mike Smith On Thursday, February 18th, 2016
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Automatic Schmuck

The other day I was reminded about something my wife said to me a wee while back. No, it wasn’t ‘have you mended that kitchen shelf yet?’ Nor was it ‘so when are you going to paint the spare room?’ (although More...

By Reader On Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
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Edinburgh local celebrates climbing Seven Summits

Chartered Forester, James Ogilvie (58) is one of only 40 Brits to make it to the top of the Seven Summits – the highest mountains on the world’s seven continents. The Edinburgh local has travelled far and More...

By Reader On Monday, August 31st, 2015
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Art – Love Food opens this weekend

  A new art show opening in Linlithgow this week is something of a family affair. Love Food, at the town’s Line Gallery, is an exhibition of work by Edinburgh artist and designer Julia Murden and her daughters More...

By Mike Smith On Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
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Edinburgh – My City

  Late Monday afternoon. It had been a very busy day in the office, one of those days when one wished that Alexander Graham Bell, a Scot of some distinction, hadn’t bothered inventing the telephone. The More...

By Mike Smith On Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
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Suspicious Minds

The other day the present Mrs Smith and I staggered out of the gym at Edinburgh’s Ocean Terminal (yes, dear reader, the gym – despite what my daughters may tell you, I’m not quite ready yet for the knacker’s More...

By Reader On Friday, June 26th, 2015
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Recycle your old and unwanted school uniform here!

Muirhouse Community Shop open a uniform recycle point. No doubt many families will throw out children’s school uniforms which are too small or maybe not going to be used as the child is starting high school. Rather More...

By Reader On Thursday, June 25th, 2015
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Young Footballers score a hole in one with the help of Kingsknowe Golf Club!

On Monday of this week Kingsknowe Golf Club announced an exciting new partnership with local football club Currie Star. Both clubs both situated on Lanark Road in Edinburgh, have now come together to create fantastic More...