Father, Dear Father

If you were out shopping today and happened to be in a card shop, it can’t possibly have escaped your attention that this Sunday is Father’s Day. As the father of two wonderful girls (so they tell me) I’m sure my daughters will have parted with the princely sum of 29p for a card for their auld man (haven’t you, dears…?) However, to me, this More...

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By Reader On Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Dramatic makeover for Under the Bridge

Art Under the Bridge is an arts project that has involved pupils from several local primary schools. The aim was to transform an unloved and defaced underpass in the otherwise beautiful Figgate Park in East Edinburgh More...

By Reader On Friday, June 12th, 2015

Madchester legends Northside return

Which side? This side? That side? No. Northside. Coming from the North side of the Republic of Mancunia, Blackley and Moston’s finest return to Scotland taking in shows at The Classic Grand Glasgow and The Liquid More...

By Mike Smith On Monday, June 1st, 2015

What Shall I Do With $650,000?

We live in an age of instant communication. Computers, the internet and mobile, wireless technology mean we can communicate instantly with almost any part of the world at the press of a touchpad or click of a mouse. More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Letter to the Editor – Boy’s Brigade depends on volunteers

We have received the following letter in advance of Volunteers’ Week: Dear Sir, As we mark Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June), there is no better time for our unsung Scottish heroes to be recognised for their efforts. Organisations, More...

By Mike Smith On Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Super Saturdays? Get Me Out of Here

Perhaps it’s something to do with my age. And the fact I’m a grandfather of four. Or a Hearts supporter. But lately my tolerance levels seem to be akin to a Fifa delegate’s expense form claim – disappearing More...

By Mike Smith On Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Stress Awareness

We should all be aware of stress not only in ourselves but in others. The Edinburgh Reporter’s Mike Smith shares some thoughts. A young lady confidently walked around a room while leading and explaining stress More...

By Mike Smith On Thursday, April 9th, 2015
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Parcel Delivery

The Edinburgh Reporter’s Mike Smith had the joyful experience of waiting for a parcel delivery. Clearly, he enjoyed the experience so much he felt he had to share it with our readers… It seemed like More...

By Reader On Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Escape Games popular on TripAdvisor

Live escape games have hit the capital. A quick look at Tripadvisor will show three live escape games in the top ten in their activities section right here in Edinburgh. That’s quite remarkable considering More...

By Mike Smith On Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Wake Me Up When It’s January…

There is a rumour that The Edinburgh Reporter’s very own Victor Meldrew – aka Mike Smith – isn’t keen on this time of the year and is something of a bah humbug. We can’t think how this More...