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 management to an audience. With a raised glass of water most people there anticipated she was going to ask the ultimate ‘half empty More...

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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
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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
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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...

By Reader On Sunday, November 30th, 2014
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It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!

      I wanted to share some pictures and a video I have made of Edinburgh’s Christmas in Princes Street Gardens. I’m a very amateur photographer and only seem to get the camera out either at More...

By Mike Smith On Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
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Mind Your Language – It’s Apparently Christmas…

Today’s society does like to use acronyms in everyday language. In an age of instant communication there seems to be an almost over-bearing laissez-faire attitude to the use of the English language. Perhaps More...

By Reader On Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
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Dusherra Festival 2014

  The Scottish Indian Arts Forum in its 20th year, is proud to present Dusherra 2014, the largest celebration of the Indian community in Scotland. In the 20 years since its inception, thousands of people from More...

By Reader On Sunday, July 13th, 2014
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£8700 for Kelly Holmes torso

In its summer show from 23 July 2014, the Urbane Art Gallery on Edinburgh’s Jeffrey Street will be exhibiting the real body cast of athlete Dame Kelly Holmes, among other sculptures by world leading body-cast More...

By Reader On Sunday, May 25th, 2014
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View from Oz on Scottish Independence

Scotland should be given the right to vote for Independence, we live in a democratic society, they should be supported, no-one, I mean no-one should deny a country Independence, or the opportunity to vote on it. More...

By Reader On Saturday, May 24th, 2014
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The Scottish Independence Poll Dance

The campaign for an independent Scotland has become something of a poll dance. It’s been a week since a mysterious pollster named Kelly Brown leaked news that Westminster allegedly covered up results of a survey More...