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 damn contraption hadn’t stopped ringing all day… Being a Monday the general mood of my colleagues and I was down in any case. It More...

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By Mike Smith On Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

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

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

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...

By Mike Smith On Saturday, June 20th, 2015
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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 More...

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...