Tag archive for ‘Edinburgh local news’
By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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Education Secretary visits Royal Blind School

John Swinney MSP, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, talked with students and staff at the Royal Blind School during a tour of their campus in Morningside this morning. Mr Swinney More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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Scottish Government to launch a scholarship to honour Gordon Aikman

The Scottish Government has announced a new £25,000 scholarship in memory of Gordon Aikman who died at the beginning of the month. Gordon on the left with his husband Joe Pike. The couple married in March 2015. The More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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BBC Red Nose Day Comedy Classroom – enter now

  BBC Learning has launched a new campaign to improve literacy skills and encourage enjoyment in writing among primary school children in Scotland. It teamed up with the National Literacy Trust, Comic Relief More...

By Nigel Duncan On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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Fishing – casting around on The Avon

Book free coaching on the canal More big names confirmed for Glasgow Angling Centre open weekend Fishing articles in The Edinburgh Reporter are reaching out and The Avon Angling Club (ACC) in South Lanarkshire More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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Strategic Labour Market Group to meet in Edinburgh today

The Scottish Government’s Labour Market Strategy has spawned a group of academics, trade union representatives and business experts who will meet later today in Edinburgh. The purpose is to support the government’s More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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Ice hockey – Edinburgh Capitals go down to Blaze

ICE HOCKEY: Elite League: Coventry Blaze 4, Edinburgh Capitals 1; Nottingham Panthers 7, Cardiff Devils 4. EDINBURGH Capitals hopes of a play-off place suffered a blow when they were beaten 4-1 at fellow-strugglers More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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Scottish Government’s income tax rates

Earlier today the Scottish Government fixed income tax rates and bands set out in their Budget Bill, achieving a first in Scottish Parliamentary history. Scottish Income Tax proposed rates and bands 2017-18 Scottish More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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The Famous Spiegeltent is thrown out of St Andrew Square

  The Famous Spiegeltent has been evicted from St Andrew Square and will not be there this August. The trouble is that the 3,000 piece structure may not be anywhere unless a suitable alternative is found. David More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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Five things to do in Edinburgh in the next five days

From Thursday 23 February George Street will be lit up to mark Scotland’s year of History, Heritage and Archaeology in Edinburgh’s Georgian Shadows, and to mark the 250th anniversary of the New Town. There More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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Captain Eric ‘Winkles’ Brown’s medals now on display

Medals which belonged to Captain Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown CBE (1919-2016) are being prepared for display at the National Museum of Flight in East Fortune, East Lothian today; the first anniversary of his death.Captain More...