Tag archive for ‘The Edinburgh Reporter’
By Isla MacFarlane On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Cats Protection celebrates first anniversary of neutering scheme

A pioneering community cat neutering scheme in Muirhouse and West Pilton  has just celebrated its first anniversary. Cats Protection’s new scheme aims to help people within the community with a variety of More...

By Mary Durkacz On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

EIFF Announces ‘Cars 3’ Premiere

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) 2017 has announced that it will showcase the UK premiere of Disney.Pixar’s ‘Cars 3’ on Sunday, 25th June 2017 at 2pm at the Festival Theatre.   The More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, March 19th, 2017

At the theatre in April

The musical Chess is being performed at the Festival Theatre by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland this April, but the line up for the month is made up of all sorts of shows from Eddi Reader to a screening of More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Wave your glasses in the air at Specsavers this Red Nose Day

  For Red Nose Day on 24 March 2017 you can get an accessory for your red nose in the shape of some comedy waving hand glasses. Specsavers Cameron Toll will be selling these for adults and children for just More...

By Nigel Duncan On Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Teacher Claire wins prize for top teen book

Claire McFall has been named the winner of the first Scottish Teenage Book Prize for her third novel, Black Cairn Point. She beat off competition from Keith Gray’s The Last Soldier and Silver Skin by Joan Lennon More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Edinburgh MP wants UK government to change tack on benefits cut

Deidre Brock MP called for a last minute change of heart from the UK Government before a planned £30 a week cut to disability benefits comes into force in April. Ms Brock joined disabled people and campaigners More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

World’s largest schools piping and drumming competition

A piper practices in the corridor   The world’s largest schools piping and drumming competition will take place at James Gillespie’s High School next month. The Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, February 27th, 2017

Climate Festival on the Southside in March

On 18 March 2017 the second Climate Festival will take place at the Southside Community Centre. There will be local food, demonstrations (we like the idea of the one where you learn to repair a bike!), entertainment More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Recipes for Shrove Tuesday

This year Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day is on 28 February 2017. The date changes each year as it is the day before Ash Wednesday which this year falls on 1 March 2017. So get ready with some pancake recipes courtesy More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Local MP says future of Redford Barracks still unclear

  During a visit to Scotland this week for a meeting of the MOD Defence Board, the Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announced that the UK government would spend £1.7 billion on upgrading Scottish military More...