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By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

First 2018 baby boxes out for delivery today

First baby boxes of the new year delivered. Some families in Scotland are awaiting important deliveries of new babies this New Year and from today the first baby boxes of 2018 will begin to be delivered in preparation More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

Three community regeneration projects in Edinburgh awarded funding

Three separate projects across the city have been awarded funding by The Scottish Government from their Making Places Initiative. The total paid out to 19 projects across the country is £312,000 and the projects More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, December 18th, 2017

Cautious welcome for university scheme

The University of Edinburgh will be included in a pilot scheme to simplify the visa process for those students on a Master’s course of 13 months or less. Tier 4 students will now be able to stay for six months More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, November 20th, 2017

Arctic Circle Forum – Edinburgh 19-21 November

  A conference is taking place in Edinburgh today and tomorrow which hints that perhaps our future lies with countries nearer the Arctic Circle than the Mediterranean. The two day event is the very first Arctic More...

By John Preece On Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Edinburgh Category Winners at First ever Climate Challenge Fund Awards

National awards ceremony recognises local efforts to tackle climate change. Community-led organisations from across Scotland gathered in Edinburgh yesterday (Wednesday 1 November) to celebrate the first ever Climate More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Official opening at Leith Fort

Development of 94 affordable, colony-style homes starts new chapter for historic Leith Fort site A partnership between Port of Leith Housing Association and the City of Edinburgh Council has delivered a new community More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, October 16th, 2017

Brexit update after London meeting

Following the Joint Ministerial Committee meeting in London earlier today, Mike Russell, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe, urged the UK Government to drop their plans for a hard Brexit, More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, October 13th, 2017

Friends of the Earth say climate change is an emergency

Activists from Friends of the Earth Scotland inflated a huge two metre in diameter globe outside The Scottish Government headquarters at St Andrew’s House in Edinburgh today, to highlight the emergency of climate More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Queensferry Crossing ‘boost to business’

The Economy Secretary Keith Brown was in Fife earlier today speaking to Fife Chamber of Commerce, when he said that the Queensferry Crossing is already benefitting business. Mr Brown went to the newly renovated More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Edinburgh top cultural city

Along with Paris, Copenhagen and Eindhoven Edinburgh has been named top Cultural and Creative City in its population group by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) . Mentioning the Edinburgh More...

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