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One of Scotland’s top food brands is looking for around 600 volunteers from the public to take part in blind taste tests. Mackie’s is teaming up with Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and its high-tech mobile sensory lab. The Aberdeenshire-based family firm is using the Royal Highland Show (RHS) to gather feedback and competitor analysis on its new milk chocolate recipe and...
Property company Coulters are expanding into East Lothian and are looking at potential opportunities in the Borders, Glasgow, Fife and Perthshire. The award-winning agency is now in the Lighthouse Unit, 2 Heugh Road, North Berwick, and Sophie Duns will manage the office. Margaret McPherson, executive chairman, expects to see 35 per cent growth this year and revealed that the board would...
A woman has been taken to hospital following a collision between a number 14 double decker Lothian bus and a private coach on Ferry Road, near to the junction with Craighall Road. Emergency services attended the incident around 9am this morning and Ferry Road has been closed as police investigate the circumstances. Drivers are advised to avoid the area. A number...
Murrayfield Racers will play in the National Ice Hockey League (NIHL) Cup from September. The new team, with Murrayfield Racers legend Tony Hand, who also played for Ayr Scottish Eagles, Sheffield Steelers, Edinburgh Racers and Dundee Stars, at the helm, will join Dumfries-based Solway Sharks in the competition. League bosses have confirmed that seven teams will play in the mini-league. Hand is...
Walking football legend Peter Collins will miss this year's Scottish Cup after suffering a broken finger whilst playing in goals during a session at Loanhead. The 86-year-old performed heroics in goals for Midlothian last year, leading the team to a memorable victory in the prestigious 32-team tournament. His performances earned praise from none other than Archie McPherson who commentated on the final...
Susan Tomes, a concert pianist living in Edinburgh, has a new book just out. It's called 'Speaking the Piano'. Susan has written four previous books about performance, but her fifth book is about her experiences of learning and teaching different kinds of music. She started writing it as a response to all the worrying reports in the press about music being...
SP Energy Networks will be at the Royal Highland Show from Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 June 2018 hoping to increase awareness among local farmers and those in the agricultural community of the dangers of working near live electricity and overhead power lines. As the owner and maintainer of the electricity supply network in Central and Southern Scotland, SP Energy Networks...
Edinburgh will mark the UK’s Clean Air Day tomorrow Thursday, 21 June 2018 by closing off parts of the city centre to traffic. There will be activities such as yoga on the Mound, dancing, a chance to try out an electric bike and somewhere to sit relax and enjoy the fresh air. The City of Edinburgh Council is organising the event...
Former Hibs' player Danny Handling has signed for Edinburgh City. City beat off stiff competition from a number of clubs to land the 24-year-old, who made 65 appearances for Hibs, during which time he was capped three times by Scotland at Under-21 level. Colin Calderwood gave him his debut aged 17 against Aberdeen in May 2011. He then spent the following season on loan at...
Young European Movement Edinburgh will create a time capsule, and they want to hear from you! On Saturday 30 June at 11:00am in front of The Scottish Parliament, they will gather to create a time capsule that will capture the sentiment of Edinburgh as it stands 2 years since the Brexit vote. They are going to open it in another 2...