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Richie Worrall says fans are in for a derby "cracker" on Sunday (tapes-up 3pm) as Glasgow and Edinburgh fight for their KO Cup survival with just two points separating them. The Staggs Bar (Musselburgh) Monarchs were 46-44 winners in the first-leg of the cup's opening round at Armadale tonight with the sides no more than six apart at any given...
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Tweeddale Millennium recently lost the Scottish record for the biggest rainbow trout. It was a staggering 33lbs 7oz before an angler in another fishery improved that mark. However, this fishery has a big reputation for hard-fighting trout and anglers travel long distances to cast a line at the popular fishery an easy ten minutes by car from the picturesque village...
A unique musical collaboration reaches its climax on Saturday 2 June in the newly-refurbished McEwan Hall as 150 amateur, professional and student singers join forces with professional and student orchestral players to raise the roof with Verdi's dramatic Requiem and Szymanowski's beautiful Stabat Mater. With support from the University of Edinburgh, the Italian Cultural Institute and the Polish Consulate this...
Retail therapy can often be prescribed to help improve mood or disposition. However, an Edinburgh Napier student has taken this a step further by developing a range of jewellery that actively calms an individual when worn. Product Design student Morgan Gibson has designed ‘Hoku’ – a ring that when worn targets certain pressure points in the hand that can alleviate stress, anxiety and even pain. On display as part...
We were all caught by surprise this week when the travel guide Lonely Planet named the city of Dundee as one of the top ten places to visit in 2018.  What,  Dundee a tourist hot-spot?  We all thought it had fallen into the sea sometime in the late 1970s. Occasionally we would hear of brave researchers venturing there to...
Ricky Wells photo by Jack Cupido
Knockout Cup, first round, first-leg: Edinburgh Monarchs 46, Glasgow Tigers 44 Edinburgh: Ricky Wells 12, Joel Andersson 5, Mark Riss 10, Max Ruml 0, Erik Riss 11, Coty Garcia 3, Josh Pickering 5 Glasgow: Chris Harris 6, Lewis Kerr 7, Claus Vissing 6, Paul Starke 5, Richie Worrall 13, Jack Thomas 1, James Sarjeant 6 Edinburgh Monarchs take a slender two-point lead...
Councillor Maureen Child represents Portobello/Craigentinny Ward for the Labour Party. Here she shares the content of her inbox with us. Dear All As anyone who tried to email me in the last week will know, I was away on a break.  Now I am back in touch, but not for long if you haven’t opted in to receiving these here Updates! ...
The 2017/18 Scottish football season ended just six days ago but tonight saw the draw for the first round of the Betfred Cup for season 2018/19. Hearts have been drawn in Group C with Inverness Caledonian Thistle – managed by Hearts legend John Robertson – Raith Rovers, Cowdenbeath and Highland League champions Cove Rangers. Edinburgh City face Motherwell – who they...
I found Ken Wolverton partly by accident, but partly as a result of knowing a little about World Community Arts Day (WCAD).  When I interviewed artist Andrew Crummy a couple of years ago he explained that this day had been his inspiration along with his mother Helen Crummy MBE. She was the force behind The Craigmillar Festival Society which began...
Markle Fisheries
Markle Fishery is busy. It has been on national television lately because of the recent Royal Wedding. Three TV crews arrived requesting interviews and filmed the fishery which boasts three spring-fed lochs. Two are stocked with the finest quality rainbow trout, brown trout, blue trout and Arctic charr for fly fishing only. Another loch provides bait fishing for all the family and...