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By admin On Friday, August 18th, 2017

Edinburgh International Book Festival – Paul Auster at 70

How to achieve Paul Auster’s literary genius? Start living uncomfortably Any questions? andersphoto by Alan McMunnigall, University of Glasgow and Pamela Ross, University of Glasgow Paul Auster takes the stage More...

By admin On Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

The Curries are coming!

by Neil Gunn For two Dumfries pipers the excitement and anticipation of playing at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is keenly felt as they fine tune their performance for this extra special occasion. This year More...

By admin On Friday, August 11th, 2017
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Edinburgh councillor blogs – Councillor Kevin Lang

If time flies when you are having fun, then I am clearly having a ball. Today marks exactly 100 days since I stood inside Meadowbank Stadium as the returning officer declared me as one of the newly elected councillors More...

By admin On Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Edinburgh Art Festival 2017: Scottish Heritage Inspires Something New

by Madeleine Kaye Scotland’s largest visual art festival returns for its 14th year, as Edinburgh itself celebrates its 70th anniversary as a festival city. Edinburgh Art Festival (EAF) is one of the youngest festivals More...

By admin On Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

NOW Build! – a great day out

By Rosie Campbell NOW Build! (Ages 2-12) at the Scottish Galleries of Modern Art is on every day until 13th August 2-4pm. And on the final day there will be a free family day to close the summer programme. This More...

By admin On Thursday, January 26th, 2017

How to end your Dry January…..

by Robin Gauldie With only five days to go until the end of ‘Dry January’, Edinburgh’s independent off-licence chain Vino is offering thirst-crazed customers an opportunity to get back on the sauce More...

By admin On Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Time to book that flight to Australia

by Robin Gauldie Flights from Edinburgh to Australia are cheaper than from anywhere else in the UK, according to one of the world’s largest travel agency chains. Flight Centre’s first-ever Australia More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Edinburgh councillor blogs – Cllr Lewis Ritchie

by SNP Councillor Lewis Ritchie who represents the Leith Walk Ward.  ‘Just about managing’ no longer – the benefit cap will push struggling families into deeper poverty. This month, 425 of the poorest households More...

By admin On Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Challenge yourself in the New Year

Committed to keeping up your fitness regime beyond January? Let these tips help you stay motivated all year long. New Year’s resolutions should be named ‘New Month’s’ resolutions because for More...

By admin On Monday, December 26th, 2016
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Obituary – Bill Purves 1934 -2016

by Tim Maguire, Celebrant, Caledonian Humanist Association Bill Purves was born in Edinburgh on 4 February 1934, the only child to William and Edith Purves who lived in Seaview Terrace in Joppa. Bill’s father More...