John Byrne is patron of the Christian Aid Week Book Sale

The Christian Aid Week Book Sale on George Street has a new patron in Edinburgh resident and artist John Byrne. John Byrne, this year’s patron of the George Street Christian Aid Week Book Sale with the painting ‘Self portrait with a small bird’ which he has donated to the sale. John has donated a self-portrait to the sale entitled More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
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Justice Secretary announces Cash back for communities funding for Whale Arts

OVER £40K TO EDINBURGH ORGANISATIONS FROM CASH BACK FOR COMMUNITIES The Justice Secretary Michael Matheson accompanied by MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands, Gordon Macdonald visited Whale Arts today to announce funding More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
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Asda at Chesser promotes DuoDay

The very first DuoDay is being supported by Asda Chesser. This is a day of action to promote the role of disabilities in the workplace. The day is being hosted by the Scottish Union of Supported Employment (SUSE), More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
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Gallipoli remembered at Edinburgh Castle

Earlier today representatives of all sides attended the remembrance service at the Scottish National War Memorial at Edinburgh Castle organised by Legion Scotland. Anzac Day is observed each year on this day, 25 More...

By John Hislop On Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
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Witness appeal after woman sexually assaulted on Newcastle to Edinburgh train

A police investigation is underway after a 30-year-old woman was sexually assaulted on the 6.30pm Newcastle to Edinburgh Waverley service operated by Virgin East Coast on Thursday 19 April. The woman was unable More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
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SNP councillor follows his independent streak

I had spoken to Councillor Gavin Barrie who represents the Inverleith Ward last month when he lost his position, both as Chair of his political group and separately as Economy Convener following the SNP group AGM. Cllr Gavin More...

By John Hislop On Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
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Firefighters help drive the ‘Be Water Aware’ campaign

Over 300 people in the UK tragically die every year after tripping, falling or simply underestimating the risks of being near water. Many people who accidently drown never intended to enter the water, statistics More...

By John Hislop On Monday, April 23rd, 2018
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Man jailed in connection with assaults and rapes in East Lothian

A 52-year-old man was sentenced to five and a half years imprisonment and received an Order for Lifelong Restriction after he was found guilty of a series of horrifying assaults and rapes in East Lothian. Charles More...

By John Hislop On Monday, April 23rd, 2018
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Scottish SPCA rescues swan with baseball cap tangled around foot

Earlier this month, the Scottish SPCA received a call to their animal helpline after a member of the public became concerned about the welfare of a swan spotted with a baseball cap tangled around her foot. With More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
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Cycling for dementia charity

Couple to cycle from Edinburgh to Budapest to raise funds for dementia charity Dalgety Bay couple Nik Olliver who is a Health and Safety Lecturer at Edinburgh College and Richard Newton who is a freelance photographer More...