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In Other Words begins on 1 March 2019 for two nights. This deeply emotive play explores the effects of Alzheimer's disease on a person and their daily life. The very topic will resonate with many in the audience as so many people today have been affected by the disease in some way....
Musselburgh Racecourse has been awarded an additional February race meeting by the British Horseracing Authority as the industry gets back in to full swing following an outbreak of equine flu. It means the East Lothian track will stage back-to-back meetings with a total £100,000 prize fund on Wednesday and Thursday February 27 and...
Deidre Brock MP for Edinburgh North and Leith has warned that leaving the EU single market will severely damage Scotland’s world-leading games industry. Attending a roundtable event in Edinburgh today, she will hear more about the sector and the concerns of representatives from a range of Scottish games studios.  Deidre said:“We...
by Cllr George Gordon, Sustainability Champion and Chair of Edible Edinburgh Partnership.  Shortages of many food products have been discussed recently, associated with a possible no deal or delayed Brexit. This is something that we in Edible Edinburgh with our partners are trying to ensure doesn’t happen. The Scottish Government have wisely set...
Vikki Bunce from Dundee and Chris Duncan from Edinburgh have joined Scotland senior women’s coaching team. Neil Menzies also continues his role as an assistant coach. Bunce is a former Scotland and GB international who earned 206 caps for Scotland and 14 for Great Britain.  Chris Duncan is...
Homelessness ‘human and financial disaster’ after £28m B&B spend The Capital’s homelessness crisis has been labelled a “human and financial disaster” after it was revealed the city council has spent £28.1m to meet an increased demand for B&B accommodation since 2016. Opposition councillors have called for a review of homelessness legislation after the...

Letter from Scotland

It was a sweet sounding victory for music pupils in Midlothian.  The local council was planning to be the first in Scotland to end free music tuition for  junior pupils in its schools.  But at the last minute, councillors backed off in the face of a well organised campaign by pupils, parents and the music fraternity. Is this...
Half of the Scottish Women's team comes from Edinburgh. The World Junior Curling Championships take place from 16 -23 February in Queen's Place Emera Centre,Liverpool, Nova Scotia. A hundred of the world's best young curlers are in Liverpool, Nova Scotia ready to compete from tomorrow at the World Junior Championships...
Former convener signed off media release he later called into question The Capital’s former Housing and Economy Convener did sign off a promise that homeless families would no longer be housed in B&Bs – despite his later claims that the media release was “incorrect”. Independent Cllr Gavin Barrie, who...
Following the discovery of a car found on fire and the body of a man found within, detectives from Police Scotland's Major Investigation Teams are continuing significant enquiries and appealing for information from the public. A post mortem has been carried out and detectives can now confirm...
The Positive Future over 60s lunch group is a small friendly group of people that meets at Priestfield Parish Church on Dalkeith Road. Nila Joshi from the group explained : "We provide a three course, freshly cooked, traditional South Asian lunch for our members. The lunch club...
The SFA confirmed today that Hearts William Hill Scottish Cup quarter final against Partick Thistle at Firhill will be played on the evening of Monday 4th March with a 7.05pm kick-off. The game will be broadcast live on BBC Scotland. The fixture change will come as a disappointment for many Hearts fans, especially schoolchildren, who might not be...
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