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With the summer holidays soon approaching, you could set your child up for a summer challenge by taking part in Edinburgh Leisure’s ‘Summer Swim Passport’. Not only will your little one keep active and try out new challenges, but they could win a month’s free swimming for the family. The Edinburgh Leisure ‘Summer Swim Passport’ offers you the opportunity of...
A six-month multi millionpound project to upgrade an electricity substation which plays a vital part in Central Scotland’s transmission network has begun. Ageing equipment within the Shrubhill substation at Dryden Gait, which was originally installed in the 1960s, will be replaced with new technology and includes the installation of a new 275 kV transformer. The upgraded substation will ensure SP Energy Networks, the owner and maintainer...
Midlothian are aiming to retain the prestigious Walking Football Scottish Cup at the Glasgow Green Football Centre on Saturday June 23rd. The squad won the tournament last year, beating Gretna in the final with 85-year-old goalkeeper Peter Collins performing heroics between the sticks as Scottish football legend Archie McPherson commentated from the sidelines. The tournament is organised by the newly formed charity...
Underbelly Limited were appointed in March 2017 to run Edinburgh's Christmas and Edinburgh's Hogmanay for the council. Now they have reported to the council with details on the 2017/18 event and more importantly, the numbers. That report will go before the Culture Committee when it meets later today. This was the first year of Underbelly holding the contract for Hogmanay...
Christine Jardine, Lib Dem MP for Edinburgh West, has asked the Minister for Local Government to make councils responsible for ensuring businesses provide wheelchair access. Addressing the Minister, Ms Jardine asked: “Will the Minister agree to look at plans to make local authorities responsible for proactively enforcing provisions under the Equality Act which require businesses to provide wheelchair access.” Ms Jardine...
SNP MSP FOR EDINBURGH PENTLANDS GORDON MACDONALD DEMANDS DEVOLUTION OF SOCIAL SECURITY POWERS Freedom of Information figures supplied by the Department for Work and Pensions have shown that Edinburgh has lost out on £4.1M because of Tory cuts to disability benefit, says Gordon Macdonald. The information – requested by investigative news organisation The Ferret – shows the number of people who have lost out on...
Bonhams are holding a golf and valuation day in July when they invite you to have your golfing memorabilia valued for free by their experts, and also have a round of golf. The event takes place at Musselburgh Links Golf Course on 3 July between 12 and 5pm. A talk will be given by Mungo Parks, great grandson of Willie Park...
The ScotRail Alliance has told us that they have now upgraded a number of stations between Glasgow and Edinburgh, just before the brand new electric trains come into service. The waiting areas at Croy, Falkirk High, Polmont, and Linlithgow have been transformed into new ScotRail lounges. Having used some of these in the past I can vouch that they were...
Police are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision on the B1377 in East Lothian which happened at Ballencrief Cottage around 4.30pm on Saturday afternoon. The driver of a white Landrover Freelander was travelling westbound when his vehicle left the roadway and collided with the front of an adjacent building. Passing motorists and local residents contacted emergency services and administered first...
Police are trying to trace a man in connection with a sexual assault which may have taken place on the 5.05pm Edinburgh to Newcastle service on Sunday 20 May 2018. A 19-year-old woman from Northamptonshire, boarded the train at Edinburgh. A man sat next to her and as the train departed he inappropriately touched her. He also exposed himself and tried to...