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With just under a week to go before the hugely popular exhibition Impressionist Gardens draws to a close, the National Galleries of Scotland is delighted to announce that it will be extending its opening hours, for visitors hoping to grab a last chance to see this ground-breaking show. The gallery will open from 10am until...
The contract for one of the City of Edinburgh Council’s pioneering homeless services has been awarded. Link Group Ltd will be delivering the Private Sector Leasing (PSL) scheme which provides a major source of rented accommodation for homeless people in the Capital. Actually Link announced this news on their own website on 3rd September. The scheme offers long term contracts to...
Representatives from around 80 countries attending the 10th International Conference of National Human Rights Institutions in Edinburgh adopted the “Edinburgh Declaration” to mark the end of the conference where human rights institutions from around the world called for action on corporate abuse of human rights to be stepped up. The event is...
Hollywood husband and wife Maxwell Caulfield and Juliet Mills head up an all-star cast in Peter Hall's critically acclaimed production of Alan Ayckbourn's 'Bedroom Farce'. The play follows Trevor and Susannah, who have a problem relationship which requires urgent attention. What better solution than to talk it over with family and friends? Preferably in their respective bedrooms and ideally in...

City Summit on Friday

Leaders from all sectors will gather this week in Edinburgh, ahead of the UK Government Spending Review, to debate the capital city's future. The City Summit, being held on Friday, 15 October, organised by The City of Edinburgh Council and Scotsman Conferences, is part of one of the most ambitious and challenging consultation programmes around budget issues in the UK. At...
Wave energy developer Aquamarine Power Limited continues to strengthen its team with the appointment of Dr Patrick (Paddy) O’Kane as the company’s new Chief Technical Officer. He brings with him extensive experience in the renewable energy industry. Dr O’Kane joins Aquamarine Power from SSE Renewables, the UK’s leading renewable energy generator.  At SSE Renewables he was Head of Engineering and...
Scotland lost the match 2-1 to Iceland. The match reports can be found at STV but even better we have a selection of action shots from Edinburgh photographer, Thomas Haywood, who was at the game. Apparently the Scottish goal came out of nowhere from the half-way line...... (C) Thomas Haywood (C) Thomas Haywood...
Celebrities including singer Beverley Knight, TV presenter Lorraine Kelly and comedian Rory Bremner are backing a charity campaign to highlight how less than £20 can help someone in the developing world to see again. Some 45 million people around the world are blind, with 90% living in developing countries where access to treatment is made more...
ESPC has launched a valuable new service, taking their property experts on the road to locations across East Central Scotland. The first Property Advice Roadshow will be held at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh on Tuesday 12th October where staff and members of the public can meet solicitors, financial advisers and property experts to discuss any aspect of moving...
by Dr Ian McKee MSP Scotland’s relationship with alcohol is a topic that has dominated this session of parliament. For many, it’s a controversial issue that sharply divides public opinion. In my view, the alcohol debate will allow people to judge politicians and separate those who take their public role seriously and responsibly, from those who use it as yet...
The full council meet on Thursday 14th October at 10am. The trams are on the agenda. See our report on where we are with the trams in our article Trams as at 10th October 2010 The special meeting of the Education, Children & Families Committee takes place on Tuesday 12 October 2010. The agenda is on the Council...
The full City of Edinburgh Council meet on Thursday at 10am. Trams are on the agenda for the first time since June and this is the latest update from Mandy Haeburn-Little, Director of communications and customer services at Edinburgh  Trams:- As part of our commitment to keeping you up to date with how the...
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