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Or Night School as it used to be called! Time on your hands? Want to learn something new and meet new friends while you do it?  Then why not sign up to Edinburgh's new Adult Education classes. With day, evening and weekend courses being offered at venues across the city, there is a variety of subjects on offer this...
Many Scots are risking leaving their affairs in jeopardy if they become old and infirm – by not signing over sufficient authority in a Power of Attorney. Edinburgh legal firm Gibson Kerr says that people who make a Power of Attorney but only appoint one attorney run the risk of leaving their families and loved ones...
A stylish new venue has been given the go ahead by licensing bosses. LA White Leisure has spent more than a year securing permission to open in the heart of Edinburgh’s canal side Edinburgh Quay development. The leisure group will now transform the building formerly occupied by a previous bar venture, Embark. Councillor Jim Lowrie Convener of planning at Edinburgh...
“Life is different for us, but we still have hopes and dreams just like everyone else” – that’s the message Scotland’s young carers will be taking to this week’s Festival of Politics at the Scottish Parliament. The Princess Royal Trust for Carers (The Trust) will be running an event at the annual Festival on Thursday 19 August...
This week we are back to basics again. For all you students out there here is a very easy recipe but one which will keep you going on a dark winter's day! Take two slices of white bread and place them on a baking sheet in a hot oven. About 225degrees C is fine. While the bread is toasting make a...

Goodbye Mr. Chips

When I was a kid I used to love going to massive game shops like Future Zone and Electronics Boutique, even Game. They filled me with awe, all these different games for various systems from the Atari ST to the Philips CDi and many, many more than we see today. However these wondrous places of game retail were mainly...
Scotland’s leading workplace design firm as agreed a deal to become an official sponsor of one of Edinburgh’s top amateur rugby clubs. Space Solutions, which has enjoyed impressive growth despite the recession, has agreed a four-figure deal to become the new First XV shirt sponsor of Boroughmuir Rugby Club for the 2010/11 Premier Division season. Derek Binnie,...

Safer Streets

Every local authority in Scotland is invited to apply for funding from the Scottish Government to help ensure that people going out for the night can enjoy themselves in a safe environment. Last year's Safer Streets funding awards benefited projects around Scotland. Community Safety Partnerships in all 32 local authorities used funding for community safety initiatives including high visibility police...
The athletes who will represent Scotland at next month's Commonwealth Games in Delhi were named today. Scots will compete in 16 of the 17 sports disciplines in India. The oldest is 72-year-old bowler Willie Wood, at the Games for a record eighth time, and the youngest is diver Grace Reid, aged 14. The Delhi Games will be held between October 3...
Joint plans to mark the 450th anniversary of the Reformation were unveiled by the Church of Scotland and Scottish Government today. The main national focus will be on Wednesday November 3, beginning with a conference, organised by the Joint Commission on Doctrine, followed by an ecumenical service at St Giles' Cathedral and then an evening reception hosted by First Minister...
To access public money is always a bit of a lottery but the success of the Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) means that it is closing to new applications following unprecedented demand, it was announced today. The CARES scheme, delivered by Community Energy Scotland, has already helped over 300 community groups invest in renewable technologies like solar panels, biomass...
First Minister Alex Salmond today met Statoil, a Norwegian based oil company, to discuss the possibility of developing the world's first floating wind farm in Scotland. The company has identified two potential sites, one off the coast of Lewis and one off Aberdeenshire that could be suitable for a pilot park, testing the concept of their Hywind floating turbines further. Statoil...
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