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An estimated 4,000 students took to the streets of Edinburgh to campaign against education cuts  this afternoon. The National Union of Students (NUS) organised the event and marched the length of the Royal Mile to Holyrood, where a rally was held. Protesters heard SNP and Labour politicians pledge to avoid tuition fees in Scotland, and protect higher and further education...
Set in the beautiful Mansfield Traquair, a restored church whose vibrant colour and open spaces have led to its nickname "Edinburgh's Sistine Chapel", the Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show impressed from the start. It was the perfect venue for such an event with low pink lighting, two bars and an interesting sculpture by Charles Myatt, a first year student at...
Formed in 2008, the Auld Reekie Roller Girls is the only flat track roller derby team in Edinburgh. They are a skater-run, not-for-profit team of around 40 to 50 women, who all want to have fun and get fit with this exciting new sport. As one of the bigger Scottish teams, they have played bouts (matches) against other UK teams such...
New research part-funded by the British Heart Foundation has discovered that using a more sensitive test to measure a protein that leaks out of damaged heart cells into the blood stream could help in the diagnosis of heart attacks. The test could also help identify heart attack patients who are at a high risk of dying from a second attack,...
Sitting in a comfortable chair in his Edinburgh South constituency office,  Mike Pringle MSP with his grey hair and casual jumper looks rather like a favourite uncle. He exudes the kind of warm friendliness that the Liberal Democrats used to thrive on. That, of course, was in the days before protesters were burning effigies of Nick Clegg. Pringle himself is acutely...
Care standards in Scotland are continuing to improve with more services receiving top grades than ever before, according to the country’s care regulator. The Care Commission has revealed that more than a quarter of all care services across the country have received the highest grades following their inspections over the past year, while only a small minority are performing below...
Research from Trend Micro released today, reveals that two thirds (63%) of people using social networks in Scotland do not   think twice about the most basic considerations when posting information or images online. Only 17% worried that strangers would be able to see the information, just 6% considered that it would be online forever, and only 13% considered...
by John Preece Murrayfield was to be the venue for Scotland's only win of the 2011 RBS 6-Nations tournament, against an Italy squad, who only the week before, had beaten France in Rome. Scotland started well, against a wall of noise from a typically fervent home crowd, helped along by a large contingent of away support for Italy, with a penalty...
Scotland's Women took on their Italian counterparts at Meggetland in Edinburgh for Sunday's 'Wooden Spoon Decider', both teams having lost all their other RBS 6-Nations matches, some by a considerable margin. Italy started as if they meant it with an attack on the Scottish line from the kick-off. Scotland held them at bay, but at the cost of a...
This is an unpaid job but could be one worth putting on your CV. The job advert reads as follows:- In January 2010 the Festival City Trust launched a new Student Ambassador Scheme. Students from Edinburgh, Napier and Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh College of Art, Stirling University and Telford College were given the opportunity to get an insight...