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The blog from City of Edinburgh Libraries has much to commend it.....but particularly the photos from their evening of vintage fashion on 21st October. Here they are - aren't they lovely? And if you would like to read Tales of One City then you will find it here
by John Preece Murrayfield Wanderers (Wandies) ran out easy winners against Dundee University in this Scottish Women's Premier division match. Dundee were outplayed, outmuscled and, generally, outclassed in every aspect of the game and were unable to take much advantage of what little possession they secured. First score for Wandies was a try after 3 minutes and they continued to...
A spookily good family event at Edinburgh’s largest recycling centre will take place this weekend. Why not celebrate Halloween with a visit to the Waste Aware Cabin? This Saturday, the cabin is having a free family open day. The cabin is the perfect place to learn about the journey that waste goes on and what people can...
An informative play about the dangers of misusing fireworks will be performed for pupils in fourteen Edinburgh secondary schools in the lead-up to Guy Fawkes Night. The annual play teaches children about the dangers of fireworks as well as issues like peer pressure, bullying and managing aggression. 'Toast', which was originally commissioned by the Royal Society for...
As the colder weather bites the City of Edinburgh Council is running an electric blanket exchange at Oxgangs Library. The Council is urging people to check their electric blankets are safe and is hosting an electric blanket exchange at the library between 2.00pm and 4.00pm on Tuesday 2 November. Faulty electric blankets have been identified as the cause...
This week Filmhouse is screening two films that premiered earlier this year at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done Fri 29 Oct to Sun 31 Oct Werner Herzog directs. David Lynch produces. Exhilarating curiosity ensues. Michael Shannon is Brad, holed up in his house after allegedly killing his mother. The cops have him surrounded. Gradually, through...
Black History Month takes place annually in October in the UK and aims to promote knowledge of the Black history, cultural and heritage; disseminate information on positive Black contributions to British Society and heighten the confidence and awareness of Black people to their cultural heritage. Edinburgh’s Telford College takes pride its inclusive approach to equality...
The Capital's sporting heroes will be honoured at a special awards ceremony being held at Broughton High School tomorrow night. Silver medal-winning boxer Josh Taylor will join a number of his fellow athletes and medal-winners newly returned from the Commonwealth Games in Delhi for the event. Also attending are stars of local sports clubs and teams. The evening will feature...
Parliament's approval of regulations that cap P1 class sizes at a maximum of 25 has been welcomed by Education Secretary Michael Russell. The limit gives councils the legal backing they asked for to help them meet the target of class sizes of 18 or fewer for pupils in P1 to P3. Mr Russell said: "Smaller class sizes and the increased teacher contact...
From BBC Radio 4’s Sony nominated The Now Show, BBC1’s The One Show and Watchdog, multi-award winner Mitch Benn and his band take to the road in a two hour show packed with new songs and old favourites. Described by The Times as “the country’s leading musical satirist”, for music and comedy fans of all ages this is an...