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Wine lovers are being the chance to learn about the world’s finest vintages and vineyards in a series of specialist classes in Edinburgh’s wine ‘school’. Edinburgh’s newest wine bar Divino Enoteca is to host a series of wine education classes in its private room, each class designed to help create a better understanding and appreciation of the wines available at...
This exhibition runs at Bourne Gallery from 2 December 2010 to 6 January 2011. Katharine Aarrestad’s trademark medium is reverse painting on glass, creating art that is compelling and disconcerting. These works explore translations of meaning through conflicting perspectives in time. Aarrestad’s unusual and intricate techniques depicting “lost” nostalgic figures and landscapes create a shifting vision of reality,...
This exhibition runs till 27th November 2010 at Bourne Fine Art Oscar Marzaroli’s livelihood was as a film-maker and alongside this he recorded Glasgow's evolution from being the second city of the empire in the 19th century through urban decay to the urban regeneration of the 1960s. He took the city's workers, its street life, shipyards...
This has been a sobering year for The City of Edinburgh Council. They are faced with the necessity of  substantial spending cuts, which may yet lead to compulsory redundancy among their staff. They have, in past years, lost money on funding what has become a headline event in the nation's capital, Edinburgh's Hogmanay. In the November Council Leader's Report,  Councillor...

1st January 2011

Celebrating the singular date – 1.1.11 – organisers of the world famous Edinburgh’s Hogmanay have announced full details of a packed four day programme.    Offering sustenance for the body, brain and soul, revellers can enjoy music, poetry, literature, sport, conversation, movies, dance, light, fire, water and, of course, spectacular fireworks. This year’s Edinburgh’s Hogmanay will feature old favourites alongside...
18 fearless OneKind supporters raised more than £3,000 by literally walking over hot coals when they took part in the inaugural Firewalk in October 2009. Indeed, it was so successful OneKind are doing it all again, but this time they promise it will be twice the fun. They are staging not one, but two OneKind Firewalks – on Saturday...
Oberlanders Architects LLP have secured planning consent under delegated powers for a mixed use £15m development including 300 bed student accommodation for Watkin Jones and Sons Ltd, on a sensitive site embedded in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. Located within the Edinburgh World Heritage Site and accessed from the Royal Mile, the proposal was one...

Bad website of the week….

The award this week goes to Waverleygate, a site to promote the building at the end of Princes Street which is now home to Creative Scotland and NHS 24. The former GPO building has been renovated over recent years and was completed in 2005. Since then its claim to fame seems to have been the lovely turquoise lighting which has...
What a difference a week can make in International Rugby. Far from the fairly(!) one-sided affair of last week, Scotland and South Africa appeared to be far more of an even match, with neither side dominating for long periods, but both producing an open and highly entertaining game. South Africa opened the scoring with two penalties slotted home from a...
Stevenson College Edinburgh hosted its ninth annual Graduation Ceremony at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh this month with over 230 students graduating on the day. The ceremony this year featured two special yet very different guests - Iain Gray MSP, Leader of the Scottish Labour Party, and founder member of Deep Purple, Jon Lord. Iain Gray MSP delivered a highly inspirational...
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