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Works continue at Edinburgh Castle to provide new stands for the Tattoo. Aunty Emily has reminded us that the results are in for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch and you can read all about it on Greener Leith. And there is a link to the AudioBoo which Greener Leith did with sound artist, Emma Quayle who we met at The...
The National Ballet of China, Mariinsky Opera company, Mahler’s Symphony No 2 and the Opening Concert were the early bestsellers as tickets went on sale for Edinburgh International Festival 2011. Edinburgh International Festival 2011 (Friday 12 August to Sunday 4 September) brings artists from China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea and Vietnam, as well as North America, Germany, Belgium, Russia, the...
Although Alison Johnstone is a city councillor, we cannot speak to her actually in the City Chambers as it is forbidden at this point in the election 2011 campaign! But that means we can instead repair to the nearest coffee shop which is very pleasant, and so is Johnstone. She is a very straightforward politician. The Reporter has been impressed...
Princes Street Gardens with a wonderful display of daffodils, and some returfing work underway. Edinburgh insurance company, Standard Life has handed out a bonus to its CEO in the form of over 750,000 shares, which are estimated to be worth around £1.5m. The Herald reports the story and explains that it may be a move to show The City that it...
Sacred Heart Primary School in Penicuik has big plans for a new outdoor play area. It will cost £10,000 and the Parent Council are organising a major fund-raising event this summer and they are particularly excited to have secured Edinburgh entertainer Craig McMurdo for the evening. Grand Midsummer Ball, starring the wonderful Craig McMurdo in cabaret   Cameron Mackintosh who...
Red Dot Radio, Edinburgh’s own hospital broadcasting service is celebrating National Hospital Radio Week (26th March – 4th April) by broadcasting live from the Reception Area and wards of the Western General Hospital from 10am until 10pm today, a 12 hour marathon indeed! Usually the station only broadcasts between 7 and 10 pm each day, serving four hospitals:- Western General...
Friday 1 April 2011 Nicola Benedetti plays Korngold at The Usher Hall Programme: Zemlinsky: Sinfonietta Korngold: Violin Concerto Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 Walter Weller: Conductor Nicola Benedetti: Violin Royal Scottish National Orchestra Viennese legends: it goes without saying that RSNO Conductor Emeritus Walter Weller knows a thing or two about Beethoven, so expect the exuberant Fourth Symphony to dance for joy. And Weller has two more Viennese...
Frank To, the young Glasgow-based artist with a growing international reputation as a leading contemporary figurative painter, launches ‘The Human Condition’, his first major art show for two years, on April Fools Day, Friday 1 April, at The Leith Gallery. In a series of paintings depicting the Mediaeval Plague Doctors, which have fascinated the artist for the last three years,...
You may think our photo is an April Fool - but it is not - as we reported last night. Susan Boyle is 50 today. Happy Birthday Susan! Just to remind you all that her career started with her audition on Britain's Got Talent a mere two years ago. How that appearance changed her life - and ours! Here is...
This was the scene today on a rooftop in Elder Street ,on  the east side of the Bus Station. So what is wrong with this? Apart from the high-vis jacket , the roofing worker was wearing no other safety gear, and did not appear to be taking any other safety measures to stop himself falling from the four storey building. Onlookers...
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