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"Kenny is running a bit late, so could you move the appointment back by half an hour. He is at a meeting which has overrun." said McAskill's PA, on the phone. By the time The Reporter arrived at the constituency office to meet him, however,  the MSP for Edinburgh East and Musselburgh and Minister for Justice was more than...
A 26-year-old cancer survivor is hoping to raise £250,000, the cost of his treatment, by running 1,000 miles from John O’Groats to Land’s End. The Reporter was very pleased to catch up with this remarkable young man this afternoon in a very sunny Princes Street. The Mr Happy suit is 90cm wide, 265cm high and weighs over 7 kilos...
An ‘edible hedge’ in Pilrig Park will launch Edinburgh’s Britain in Bloom bid this year. The hedge will be made up of plants which produce edible crop; the crop will then be harvested and used to produce local food such as jams, chutneys, jellies and cordials. Other plants, such as Rosehips (Rosa rugosa), sloes (blackthorn), crab apple, elder and rowan;...
Cabinet Secretary for Justice and local MSP, Kenny MacAskill, today officially re-opened The White House in Craigmillar. The iconic art deco roadhouse which was built in 1936 has just undergone a year-long restoration. The restoration project was co-ordinated by PARC Craigmillar Ltd and was funded by the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Regeneration Fund. Speaking at the  opening McAskill said ““Today we...
May 6th 1999 was a historic day in Scottish politics. Not only did this date mark the first Scottish parliamentary election for more than 250 years, but it also saw the election of the UK’s first Green parliamentarian. Twelve years on, Robin Harper MSP sits resplendent sporting his trademark multi-coloured tie, looking back over a frontline political career which...
Friday 18th March 2011 Inauguration of Naked Classics at The Usher Hall. This is a new series of the world famous classics played by the RSNO organised with the Edinburgh Evening News. The first evening will present Esa-Pekka Salonen's Insomnia which is “an exciting, driving, orchestral thrill-ride”. All tickets cost £10 Usher Hall | 7.30 pm | £10/£5  for Under 26...
Lovely crisp morning in Edinburgh ! Today is Red Nose Day in case you hadn't noticed. What are you doing to raise money? The Scotsman refuses to let go of council leader, Jenny Dawe and her deputy Steve Cardownie over the evidence which they both gave to the Public Audit Committee. They report that MP Thomas Docherty used parliamentary privilege against...
Edinburgh students are once again working hard to produce one of 'Europe's largest student run fashion shows' which has been hailed as 'one of the biggest events in the social calendar' by The List. The Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show has become part of the Edinburgh calendar and the huge dedication of Edinburgh’s students and local businesses is what makes ECFS the huge...
The world's first purpose-built portrait gallery is a step closer to opening again to the public as the Scottish Government confirms an additional £2 million to renovate and revitalise the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. The Portrait Gallery which closed for refurbishment in 2008 can now finish building work to restore original features and open up the space for new programmes...
The world's largest tidal stream energy array will be built in the Sound of Islay following approval by the Scottish Government. ScottishPower Renewables £40 million tidal array development will harness the power of the Sound of Islay and generate enough electricity for over 5,000 homes - more than double the number of homes on Islay. The 10 Megawatt facility will further...
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