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The exhibition, which will run throughout the month of May, features an impressive collection of items, including letters, first-edition books, plays and theatre programmes that help chart the amazing life and career of one of Scotland's favourite literary sons. Amongst the treasure trove of J M Barrie gems to be showcased is a rare booklet of one of his earliest...
14 July 2010 at The Royal Society of Edinburgh, George Street at 6.00pm Speakers will be :- Professor Heinz Wanner, University of Bern Professor John Haslett, Trinity College, Dublin Professor Gabriele Hegerl, Chair of Climate System Science, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh Climate has changed substantially since the last Ice Age. Heinz Wanner will present the changes that have been...
China, with 1.33 billion people, is about the same size as Europe, with 738 million people, but has a much higher rate of economic growth, about 10% per year for the past 15 years. China’s per capita GDP is about £4,000, Europe’s about £17,000, but the gap is closing rapidly. Environmental damage in China is estimated at about 8–13%...

Tigerfest 2010

And this year’s mini festival, which runs for three weeks, features indie legend Martin Stephenson and TV21 headlining in Edinburgh. Tigerfest 2010 also has gigs in Aberdeen and Dunfermline, with many established names appearing alongside local bands. This year the capital is hosting a total of seven shows and 20 acts who will be performing during the first two...
Top eggs up for grabs include a Pirates of the Caribbean creation from the movie’s star, Johnny Depp; Lorraine Kelly’s penguin egg, styled on her favourite creature – the Dundee Discovery Penguin; and a super sparkly Dancing on Ice design, inspired by the show’s infamous costumes and signed by presenters Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield. The collection is on...
“Look to the living, love them, and hold on” was projected onto the north face of Castle Rock from dusk on St Valentine’s Day to celebrate the importance of love in all its forms. The line is from ‘Disenchantments’, a poem by the award-winning Scottish poet, Douglas Dunn. The projection took place from 5.30pm to 11.00pm today. The Edinburgh Reporter...
The name comes from the old Irish for ‘bright fire’ and Edinburgh’s Beltane Fire Society has celebrated it every year on April 30th since the mid 1980s, on top of Calton Hill. I would suggest having a look at the website (http://www.beltane.org/) before attending, as it clears up one or two things that might otherwise confuse. Proceedings begin when...
This runs from 24-30 May 2010. There are some events organised in Edinburgh by Edinburgh Vegetarians and Vegans. Wednesday 26th May, 19:00 Informal social meeting (no booking required) and meal at Hendersons (downstairs). Free sample cartons of non-dairy milk for everyone to try - non-curdling, non-dairy milk which also tastes great! Hendersons are also running various tastings, so this promises to...
New guidance is being issued to health boards which will bring in a uniform national policy on introducing newly-licensed medicines. The guidance to boards will mean clearer and easier to follow policies for patients wishing to have the benefit of new medicines. All boards will have to follow the same guidance when considering whether to make drugs...
A public meeting will be held on 17 June at James Gillespie's HIgh School to discuss plans for relocating the school while a new school is being constructed. The school has issued a paper on the proposed move and it can be read here. Is your child going to be affected by this? Do you have something you would like...