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First Birthday Celebrations

Over 300 children have volunteered to take part in research supported by the Children’s Clinical Research Facility (CCRF) since it opened in April last year. The CCRF has participated in research to improve treatment for children with conditions such as leukaemia, asthma, cystic fibrosis, allergy and rheumatoid disease. The CCRF is a purpose built, child...

Hamnavoe to the rescue

The MV Hamnavoe, a ferry operated by NorthLink Ferries between Orkney and the Scottish mainland, was diverted to Bergen late on Tuesday to pick up passengers who had been advised to make their way to the Norwegian port from where they could be ensured safe passage back to Scotland. Transport Minister Stewart Stevenson said: "This has been...

Coinye House Close

The close's overgrown garden is being re-designed, to provide new facilities and celebrate its long history. The first project involves designing a garden space, reflecting traditional Scottish orchards, parterres and kitchen gardens. Small plots will be available for residents to grow their own vegetables and herbs, along with workshops in gardening skills such as plant identification, soils, composting, weed control...

Care Information Scotland

Care Information Scotland (CIS) offers a single point of information – through one phone number and web address – on the care available for older people throughout the country. It offers detailed information for older people and their families on the range of community care services available from local authorities, the private and voluntary sector. Councillor Paul Edie, Health and Social...

Merchant Navy Memorial

The Merchant Navy Memorial Trust (Scotland)(MNMTS), whose patron is HRH The Princess Royal, aims to create a lasting Memorial at the Shore, Leith, to commemorate the loss of more than 6,500 Scottish Merchant Navy personnel who gave their lives in the two World Wars, other theatres of conflict and, during peacetime, in service along the trading routes of the...

New Skatepark

The facility, which will be officially opened later this Spring, brings to an end many years of campaigning by the Edinburgh Skatepark Project (ESP), which has been keeping future users of the skatepark up to date on progress via its website. Images captured by the skatepark's designer, Dave Sowerby, show the facility's wide range of exciting...

The Urban Gym

From Monday 19 April 2010 Scotland's capital becomes the ultimate outdoor exercise centre as fully qualified instructors guide participants of all fitness levels around a city street circuit using the natural and man-made environment to create an invigorating outdoor work out experience. Steep streets, sneaky alleyways and shiny plazas all feature as participants swap the monotony of the treadmill...

Monsoon and recycling

Would you like £10 off your next Monsoon purchase? The answer to questions like that is usually yes! To qualify for this one you have to take along an old Monsoon outfit which can then be recycled or go to charity, and you have to buy something over £50. This is an effort to help the environment as well...

Waverley Station

Twenty-eight thousand clear glass panels will be installed over the next three years, which will flood the station with natural light and improve the environment for passengers. Part of a five-year £3.25bn investment in Britain’s railway stations, Network Rail’s improvements to Waverley will also mean a new fully accessible entrances from Market Street and from Princes...

Forth Replacement Crossing

Mr Climie, 48, brings over 25 years experience and has extensive expertise in leading major bridge-building projects throughout the world and, having been brought up and educated in Scotland, is returning home to deliver the biggest Scottish infrastructure project for a generation. He even worked on the current Forth Road Bridge as a graduate engineer in the...

Old livery on the buses

LOTHIAN BUSES TO REVERT TO OLD LIVERY 31st March 2010 On their website they ask you to give your vote for or against the new (i.e old) colour scheme. Go to this link to vote!

The Woman who Thought Too Much

by Ali George The woman speaking is poet Joanne Limburg. She looks like a Cambridge academic ought to:- slim, with glasses and mousy brown hair and nervous. Some might describe it as neurotic. Limburg has just written a book on her twenty-year struggle to overcome Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and she is at the Edinburgh Science Festival to talk about her experience...
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