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Former Rangers FC Director, and Edinburgh businessman, Ian Russell, has set up a business to offer Scots the chance to take advantage of the ailing property market in Orlando, Florida. Whilst the sunshine property market has suffered as a result of the global recession with prices tumbling by as much as 50%, experts are predicting that the market has hit...
Local MP Ian Murray is proud to invite nominations from within South Edinburgh, to be considered for the best live band and best live music venue awards of the first ever parliamentary Rock the House competition. Ian Murray said: “Rock the House is a terrific initiative and an accessible vehicle through which to capture the imagination of the public and...
Edinburgh musicians Withered Hand and Unicorn Kid will showcase in Austin, Texas at at South by Southwest (SxSW), the annual Music, Film and Interactive Festival. More than a dozen bands, six films and an interactive media project from Scotland will showcase at the festival. Attended by thousands of artists and industry moguls from across the globe, SxSW is the biggest...
MSPs voted unanimously to pass The Patients Rights (Scotland) Bill today. The Law Society of Scotland agrees with the general principles of the Bill which was introduced by Nicola Sturgeon, Cabinet Secretary for Health & Wellbeing, on 17 March 2010. The Bill makes provision about the rights of patients when receiving health care. The policy intention of the Bill is...
This February, Scottish Opera presents a brand-new production of Handel’s Orlando - an opera that has not been seen north of the border for 25 years. The production is only the fourth Handel opera to be undertaken in the Company’s 49-year history. The opera is widely considered to be one of Handel’s richest scores and is rarely performed in the UK....
The Edinburgh International Science Festival launched a programme today at The Royal Botanice Garden Edinburgh which is packed with goodies for the Easter holidays. The organisers promise that at the 23rd Festival visitors will be able to travel from outer space to the deepest oceans, join in a Guinness World Record Attempt and experience hands-on chemistry. The BBC will get...
Scottish Opera’s new Primary Schools Tour, Scotland, our Scotland!! is set to inspire school pupils across the country. The energetic opera, which P5-P7 pupils all over the country will learn and perform in their own schools, has been awarded the London 2012 Inspire mark. Set on the eve of the Scottish International Games, athletes are arriving from across the world to take...
The number of young people campaigning to stand for Edinburgh in the Scottish Youth Parliament has increased by fifty per cent, it was announced today. A total of 27 young people from all areas of the city are now in the running to represent Edinburgh in this year’s Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) – up from 18 standing for election last...
Gracemount Primary has unveiled its brand new nursery. The new £1 million development will provide modern early years education facilities for three to five-year-olds in the area. Funded by money made available as a result of Edinburgh Council's school closure process, the new nursery development has space for 40 morning and 40 afternoon pupils plus 16 full-time places. During the school...
Amnesty International led a delegation of Scottish organisations in Edinburgh yesterday. They, and others, are concerned about the rights of gypsy travellers and Roma and wanted to lobby the various European consulates in the city ending up at the First Minister's residence, Bute House. The letters which they were delivering outlined what they see as the discrimination and abuse...
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