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First Minister Alex Salmond hailed China's announcement today that Scotch Whisky is to be given new legal protection with Geographical Indication of Origin (GI) status. The deal means that any product labelled as 'Scotch Whisky' in China must come from Scotland. The FM toasted the announcement at Glenglassaugh Distillery in Portsoy with Madam Tan Xiutian, Consul General for the People's Republic...
The South Central Neighbourhood Partnership will meet in public on Monday 8 November 2010 at 7pm (till 9pm) in the Business Centre, City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh. Covet Shopping Evening Thursday 11th November 6pm~8pm 20 Thistle Street Edinburgh EH2 1EN 0131 220 0266 "Come and soak up this season's accessories trends whilst getting some ideas for your Christmas wish list. As...
The Daily Record reports that a man has been arrested in Australia for the attempted murder of the former Chief Accountant of The Law Society of Scotland. The profession was shocked when Leslie Cumming was stabbed several times in a lane at the rear of his house in Murrayfield by an unkown assailant. There were some who thought that the...
After weeks of preparation, Walker the polar bear has finally arrived at the Highland Wildlife Park near Kingussie and is ready to take the first few steps onto Highland soil. Walker was transported by road and ferry from Rhenen Zoo to his new home yesterday, and will now be released into the holding pen where he and resident polar bear...
Edinburgh is promising sparkle galore today with the unveiling of spectacular Christmas plans for the city centre, backed by the Capital’s biggest winter marketing drive ever. Recognising the standing of Edinburgh’s Christmas worldwide, big names such as Cadbury and Nintendo have signed up to take part with their own special attractions. From a magical chocolate workshop to the brand new...
More than 100 swimmers and members past and present of Heart of Midlothian Amateur Swimming Club are celebrating the occasion of their 125th Anniversary at a Civic Reception with Lord Provost The Rt. Hon. George Grubb at the Edinburgh City Chambers on Monday 8 November at 6:00pm. The Rt. Hon. George Grubb, Lord Lieutenant and Lord Provost of the City...
An Edinburgh hairdresser is undergoing a major £500,000 refurbishment to expand its already well-established salon into a multi-beauty treatment venue. Vincent Bell Hairdressing – who boast two locations in the Capital – is renovating its Stockbridge salon with a 1,000 square foot upper level expansion. The project will make the salon one of the biggest in Edinburgh – with a total...
Sophie Paterson from Edinburgh is in the final of the PizzaExpress Pizza Challenge - and you can try her pizza out on Tuesday 9th November at the branch on Holyrood Road. According to a recent survey by Tesco, pizza is  the nation’s favourite dish. Over 50,000 ‘pizza mentalists’ have told PizzaExpress what they’d like to see star on its menu,...
Scottish bloggers, political activists and ‘hacktivists’ have been invited to a free-to-attend conference on social media and politics at Edinburgh University’s ‘School of Informatics’ on Saturday 13th November – 10-4pm The impact that Twitter, Facebook, and blogs will have on Scottish politics will be explored by a group of political bloggers, politicians, activists and journalists at a free-to-attend event at...
Two original copies of the Aberdeen Breviary, Scotland's first substantial printed book, will go on display in Edinburgh tomorrow, Friday, November 5, to mark the 500th anniversary of its completion. Dating back to 1510, the copies of this important prayer book will form the centrepieces of the National Library of Scotland's (NLS) latest 'treasures' display together with illuminated manuscripts and...
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