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Edinburgh's Grassmarket is set to become a giant play area tomorrow. As part ofnational 'Playday', children will be able to get involved in a range of activities up and down the popular area. The event has been organised as part of The City of Edinburgh Council's play strategy to highlight the benefits of imaginative play to parents...
Aspects of life in 16th century Scotland come under the spotlight in a colourful event at Dirleton Castle this weekend. From the political plotting and royal scandals of the period, to the weaponry, crafts, pastimes and fashions of the mid-1500s, the event on Sunday 8th August provides a fascinating insight into this pivotal era in our country’s history. From 12 noon...
The World premiere of Imperial Fizz, a surreal intoxicating comedy from Scotsman Fringe First-winning New York playwright Brian Parks - starring Olivier Award nominated Issy van Randwyck and Fringe regular David Calvitto - will be staged at Assembly Theatre, George Street, from Thursday 5 (preview) to Monday 30 August as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2010. A seemingly carefree,...

Tuesday 3rd August 2010

It seems that everywhere The Reporter goes there are barriers on the street. But why oh why have the organisers decided to put them on the pavement outside The Assembly Rooms? The best thing about the venue is the open pavement for milling about before joining a queue and for debriefing after the show..... So why has someone thought...

Appeal for witnesses

Lothian and Borders Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was robbed in the Leith area of Edinburgh on Saturday evening (July 31). The 37-year-old had walked from Cadiz Street onto Assembly Street about 6.45pm when a man approached her from behind, nudged her in the back and demanded her purse. She immediately handed it...
This is the text of the letter which the First Minister has now sent to Robert Menendez, the US senator who is demanding that Scottish Ministers attend a senate hearing in the US to discuss the release of Abdelbaset Ali Al-megrahi from prison in Scotland on compassionate grounds. Dear Senator Menendez Thank you for your letter of 29 July. I have made...

Green rubbish…

A new green scheme that recycles food waste has been launched. The Commercial Food Waste Collection Service, run by Keenan Recycling, creates BSI accredited compost from items such as leftover food, coffee grounds, cups and paper towels collected from businesses and restaurants in the North East. First Minister Alex Salmond officially lanched the scheme. He met staff taking forward the environmentally-...
The Scottish Information Commissioner is to explore the impact that the FOI 'right to information' has had in Scotland at event, 'Freedom of Information - What Difference Has It Made?' taking place on 21st August 2010. At the event, part of the Scottish Parliament's 2010 Festival of Politics, Kevin Dunion will discuss what has been achieved by FOI since it...
Freedom of information in Scotland has reached a new landmark as the Scottish Information Commissioner publishes his 1000th decision, ordering the Scottish Government to release information about the meetings of its Council of Economic Advisers (CEA), and to carry out further searches for relevant information. The decision deals with a request made by a journalist from a...
A man from Brighton will set out to arrive in Edinburgh like no one else will do in 2010. Ever wondered how your letters land on your doorstep in the morning? Will Armstrong will discover how your post does it. On 4 August he will plant himself in a box and post himself from Brighton to the Edinburgh Festival...
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