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The Great Tapestry of Scotland to return in 2014

By at September 21, 2013 | 9:12 pm | 0 Comment

Scotland Tapestry

The Great Tapestry of Scotland is to return to Holyrood next year for a second time following its hugely popular first ever public showing at the Scottish Parliament. It will be exhibited for three months between July and September. The announcement that the Tapestry will return to the Parliament, by the Presiding Officer, comes after approximately 30,000 thousand

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Lord Provost of Edinburgh & M&S host coffee morning

By at September 21, 2013 | 10:22 am | 1 Comments

Local event aims to help raise £1 million for charity Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh, Rt Hon Donald Wilson, is joining forces with M&S to help launch a special World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event for Macmillan Cancer Support at the M&S Café at Gyle Shopping Centre on Friday 27th September. Starting at 10am, Rt Hon Donald Wilson will help get the

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Global experts gather in Edinburgh to debate the most challenging issues of our time

By at September 17, 2013 | 2:39 pm | 0 Comment

Andrew Carnegie Busts

FREE events part of a week-long celebration of the Andrew Carnegie Legacy Tickets released for six seminars covering education, environment, peace, ethics, knowledge and philanthropy Tickets have been released to the public for a series of free seminars debating some of the most challenging issues of our time. Led by global experts, the events will be held at

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Net growth surges to record high in Edinburgh

By at September 9, 2013 | 9:23 pm | 0 Comment

The first half of the year saw Edinburgh achieve a record high in terms of net company growth, according to new research by The latest Duport Business Confidence Report reveals that net company growth (the number of company formations minus the number of company closures) reached a record high during the first half of the year in Edinburgh. The six

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Dragons’ Den YogaBellies come to Edinburgh

By at September 8, 2013 | 7:04 pm | 0 Comment

The women’s yoga franchise YogaBellies®, owned by Cheryl MacDonald and her husband Mike, wowed the Dragons’on last weeks episode of Dragons’ Den. Using their unique yogic techniques, YogaBellies convinced the Dragons’ that they were an organization to be reckoned with and received an offer of £50,000 from Duncan Bannatyne. Now YogaBellies has come to

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‘Pop Art Prints’ workshops at Holyrood

By at September 6, 2013 | 3:36 pm | 0 Comment

Andy Warhol exhibition

‘Pop Art Prints’ workshops at Holyrood lift the veil on Warhol’s techniques -Part of a festival of art and culture to mark Andrew Carnegie’s legacy - The techniques behind Andy Warhol’s art will be demonstrated at the Scottish Parliament through a series of free weekend workshops in October. ‘Pop Art Prints’ will be run by the Fife Dunfermline

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One of the world’s longest tapestries to be unveiled at the Scottish Parliament

By at September 2, 2013 | 7:45 pm | 0 Comment

Scotland Tapestry

The Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP, Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament will unveil one of the world’s longest tapestries, The Great Tapestry of Scotland on Tuesday 3rd September at The Scottish Parliament. This is the first time that the 143 metre Tapestry will be unveiled in its entirety. 1000 volunteer stitchers have sewn for over 50,000 hours, using 300 miles

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Tickets released for Warhol exhibition at Scottish Parliament

By at August 30, 2013 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

Andy Warhol exhibition

‘Tickets’ have been released today (10am Friday 30th August 2013) for the new Andy Warhol: Pop, Power and Politics exhibition which will run at the Scottish Parliament from Saturday 5th October to Sunday 3th November 2013. The exhibition contains significant pieces of Andy Warhol’s work including iconic portraits such as Lenin, Mao, Queen Elizabeth II and Andrew

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New home for Fawkes, the baby caiman

By at August 28, 2013 | 11:20 pm | 0 Comment

Deep Sea World

A captive-bred baby caiman has gone on public display for the first time at Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium. Fawkes was born at Blue Planet Aquarium in Cheshire, close to Bonfire Night last November. He currently measures only about 30cms in length but will eventually grow up to six times longer. After spending time in the aquarium’s quarantine

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Review: Murder She Didn’t Write

By at August 24, 2013 | 12:57 pm | 0 Comment

Murder She Didnt Write

It is something of a hackneyed cliché for all reviews of shows like this to begin with the preface “improvised shows are very hard to review” – but the fact remains, this is indeed true. The performers are entirely at the whim of the audience suggestions and, whilst a few other improv troupes have now taken to accepting a few different suggestions and letting

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