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Edinburgh College Triumph At Scottish Event Awards

By at October 21, 2014 | 5:23 pm | 0 Comment

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EDINBURGH COLLEGE CREATIVES TRIUMPH AT SCOTTISH EVENT AWARDS The HND Visual Communication: Graphic Design team from Edinburgh College has triumphed at this year’s Scottish Event Awards to take home the title of ‘Best Educational Event’ for its ‘Say 2014’ graduate show. The award recognised the team’s hard work for presenting the work of its students to as

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£200k ‘Future Fit’ Funding Boost for Scottish Libraries

By at August 11, 2014 | 1:21 pm | 0 Comment

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Help to future-proof public libraries Funding to develop innovative ideas in library services Includes development tools from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation library programme Public Libraries across the UK and Ireland are being given the opportunity to help future-proof their services thanks to a £200,000 funding boost from the Carnegie UK Trust. The

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Age Scotland calls on knitters for The Big Knit

By at July 20, 2014 | 11:26 am | 0 Comment

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Age Scotland is calling on nimble-fingered knitters to whip out their wool and needles and create little woolly hats for The Big Knit. Now in its 11th year, The Big Knit, a joint campaign between innocent drinks and Age UK, is calling on budding milliners to get inventive and knit miniature woolly hats to adorn innocent smoothie bottles, which will be sold in stores

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Armed Forces Bands Combine for ‘Proms’ Concert

By at June 14, 2014 | 6:14 pm | 0 Comment

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Three Armed Forces Bands Combine for Edinburgh ‘Proms’ Concert 19:30,Thursday 19 June 2014, Edinburgh Usher Hall Andy Gregory of the Band of HM Royal Marines Scotland and his army colleague Captain Tony Williams of the Royal Regt of Scotland Band came up with the idea, and the Pipes & Drums from RAF Leuchars, led by Pipe Major Ian Hughes, agreed to

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More than 80,000 Scots aged 65+ often feel lonely

By at May 5, 2014 | 12:46 pm | 0 Comment

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Over a million older people in the UK regularly feel lonely A new survey has found that more than 80,000 people aged 65 plus in Scotland describe themselves as often or always feel lonely. Across the UK as a whole the figure is more than a million. Loneliness is a huge issue which affects people all year round. The survey results, from Age Scotland’s sister charity

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Time to rethink our perception of later life

By at March 17, 2014 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

More than four out of five (82%) Scots want to see society adjust its perception of later life, moving away from negative stereotypes of ageing. New research from Age Scotland, commissioned to understand more about people’s attitudes towards ageing and living longer, shows that more than three-quarters (77 per cent) of adults in Scotland are looking forward to

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Locals Set To Tackle Edinburgh Beach Litter

By at March 10, 2014 | 10:35 pm | 0 Comment

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BAND OF LOCAL M&S VOLUNTEERS SET TO TACKLE LITTER ON EDINBURGH BEACHES Part of the Big Beach Clean-up to clear litter on 140 beaches and canals Volunteers treated to beach-side BBQ and M&S voucher Marks & Spencer (M&S) is urging the Edinburgh community to descend on Fisherrow Sands, Hopetoun House and Cramond beaches to free them from litter as part of

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The Race For Sport Relief Is On In Edinburgh

By at March 6, 2014 | 2:43 pm | 0 Comment

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The race is on Edinburgh!   Sport Relief Games 2014: Join in the fun Look out the fancy dress, pull on the trainers… On your marks, get set go for The Edinburgh Sport Relief Mile It’s time to dig out that running kit Edinburgh!  Sport Relief is here again. On Sunday 23rd March the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile will be staged in West Princes Street Gardens,

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Curator’s Wife To Walk Marathon At Aquarium

By at January 23, 2014 | 5:34 pm | 0 Comment

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(Picture: The Tartan Tramping Trio L to R Nikki Smith, Sarah Tait and Rose Malcolm) The wife of Deep Sea World’s curator will be aiming to walk a marathon at the North Queensferry aquarium on Sunday, January 26th to raise money for charity. Nikki Smith, from Fife, will be joined by friends Sarah Tait and Rose Malcolm as they attempt to complete the marathon on a

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‘Don’t let loneliness or worry ruin Christmas’ Charity tells older Edinburgh residents

By at December 13, 2013 | 4:55 pm | 0 Comment

Age Scotland is calling on older people in Edinburgh who feel lonely, or who face difficulties, over the Christmas holiday to make use of Silver Line Scotland; a new free* national helpline offering information, friendship and advice 0800 4 70 80 90. The service, which is delivered in partnership by Age Scotland and Esther Rantzen’s charity The Silver Line

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