Browsing Month August, 2017

M&S Raise a Cup to Help Beat Breast Cancer

By at August 29, 2017 | 5:51 pm | 0 Comment

M&S joins forces with Macmillan Cancer Support to host World’s Biggest C...

M&S joins forces with Macmillan Cancer Support to host World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event at M&S stores across Edinburgh M&S stores across Edinburgh, including Princes Street, Gyle, Kinnaird, Craigleith, Ocean Terminal and Chesser Avenue, are inviting customers to join them for an extra special cup of coffee and slice of cake in September, in aid of

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The search is on for Edinburgh’s quirkiest cycle routes

By at August 22, 2017 | 7:21 pm | 0 Comment

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A guide revealing Edinburgh's most unusual bike rides suggested by the cyclists who discovered them is being compiled as part of a project to mark bike hire scheme Bike & Go's fourth birthday. The #MyFavBikeRide Guide will celebrate the best ‘off the beaten track’ places to cycle in Scotland and England - the two countries in which Bike & Go operates -

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ENTCS wins Cookery School of the Year Scotland

By at August 17, 2017 | 9:36 am | 0 Comment

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Edinburgh New Town Cookery School wins Cookery School of the Year Edinburgh New Town Cookery School won Cookery School of the Year at the Food Awards Scotland in Glasgow last night. Offering professional and leisure courses and frequently seeing its graduates enter some of the UK’s top kitchens, ENTCS has rightly been confirmed as Scotland’s Cookery School of

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Get involved in Scotland’s celebration of science!

By at August 11, 2017 | 8:00 am | 0 Comment


Edinburgh Science Festival have launched their Call for Ideas for the 2018 Edinburgh International Science Festival, which will run from 31st March–15th April 2018. 2018 is a very special year as they mark the 30th edition with a programme themed around Life, the Universe and Everything. The call is open to anyone – individuals, groups or

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Meat and Music Festival Announced for the Capital

By at August 10, 2017 | 8:40 am | 0 Comment

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 A new ‘Meats & Beats’ festival, themed around meatylicious street food, and music from the past five decades, has been announced for the Capital, 20th – 22nd October. The event will transform the city centre Assembly Roxy into a carnivores’ paradise, where attendees can feast on a smorgasbord of street food – mainly the sticky, juicy, BBQ’d

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First Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend Just Got Bigger!

By at August 9, 2017 | 8:00 am | 0 Comment


The Capital’s cocktail enthusiasts will be delighted to hear that more bars and pop-up spaces have been revealed for the inaugural Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend, 6th – 8th October, with new bars including Whistle Stop Barber Shop, Brewhemia, WestRoom, The Villager and Usquabae Bar. New additions take the total number of bars taking part across the city to over 50,

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Mind The Gap tackles learning disability & parenthood

By at August 8, 2017 | 8:00 am | 0 Comment


Mind The Gap’s Mia: Daughters of Fortune is at Summerhall – 8 to 27th August 2017 Having kids is not an easy decision: Can I cope?  Can I afford it? Have I got enough room? Will I be a good Mum?  Will I screw it up? Now imagine making these decisions if you have a learning disability. Woah – wait a minute… Learning-disabled parents? Erm, can they do

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Pakistani Cooking at the ENTCS this autumn

By at August 7, 2017 | 8:00 am | 0 Comment

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Cook with Sumayya Usmani at the Edinburgh New Town Cookery School Join Sumayya Usmani, award-winning food writer and cookery teacher, this autumn for a culinary journey through the Indian sub-continent at the Edinburgh New Town Cookery School “Spiced Kingdoms and Colonies” is a three-part cookery class taught over three Sundays in September, October, and

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Accessible glamping comes to Dundas Castle

By at August 6, 2017 | 8:00 am | 0 Comment

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Luxury Edinburgh venue, Dundas Castle has relaunched its five star glamping facilities for summer 2017 with the addition of a fully accessible unit for wheelchair users and guests with disabled access needs. As with all ten of the luxurious canvas cottages, the accessible glamping tent is set on its own grassy knoll and is surrounded by beautiful countryside, on the

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Postcard raises thousands for Edinburgh’s Homeless

By at August 5, 2017 | 8:00 am | 0 Comment

FREE PICTURE: Rock Trust Charity Postcard Art Sale, Edinburgh, 22/06/2017:
Edinburgh based charity The Rock Trust is bringing together some of Scotland’s best known artists in a bid to tackle youth homelessness.
  The charity’s sixth postcard art auction and an accompanying Postcard Art Exhibition exhibition will see 97 artists from across Scotland and beyond donating 162 pieces of postcard sized artworks. It wiill be held at Summerhall, Summerhall Place, Edinburgh, between Friday 23 June and Friday 14 July (2017).  Opening times are Mon-Fri 9-5; Sat 10-5; Sun 11-4pm.
  The proceeds from the auction on will go towards helping 16-25 year olds across Edinburgh and the Lothians to avoid and move on from homelessness, building the resilience and life skills necessary for independent adult life. 
 Pictured are Clare Robertson and Celeste Clark with examples of their work and the work of other artists.
More information from: Paul Surgenor at Pagoda Porter Novelli on 0131 556 0770 or
 Photography for The Rock Trust from: Colin Hattersley Photography - - - 07974 957 388.

Sale of postcard art raises thousands for Edinburgh’s Homeless Bids on Rock Trust’s postcard art exhibition have raised in excess of £6,800 in aid of Edinburgh’s homeless youth. The three week long auction ‘Between a Rock and an Art Place’ attracted thousands of bids which were placed on the 162 donated pieces of art. The exhibition, the charity’s

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