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Mendelssohn on Mull Festival Enters a New Era

By at April 2, 2014 | 10:59 am | 0 Comment

Mendelssohn on Mull Festival 2014

Mendelssohn on Mull Festival 7th-12th July 2014 Mendelssohn on Mull is one of the most exceptional music experiences in the world. Inspired by Felix Mendelssohn’s life changing journey to Mull, where he wrote The Hebrides Overture, Fingal’s Cave, the Mendelssohn on Mull Trust invites young professional musicians for an extraordinary week of discovery and

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Pupils Spot Aquatic Peter Pans At Deep Sea World

By at March 19, 2014 | 9:35 pm | 0 Comment

Axolotl at Deep Sea World

A group of primary schoolchildren has discovered a clutch of Critically Endangered salamander eggs during a visit to Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium. Native to Mexico, axolotls are commonly described as aquatic ‘Peter Pans’ because they remain in their larval form and never grow up. The North Queensferry aquarium put a group of the bizarre creatures

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Countdown to John Muir Way

By at March 19, 2014 | 5:44 pm | 0 Comment

John Muir Way

The countdown is now well underway for the launch of the coast-to-coast John Muir Way with a fun-filled festival. The new 134-mile coast-to-coast lowlands trail will officially open on 21st April 2014, during the first ever Scottish John Muir Festival, to mark both the conservationist's birthday and the centenary of his death. The new trail which runs between Dunbar

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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

big beach cleaners

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

Sainsburys Sport Relief

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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The Top Poker Places in Edinburgh

By at February 27, 2014 | 11:32 pm | 0 Comment

The best facilities for poker-loving travellers going to Edinburgh Much has been said about how Edinburgh stands out as a city brimming with artistic, architectural and natural wonders, from the Edinburgh Castle and the St. Giles’ Cathedral to the Edinburgh Zoo and the Scottish National Gallery. But besides its rich history and heritage, the city also imbibes a

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New Aquarium Haunt For Ghostly Knifefish

By at February 21, 2014 | 2:58 pm | 0 Comment

Ghost KnifeFish

Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium, is providing a spooky new haunt for a mysterious South American ghost knifefish. Knifefish can reach up to half a metre in length and are found throughout the Amazon basin.  Locals believe the ghosts of the departed take up residence in the fish, which are black and mainly nocturnal. As well as their supernatural

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Khushi’s Hunt for Capital Curry Crusaders

By at February 19, 2014 | 11:19 am | 0 Comment

Khushis Indian restaurants Edinburgh

An appeal has been launched for Scotland’s curry-loving pioneers to help mark a keynote anniversary at one the country’s best known Indian restaurants. Khushi’s - famed as the first Indian restaurant in Scotland when it was launched in 1947 - is looking to track down original customers from the time of its opening to share their dining experiences as well as

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Edinburgh smashes record for company formation

By at February 17, 2014 | 3:24 pm | 0 Comment

New figures released by Duport.co.uk show that company formation in Edinburgh reached an all-time high during 2013. The latest Duport Business Confidence Report for Edinburgh shows there were a record number of new company formations in the area during 2013. Over the last year, there were 5775 new companies formed in and around Edinburgh - more than any other year

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