Vote for FetLor – North Edinburgh’s Real Heroes!

August 27, 2014
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FetLor Youth Club has been shortlisted for the ‘Best Community Project’ award as part of STV’s Scotland’s Real Heroes series. If you missed the show last Friday you can see the 3 minute clip feature FetLor Youth Club here: http://shows.stv.tv/real-heroes/nominees/285317-fet-lor/ A public vote will decide the winner of each category – you can vote for […]

Referendum: only one week left to register to vote

August 27, 2014
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There is now just one week to go until the Scottish Independence Referendum registration deadline (Tuesday 2 September). Over 50,000 registration forms have already been downloaded from the Electoral Commission’s www.aboutmyvote.co.uk website in the first ten days of the campaign. It is now important that anyone who has still not registered to vote does so […]

Porty pottery – do you dig it?

August 27, 2014
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Residents in Portobello are being urged to take a closer look at their own back gardens this weekend to help archaeologists uncover the secrets of the area’s once-thriving pottery industry. The area has a rich industrial heritage, with a ceramics industry that thrived in the town for more than 200 years. Dig Portobello, an initiative […]

Regeneration: top down isn’t community led

August 27, 2014
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The Scottish Government announced last week that the People and Communities Fund has been boosted, but the Scottish Community Alliance argues that the fund is mis-named: it’s still government, not people or communities, that leads the regeneration process. The £9.4 million People and Communities Fund, which promotes and supports community-led regeneration initiatives across Scotland, is […]

Dare you enter … The Twilight Zone?

August 27, 2014
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I’m writing to tell you about a programme at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery for after-school clubs and family groups called The Twilight Zone.   Get the gallery to yourselves after-hours or come at the weekends and enjoy fun, interactive tours or creative workshops. Visits are free of charge to community groups. Read all about […]

Have your say on Edinburgh’s local development plan

August 27, 2014
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EDINBURGH LOCAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN SECOND PROPOSED PLAN PERIOD FOR REPRESENTATIONS The City of Edinburgh Council has prepared a Second Proposed Edinburgh Local Development Plan. It sets out policies and proposals to guide land use and development. The Second Proposed Plan is accompanied by a Environmental Report – Second Revision, a Second Proposed Action Programme, a revised Draft […]

Farewell then, Festival Fringe

August 26, 2014
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Following 49,497 performances of 3,193 shows in 299 venues across Scotland’s capital city, The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014 has come to an end for another year. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society has announced that by Monday afternoon, with hundreds of performances still to take place, an estimated 2,183,591 tickets had been issued for shows and […]

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