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Pilton group walks off with award!

November 3, 2014 by


PILTON COMMUNITY HEALTH PROJECT VOLUNTEERS ‘WALK’ AWAY WITH AN AWARD! We are delighted to announce that the Pilton Community Health Project walking volunteers have won an award from the Scottish charity Paths for All. The award for ‘Health Walk Volunteer group of the Year’ will be presented by Shona Robison MSP at the charity’s annual […]

Sharp focus: clean sweep for photography students

October 23, 2014 by


Edinburgh College photography students named UK’s best Edinburgh College has scooped all the top prizes at the British Institute of Professional Photography’s (BIPP) UK Student Awards, beating off competition from the country’s universities and colleges. Two current students and a recent graduate were named the country’s best student photographers, taking first place in the three […]

Edinburgh College shortlisted for national awards

October 18, 2014 by


Edinburgh College has been nominated in three categories in the Scottish further education sector’s flagship national awards. The College Development Network’s Annual Awards recognise the achievements of staff and students at the country’s colleges. The college is nominated in the following categories: The Changing Colleges Award, for the college’s groundbreaking partnership working agreement with Edinburgh […]

Port of Leith goes gold!

October 17, 2014 by


Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA) has been awarded a prestigious Investors in People (IIP) Gold Accreditation – the most successful framework for business improvement through people in the UK. The award represents a true commitment to employees and demonstrates a solid foundation of good practice which remains challenging and aspirational for many organisations – […]

Get Up and Go award for PEP

October 4, 2014 by


Pilton Equalities Project win Get Up and Go award PEP manager Helen Tait said: “PEP were delighted to be selected as this years’ winner of the ‘Get Up & Go Award’ for Product and/or Service “That Makes a Difference”. Councillor Lewis, Convener of Sport and Leisure congratulated the project for its work and in reaching […]

Saltire Society awards for prominent Scots

September 21, 2014 by


Professor Sue Black, Sir Chris Hoy and Dr Ann Matheson honoured for their contribution to Scottish culture Leading international scientist Professor Sue Black, Olympic cyclist Sir Chris Hoy and celebrated Academic Dr Ann Matheson have been named as this year’s winners of the Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun Award. Established in 1988, the award forms part […]

North Edinburgh shines at Achievement Awards

September 17, 2014 by


North Edinburgh projects have been highly praised at the 2014 Children & Families Achievement Awards, with local organisations Stepping Stones, Forthview Primary  and Circle Scotland among the prize winners. Winner of the Working Effectively with Others category was  the PrePare Fathers’ Group, comprising PrePare, Stepping Stones, South West Children and Families Team and Circle PrePare Fathers […]

Read all about it: Edinburgh trio shortlisted for children’s book awards

August 28, 2014 by


Scottish Book Trust is delighted to announce today that Edinburgh-based authors Alexander McCall Smith, Gill Arbuthnot and William Sutcliffe have been shortlisted for this year’s Scottish Children’s Book Awards, celebrating the most popular children’s and young adult books by Scottish authors or illustrators. Run by Scottish Book Trust with support from Creative Scotland, these are Scotland’s […]

Vine cleans up again with top Fringe joke

August 19, 2014 by


A vacuum cleaner joke by Fringe favourite Tim Vine has been voted the funniest at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. For the first time in Dave’s Funniest Joke of the Fringe’s seven-year history, the award has been presented to a previous winner. King of the one-liners Tim Vine has this year come top with nearly […]

Nominate your champion in Age Scotland awards

August 6, 2014 by


Age Scotland is asking people across Scotland’s communities to nominate a champion in their annual awards. The Charity, which is dedicated to helping people in Scotland enjoy a better later life, is looking for nominations for the Age Scotland Awards 2014, which will be presented in the Scottish Parliament later this year. The Awards celebrate […]