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Active Schools hail Autumn Games success

November 3, 2014 by


Over five hundred P7 children representing thirteen North Edinburgh primary schools took part in the Active Schools Autumn Games at a blustery Broughton High School last Monday (27 October). There was a sport to suit all tastes: football,ultimate frisbee, rugby, fencing, basketball and athletics were all on offer. Report to follow

Broughton’s Good Samaritans!

November 3, 2014 by


You never have to look too hard to find articles critical of young people, so it’s always nice to be able to tell the other side of the story. Step forward Comely Bank woman Helen MacDonald.  Helen, who is 76, was clearing up following a family birthday party at LifeCare House. Whilst leaning over to dump […]

Talking walking (and cycling) in Inverleith

October 31, 2014 by


Walking, cycling and sustainable transport were the themes of Inverleith Neighbourhood Partnership’s annual community conference held at Broughton High School last night. Active travel, in particular encouraging walking and cycling to school, features high on the list of community priorities in Inverleith Neighbourhood Partnership’s hot-off-the-press local community plan for 2014 – 2107, so the conference […]

Are we more progressive or politically blind?

October 25, 2014 by


Broughton High School student Ross Cowper-Fraser says it’s now time that sixteen and seventeen year olds get to vote in all elections: The referendum may be over, but the question of whether 16 and 17 year olds are to gain the vote in the UK general and Scottish elections continues to loom over the politicians […]

Inverleith Community Conference: still time to book your place

October 24, 2014 by


Inverleith’s annual community conference takes place on Thursday 30 October from 6 – 9pm in Broughton High School. The theme of this year’s event is ‘increasing walking and cycling in Inverleith‘ – and there’s still time to book your place … Come join us on Thursday 30th October from 6-9pm at Broughton High School to […]

Lazarowicz: take the brakes off cycling funding

October 17, 2014 by


Mark Lazarowicz MP has highlighted progress in Edinburgh to make cycling safer and more attractive but stressed much needs to be done if the UK is to emulate countries like the Netherlands or Denmark. The North & Leith MP spoke in a Westminster debate on cycling policy yesterday. He said: “The Pedal on Parliament each […]

Inspired by design

October 13, 2014 by


There’s more to fashion than meets the eye, says Broughton High School student Layan Degachi: “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street; fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” – Coco Chanel. I certainly agree with this exceedingly influential […]

Septemberfest in focus

October 10, 2014 by


Last month’s Septemberfest proved as popular as ever, with over three thousand people attending the event. We asked Broughton High School photography students to capture the day in pictures – and the Septemberfest snappers have done a fine job! Some of their images will appear in the NEN due out next week, but there simply […]

Inverleith Community Conference

October 7, 2014 by


INP CONFERENCE The theme for this year is ‘increasing walking and cycling in Inverleith’ and we’d like to invite everyone living, working or travelling in Inverleith to have a say on how we can make walking and cycling easier, safer and more welcoming for all Please come along and share your thoughts on how we […]

Septemberfest: something special

September 30, 2014 by


‘So much to do, so much to see!’ Every September, Broughton High School hosts its annual ‘Septemberfest’. A free and action packed community festival and craft fair, Septemberfest has an excellent reputation for both raising the profile of the school and bringing the community together. This year’s event, which took place on Saturday, certainly lived […]