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Bye, bye gravy – gravy, goodbye?

November 7, 2014 by


Roller Les says ‘aye’ to a pie – again! Bay City Rollers’ front man Les McKeown has confirmed that he will be a judge at the 16th World Scotch Pie Championships which takes place at Dunfermline’s Carnegie Conference Centre next week . Les, the voice of the 70’s supergroup with hits such as Bye Bye […]

Forthcoming Fishing Folk events

April 11, 2014 by


Since earliest times, Newhaven in Edinburgh has been famous for its fishing, its shipbuilding and its unique cultural traditions, celebrated through song and photography. As part of Fishing Folk, Citizen Curator is working with contemporary folk musician Jed Milroy and artist Johnny Gailey to raise awareness of the importance of this heritage. Events still to come […]

Travelling Gallery to visit Drylaw

August 21, 2013 by


The Travelling Gallery embark on its Scottish tour this Friday (23 August) with ‘THIS LAND’, a new autumn exhibition presenting a beautifully alternative view of the Scottish landscape – and it’s stopping off at Drylaw on it’s travels. You can catch the exhibition at the local centre next Thursday (29 August) afternoon from 2 – 5pm.  Inspired by […]

Culture is good for your health!

August 19, 2013 by


Research shows a clear link for the first time Participation in culture is significantly linked to good health and high life satisfaction in Scotland, new research shows. A detailed study carried out by Scottish Government analysts and published today, confirms for the first time that cultural engagement is having a positive impact on the nation’s […]

Sorry, folks: council set to pull the plug on Leith Waterworld

May 29, 2013 by


The city council looks set to accept a £1m bid to convert Leith Waterworld into a soft play area, only months after agreeing to work with local campaigners to reopen the leisure pool as a community enterprise. The decision will be formally made at tomorrow’s full council meeting, but speaking earlier today Culture and Leisure convener Councillor […]