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Tuesday, 14 January 2020
Over 25 Extinction Rebellion activists gathered outside Baillie Gifford premises on Greenside Row this morning. They were protesting against the major investment firm’s management of the...
Friday, 10 January 2020
Members of the public will have a say in how the central island is developed in Picardy Place, writes Peter Williamson, chair of the Picardy Residents’ Association (PRA).The Council’s Transport...
Friday, 3 January 2020
Harald Tobermann, a Pilrig resident with strong opinions on the matter, has sent us the following extract. It comes from The Times of 26 December 1799, and neatly foreshadows heated...
Tuesday, 31 December 2019
We end 2019 with a brief reminder from the photo archive that – contrary to some assertions – it is possible to enjoy this time of year in Edinburgh without fireworks, funfairs, amplified...
Sunday, 29 December 2019
Since the Phoenix reopened under new management as the Broughton Bar this autumn, we have heard nothing but positive comments about the refurbished, welcoming establishment and its upgraded menu at...
Thursday, 26 December 2019
Have you ever noticed how otherwise unremarkable signs sometimes precis, characterise, or remind you of works of literature? Of course you have. See if you can match the following examples...
Monday, 23 December 2019
Mr Lindsay McArthur again seeks planning in principle consent to demolish Smithies Ale House at 49-51 Eyre Place. The proposal is to build in its place a block of flats (Ref. 19/05565/PPP). The...
Sunday, 22 December 2019
This is a bitter-sweet day for Bellevue residents. Sweet: because the characters at the heart of this story are genuinely happy and optimistic about the change in their circumstances. ...
Friday, 20 December 2019
The Scottish Government Reporter today rejected Drum’s appeal against Edinburgh Council’s refusal of planning consent for demolition/redevelopment of the site on and around Stead’s Place (Ref. PPA-...
Wednesday, 18 December 2019
The new ‘gas governor’ that recently appeared in Bellevue Crescent is to be redesigned. The Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland and seven locals who objected to the incongruous helipad-...

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