Category Archives: Edinburgh

Moves to close Edinburgh saunas show illiberal and centralising effect of Scotland’s Police merger

For the New Year, a story which shows the adverse effects of both illiberal and centralising measures. In Edinburgh, for the past 30 years, “saunas” have been licensed with the unspoken knowledge that it was sex, rather than massages, which … Continue reading

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Sidse Babett Knudsen "shocked" by Borgen international success

Well, it’s not every day you get to see the star of one of your favourite tv shows of all time just a few feet in front of you. And here she is, resplendent in tartan, with her glasses on … Continue reading

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Call this a Scottish breakfast, John Lewis? What are you thinking?

So, it’s the first day in post apocalyptic Britain. We all seem to have survived the end of the world, so we can now look forward to a bright future, where we’re all nice to each other, live in peace … Continue reading

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Hibs v Hearts, or Hearts v Hibs, or whatever, in the Cup Final – a proud day for Edinburgh

I can see many of you who know me cringe at the thought I’m going to write about football. I’m not. I only care about it when it involves Inverness Caley Thistle. However, I know how I feel when the … Continue reading

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The opening of the National Museum of Scotland in pictures

This morning the National Museum of Scotland re-opened its doors after a refit that’s taken more than 3 year and cost £47 million. Anna and I went along – although we couldn’t stay for too long as she had her … Continue reading

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On Elaine Morris’ defection

So, early this morning it became apparent that Edinburgh Lib Dem councillor Elaine Morris had joined the SNP. Apparently it’s because she doesn’t like the UK coalition and she thinks that we’ve not shown enough leadership over the city’s troubled … Continue reading

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>Edinburgh to do away with librarians?

>At first glance of this story, you might be justified in thinking that the world has gone nuts. Isn’t it the height of the false political correctness that most people can’t stand to rename librarians as Audience Development Officers? That, … Continue reading

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