Barry takes on role of rector at Academy

One of the country’s leading independent schools, the Edinburgh Academy, has appointed the school’s senior deputy rector, Barry Welsh, as new rector.

Cerys Loughrie is havign her hair chopped in memory of her little sister  Laci.

Girl’s charity drive for little sister who died aged 2 days

AN 11-year-old girl is to cut off her hair in memory of her little sister, who died when she was just two days old.

Nigel Jones in his competitive heyday

Nigel helps running festival stay on track

A former international athlete on both track and cross country has shown his support for Scotland’s foremost family running event, The City of Edinburgh Running Festival.

Members of Big Hearts go out into the community to help the old and disabled

Care and Repair put Hearts into helping

A dedicated group of handy people have won an Inspiring Volunteer Award from the Capital.

The community centre is home to a number of events similar to this one at a community centre in Cumbernaul. Stock image

Residents fear for future of community centre as bosses quit

Fears over a loss of services at a community centre have been raised after the management committee announced they were giving up their lease.

Prefessor Melissa Terras takes up her new role in October

Melissa to develop digital scholarship

A professor has been appointed to develop the growing field of digital scholarship at Edinburgh University.

Ken Buchanan, former world lightweight champion.

Irvine Welsh backs call for a Ken Buchanan statue

Efforts to create a permanent tribute to boxing great Ken Buchanan in Edinburgh have received a boost.

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Mollie Hughes celebrates at Edinburgh Airport. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Record-breaking Everest climber Molly Hughes hopes to inspire

It wasn’t until she was five metres from the summit that 26-year-old Mollie Hughes realised she had made it to the top of the world’s highest mountain.

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Debbie Kelso has taught babies to swim for 13 years

Debbie makes a big splash on shortlist

Debbie Kelso, a baby swimming teacher for Capital-based swimming company Water Babies, has been nominated as Most Outstanding Activity Leader for the under-fives.

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Rachel Waugh from Linlithgow says that losing 4st 3lbs has given her a new lease of life

New lease of life and job for Rachel

Losing 4st 3lbs has given a Linlithgow woman a new lease of life - and a second career after becoming a mother-of-two.

Mark proposes to Carrie on the Queensferry Crossing. Picture:

Couple get engaged in new Queensferry Crossing proposal

BRIDGE-MAD Mark McDonald got down one knee for a surprise proposal – on the nearly-finished Queensferry Crossing.

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Jen Downie wearing one of her designs with her daughter Hannah. Picture: Contributed

Edinburgh mum behind teething necklaces nominated for awards

A company founded by an Edinburgh mum has been shortlisted for two awards for their baby and toddler products.

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Iona Muir, from Tranent, ran the Edinburgh Marathon to raise money for Childline

All ends well in the long run for Iona

THE “eye-opening” experience of volunteering for Childline inspired an East Lothian woman to run the Edinburgh Marathon to raise funds for the NSPCC-run service.

Martina Zupan is using eggshells to make a range of disposable tableware.

Egg-citing project for student Martina

It’s the food stuff that is traditionally enjoyed scrambled, poached, boiled or fried.

Richard Mayne hopes his trek will raise �2000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust

Hotel manager’s great charity hike

With his rucksack on his back, Richard Mayne has set off on his ten-day charity hike across five stunning and energy-sapping sections of the Great Wall of China.

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Fiona with her daughter Rosa ahead of tomorrows marathon. Picture: Contributed

Mum who nearly died in labour to run marathon

IT was meant to be one of the happiest days of her life – yet for one mum it almost ended in death.

The Big Hearts Supporters Movement encourages fans to volunteer in ther communities

Big Hearts targets awards night glory

The Big Hearts Supporters Movement is in the running for a major Scottish charity award.

Edinburgh scientist Dr Tijana Mitic

Beat goes on for city scientist Tijana

An Edinburgh scientist is the first recipient in Scotland of a prestigious British Heart Foundation grant.

Alan Dickso is head chef at No 10 Restaurant

Capital chef Alan has the recipe for success

AN up and coming Edinburgh chef was awarded Hotel Chef of the Year 2017 at the Scottish Hotel Awards.


Hibs legend Eric loses cancer battle

ERIC Stevenson died aged 74, following a two-year fight against stomach cancer - he was a Hibs fan, who got to wear the famous green shirt with white sleeves and became a club legend and Hall of Fame member.

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