Liam Rudden - Never mind the mitherers get the curtain up on time

THE poster said 7.30pm. The flyer said 7.30pm. The ticket said 7.30pm. As usual, however, a significant proportion of the audience seemed surprised the show actually started at 7.30pm.

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Leader comment: Fans can be proud of supporting Justice for Shaun

all eyes will be on Edinburgh’s footballing rivalry this weekend.

Edinburgh Castle  from every possible angle  is a magnet for tourists taking holiday snaps. Picture: Craig Stephen

Kevin Buckle: The missed opportunities Edinburgh will regret

Last week when discussing the refusal of advertising drums for Castle Terrace and St Andrew Square, I mentioned that I had read the Grassmarket drum had been approved. It was pointed out to me that was not the case so I decided to watch the Development Management sub-committee meeting held on January 10 to see what had happened.

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Richard Jobson in full flow

Kevin Buckle: The art of making albums has hit the Skids

Great to see the new Skids album Burning Cities enter the UK charts in the top 30.

Darren Greenfield served with the Royal Tank Regiment but found himself homeless after leaving the military

Phil Cox: We must save soldiers from fate of Waverley Steps veteran

The death of Darren Greenfield at 47 shows homeless ex-service personnel need our help, writes Phil Cox.

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Calum Colvin portrait of Robertrt Burns after Archibald Skirving(

Fiona Duff: Burning with Unbroken enthusiasm

So, I’m on haggis countdown. Next Thursday is, of course, Burns Night and while we are not attending any formal celebrations, we will sit down to the full enchilada. Although that sounds more Mexican than Scottish, I’m sure you know what I mean.

Susan Morrison has issues with the 1960s attitude towards health and safety

Susan Morrison: My milk-snatching, jannie-sniffing school days

They’ve flattened my old primary school, the swines. It must have been a while back, because there’s an entire housing development on my old playground.

Ofo bike hire is targeting the Capital. Pic: Greg Macvean

Euan McGrory: ‘Uber for bikes’ could be great for the Capital

They have been described as China’s answer to ‘Boris bikes’ and Uber for cyclists.


Euan McGrory: Airbnb hope to avoid legislative crackdown

The old maxim that ‘if something sounds too good to be true, then it probably is’ is often worth bearing in mind.

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A girl pretends to make dinner on her toy cooker in 1955. Picture: Getty

Christine Grahame: Peeries and steam engines – real toys for real kids

Over Christmas, as I reminisced about Christmases past, I thought back to all those long lost toys which would now command a penny or two on the Antiques Road Show, although no doubt they would not be boxed and in pristine condition.

Parents at Drummond Community High are concerned about plans to turn the school into a dedicated Gaelic education centre. Picture: Ian Georgeson

John McLellan: Drummond High parents shouldn’t fear scary council

Communication of changes to Edinburgh’s schools is seemingly run on the basis of scaring the bejaysus out of parents so the screeching U-turn then becomes evidence of a caring and listening administration.

Scotland star Stuart Hogg. Picture: PA

John McLellan: Kick-off time behind rugby tourism slump?

The Six Nations is only a fortnight away and this week the Edinburgh Hotels Association claimed austerity has forced more visiting rugby fans to spend only one night here.

boulevard: George Street would make a lovely avenue, but what happens to the traffic?

John McLellan: George St plans mean congestion charge may be revived

The man with the cycle helmet firmly stuck his comment to the fronds of yellow Post-it notes gathered at the George Street traffic consultation this week: “No daytime deliveries under any circumstances.”

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Vin Caffe has closed on Multrees Walk

Euan McGrory: Victims of Edinburgh’s new ‘cuisine quarter’

It’s true, you can have too much of a good thing.

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Edinburgh is aiming to build 20,000 new affordable homes

Gavin Barrie: Edinburgh strategy is a Capital idea

If you look across Edinburgh’s skyline, you can’t fail to notice the number of cranes on the horizon.

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A man blatantly ogles a passing woman (Picture: Getty)

Susan Dalgety: Scots women are gathering to take on sex abusers

It’s been a miserable start to 2018. The poor folk of Hawaii were put on full nuclear alert for a terrifying 30 minutes, and while they prepared to die, their President played golf.

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Runners in Holyrood Park (Picture: Alistair Linford)

Susan Dalgety: Edinburgh should value sport as highly as its festivals

I am not, by any stretch of the imagination, a sporty person. Running for a bus is the only competitive sport I have ever indulged in, and the number 44 always wins.

Eric 'Winkle' Brown flew 487 types of aircraft, more than anyone in history

Brian Monteith: Death-defying pilot ‘Winkle’ Brown deserves a statue

The festive period is always an exhausting time: shopping for presents, cooking up a storm in the kitchen, travelling to see friends and relatives (a daunting challenge with all the security and congestion), testing the contents of green, amber and brown bottles, partying hard – and not having enough time to sleep it all off before the next day starts again, usually before seven.

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Laura Muir in action during the 4 x 1000m relay

Steve Cardownie: Edinburgh cross country race was a showcase for city

The Great Edinburgh International Cross Country run looks like it has run its last race if the city council proceeds with its proposal to cut funding, which would be a great pity.

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David McGarvey, 28, was killed in an accident while riding his motorbike in Duddingston on Boxing Day

Steve Cardownie: Biker mayhem is no way to remember the dead

What a shame that an event staged at the weekend in memory of David McGarvey, who was killed on Boxing Day when his motorcycle collided with a parked car should be marred by the thoughtless actions of some so-called participants.

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