There are just 172 Changing Places toilets in Scotland and only six in Edinburgh

Jeremy Balfour: Fight for the right to Changing Places

Many people assume that an accessible toilet caters for everyone who has a disability that means they cannot use a standard toilet. However, people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, as well people with other physical disabilities such as spinal injuries, MND, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis often need extra equipment and space to allow them to use the toilets safely and comfortably. These needs are met by Changing Places toilets.

Valerie Singleton and Peter Duncan

Liam Rudden: Catching up with the Queen of Blue Peter and... a Dame

DID a press trip to Tenerife once. Must be nearly 15 years ago now. The Canary Islands Tourist Board had dreamed it up as a way of showcasing the more refined character of a holiday destination better known to many as nothing more than a ‘Little Britain in the sun,’ full of British pubs, fry-up breakfasts and tat shops selling all the usual football strips.

A Fortnite class in full swing at a David Lloyd gym

Hayley Matthews:

I’m just back in from an ­afternoon at the David Lloyd gym down in Newhaven and no, I wasn’t doing a class – at seven months pregnant the heaviest thing I lift just now is cake.

Castlebrae pupils with Festival director Fergus 'Linehan in 2016. The link-up between the Festival and the school should be a model for the future. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Tommy Sheppard: Why don’t our schools get the Fringe benefits?

How’s your festival going? Are you thrilled to bits at the world’s largest arts festival being on your doorstep? Are you overdosing on culture in one of the 200-plus festival venues? Or do you spend ­August grimacing as it takes twice as long to get anywhere and the city centre is taken over by hordes of impossibly ­enthusiastic young people.

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