The Edinburgh Briefing podcast: what next for Jenners and Princes Street?

Today we’re launching a new podcast dedicated to the biggest and most talked-about stories in Edinburgh.

Friday, 29th November 2019, 12:49 pm
Updated Friday, 29th November 2019, 12:49 pm

Hosted by Edinburgh Evening News reporter Conor Matchett, the Edinburgh Briefing will take a deep dive into a story and explain how it was covered the way it was.

Listen to episode one here - or search for ‘Edinburgh Briefing’ wherever you get your podcasts.

Be it the trams, the buses, the council or housing, the podcast will aim to provide a deeper insight into the stories you read about in print and online every week.

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The Edinburgh Briefing podcast: what next for Jenners and Princes Street?

In the first episode of the Edinburgh Briefing, Conor chats to Evening News editor Euan McGrory about how they broke the story of Jenners quitting Princes Street.

The project’s plans include a “total restoration” of the Category A listed building’s facade including the sensitive reinstatement of lost original elements.

They also ponder what the proposed move could mean for the future of the city centre, and why Jenners lives up to the “Edinburgh institution” label.

We also hear from political reporter Ian Swanson about plans to scrap free travel on the city’s trams for over-60s, and we hop on a tram to find out what passengers think.

Get in touch

We’d love to hear from you in next week’s episode of the Edinburgh Briefing.

If you have an opinion about anything we discuss, get in touch with your comments or any questions about the show. Drop us a message on the Edinburgh Evening News Facebook page, contact Conor on Twitter @conor_matchett or via email using [email protected]

Want to appear on the podcast? Why not record your comment and send it in to us?

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Get The Edinburgh Briefing from wherever you get your podcasts, or you can download the Entale app on iOS for exclusive immersive content to accompany this podcast, including pictures, maps and graphics.

The Edinburgh Briefing is also available from all of your favourite podcast providers including iTunes and Spotify. .