Council finds “no evidence” linking local park with dog deaths

A council investigation into the deaths of six dogs has so far found no link to the Forthquarter Park in Granton, Edinburgh. A spokesperson for the council said that while they were still investigating, the park would not be closing. The … [Read more...]

Scottish school attainment funds announced by government

Scottish Ministers have announced funding plans for a governmental scheme in a proposal to raise attainment. The Scottish government is set to launch additional funding to schools across the country in 2018. Ministers are planning to divide £120m … [Read more...]

Scottish Crofters urged to vote for their commission in March

Scotland's 16,000 crofters are being urged to vote in the Crofting Commission elections this March. The Crofting Commission, based in Inverness, is the statutory regulator for crofting in Scotland. As a public body of the Scottish Government the … [Read more...]

Watch: Councillor Richard Lewis discusses the Capitals new Culture Fund

A new £45,000 fund has been created to support Edinburgh-based artists as part of the city's new culture plan. Convener of the culture and sport committee, Richard Lewis explained more about the fund and the benefits it may reap. … [Read more...]

Top 5 housebreaking hotspots in the city of Edinburgh

Our Reporter Peter Carson tells us the top 5  places in the city that are affected by break ins. … [Read more...]

A Red Red Rose Street!

With annual and traditional celebrations being almost here, we are having a look at some different approaches to commemorate the life and art of Scottish biggest poet Robert Burns. They are all free and taking place in Rose Street in Edinburgh. Happy … [Read more...]

Free Lunch Cancelled for Councillors

They say there is no such thing as a free lunch. Well, not anymore. Local councillors have been informed that they will no longer be getting free lunch at noon, as they are finishing their work too early. The decision has led to complaints that … [Read more...]

Scotrail Satisfaction Plummets to 14-year Low

Passenger satisfaction with ScotRail has reached a 14 year low according to the watchdog Transport Focus. Satisfaction dropped to 83 per cent, its lowest since 2002. This is down from 87 per cent in Spring of last year. By comparison, Virgin … [Read more...]

Trainspotting memorabilia to be auctioned for local charities

Two local Scottish charities are set to receive a boost in funding courtesy of Trainspotting 2. Calton Athletic and The Junction will both obtain benefits from an auction selling off memorabilia from the film sets. The Junction is a charity based … [Read more...]

UK becomes first country to recognise Parkour as a sport

The UK has become the first country in the world to officially recognise parkour as a sport. Parkour, also known as freerunning or art du deplacement, involves negotiating terrain using only the natural strength of one’s body, principally through … [Read more...]