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The Revolution will be Philipised

Last night your correspondent found himself at the ever-excellent (mine’s a Brandy & Babycham Tam) Dockers Club for Leith Festival’s 2016 launch. Not quite sure why it was a ‘launch’ as the festival itself doesn’t heave onto the horizon for a week or so yet. Indeed I’m pretty sure I didn’t witness Queen Mary of […]...

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Protempore …

“Scotland said no to Kezia Dugdale’s fight on a long-held Labour pledge to increase income tax to 50p for Scotland’s richest residents. Why?”...

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“I often start off a project as an outsider & become an insider”

Kennedy Wilson salutes Bruce Davidson who joined the hugely influential Magnum Photographic Cooperative in 1958 going on to chronicle the Civil Rights Movement and much else of worth…...

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School Dinner Syndrome

An obvious benefit of cooking for yourself is that it allows you to eat more of the things you like. A less obvious benefit is that it also lets you eat more of the things you don’t. At best, that statement might sound counterintuitive – at worst, nonsensically masochistic – but bear with me. If […]...

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A polka dot scarf, a floodgate and the Scottish Cup

Graham Ross on a life long journey with Hibernian FC which has featured pain, humour, sadness, community and, finally, a Scottish Cup...

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Docker’s Club or Vegas?

A karaoke version of Stars in their Eyes? Lawrence Lettice’s father was doing just that before he was called up for National Service...

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Tarnishing

With public debate increasingly plumbing the depths of absurdity, mendacity and hilarity, Colin Montgomery flings a flan at the clown-show...

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A Song for Europe

The treatment of Greece by European institutions certainly gives all Europeans some thought as to the purpose of the ‘European Project’ when it can force a country to go against its mandate not once but twice. The Coalition of the Radical Left – mostly known by the syllabic abbreviation Syriza – were elected on a […]...

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Didn’t your parents have a television?

When Marianne Wheelaghan was growing up space and privacy were at a premium...

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Stuck in a Lift with Jesus

This is a standfirst, a journalistic term for an introduction to the main themes of an article. No need here, Sally Fraser on top form, enjoy...

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For one night only!!!

Kirsty Baird, founder and Musical Director of Sing in the City, is proud of her professional choir the Aw Blacks. She’ll be prouder still when they take to the stage of the Festival Theatre with all 44 members and her 5-piece band, for their show, For One Night Only his will be their biggest concert […]...

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Upcycling & just plain cycling

It’s become a habit of this column to mention new additions to our thriving Leith business community. Last month special mention went to upcycling organisation Remade in Edinburgh who have now opened where the old Santander bank was at 125 –127 Leith Walk. In keeping with the spirit of collectives, this month first up is […]...

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Mrs MacPickle – “Confronting a pogonological problem”

Dear Mrs MacPickle, A good pal of mine has grown, and now proudly sports, one of those voluminous, expertly manicured hipster beards. The problem is, it just doesn’t look right at all. And that’s not just my opinion, all of our mutual friends agree. Something has to be said and I’m the one who has […]...

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Carrot Cake (Raw)

Oh carrot cake, how I love thee. Long have you wowed the world with your spicy, vegetably goodness. But gosh, the amount of oil you require, shame on you for being so deceptively delicious! A health food you are not. Wait, what’s that, you don’t have any oil today – or refined sugar or flours? […]...

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For One Night Only!

Kirsty Baird, founder and Musical Director of Sing in the City, is proud of her professional choir the Aw Blacks. She’ll be prouder still when they take to the stage of the Festival Theatre with all 44 members and her 5-piece band, for their show, For One Night Only This will be their biggest concert […]...

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Ignore the havers. Make up your own mind

Deidre Brock, MP for Edinburgh North and Leith, on Thursday’s vote...

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