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Issue 142

Cover Story

Are we witnessing the end of
this (dis) United Kingdom?

Editor at Large

No 4 on the Planet

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Time Out magazine has lately published its annual list of the Best 49 Neighbourhoods in the world.

The Detective of Light

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Edinburgh is Bath’s great aunt, jewels hidden in drawers under dried rose petals, the scent of nostalgia and earth

We’re going back to the 70s!

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Energy crisis? Empty shelves? Failing services? The 1970s have been unfairly compared to Brexit Britain avers Colin Montgomery

Autumn Health & Fitness

Reframing the Tram Works

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If you run a local business thats struggling our local MSP, Ben Macpherson, reminds us there’s a Business Continuity Fund operated by Trams to Newhaven

In the time of Turnbull’s Tornadoes

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He was an old school Jambo describing himself as 90% Jambo and 10% Hibee, rising to 20% every time we beat Rangers

Protempore ...

Timing and consequences aren’t a problem for the current UK Government

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China will argue that at least they’re destroying the planet slowly while Aukus seem intent on bringing matters to a close as quickly as possible

‘This year saw an anniversary so auspicious I completely failed to notice it’...

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Time moves rapidly, except when it doesn’t. People drift in and out of my life; a good few have drifted out of the world altogether

Deidre Brock

Brexit and the Internal Market Act

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Scottish taxpayers will be paying twice – once for the health and social care system they actually use and again for a system they don’t

The smallest television show on earth

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Lawrence Lettice on the remarkable success of the Talking Pictures channel

The Music of Longing

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Kennedy Wilson examines music that has the power to produce strong emotions in the listener

Short Story

Goodbye like it was nothing

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“It should have been you,” Ryan’s Mum had screamed into his face in the hospital, covered in his friend’s blood

Edinburgh’s Debts to Leith

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“I like not fair terms, and a villain’s mind.”
Bassanio to Antonio, Merchant of Venice

The Leith Glutton

Walkabout in pizza land

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Expecting this to be good we ordered simply, simplicity often being the best test of quality