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We spoke with Bruno Longmore and Neil Miller at the National Records Office about some of the 15 year-old Cabinet papers released to the general public.
Allan Stewart and Grant Stott head up this year’s Panto at The King’s. Beauty and the Beast has not been staged there for around 50 years. Joining them as Belle is Gillian Parkhouse who joined us in the rehearsal room for a chat
City figure Ricky Demarco joined campaigners trying to save St Johns School in Portobello we spoke to him outside the City Chambers
The city’s archaeologist John Lawson told us about the 12th century house which he has discovered behind India Buildings on Victoria Street
There is a new exhibition at Modern Two showing work by Pop Art giants Eduardo Paolozzi and Andy Warhol - although the curator is not sure that they would have got along very well! There are many parallels int heir work brought out here.
Robert PhilIp is a music historian and Edinburgh resident. He has just published a huge book on orchestral music, The Classical Music Lover's Companion to Orchestral Music. It is published by Yale University Press. Here he talks to The Edinburg
Bonhams Asian Art Sale is taking place on 15 November 2018 at 11.00am. Asha Edwards is a specialist in Asian Art and told us about a couple of the objects which will be sold then.
We met with Daniel Johnson to talk about his parliamentary work. He is involved with the Planning (Scotland) Bill at present and explained how important that is - particularly in Edinburgh Southern
Tom Wilson’s exhibition The Odd Man Out is on at the Open Eye Gallery in Edinburgh here he talks about his art and what drives him
We spoke to one of the gardeners Claire McWilliams who told us the story of the Little Libraries which are situated in the park. Claire told us : "I am one of the many volunteers who garden in Starbank Park. As an extra bit I look after the li
The Edinburgh Reporter talks to Jeremy Balfour MSP about the things that are concerning him at the moment
APD continues to be applied to airfares in Scotland despite the fact that the Scottish Government has said it would halve or abolish it. At the recent launch of the Emirates flight to Dubai I asked Gordon Dewar about its effect. 
We sat down with the Finance Convener Cllr Alasdair Rankin to discuss the process that the council is in the middle of to set its revenue budget for the period to the end of the administration in 2022.  The councillors ask for proposals from c
At much the same time as the First Minister was announcing £60 million of spending for school nursing and counselling services in secondary schools, we sat down for a chat with Vice-Convener of Education of Education, Children and Families, Cll
ArtWalkPorty begins in 30 August and runs till 9 September with a large number of events and things to see and do in and around Portobello
The council meets this week at its first meeting of what seems like a new term. The council takes a month of recess in July, and now the coalition administration is meeting to begin a new phase. The two leaders have set out what they see as th
Heather Croall is Director of Adelaide Fringe second only in size to Edinburgh. We met at Summerhall and found a quiet corner to speak with her about her visit to Scotland and the two Fringes.
  We met with David Ellis of Ross Development Trust to talk about the development of West Princes Street Gardens and how that is progressing. There was an international design competition last year and a concept design is in place, but there
Thurso is spending four days and five nights in New York concentrating on the best business of bringing the world to Scotland
It’s Tartan Week and the first band from the Isles is on its way - we met them in Edinburgh Airport.
The council's education committee meets next week at a special session to allow ongoing discussion about the future of schools in the west and south west to continue. Since the council announced last November that they would have to examine
The City of Edinburgh Council is now in Phase 2 of the process towards (perhaps) extending the tramline to Newhaven.  At this point they are about to ask stakeholders and members of the public for their views. Following a very positive result
Affectionately known as ‘HippFest’ this annual event (Wed 21 – Sun 25 March 2018) is Scotland’s only festival dedicated to silent film - recently scooping two accolades in the international ‘Silent London’ poll – bronze for ‘Best Silent Film Fe
£EITH CHOOSES has £116,000 to hand out to local community projects across the area. Applications close on 31 January and public voting will take place on 3 March 2018 to decide on the projects which are going to be funded in this way. We spok
Meadowbank was built for the 1970 Commonwealth Games but now it is to close to make room for a new stadium.  We took a last tour round it along with a couple of men who had fond memories to share, Peter Hoffmann and Barry Craighead.
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