Meadowbank reopening next month

Edinburgh Leisure has announced an opening date for the long-awaited Meadowbank Sports Centre. The centre closed in 2017 for a multi-million pound redevelopment of facilities. A series of delays has postponed its planned opening, but Edinburgh Leisure has now confirmed the opening date for the centre will be July 19th. The Meadowbank Sorts Centre has been a feature of the capital for almost 50 years and hosted two Commonwealth Games along […]

todayJune 21, 2022 12


Three Day Rail Strike

ScotRail has said it will have to cancel 90% of its trains during three days of strike action by the RMT union this week. The strike by about 40,000 Network Rail staff is part of a dispute over pay, working conditions and redundancies that will badly affect services across Scotland, England and Wales. The RMT members are holding 24-hour strikes on three days: Tuesday 21 June Thursday 23 June Saturday […]

todayJune 20, 2022 7


Jenners to be returned to “former glory”.

Former Edinburgh department store Jenners is set to be returned to its "former glory" and will reopen as a luxury hotel complete with a rooftop bar after plans were given the go ahead by councillors. Plans went to Edinburgh City Council’s Development Management Sub-Committee for final approval on Wednesday and councillors unanimously granted permission for the works as well as change of use and listed building consent. Iconic key aspects […]

todayJune 16, 2022 54


Edinburgh’s 74th Taxi Outing

Edinburgh’s annual Taxi Outing is back after a two-year absence. The spectacular, fun filled procession where taxi drivers from the capital take time out of their schedules to decorate their vehicles and drive youngsters with special needs through the streets of Edinburgh, got underway this morning at 10am. As is tradition with the taxi outing, you are encouraged to come armed with water pistols, water bombs and buckets of water […]

todayJune 14, 2022 160 6


Former Castlebrae High School to be demolished after vandalism

The new Castlebrae High School in Craigmillar opened on April 26 and within two weeks windows at the old school had been smashed, the building broken into and toilets vandalised.  Police were also called to reports of people on the roof. Some education department staff were still based at the old Castlebrae and the plan had been for the building to remain operational. Council chiefs decided urgent action was needed […]

todayJune 13, 2022 4


Council launch consultations on transport connections to Edinburgh’s new housing developments

Edinburgh Council have launched consultations on better sustainable transport connections to support Edinburgh’s new housing developments Thousands of new homes will be built around Edinburgh over the next decade. Edinburgh Council want to make it as easy as possible to walk, wheel, cycle and use public transport, as well as spend time, around these areas. They are proposing improvements to help people do that in four parts of the city […]

todayJune 10, 2022 9


Brian Cox at The Edinburgh TV Festival

The Edinburgh TV Festival have announced the first wave of guests including Logan Roy himself, Scottish actor Brian Cox The festival will return with an in-person event this year, running from August 24-26. Other speakers for the event include Kit Connor, Rose Matafeo, Dolly Alderton and the stars of Ghosts. The festival will launch with a 45-minute TV Festival special of the BBC’s The Repair Shop with Jay Blades & […]

todayJune 10, 2022 6