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RBGE Gateway Project

Construction has started of an exciting new visitor facility at the West Gate of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. The centre – due to open in 2009 – is set to be a shining example of green construction and sustainability and will sit on the footprint of...
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Warriston Community Tennis Club

The derelict tennis courts on Warriston Recreation Ground are owned by the City of Edinburgh Council’s Children and Families Department. Over the years various people have asked for the courts to be restored, but the Council have been unable to do so because of...
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Lament for a Skatepark

A skateboard facility for Inverleith Park was first mooted by Edinburgh Council in 2004. by Bernard Kuenssberg (reprinted from The Inverleith News, Spring 2007) A skateboard facility for Inverleith Park was first mooted by Edinburgh Council in 2004. Some £500,000 had...
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closure of the furniture shop

Sad closure of local landmark – James Cook’s Antique Furniture Shop, Summer Place by Marian McIntyre  (reprinted from The Inverleith News, Summer 2003) We were all saddened to see the closure of James Cook’s antique furniture and furniture...
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The Union’s Prayers Answered

Let me put my cards on the table. I’m an Inverleith fanatic and lucky enough to live on Inverleith Place. So when the opportunity arose in October 2001 to bid for St Colm’s Church on Inverleith Terrace I took no persuading – and once we had viewed...
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Memories of Muriel Spark

Muriel Spark, the celebrated author of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and many other black-humoured philosophical novels, was a frequent visitor to Inverleith in her childhood. Selected by Marian McIntyre(Reprinted from The Inverleith News , Autumn 2002) Muriel Spark,...