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Published: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Good Morning Everybody!

Sorry we disappeared for a few weeks but spent a holiday after the busy summer! Back to work now and let's see what is on our plate for the rest of this year...

Halloween and Bonfire Night are past, the John Lewis advert has been revealed, can I ask... who is feeling Christmassy?

Visit the Festive pages to find out what's in store for Edinburgh's Christmas:

http://www.edinburghschristmas.com/


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Published: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Edinburgh Oktoberfest is back! Join the ultimate Bavarian party complete with tasty German Schnitzel, live Schlager music and of course giant glasses of cold beer.

The Oktoberfest tent is open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday from today to 12th October. Entry is free on Wednesdays, £5 on Thursday, Friday and Sunday and £10 on Saturday.

Edinburgh Oktoberfest

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Published: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

About Stockfest 2014

 

Stockfest, a week long festival celebrating the village of Stockbridge in Edinburgh and the surrounding community, returns in 2014 for its 3rd festival.

The brainchild of Stockbridge Traders, Tannis Dodd (Herbie of Edinburgh) and JoJo Hernandez (Lilies & Dreams), follows on from the success of previous two years and a series of one day festivals in the area.  This year sees a growth in the Committee to include the LifeCare Group (http://www.lifecare-edinburgh.org.uk) the Stockbridge Library (https://www.facebook.com/StockbridgeLibrary) and four local residents.

Spread over the week of Saturday 20th – Saturday 27th September 2014, the festival involves local traders, community groups, schools & residents and as ever the 2014 programme will not disappoint!

Stockfest Committee organised events return including: an Opening Party Community Ceilidh.. StockFlea – an UpCycling and Vintage Flea Market.. StockDog – a mini ‘scruffs’ event to be held in Inverleith Park.. StockDish – where Stockbridge Chefs go head to head with their culinary delights.. And a Jazz & Blues themed Closing Party, coordinated by the Events Team at Lilies & Dreams.

Monday 22nd incorporates the Inverleith Allotments Open Day where questions such as “Have you ever thought about growing your own fruit and vegetables but don’t know where to start?” can be answered and you can book into a Free Tour of the plots.

Highlights for the rest of the week include Guided Walks through the area, Taster Sessions in Zumba and Swing Dancing at LifeCare on Cheyne Street, Book and Poetry readings plus a Military History Talk at Stockbridge Library, Live Music and Shopping Discount Evenings throughout the area and even a Street Party hosted by the St Stephen Street Traders Association.

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Published: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

About Stockfest 2014

 Stockfest, a week long festival celebrating the village of Stockbridge in Edinburgh and the surrounding community, returns in 2014 for its 3rd festival.

The brainchild of Stockbridge Traders, Tannis Dodd (Herbie of Edinburgh) and JoJo Hernandez (Lilies & Dreams), follows on from the success of previous two years and a series of one day festivals in the area.  This year sees a growth in the Committee to include the LifeCare Group (http://www.lifecare-edinburgh.org.uk) the Stockbridge Library (https://www.facebook.com/StockbridgeLibrary) and four local residents.

Spread over the week of Saturday 20th – Saturday 27th September 2014, the festival involves local traders, community groups, schools & residents and as ever the 2014 programme will not disappoint!

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Published: Thursday, September 4, 2014
Updated: Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Forth Road Bridge is 49 years young and counting – and the stage is set for the first Forth Bridges Festival which will celebrate not just the 50th birthday, but also three centuries of world-class bridge engineering on the Forth. A key event in the Homecoming Scotland 2014 calendar, the ten-day festival will take place from 4 – 13 September 2014 across both North and South Queensferry.

Events:

The Art Trail Exhibition runs daily from 4th – 13th September 2014. Specially-commissioned pieces of art will be on display in local buildings and businesses in North and South Queensferry. Artists from various art genres will have the chance to exhibit their creations, while visitors as well as local people can appreciate the art created to honour this special Birthday. (Free event).

You can mark your spot on the bridge with a LoveLock.

There are also affiliated events such as Tales from Doon the Ferry and Festival Sailing Cruises.


Friday 5th September

    Ancestry Day 9am – 5pm.  The Ancestry Day will involve the digital scrapbooks being officially unveiled at the FETA Contact and Education Centre in South Queensferry. People will have the chance to see their own contributions, as well as share in the memories, stories and records of others. There are many people who have or have had family members involved in the construction and maintenance of all 3 Bridges – the Forth Road Bridge, Forth Rail Bridge and the currently-under-construction Queensferry Crossing.  The Ancestry Day will allow visitors to trace family trees and map the history of those involved. (Free to attend)

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