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Dramatic Exit, Or Thank You And Goodnight

Iain Banks died today and the world lost a good man and a great writer. You can read lots about his death on news websites right now and the papers tomorrow.  You can read about the last few months of … Continue reading

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An Even Playing Field?

This weekend sees the return of the Edinburgh Mela.  For those who don’t know, Edinburgh Mela is a festival of world music, dance, fashion, food and fun, embracing the city’s diverse communities and cultures.  The idea is that by providing … Continue reading

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You Too Can Help Leith Decide

This afternoon, Leith decides.  No, Edinburgh’s port hasn’t decide to go the Pimlico route but instead is giving residents a chance to decide how to allocate money to local projects.  In total, there are 34 projects seeking a share of … Continue reading

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Moral Dilemma Time for a Womble

I’m trying to sort out sponsorship for a 10KM run I’m doing next month.  I had wanted to donate half of the funds to the Everyman campaign, a charity set up to research and raise awareness testicular and prostate cancer. … Continue reading

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Goodbye – We’re Coming Back!

Thursday morning, we closed the gates on 3 Bristo Place and with them part of the Forest’s history.  We did not close the Forest, no one person could.  The Forest is not just a building, it is an idea and … Continue reading

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Forest’s Search for New Roots Continues

Eleven years ago, around a dozen friends saw the need for a non-commercially motivated creative space in Edinburgh.  The friends were a mixture of young artists, creative thinkers, DIYers and scientists.  They wanted to create a place for artistic experimentation … Continue reading

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It’s Still Rock & Roll to Me!

At some point, somebody will say this is the most tweeted Scottish election ever.  They probably already have but I’ve missed it while writing a new blog posting, replying to a question on Facebook or sending out a press release. … Continue reading

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