Category Archives: General Posts

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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Play On!

I love music.  There’s no other way to say it really.  I cannot go through the day without some music in my life, whether it’s the radio, picking a CD or singing to myself as I stroll round the streets. … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Double Crossed – Register to Vote!

The Scottish Parliament General Election is on Thursday 5th May.  If you’re reading this you probably knew that, but I thought I’d remind those playing poker or dozing at the back. What you might not know is that the deadline … Continue reading

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Don’t You Know Who I Am?

Today was Census Day 2011.   Millions of Scots were expected to fill in questionnaires as part of the 2011 census.   This is an event every ten years where the UK Government acts all feudal with British subjects and … Continue reading

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