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3/6/2017 Once again Leith has thrown off the dust covers of another tumbledown treasure. On the 29th April 2017 the Custom House opened its doors to the public for the second time in nearly three decades. This time the old Leith Theatre is shedding its cloak after 28 years and is celebrating that fact by hosting… Read more »

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29/4/2017 “A Celebration of All Things Leith”.  The slogan, which was boldly printed on a colourful poster, caught my eye. What really got my attention was the line “Open Day at Custom House and Custom Lane with Local Exhibits”. It’s a rare thing that this building opens its doors to the public and it was… Read more »

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22/4/2017 Last Wednesday night’s Lindyhop social dance at Summerhall was surprisingly good. I left there with a smile on my face and all hyped up. I’ve been taking Lindyhop classes for nearly a year now through an organisation called Edinbop, in Edinburgh and I find them really enjoyable. I do the beginners classes from 7pm… Read more »

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9/4/2017 I finally made it up to Arthur’s Seat. I’ve been living in Edinburgh for nearly two years and this was the first time I’d managed to climb the iconic hill. Terrible but true! Arthur’s Seat is the largest of the three parts of the Arthur’s Seat Volcano site of special scientific interest (the other parts being Calton… Read more »

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16/10/2016 I started Swing dance classes in May this year and I love it. It all started with a promise that I made to myself about 2 years ago. At that time I was working in a small little village in New Zealand, called Lake Tekapo. The location is stunningly beautiful and I loved that aspect… Read more »

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18/9/2016 I’ve seen a lot of good musicians/artists in my time. Some of them just “tickle the ivories” for me and others really ring my bells! There is an artist that I’ve come across in Edinburgh that I’m very impressed with and that’s Willie Logan. He’s a very talented singer/songwriter/guitarist and I LOVE his music…. Read more »

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3/4/2016 Heather Gems – what stunning pieces of art! I was totally fascinated by the whole process of how this company turns heather stems into fabulous pieces of jewellery. How they manage to get such beautiful rainbows of colour in the finished pieces really got my attention. It was Sunday and the weather had turned…. Read more »

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2/4/2016 The weather in Pitlochry was great that Saturday. There were blue skies, a lot of sunshine and it was actually quite warm.  Even in the height of the summer here in Scotland, you count your blessings if the temperatures hit 19 degrees. So a warm day in the Highlands was an unusual thing. After… Read more »