Breaking down barriers

FM to reaffirm Scotland’s commitment to disability inclusion


The needs of disabled people will remain at the forefront of policy making in Scotland following the devolution of new powers from Westminster, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will say on Tuesday. Continue reading

Health Project’s AGM date set


Dear All,

You are warmly invited to attend our AGM on Tuesday 22nd November, 2016 – 10:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Robertson Trust Suite, Spartans.

If you would like to stay for lunch following the meeting would you please let us know by 15th November, 2016.

Many thanks,

Gillian Harrold

Administrative Officer, Pilton Community Health Project

Tel:      0131 551 1671



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North Edinburgh Arts AGM on Tuesday


North Edinburgh Arts Invites you to an Annual General Meeting

To be held at
North Edinburgh Arts
15a Pennywell Court
Edinburgh, EH4 4TZ

On Tuesday 25th October at 12 noon

Soup and sandwiches will be served at 12.30pm
Creche available on request

Come and hear about the work of NEA, plans for the next three years, and have an opportunity to share your ideas for the organisation with us.

To RSVP and reserve a creche space call Sandra on 0131 315 2151

or email 

Police appeal following Leith purse theft

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Police are appealing for information after an elderly woman had her purse stolen in Leith. The incident took place between 12.30pm and 1pm on Thursday (20 October) in Portland Street.

The woman, who is in her eighties, answered the door to a man who forced his way into the house. He then stole her purse from within the living room, which contained a three-figure sum of money, and left. The purse was later found in Blackie Road by four children, all under the age of ten, who handed this into Leith Police Station.

The suspect is described as white, 5ft 4ins tall, of slim build, 25-30 years old, with dirty brown hair, unshaven and wearing a navy zip-up top.

Detective Constable Chris Harding of Gayfield CID said: “We’re conducting a number of enquiries in an effort to trace the perpetrator and are appealing for the public’s help as part of this. Although the victim was uninjured, she was understandably very shaken and I’d urge anyone with information which can help to come forward.

“Anyone who recognises the description of the suspect, or who may have seen him in the Portland Street or Blackie Road area, is asked to get in touch. I also want to take this opportunity to extend my sincere thanks to the children who found the purse and made the effort to hand this back in.”

If you have any information contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.