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90 years of song for Edinburgh’s Gilbert & Sullivan Society!

Tonight I’ll be celebrating the 90th anniversary of one of Edinburgh’s most tuneful amateur theatre groups - the Gilbert & Sullivan Society!

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Appeal for winter supplies

Edinburgh Direct Aid is appealing for winter supplies for Syrian refugees.

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Set in stone, lest we forget

On Friday, Edinburgh will be commemorating some of the city's World War One heroes.

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Good luck at BT Murrayfield Scotland!

I'll be supporting the Scottish Rugby Team for their match against New Zealand on Saturday. I will be attending the event in my role as Lord Lieutenant – the Queen’s representative in Edinburgh – with members of the Royal family.

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Celebrating #RLSday 2014

Yo ho ho and a bottle of Scotch Whisky...

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In tribute to Edinburgh's beloved bear

Yesterday, the Wojtek Memorial Trust announced that thanks to the generosity of Transport for Edinburgh, Wojtek “the Soldier Bear” is returning to Edinburgh.

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Join in the 'Knitahon'

Last week, at the annual general meeting of Edinburgh Direct Aid, I was delighted to have the opportunity to express an appreciation, on behalf of the city of Edinburgh, of all the amazing work this charity has achieved during the past 22 years.

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Edinburgh remembers

This blog post originally appeared as a column in the Edinburgh Evening News on Saturday 8 2014.

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Qatar and back

I’m not long back from a short civic visit to Doha in Qatar.

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Festival of Remembrance

This November will see the Festival of Remembrance return for its fourth year.

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