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Good luck in Rio!

With the Opening Ceremony taking place tonight and Olympic excitement reaching fever pitch, I wanted to share a good luck message for all Edinburgh born, based and trained Team GB athletes.

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Time for the Tattoo

Today the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo unveiled its programme for the 2016 event, taking place from 5 – 27 August.

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Thank you for digging deep

The Lady Provost Elaine and I held our third Community Garden Party on Friday to celebrate local life in Edinburgh.

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Vital volunteers

This blog first appeared in the Edinburgh Evening News on Friday 29 July.

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A celebration of Edinburgh's community champions

The Lord and Lady Provost's Community Garden Party 2016 will take place this week at Lauriston Castle.

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Double Accolade for Edinburgh Enterprise

I had the great delight to visit the Edinburgh headquarters of Babcock LGE Process, part of the Babcock International Group, to present two ‘Queen’s Awards for Enterprise’ on behalf of Her Majesty as the Lord Lieutenant of Edinburgh.

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A Royally busy week

Every year, Her Majesty The Queen spends a week visiting various regions in Scotland to meet Scots from all walks of life. The 2016 Royal Week is now well underway and I wanted to share with you some photos from the week so far.

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Reflecting on the Battle of the Somme Centenary

I’m in store for another busy week as preparations get underway for Royal Week.

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Shoot for the Edinburgh Arrow

Tomorrow (Thursday 16 June) I have the brilliant task of presenting the Edinburgh Arrow to the winner of this historic contest, which will be held in the Meadows.

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70th Edinburgh Taxi Trade Children’s Outing

The annual outing takes place tomorrow (Tuesday 14 June 2016).

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