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Thoughts for Florence

My thoughts are currently with the people of Florence as they deal with the aftermath of terrible flooding.

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Big thank you

I held a Community Garden Party on Friday to celebrate local life in Edinburgh.

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Mary King makes her mark on the Mile

Earlier in the week I was invited to mark the opening of the newly developed Real Mary's King's Close.

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All set for my Community Garden Party 2015

Edinburgh volunteers are amongst those set to be recognised for their crucial contribution to local life at my Community Garden Party 2015.

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Waving off Royal Navy fundraisers

I met with members of the HMS Queen Elizabeth Cycle Team this morning before they take on a five-day cycle ride from Edinburgh to London.

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Tips for a tour guide

I was interviewed this week by journalist Max Peigne who is writing a travel guide to Edinburgh for French speakers.

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Royal Mile marks a milestone for Steve Cook

I had the joy of welcoming fundraiser Steve Cook to Edinburgh as he walked along the Royal Mile to complete his 1,000th mile of continous hiking.

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Diary from Florence

I’m not long back from a civic visit to Italy where I joined the Mayor of Florence to sign a twinning agreement between between the city and Edinburgh.

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Shoot that arrow!

Tonight I am looking forward to presenting the Edinburgh Arrow to the winner on the Meadows.

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Back to school

This week I took time out to revisit a job I'm familiar with - teaching!

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