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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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The Independence Referendum brought delight and disappointment - but most of all democracy

Last week’s vote brought intense debate, delight and disappointment depending on how you marked your ballot paper, but the sheer number of registered voters who turned out to cast their vote highlights Scotland's renewed appetite for engaging in democracy

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Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Get your nominations in before 30th September for the Queen's Awards!

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