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Thursday, 1 October 2015
Posted by Cameron Rose at 15:17
Monday, 28 September 2015
Deep in the post was the information that the Duke of Edinburgh was carrying out the opening.
At the age of 94 he had no problems with the stairs and certainly didn't skimp on his time, personally speaking to each of the one hundred or so people present. He was sharp displayed his sense of humour in the usual manner. Remarkable.
Posted by Cameron Rose at 15:40
And later today the Royal College of Surgeons' Museums in Nicolson Street are due to be formally reopened after upgrade. From the College website:
"Surgeons’ Hall Museums will be officially opened by the College’s Patron, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, on Monday 28th September. The public will be able to visit from today, 24th September. New exhibits include a reproduction of a 17th century dissection theatre where visitors will be able to experience a dissection of a human body just as medical students did 300 years ago: unlike 300 years ago, however, the dissection will be carried out using the latest digital technology. Another exhibit is a full-scale Vitruvian man made from medical prosthetics. Visitors will also be able to try their hand at a variety of surgical techniques and learn more about surgical specialties and operations."
Posted by Cameron Rose at 08:25
Friday, 25 September 2015
The Twenty More project, run by Comas, a social innovation charity, will be judged by whether it can raise the income of each household in the Dumbiedykes by £20 per week. Now there's a novel approach and they are using all sorts of means and contacts in the community and beyond.
Do read the links above. The project was formally opened by Brian Cox the actor.
|Brian with Louise who runs the project|
Posted by Cameron Rose at 22:22
Thursday, 24 September 2015
Tuesday, 22 September 2015
'There are also 143 First World War graves and a war memorial maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
And now the Friends of Newington Cemetery have produced a map which tells visitors where they can find graves of special interest. Convenor Janet Sidaway said the group was formed two years ago with the aim of restoring the cemetery to its former glory.
She said the idea had come from Tony Harris, now chairman of the Grange/Prestonfield Community Council. Monthly working parties of up to a dozen volunteers. . . target the northern part of the cemetery to tame the undergrowth and uncover forgotten graves.Read more here.
Posted by Cameron Rose at 09:00
Monday, 21 September 2015
It was due to start tomorrow but, apparently because of problems getting power to one of the signs, will now be delayed until Wednesday 21st October.
Details of the trial project here.
Posted by Cameron Rose at 16:59
Friday, 18 September 2015
Wednesday, 16 September 2015
Monday, 14 September 2015
Saturday, 12 September 2015
Posted by Cameron Rose at 20:13
You can contribute here. It is easy to fill in.
For my part the Underbelly Circus Hub in the Meadows seemed to go very well - with relatively few problems. There were many more festival/event attenders than in previous years. And the grass is recovering well.
The fair was a bit noisy, though.
Its a surveymonkey review: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ParkEventsReview2014-2015
Posted by Cameron Rose at 15:03
Thursday, 10 September 2015
For example, the following comment was added to my last blog entry on the subject:
"I was walking past the Buccleuch Street section this morning about 8.45 and saw a young lad, about 9, waiting to cross over towards the Meadows.In summary the lights have not been switched on because the road road surfaces are to be reworked (including the anti-skid surfaces) and after that the appropriate road markings need to be laid down. The road surfacing work was not carried out during August because of an embargo on roadworks imposed during the Festival period.
South-bound traffic was backed up stationery from big Hope Park Terrace/Melville Drive/Summerhall junction, leaving a gap at the crossing, and the lad started across, not being able to see oncoming north-bound traffic coming up from junction.
Only adults with a better view (one possibly his mum also on a bike bringing up the rear) stopped him in time before he cycled across.
There were at least a dozen or more cyclists waiting to cross -- it is already being used heavily.
We need to have those lights working as a matter of urgency. The unlighted crossing is an accident waiting to happen."
As you will see there is now resurfacing work under way around the Clerk Street crossing.
Both crossing are now scheduled to be operational from the week beginning Monday 21st September.
In the meantime the lights will be inspected to ensure the correct head covers and push button stickers are in place whilst the crossing is not officially in use.
I hope this information clarifies.
Posted by Cameron Rose at 10:41