Month: January 2016


‘Find A Player’ app takes the hassle out of managing your sports team, and provides individuals with a way to play more of the sport that they love or to try something new Find A Player, a new app designed to take the pain out of organising and finding players for sports matches and games, has launched after raising £150,000 via a recent crowdfunding initiative. The app enables sports team captains to organise their games in one easy process, and links up people looking for a sports game to join with local sports events in need of bodies. Find...

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Back by popular demand after multiple successful tours, Scottish Opera’s FEVER! will be rehearsed and performed by thousands of primary school pupils across Scotland. Created especially for children in primaries 5, 6 and 7, the show features music by Alan Penman and lyrics by Allan Dunn, the same duo behind other Scottish Opera offerings for young people such as The Undersea World of Bubble McBea (2008) and Revolution! (2009). Schools are provided with high quality teaching resources, including a teachers’ support pack to help introduce the songs from FEVER! to pupils in advance. A team of performers and arts...

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Scottish Collection Points Announced for World Marmalade Awards

A full list of Scottish collection points has just been released for the annual World Marmalade Awards, which take place from 19-21 March 2016. Main sponsor, family owned and run Mackays, which exports its Dundee marmalade to 80 countries across the globe, will be accepting entries for the fourteen different marmalade categories at its visitor shop in Arbroath and rewarding each entry with a free jar of its own award winning Dundee Marmalade. Now in its 11th year and attracting over 2700 entries, the Awards & Festival, sponsored by Mackays, Fortnum & Mason and Paddington, have raised nearly £200,000...

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Stand & Burn 52,000 Calories in 2016

There is an easy way to burn 52,000 calories in 2016 by making one simple change, you can now burn few extra calories while avoiding the dangers sitting for 8 hours a day; just stand and type. Working at a standing desk approximately burns 20 to 50 more calories per hour than sitting on your office chair. Your future self will definitely be thanking you for making the switch to standing more often. Yes, spending more of your working day on your feet needs room for adjustment. However, the number of calories you can typically burn by just standing...

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Leith Central Community Representation Have your say

Day(s) : Hour(s) : Minute(s) : Second(s) The search is on for people who want to represent the interests of people in the Leith Central area. Nominations are now open for places on Leith Central Community Council, which is holding an interim election. Community council members can make a difference by commenting on licensing and planning applications, taking part in community campaigns and working  with others to improve the local area. Community Councils are  represented on each of the 12 Neighbourhood Partnerships established across the city. The Council, police, health, and the voluntary and community sectors are all working...

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