The Meadows

Apple pressing at the Pavilion Cafe

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Abundance Edinburgh have been busy over the last few months picking unwanted apples from trees in and around Edinburgh. Yesterday we were able to taste some of the results of their efforts when they had an apple pressing session at the Pavilion Ca…

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Soul Cycles chopper for sale

On the way back from Waverley railway station yesterday I spotted this girl wheeling a massive chopper along outside the National Museum of Scotland. It turns out that the young lady, Daniele, was wheeling this unusual bike around whilst flyering …

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Photo – Bike girl with a red rose

Here’s a photo that would be worthy of the Edinburgh Cycle Chic blog – a young lady with a single red rose and a string of flowers round her basket. She was a bit surprised when I asked if I could take her photo!

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Pedal Powered Delivery Revolution – by Neil Bon

Neil Bon, founder of Pronto Pedal Power, tells us how a charity cycle ride through America persuaded him to switch careers and start Edinburgh’s first cargo-bike delivery company. Cycling is undoubtedly a leisurely pursuit, or for some less leisur…

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History: Golf on Bruntsfield Links

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Golf has been played on Bruntsfield LInks since the 15th century, and the Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society, formed in 1761 with members playing over a 6 hole course, is the fourth oldest golf club in the world and celebrated its 250th anniversary…

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History: The Meadows

This famous local park — through which many people walk or cycle every day on their routes to work, university, or school — can get slightly puddle-y in Edinburgh’s inclement weather. Not everyone knows, though, that it actually used to be a loc…

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Open Doors Day: Barclay Viewforth Church

Barclay Viewforth Church – 1 Wright’s Houses Open Sat 24/9 10am – 4pm Barclay Church was built in 1862-64 to the powerful Victorian Gothic design of Frederick Thomas Pilkington following an architectural competition. Heavily influenced by John Rus…

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