Latest Old Town, Edinburgh Stories

2008-09-01 06:00:27

By Gareth Edwards A NEW multi-million pound sports centre is set to be created in the grounds of a city school. Plans for the GBP 4 million Grassmarket Sports Centre, which will be part of George Heriot's School, have been recommended for approval by council officials. The school says the project, which will include a fitness suite, classroom, changing rooms and a games hall, is needed to bring its sports facilities up to date. The proposed site for the new centre, at the back of...

2008-07-02 15:00:30

By HAZEL MOLLISON Fresh lease of life for popular shop aiming to hit the right note A RELAUNCHED music shop is hoping to hit the right notes with customers new and old after being saved from administration. Staff at Sound Control in the Grassmarket were shocked when they were suddenly told they would be made redundant. The national chain went into administration in April, blaming increased competition from the internet. Now former purchasing manager Alex Marten has bought the shop...

Word of the Day
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.