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4 About the City - our good news round-up 8 Rhododendron riddles at the Botanics 12 Royal Highland Show history – born and bred in Edinburgh 18 Musselburgh Links – 350 years of golfing history 22 Great Tapestry of Scotland – new permanent home in Galashiels 26 A statue for Elsie Inglis – two weeks of fundraising fun 28 Beautiful private gardens opening in May and June 32 Tweeddale Court & Fountain Close – hidden High Street history 38 Beastly Edinburgh – city homages to our humble animals 48 Doug Corrance’s Edinburgh – his inimitable snapshot of Edinburgh




10 Celebrations for centenarian Patrick Simpson 16 Bill McLaren Foundation dinner at Prestonfield 17 Elsie Inglis statue fundraising dinner at Dine 45 Caledonian St Andrew Angling Club dinner at Royal Scots Club 45 British Red Cross Scotland Ball at the Sheraton Grand

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40 Bread Street Kitchen & Bar and BIRCH spirit 41 Eating better meat, Dean Banks and Stuar t Ralston – two super chefs and Patisserie Florentin

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46 10 fun things and interesting things to do as summer approaches

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£2.50 May/June 2022 EdinburghLife Royal Highland Show 200 years bred in Edinburgh www.edinburghlifemagazine.comand the Lothians

Musselburgh Links 350th

Rhododendronsin the Botanics

Tweeddale Court & Fountain Close hidden histories

Private gardens open to the public

Beastly Edinburgh! city salutes its animals

Great Tapestry of Scotland new dedicated Galashiels home

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