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4 About the City - our good news round-up 8 Winter in George Square Gardens 12 Lord Provost Lampposts – is there one near you? 16 Auld Reekie Retold – new stories of an old city at City Art Centre 18 Rosslyn Castle – restoration begins at this historic site 22 Sir Geoff Palmer receives Edinburgh Award 26 Linlithgow wins Gold at RHS Britain in Bloom Awards 28 North Berwick wins ‘Best Coastal Town’ at RHS Britain in Bloom Awards 30 Duncan Napier – the story of Edinburgh’s famous herbalist 34 Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory – 3 million poppies every year! 48 Doug Corrance’s Edinburgh – his inimitable snapshot of the city




10 Sotheby’s Scottish Pictures sale preview at Edinburgh Grand 20 Wooden Spoon Annual Dinner at Prestonfield 24 Edinburgh Award reception at City Chambers 32 St Andrew’s Night Dinner at Royal Scots Club 32 1972 Dental School graduates 50th reunion at The Bonham 37 Lord’s Taverners Christmas Lunch at the Kimpton Charlotte Square 45 HMS Claverhouse centenary celebrations at Granton Square

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46 10 fun and interesting things to do this winter

Food and drink 40 The Broughton and The Shore Bar & Restaurant 41 Number One in world’s top 1000, Forth Floor winter menu and Kissing Bough at the George


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Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory Linlithgow & North Berwick both RHS Britain in Bloom winners

Lord Provost Lampposts

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Winter in George Square

Rosslyn Castle restoration project

Duncan Napier Edinburgh’s famous herbalist Auld Reekie Retold at City Art Centre

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