It was when he was touring Edinburgh with his stand-up routines Comedian Lee Mack has been entertaining the nation on the latest series of Channel 4's Taskmaster.The show, hosted by Greg Davies, sees celebrities compete in bizarre challenges for points and glory.Lee Mack is joined by Charlotte Ritchie, Jamali Maddix, Mike Wozniak and Sarah Kendall for the show.
PIERRE SCHOEMAN will miss out on the opportunity to earn his first cap for Scotland this summer by a matter of days, but the South African prop says he is happy to focus instead on a strong end to his club season with Edinburgh before, hopefully, stepping up to the international stage during the Autumn Test series.
Glasgow Warriors stalwart Rob Harley says that his team know that they must be a lot more disciplined if they are to back up last weekend’s win over Edinburgh with another positive result when the two sides lock horns again this coming Saturday.Despite coming out on top last Friday, Warriors conceded an astonishing 27 penalties (the average across the league during the PRO14 section of this season was just under 11 per game), had two players yellow-carded and Oli Kebble red-carded, with head coach Danny Wilson expressing his frustration afterwards about the team’s poor disciplinary record over the course of the season.
EDINBURGH centre Mark Bennett and Glasgow Warriors prop Oli Kebble have both been suspended from playing for three weeks after being sent-off during last Friday night's 1872 Cup clash at Scotstoun.Bennett received his red card for a high tackle on Warriors scrum-half Ali Price, while Kebble got his marching orders when he swung his arm and caught Edinburgh scrum-half Henry Pyrgos on the side of the head.
AN EDINBURGH lass has revealed her hilarious sunburn fail - after a day out at the zoo in just 7C heat.Sammy Watson told her TikTok followers of the disaster she had as she showed off her very red face.She posed up and turned her head from side to side to let viewers see exactly what she looked like.
Pierre Schoeman will become Scottish qualified in the summer but not in time to be eligible for Scotland’s tour to Romania and Georgia.The Edinburgh prop still harbours ambitions to play for the national side and has been inspired by the progress made by team-mate and fellow South African Duhan van der Merwe.
SNP council leader in ethics probe for tweet after Edinburgh cyclist was injured by wire strung across a path
The leader of Edinburgh City Council is being probed by an ethics and standards watchdog.Let us know what you think and join the conversation at the bottom of this article.Leith SNP councillor Adam McVey is being investigated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner following a tweet in relation to an apparent attempt to injure cyclists.
Eddie Pepperell is hoping to pay a long-awaited visit to his home in Edinburgh in the coming weeks as the Betfred British Masters champion for the second time in four years.The Englishman, who landed the title at Walton Heath in 2018, is in contention again after opening with rounds of 70 and 68 to sit on six-under at the halfway stage at The Belfry.
Edinburgh v Glasgow Warriors: Veteran Rob Harley expects plenty of intensity in inter-city derby part 6
When Rob Harley first started playing for Glasgow Warriors Al Kellock was his captain and the team played their home games at Firhill.Kellock is now managing director but Harley plays on, a mainstay in the pack.He will make his 250th Warriors appearance on Saturday in the Rainbow Cup match against Edinburgh at BT Murrayfield, the clubs’ sixth meeting of a strange season.
Edinburgh locals are being asked to take part in a day of remembrance to mark the 80th anniversary of one of the worst naval tragedies in living memory.A plea has been put out to Capital residents to join people from across the UK in paying tribute to the crew of the HMS Hood battleship, whose sinking by German naval forces on May 24, 1941 resulted in the loss of all but three of the 1,418 men on board.
A Lego fan is challenging himself to create a mini version of Edinburgh University’s Main Library in just 100 Lego bricks to raise funds for people with sight loss.Let us know what you think and join the conversation at the bottom of this article.Edinburgh based In the last year, Mr Lamb Cromar has used his life-long love of Lego to help him adapt to life with sight loss.
An Edinburgh church with a poignant connection to one of the most well-known battles of World War II will hold a special service of remembrance this weekend.Let us know what you think and join the conversation at the bottom of this article.In 1952 the minister of Blackhall St Columba's brought to his new charge a cross made at the battle of Monte Cassino, which took place between January and May 1944 in Italy, where he had served as a military chaplain.
Restaurants across the country are booked up throughout the summer after expectant diners rushed to grab tables from Monday.Indoor dining will be allowed to resume on 17 May, marking the next stage of the government’s roadmap and a welcome relief from lockdown.KOL in London, L’Enclume in the Lake District, and The Little Chartroom in Edinburgh are all full until September, with demand high from sleepy country towns to city centres.
This exceptional main door lower apartment enjoys a quiet setting within the ever-popular district of Craiglockhart, and boasts stunning views over Craiglockhart Nature Reserve.The wonderful family home has been expertly extended to the side and rear with the open plan living space opening onto an immaculate fully enclosed garden with idyllic views over Craiglockhart Pond.
Catherine Surrel, from Colinton, Edinburgh, spent just over £500 on two flights in February 2020 to visit her 71-year-old mum in Lisbon during the summer - before saying she was made to fork out hundreds when it came to rescheduling A woman has been left furious at missing a number of flights to visit her elderly mum and losing hundreds to Ryanair, she claims.
Do you agree with these findings?It’s world cocktail day, and to celebrate, we can reveal Edinburgh’s favourite cocktail - once and for all.But before the big moment, where does the word ‘cocktail’ actually come from?It turns out, cock-tail was the name for a non-thoroughbred horse, whose tail had been docked to show its hereditary inferiority.
Elgin City have completed the permanent signing of midfielder Archie Macphee on a one-year deal.Macphee spent the closing stages of the season on loan from Formartine United, with the Inverness-based player arriving for a fourth spell at Borough Briggs.The 28-year-old played an important role in helping the Black and Whites make the play-offs for promotion to League One, before their push was ended by their semi-final defeat to Edinburgh City on Tuesday.
A 30-year blueprint for expanding Dunfermline has been agreed, paving the way for millions of pounds of investment in the Fife town.The Dunfermline Strategic Transportation Intervention Measures (STIM) plan, part of the wider Edinburgh and South East Scotland Region Deal, will see new orbital roads built along the northern and western edges of the town to encourage the construction of up to 8,000 new homes across nine new neighbourhoods.
With bars soon to open for alcohol inside, what is the favourite cocktail of those living in the capital?It’s world cocktail day, and to celebrate, we can reveal Edinburgh’s favourite cocktail - once and for all.But before the big moment, where does the word ‘cocktail’ actually come from?
A teenage learner driver who killed a Dundee postal worker after hitting him with a car borrowed from a professional racing driver has been jailed.Kyle McLachlan struck father-of-two Scott Millar as he walked across a road in Dundee after enjoying a music and dance festival in the city.