Triple Olympic cycling gold medallist Chris Hoy has been awarded a Knighthood for services to sport following his triumph in Beijing while his mother, Carol Hoy, receives an MBE for services to healthcare.
A new Edinburgh City Council report reveals a shift in the balance of care for the elderly away from
residential accommodation towards tailor-made support for people in their own home.
According to a new study by the BBC and Sheffield University, Edinburgh is the loneliest place to live in the UK. In "Changing UK: the Way We Live Now" researchers compiled and rated areas across Britain using official statistical data from the Census to show how Britons are more demographically segregated "than at any time since the computerisation of census data (1966)."
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Six to twelve mile walks for all ages and levels of fitness around Holyrood Park. This year participants are encouraged to bring their dog or their neighbour's dog.
Around 12,000 women are preparing to paint the town pink tonight in the 3rd Edinburgh Moonwalk, a late night, charity walk to raise money and awareness about breast cancer.
Any discussion on 'The Secrets of Healthy
Ageing' is almost bound to gather a crowd, and the lecture theatre of the Royal
Yesterday marked the second anniversary of the smoking ban in Scotland, which radically changed the atmosphere inside pubs. Many non-smokers have welcomed the opportunity to drink or eat out without being enveloped in a fug of second-hand cigarette smoke. The ban has given rise to many outdoor drinking spots around the city as well.
It's a year since smokers were told to stub out in Edinburgh's pubs, restaurants, and other enclosed public areas.