Primary School Placement Refusals Triple

Submitted by edg on Thu, 27 Oct '11 8.01pm

Statistics released today show a record number of refused out-of-catchment requests for primary school places for the 2011/12 school year, at nearly triple the previous year's

RoS: Edinburgh House Prices Up Almost 8%

Submitted by edg on Wed, 4 Aug '10 7.38am

House prices continue to rise in Edinburgh and Scotland according to the official statistics from the Registers of Scotland for the quarter ending June 2010.

Edinburgh Slips In League of World Financial Centres

Submitted by edg on Wed, 23 Sep '09 5.28pm

Edinburgh has slipped in a survey of the top global financial centres to 27th in the world.

The Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) was first produced by the Z/Yen Group for the City of London in March 2007 and now reports every six months

Scotland Tops Dirty Beach Survey

Submitted by edg on Wed, 8 Apr '09 10.49am

An annual survey by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has found that rubbish on British beaches has increased 110% since 1994, and beaches in Scotland are dirtiest of them all.

The (MCS) Beachwatch Survey found that on average there were 2,195 litter items per kilometre on British beaches compared to 1,045 items/km in 1994. The army of 5,219 volunteers across the U.K. found more plastics than ever in the survey, conducted over the weekend of 20th and 21st September 2008.