Edinburgh has been deemed the safest city in the UK

Edinburgh has been deemed the safest city in the UK

Edinburgh has been deemed the safest city in the UK, according to new research.

Nearly 90 per cent of people in the Scottish capital feel safe, with just 16 per cent experiencing crime.

And it was also found 82 per cent of those living in Edinburgh would recommend their home as somewhere safe to live. The statistics emerged in a study to mark the launch of new true crime docu-series Murdertown on Crime + Investigation.

It also emerged just 56 per cent of those living in Birmingham would recommend their home as somewhere safe to live. Researchers found Bristol also appear among the top five safest cities, closely followed by Brighton and Hove, with Southampton and Cambridge completing the top five.

Leicester took second place for the cities residents feel the least safe in, followed by Manchester, London and Sheffield.

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Scotland is Diverse

Scotland is Diverse

 

One of Scotland’s most famous attributes is its world-renowned reputation for providing a warm and open welcome to everyone who comes here. Whether it’s the many people who choose to live here permanently or the millions who visit Scotland each and every year, you’re sure to hear many stories of the genuine friendliness of the Scottish people.

Today in Scotland, more than 170 different languages are spoken – from Punjabi to Polish, and Cantonese to Gaelic. All these different people contribute to making Scotland a great place to live, work, study, visit or do business in!

Our diversity is something that we’re incredibly proud of and we continue to make great strides in ensuring Scotland is open to everyone. Whether it’s the thousands of refugees we’ve welcomed with open arms or the fact that we rank as one of the best countries in Europe for LGBTQI+ rights and equality, Scotland truly is a melting pot of inclusivity.

Daytime Language Courses Starting September 2018

Daytime Language Courses Starting September 2018

Due to very high demand, we have decided to launch daytime language courses. The new term will start in September 2018. The lessons will take place once per week from 9:30 am to 11 am for beginners. You will be able to choose from:

  • Gaelic (Thursday)
  • German (Wednesday)
  • Italian (Friday)
  • Japanese (Tuesday)
  • Russian (Thursday)
  • Spanish (Monday)

How much is it? 

  • The full cost is £180 per term.
  • £15 per lesson including all course materials (book and CD for beginners)
  • Free refreshments

Why choose us?

Our language centre is centrally located in Edinburgh’s West End and has a relaxed yet professional atmosphere for an enjoyable learning experience. inlingua’s world-renowned teaching method was established in 1968 and has been proven to get results time and time again. We offer lessons in small groups (max. 10 per class). Our qualified teachers are all native speakers of the target language. We make sure you will have a lot of speaking practice We offer classes for all abilities – no mixed-level groups

Ready to get started? Join us now!

Edinburgh to create UK’s longest legal graffiti wall

Edinburgh to create UK’s longest legal graffiti wall

Graffiti artists from across the UK and Europe will descend on the Capital this weekend to work their magic on a stretch of wall close to Edinburgh’s Ocean Terminal. The Rock the Dock Graffiti Jam on Saturday 1 September aims to create the UK’s longest legal graffiti wall at Marine Parade.

Supported by the Council, which has helped bring together representatives from various local organisations, as well as clearing and preparing the land around the wall, Rock the Dock will see 60 graffiti artists from Scotland, England, Ireland, Poland, Spain and Germany decorate a section each of the wall.

The Council-owned site forms part of the proposed tram to Newhaven but this initiative is seen as an ideal opportunity to breathe new life into the area prior to work getting underway (should the project get the go-ahead).

With 330m in total being decorated (165m on each side), the temporary graffiti wall will become the UK’s longest, surpassing the current longest one in Dundee by 190m.

The event is open to all and will run throughout the day between 9am and 9pm, with three free workshops at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Anyone interested in attending a workshop can book a place by emailing marineparadegraffitiwall@gmail.com.

Keep up-to-date with Rock the Dock details on the Facebook event.

Fireworks over the castle to mark the end of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Fireworks over the castle to mark the end of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Did you have the chance to enjoy the fireworks over the castle to mark the end of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival?

If you couldn’t make it or are not in Edinburgh, here is a selection of the best shots and videos from yesterday magnificent light show.

What an incredible and spectacular end of the festival!
We loved it <3

 

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