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Love Song To Lavender Menace

As someone heavily involved in LGBTQ campaigning, I’m still learning about the history of our struggle in Edinburgh, so a play documenting the rise and fall of groundbreaking bookshop, Lavender Menace, was essential viewing.

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Happy Ever After? Short Story Competition

Lothian Life is delighted to announce a 500 word short story competition. It’s open to everyone, it’s free to enter, and the theme is simply to write something ‘uplifting’ …

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Winter Wildlife Havens

Since we may not be using our gardens as much during the colder months as we have in the summer, it is especially important to take steps to look after any visiting wildlife.

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The Artist and The Architect

The Artist and The Architect exhibition explores the fascinating friendship between Charles Rennie Mackintosh and J D Fergusson.

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