Eric Milligan

Eric Milligan

Caption Competition - Tuesday August 12 2008

What's former Lord Provost Eric Milligan saying as he pumps some iron?

Eric remains bubbly after all this time

Former Lord Provost insists he's still got plenty to offer the city as he looks back on career.

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Milligan slams Government deal to freeze council tax

FORMER Lord Provost Eric Milligan has launched an outspoken attack on the finance deal between the Scottish Government and local authorities.

Milligan 'wants his old job back'

FORMER Lord Provost Eric Milligan wants to reclaim the post after the next council elections, it was claimed today.

Best foot forward and all that jazz

WHEN Wynton Marsalis plays the first notes of his concert at the Usher Hall tonight he will raise the curtain on the longest weekend of the year. It will be a moment I will savour as president of the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival, and marks the start of the festival season of cultural and entertainment events which make the city the focus of the world.

Milligan hits back over 'taxi' trip claim

FORMER Lord Provost Eric Milligan today hit back at suggestions he had used a police car as a "taxi service" when he went to watch Hearts beat Rangers in Glasgow.

Capital chiefs in plan for massive services overhaul

COUNCIL services are facing a radical overhaul under proposals put forward by city chiefs.

Eric wins role as 'US ambassador'

EDINBURGH’S former Lord Provost Eric Milligan has landed a new role as an unofficial ambassador to the United States.

Lord Provost to be police board convener

FORMER Lord Provost Eric Milligan has been offered the convenership of Lothian and Borders Police board as compensation for losing the chance to fulfil a record third term of office.

The LP who proved a real long-player

IN THE local parlance, many of Edinburgh’s citizens regard Eric Milligan as a "big galoot".

Milligan bows out

FAREWELL then, Mr Edinburgh, otherwise known as the city’s long-serving Lord Provost, Eric Milligan.

Milligan steps down as capital's Lord Provost

ERIC Milligan, the Lord Provost of Edinburgh and Britain’s longest-serving civic leader, is to stand down after 13 years in the job. Mr Milligan, 52, had been considering a third term until it became clear he did not have enough support from within his own party to continue.

Axed Eric is offered top police board job

AXED Lord Provost Eric Milligan has been offered the convenership of Lothian and Borders Police Board as compensation for losing his chains of office.

Lesley Hinds is set to be new Provost

A FORMER Labour party high-flier, Lesley Hinds’ career appeared to have faltered in recent years.

The show's over for Mr Edinburgh

ERIC MILLIGAN’S 13 years as Lord Provost have been marked by controversy, colour and success.

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