Capital pupils win consumer competition

FOUR pupils from Pilrig Park School have won a national consumer competition.

Cody Fairgrieve, Lisa Black, Chris Duke and Thomas Brown triumphed over 14 other teams at the UK Consumer Challenge Quiz in Bournemouth.

It tests pupils on shopping rights and responsibilities, knowledge of personal finance, food matters, safety, and other consumer issues.

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Pilrig Park teacher Keith Mackay said: "Our pupils were a real credit to themselves and to Pilrig Park School."

Whisky bar toasts award

WHISKI bar in the Royal Mile has been named Whisky Bar of the Year at the 2011 Dram awards, the Oscars of the licensed trade.

Whiski has also opened a new venue called Whiski Rooms, which includes a specialist whisky shop, dedicated tasting room, bar and an all-day bistro.

New McDonald's range launched

STREET performers will be in Princes Street today to help McDonald's celebrate the launch of a new food range.

Performers will bring the campaign to life by entertaining customers, while members of the public will be invited to try the "too tasty to put down" challenge.

Gardens open in aid of hospice

Gardens in Gullane will be open to the public on Saturday to raise money for St Columba's Hospice.

Gardens will be signposted in the village and will be open from 2pm to 5.30pm, with activities including face painting and homemade teas also on offer.

Cycle home from Glasgow for charity

The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is encouraging cyclists to take part in a sponsored bike ride from Glasgow to Edinburgh.

The 50-mile Pedal for Scotland will take place on September 11 and the charity hopes to recruit a team to help raise money for its work providing practical and emotional support to those with lung cancer, and encouraging people to quit smoking. See www.roycastle.org or call 0151-254 7267.

Funds boost for city's memory-sharing scheme

A CITY charity has received funds to help launch a scheme in which older people share their memories of life in Edinburgh with teenagers.

The project by the Living Memory Association will see older people who are suffering from isolation or a lack of confidence reminisce with eight young people who are facing various issues in their lives.

The project has been given a funding boost by the Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland, which awarded it a grant of 5000 towards running costs.