Community News: Fundraising day outside rugby stadium

THE Rotary Club of Corstorphine is to hold an extra fundraising day outside Murrayfield Stadium.

The club has applied for consent to have a collection at Murrayfield before one of this month's internationals, on November 13 or November 20, against New Zealand and South Africa.

Half the money collected will go towards rotary club charitable purposes, while the other 50 per cent will go to an independent charity.

McLauchlan presents mentoring award ceremony

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SPORTING legend Ian McLauchlan, president of the Scottish Rugby Union, was today presenting the first annual Scottish Mentoring Awards at a ceremony in Edinburgh.

It was taking place as part of the Scottish Mentoring Network's national conference and is designed to highlight excellent mentoring activity in areas ranging from disability, social care and health to employability and education, as well as individual mentors who have made special contributions over the year.

Hotel Missoni opens new spa

ITALIAN fashion director and hotel owner Rosita Missoni will officially open the new spa at Edinburgh's Hotel Missoni on George IV Bridge next week.

Spa Missoni - where treatments cost a minimum of 40 for half an hour - will be open from Thursday.

Letting agent raises 760

Leith-based letting agent Click-let has spent Breast Cancer Awareness month raising cash to help the campaign to find a cure.

The company pledged to donate 10 for every property let during October, raising 150, and invited their regular contractors to contribute, netting a further 610.

Plan to tackle inequality

A CONFERENCE designed to come up with a plan to improve the lives of the city's most disadvantaged children will take place tomorrow.

The Edinburgh Partnership conference at Tynecastle Stadium aims to raise awareness of inequality and will look at ways to improve future policy.

Pupils hear tales of Scots' rich heritage

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AROUND 55 Longstone Primary School pupils were enchanted with tales celebrating Scotland's rich heritage at an alfresco 'Tell-a-Story-Day' session in Hailes Quarry Park on Friday.

Run by Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust, local raconteur Ron Fairweather kept the youngsters spellbound while they searched for and collected a variety of natural woodland materials linking in with the stories.