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17 Rules for a Sustainable Local Community

There have been many stories of community spirit in the news recently as we have watched the south of England being battered by storms and floods. Amidst catastrophic damage to property and local infrastructure, people have taken it upon themselves to help...
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The Challenges of Elderly Care: Rachel's Story

Below is an excerpt from a Which? consumer study about Elderly care. It reveals the challenging situation that so many of us find ourselves in when an older relative falls ill and is unable to take care of themselves any longer. Many...
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Our Personal Legal Services: Wills

  What Exactly is a Will? A Will is a formal document that provides for what you want to happen to your property (your estate) after your death. A Will can also be used to set out funeral instructions and to appoint...
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Edinburgh Streetname Derivations

Do you know the story behind the name of the street you live on? Streetnames, or odonyms, can present all sorts of interesting historical portraits and anecdotes. Here are the stories behind five well known Edinburgh streets: 1. The Royal Mile -...
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Pedestrians 1 Drivers 0

Cyclists, pedestrians and those who use public transport received a boost this week as Edinburgh Council announced that more money will be put towards their needs. The council has pledged to raise another 2 million on top of its annual budget to...
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Edinburgh a Hit with Foreign Investors

Edinburgh has been named top mid-sized city in Europe for inward investment, economic development and business expansion by Foreign Direct Investment Magazine. The awards use official statistics and expert opinions to establish the best European cities for foreign investment. It is the...
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Scottish Economy Gains Momentum in January 2014

It is great to see a bit of optimism surrounding the UK economy again. Consumers are spending more and small business owners are beginning to emerge from a period when banks were unwilling to lend and growth was almost impossible. The latest...
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Business Focus: Are Money Worries Draining Your Graduate Employees?

The average student loan debt for those who graduated in 2012 is £19000, with an average payback period of 11 years for men and 16 years for women. To illustrate the scale of our academic debt, in England alone there is an...
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10 Inspirational Quotes for Start-Ups

Sir Richard Branson "Don't look for quick and easy fixes. Find the right people then find the right solution together." Bill Gates "If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them." Steve Jobs...
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Helping Others can Help Your Business

Last month Blair Cadell Solicitors donated a bench to Harrison Park. You can find it just around the corner from our Harrison Gardens property centre. Handcrafted by the finest artisan craftsmen and installed by Edinburgh Council, the bespoke pew has already become...