Edinburgh today: Leith survey, The Waterboys and Cremola Foam

A round up from the Scottish capital's local news sites and blogs

Good morning Edinburgh.

Police investigating the disappearance of local office worker Suzanne Pilley have released CCTV shots of a man and a woman in Thistle Street, where she worked. Detectives want people to contact them if they recognise the people in the pictures. Read more on BBC and STV.

Today's Herald has a more in-depth report on the case of Ms Pilley.

Selected entries to the Let's Get Lyrical campaign are appearing in the run up to the month-long event's launch next week. This audioboo of The Waterboys' Mike Scott chatting about his poetry and song project is the latest to be released. We are reliably informed Scott is from Edinburgh!

Winners of the ESRC Genomics Forum poetry competition will be announced tomorrow from 2pm in the Scottish Poetry Library in Crichton's Close (just off the Royal Mile).

There's a special guest tonight at Evol, Edinburgh's longest-running indie night. Alan McGee of Creation Records - who found the likes of Oasis and Primal Scream - will be DJing at the Liquid Room along with Greasy Lips club DJ Jamie Kelly. Doors are at 10.30pm

A version of Creamola Foam, a dissolvable powder that makes some people nostalgic for sticky teeth, is on sale at Hanover Street's I Love Candy. Last year the Evening News reported on another local shop making its own version of the childhood favourite.

Meadows and Morningside Green councillor Alison Johnstone blogs here about why she is asking the council to introduce an energy improvement plan for all of Edinburgh's schools.

Hilary Singer writes on the StartUpCafe blog about a new meet-up at the University of Edinburgh's business school.
Greener Leith and the Broughton Spurtle have details of the local Neighbourhood Partnership's survey of what its top five priorities should be.

Edinburgh Spotlight were at the opening of the new Sky Bar at the top of the Point Hotel last night.

The Canongate home of 18th century economist Adam Smith could be turned into a business conference centre, reports the Scotsman.

Young people from the Canongate Youth Project and Firrhill High School recently helped out at a National Museum feedback event.

Architects working on the next stage of the redevelopment of the former Edinburgh Royal Infirmary site, renamed as the Quartermile, speak here to the Evening News.

MP for Edinburgh East Sheila Gilmore welcomed the plans. She was involved in the early discussions about the development as local housing convenor before she stepped down in 2007. She said:

"I am so pleased that plans I discussed as housing convenor are finally coming to fruition.

"But I am concerned about the fact that it has taken so long to get to this stage. As a country we need to find ways of speeding up the processes which are involved in developments of this kind or we will never make the progress we need in meeting the shortfall."

Videos of Girl Geek Scotland's enterprise workshops and dinners from the past year are going to be rolled out bi-weekly online. Find out more here.

Use the comment section below if you have a weekend event or something for next week you would like to share. You can also contact me on Twitter @GdnEdinburgh or email me.


Michael MacLeod

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