11 February 2015

A Cause and Effect management model


The modelling of cause and effect is well established in various fields of science. An event (cause) results in an effect and the two events present a linkage based on theory or fact to various degrees based on our understanding. Working backwards, an observed effect can form the basis of emergent speculative theories, more concrete theories or lines of enquiry to establish the likely cause or possible causes. This is true across a range of fields from astronomy and detective work to the trialling of new drugs and also political debate.

As a project manager and programme manager I also get regularly involved in risk and issue management and looking at the causes of issues, risk mitigation tactics and the strategies and actions for dealing with these to prevent risks materialising, to reduce to effects of risks if they do materialise or for issues the actions necessary to resolve or reduce the issue that has happened.
There is an analogy between general cause and effect analysis and the type of analysis used in project management risk and issue management.

I had a looked for a framework to describe the end to end analysis of which cause and effect forms part and was unable to find one therefore put this method forward as a model for discussion in the hope it will help others and will illustrate it with a couple of examples.
I will use the following 5 step approach as a framework

Root Cause – Cause – Effect – Fix – Resolution

Root cause – origin of the problem
Cause - the immediate reason the effect occurred
Effect – the resultant problem or behaviour arising from the cause
Fix – a short term fix intended to mitigate or resolve the issue arising from the effect
Resolution – a longer term fix which represents a stable long term solution.

An effect is observed, e.g. a website is not performing.
The causes are investigated using monitoring tools, website logs, server reporting etc.
The causes might then be clarified in terms of whether it affects certain customers, certain types of transactions or patterns of usage, when the problem was first noticed, whether there were recent changes in the hardware or software configuration that might indicate a candidate for a line of investigation, there may be internal or external hacking activity and a denial of service attack and so on.

In parallel with investigating the causes, the overall effect on meeting service level agreements, impact on business is studied to ascertain the true impact. One server going out of service due to a problem will have less effect on an overall system if it is working in a cluster of other servers providing the same capability or whether a DR site can be hot swapped in than if the server represents a single point of failure or there is insufficient capacity elsewhere in the system to take up the slack. So the cause and the mitigation of the effect normally proceed as two parallel tracks.
An immediate fix may be put in place, such as spinning up another server or swapping in another disk while the problem is fully investigated. This fixes the problem in the short term and possibly the long term too.

When the cause is properly established then the fix can be validated to ensure it addresses the cause. A different fix may be necessary once the cause is understood. In the example, the cause may be a disk failure and it may be a one off event in which case a replacement disk on the original server or a replacement server will provide a fix. However a root cause is usually more beneficial for a more strategic solution. In the example, perhaps there is a generic manufacturing fault which has come to light and makes that hardware more unreliable than expected, perhaps there is an issue with the disk controller software, perhaps the disk was close to its expected end of life, perhaps the technology the disk used was inefficient and is no longer recommended and so on. A root cause can point to a solution that has more general applicability than one disk in one server. If it is a manufacturing problem, then other similar disks may be at risk and will need to be replaced or at least more closely monitored.

Therefore having a cause can be helpful in leading to a fix (replace the disk), however a root cause (an issue with the disk manufacturer) can lead to a more strategic resolution involving a disk replacement programme, better monitoring of the disk estate and so on.

None of this is particularly innovative but I feel the 5 step process above together with an example helps to introduce the method.

I will use another example, this one not IT related to illustrate the applicability to a more general context.

I am driving along a road, turn a corner and in front of me there is a car crashed into a tree. The driver of the car is not there. I have observed the effect, what is the cause? If the police are called to investigate the circumstances, some possible causes might include:
1. The driver was drunk and crashed the car, then ran off to avoid being caught.
2. The road had oil on it and the car skidded.
3. A farm animal escaped and the driver swerved to avoid it and is currently chasing the animal back to the farm
4. A car came quickly in the other direction and the first driver swerved to avoid it
5. There was an unknown manufacturing defect in the car which led to an unexpected failure in the steering or brakes
6. The driver fell asleep at the wheel
7. The car tyre suffered a sudden puncture and the driver lost control of the car as a result
8. The car was stolen by joy riders who after crashing the car, made off.
9. It was a windy day and debris was on the road which interfered with the car’s operation
10. An oncoming cyclist came round the corner and the driver swerved to avoid them
And so on, I’ll stop at 10 for brevity. It’s this sort of thing which might form the basis for a fatal accident enquiry in the event of a death in order that a true cause can be understood.
You can see from this subset of possible causes that it’s important to understand the cause in order to know what to do to take things further. The driver might be prosecuted for drunk driving, the farmer might need to fix their fence, the car manufacturer might need to issue a vehicle recall, the council might need to repair the road surface and so on.

We see from this that an observation of an effect leads to a number of possible causes, this  set should be analysed and then limited to as small a number as possible, preferably one, in order that the correct action is taken as a result of the effect. As a result the cause, effect and actions should line up if the actions are to address the cause. I see this a lot with risk and issue management where actions are identified to reduce or mitigate a risk or issue and when I see actions associated with a risk or issue, a sanity check is always to confirm if the actions described effectively mitigates the risk or issue. This helps to identify whether there are any gaps, overlaps, unintentional side effects and to revisit whether the risk or issue has been clearly articulated and updated in the event that new information has come to light since it was first described.

As new legislation is proposed, seemingly in response to some problem the government has identified I find myself using the same logic as above to line up cause, effect and fix. The fix is proposed (legislation) and I work backwards to try and understand why the proposed fix is the only or best solution to whatever problem the government believes the legislation will fix. When they don’t line up, it appears the solution may be politically motivated, there may be other causes or problems in relation to the fix that the government might prefer not to discuss or that the evidence gathering has been flawed. However it might be that the legislation is simply the most pragmatic way forward at the time. The same logic can be applied in other contexts, ranging from when your children ask for something to address a need as they see it through to business cases for startups claiming to resolve a problem that the founders believe they have the answer to.

There are many papers discussing cause and effect, there are also many papers on root cause analysis however I am unaware of any using the above 5 step model from root cause to solution. This combines problem analysis and solution modelling and there appears to be no single name for this.
In using this framework, whilst useful there are a number of issues. Having worked as a consultant in regulation driven environments, I appreciate that in addition to the legal constraints there are oven considerable operational practices which layer on top of legal constraints. When solutions are documented in order that the same mistakes are avoided in future, the storage and indexing of these can also become unwieldy. This information needs to be readily accessible and searchable in order to be useful. It should also have a review or expiry date to ensure only relevant current information exists as a reference.

I believe also that the more strategic the root cause or resolution then there is a likelihood that the root cause or resolution will affect the wider organisation, therefore there should be a correlation between the root cause, the resolution and the seniority or experience of the person involved. This helps in ensuring the person with the appropriate authority or experience has visibility or sign off. In this way we also get a correlation between Root Cause -  Cause – Effect – Fix – Resolution and who needs to be involved depending on the impact.


29 September 2014

The Smith Commission on Further Devolution

In relation to further powers for the Scottish Parliament, I wrote to my SNP MSP recently. Feel free to reuse, share etc.

Smith Commission on Further Devolution

I would like you to note, as my constituency MSP the following views in relation to the Smith Commission

That the Scottish Government, the SNP and the respective leaders of the Labour Party, Liberal Democrat Party and Conservative Party both at UK level and in Scotland accept the people of Scotland are sovereign over their own affairs. There are numerous additional references to this, ranging from the Wings over Scotland blog http://wingsoverscotland.com/weekend-sovereignty-for-dummies/ and the Claim of Right 1989 signed by the Scottish Constitutional Convention.

It is fundamental as part of recognising Scottish sovereignty that recognition is also given to what territory we are sovereign over, ie. what constitutes Scotland. This is not only important as a basic principle, but will become of increasing importance in terms of legislation as further powers come under the remit of the Scottish parliament. In 1999, approximately 6000 square miles of what was formerly Scottish sea was redesignated as English under the Westminster Act, the Scottish Adjacent Boundaries Order (1999). This was passed into law the night before the Scottish parliament reconvened after a 292 year postponement and was not openly debated in the House of Commons.

As a sovereign nation, the Scottish boundary should not be moved without consulting with the Scottish people. This was not done, therefore I am writing to ask that you personally support the reinstatement of the pre-1999 Scottish sea boundary and feed it into the Smith Commission negotiations.

Secondly and in recognition of the existing and further political devolution which is coming to Scotland it is essential that we receive devolution of political and news content from the BBC for which Scots pay a licence fee to ensure there is a proper amount of airtime to examine Scottish political issues. This would mean at least the following:

1) The realignment of the Scottish and UK news so that editorial control over the entire unified slot is in Scotland and stories from Scotland, the UK and abroad are covered and broadcast in a manner which reflects the importance and interest to the people of Scotland. This would replace the current arrangement which is UK and international news first followed by a Scottish slot at the end. The current arrangement not only gives undue prominence to England only stories but also insufficient time to cover Scottish specific stories in depth. This is the argument raised when a "Scottish Six" was discussed although I am calling for this change in all news bulletins.

2) That the political impartiality of broadcasters in Scotland is overseen by an independent body which reports back to the Scottish Parliament on matters of political impartiality, in a similar way to the role of the Scottish electoral commission and Scottish elections.

I am writing to ask that you personally support this move towards devolved political and news coverage in Scotland and feed it into the Smith Commission negotiations.

I look forward to hearing from you on these matters.

Craig Cockburn

28 September 2014

The next Referendum on Scottish Independence

Was reading the Sunday Herald and considering when there should be another referendum.

The pro YES parties have all grown substantially since the outcome was known and it remains to be seen where these new members stand in relation to a referendum post 2016 and how these new members will influence party policy. 

Perhaps the best common strategy is for each party to campaign on there not being a referendum in the next parliament on a party political level, but to respect the sovereign will of the Scottish people, and that parliament should vote on whether there should be a referendum. This means that the UK government has to argue against the will of the Scottish parliament rather than turning it into a party political issue, i.e. "it's all about the SNP". 

The Yes movement has shown that independence is bigger than just one party and we should continue in that way. This isn't about party politics, but I call on all parties to have in their manifestos that it will be the decision of the Scottish Parliament when there should be a referendum.

Craig

14 May 2014

Fwd: Gaelic Events in Edinburgh - May 2014 (update)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: John Macleod <john@andarach.com>
Date: 14 May 2014 01:21
Subject: Gaelic Events in Edinburgh - May 2014 (update)
To: john@andarach.com


A' chairdean,
 
Liosta an cois seo agus gu h-iosal de thachartasan Gaidhlig sa bhaile thairis air amhios a leanas.  Leigibh fios thugam ma tha fiosrachadh a dhith air an liosta.
Latest list of events for May.  Please let me know of any adjustments required and for future events planned for June.
 
Moran taing, 
 
Iain
 
 Wednesday 14.05.14 – 10.00am Refresher Day for Gaelic Learners, Caledonian Language School, 7 Torphichen Street. (10am – 4pm) (Cont: cg@smo.uhi.ac.uk)
Wednesday 14.05.14 – 2.30pm Gaidhlig sa Choille/Gaelic in the Forest – Forest Café, 141 Lauriston Place. Informal Gaelic language workshop for complete beginners. (Cont: bile@gatunbolly.com )
Wednesday 14.05.14 – 6.00pm Yaketi-yak Gaelic conversation session, Edinburgh Larder Bistro, Alva Street. (1hr) (Cont: 07826 555134 or mail@yaketyyak-languagecafe.co.uk
Wednesday 14.05.14 – 6.00pm Referendum 2014 – Gaelic Debate – Godfrey Thomson Hall, Thomson's Land, Moray House School of Education. Organised by University of Edinburgh/ESRC. (6.30pm – 7.30pm) Speakers: Dr Alasdair Allan (Yes), Alasdair Morrison (Better Together). Chair – Angela McEachen. (Cont: bria.mason@ed.ac.uk)
Wednesday 14.05.14 – 7.15pm Coisir Dhun Eideann weekly rehearsal – Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Tce. (Cont. 0777 855 1294)
Thursday 15.05.14 – 7.15pm Lothian Gaelic Choir weekly rehearsal – Morningside United Church, Chamberlain Road. (Cont: 07906 318561)
Thursday 15.05.14 – 8.00pm Comann Ceilteach Oilthigh Dhun Eideann – Social evening Captain's Bar, South College St. Fluent speakers & learners all welcome. (Cont: cpleviom@gmail.com) 
Friday 16.05.14 – 11.30am Gaelic Conversation class, Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce, Bonnington Road. (1 hr) (Cont: judithawatson@hotmail.com)
Friday 16.05.14 – 7.00pm Ceilidh nan Amhràin – Gaelic songs from Scotland & Ireland, Tollcross Comm Centre (1hr 45m). With Déirdre Ní Mhathúna. (Cont: 221 5800 or d.ni.mhathuna@outlook.com)
Saturday 17.05.14 – 12.45pm Féis Dhùn Èideann Trad music/Gaelic Song/Step Dance Classes – Tollcross Comm Centre. (Cont: Gillian MacDonald 07514 386925 or feisdhuneideann@feisean.org)
Saturday 17.05.14 – 3.30pm Cànan is Cèic (Gaelic Conversation Session) – Venue: Two Thin Laddies, 103 High Riggs. (Cont: mechthild@cli.org.uk).
Sunday 18.05.14 – 12.30pm Church of Scotland Assembly Gaelic service, Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place. Rev. Dr. Roddy Macleod.(Cont: 225 1900)
Sunday 18.05.14 – 3.00pm Gaelic service, St Columba's Free Church (Hall), Johnston Terrace. Rev. James Maciver. (Cont: 228 3782).
Monday 19.05.14 – 9.30am Yaketi-yak Gaelic conversation session, Mint Café, 3 Semple Street. (1hr) (Cont: 07826 555134 or mail@yaketyyak-languagecafe.co.uk
Monday 19.05.14 – 11.00am Gaelic Coffee Morning – Café Nero, Frasers, West End. Conversational opportunity for Gaelic speakers of all ages & abilities. (Cont: 0131 228 5035)
Tuesday 20.05.14 – 1.45pm Gaelic Beginners Course, Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce, Bonningston Road. (1hr 30m) (Cont: 663 1921 or MoragM@newbattleabbeycollege.ac.uk)
Tuesday 20.05.14 – 1.00pm Gaelic Lunch Club, Browns, 131 George Street. Speaker: TBC. (Cont: 07906 318561).
Tuesday 20.05.14 – 7.00pm Gaelic Song for Beginners course (Scots Music Group) Boroughmuir School, Viewforth. With Patsy Seddon. (Cont: Steve Byrne, 555 7668 or steve@scotsmusic.org)
Tuesday 20.05.14 – 7.30pm Gaelic Conversation Circle – St Andrew Rooms, North St. Andrew St. with Joe Wright. (Cont: 334 7005)
Wednesday 21.05.14 – 2.30pm Gaidhlig sa Choille/Gaelic in the Forest – Forest Café, 141 Lauriston Place. Informal Gaelic language workshop for complete beginners. (Cont: bile@gatunbolly.com )
Wednesday 21.05.14 – 6.00pm Yaketi-yak Gaelic conversation session, Edinburgh Larder Bistro, Alva Street. (1hr) (Cont: 07826 555134 or mail@yaketyyak-languagecafe.co.uk
Wednesday 21.05.14 – 7.15pm Coisir Dhun Eideann weekly rehearsal – Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Tce. (Cont. 0777 855 1294)
Thursday 22.05.14 – 7.15pm Lothian Gaelic Choir weekly rehearsal – Morningside United Church, Chamberlain Road. (Cont: 07906 318561)
Friday 23.05.14 – 11.30am Gaelic Conversation class, Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce, Bonnington Road. (1 hr) (Cont: judithawatson@hotmail.com)
Friday 23.05.14 – 7.00pm Ceilidh nan Amhràin – Gaelic songs from Scotland & Ireland, Tollcross Comm Centre (1hr 45m). With Déirdre Ní Mhathúna. (Cont: 221 5800 or d.ni.mhathuna@outlook.com)
Saturday 24.05.14 – 9.00am Ulpan Gaelic Course Weekend Sessions (units 17-20), (0900 – 1600) Leith Academy, 20 Academy Park, Leith. (Cont: 01463 226732 or mechthild@cli.org.uk)
Saturday 24.05.14 – 9.00am Ulpan Gaelic Course Weekend Sessions (units 41-44), (0900 – 1600) Leith Academy, 20 Academy Park, Leith. (Cont: 01463 226732 or mechthild@cli.org.uk)
Saturday 24.05.14 – 9.00am Ulpan Gaelic Course Weekend Sessions (units 65-68), (0900 – 1600) Leith Academy, 20 Academy Park, Leith. (Cont: 01463 226732 or mechthild@cli.org.uk)
Saturday 24.05.14 – 12.45pm Féis Dhùn Èideann Trad music/Gaelic Song/Step Dance Classes – Tollcross Comm Centre. (Cont: Gillian MacDonald 07514 386925 or feisdhuneideann@feisean.org)
Saturday 24.05.14 – 3.30pm Cànan is Cèic (Gaelic Conversation Session) – Venue: Two Thin Laddies, 103 High Riggs. (Cont: mechthild@cli.org.uk).
Sunday 25.05.14 – 9.00am Ulpan Gaelic Course Weekend Sessions (units 21-24), (0900 – 1600) Leith Academy, 20 Academy Park, Leith. (Cont: 01463 226732 or mechthild@cli.org.uk)
Sunday 25.05.14 – 9.00am Ulpan Gaelic Course Weekend Sessions (units 45-48), (0900 – 1600) Leith Academy, 20 Academy Park, Leith. (Cont: 01463 226732 or mechthild@cli.org.uk)
Sunday 25.05.14 – 9.00am Ulpan Gaelic Course Weekend Sessions (units 69-72), (0900 – 1600) Leith Academy, 20 Academy Park, Leith. (Cont: 01463 226732 or mechthild@cli.org.uk)
Sunday 25.05.14 – 12.30pm Weekly Gaelic service, Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place. Mr Iain Mackinnon. (Cont: 225 1900)
Monday 26.05.14 – 9.30am Yaketi-yak Gaelic conversation session, Mint Café, 3 Semple Street. (1hr) (Cont: 07826 555134 or mail@yaketyyak-languagecafe.co.uk
Monday 26.05.14 – 11.00am Gaelic Coffee Morning – Café Nero, Frasers, West End. Conversational opportunity for Gaelic speakers of all ages & abilities. (Cont: 0131 228 5035)
Tuesday 27.05.14 – 1.45pm Gaelic Beginners Course, Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce, Bonningston Road. (1hr 30m) (Cont: 663 1921 or MoragM@newbattleabbeycollege.ac.uk)
Tuesday 27.05.14 – 7.00pm Gaelic Song for Beginners course (Scots Music Group) Boroughmuir School, Viewforth. With Patsy Seddon. (Cont: Steve Byrne, 555 7668 or steve@scotsmusic.org)
Tuesday 27.05.14 – 7.30pm Gaelic Conversation Circle – St Andrew Rooms, North St. Andrew St. with Joe Wright. (Cont: 334 7005)
Wednesday 28.05.14 – 2.30pm Gaidhlig sa Choille/Gaelic in the Forest – Forest Café, 141 Lauriston Place. Informal Gaelic language workshop for complete beginners. (Cont: bile@gatunbolly.com )
Wednesday 28.05.14 – 6.00pm Yaketi-yak Gaelic conversation session, Edinburgh Larder Bistro, Alva Street. (1hr) (Cont: 07826 555134 or mail@yaketyyak-languagecafe.co.uk
Wednesday 28.05.14 – 7.15pm Coisir Dhun Eideann weekly rehearsal – Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Tce. (Cont. 0777 855 1294)
Thursday 29.05.14 – 7.15pm Lothian Gaelic Choir weekly rehearsal – Morningside United Church, Chamberlain Road. (Cont: 07906 318561)
Friday 30.05.14 – 11.30am Gaelic Conversation class, Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce, Bonnington Road. (1 hr) (Cont: judithawatson@hotmail.com)
Friday 30.05.14 – 7.00pm Ceilidh nan Amhràin – Gaelic songs from Scotland & Ireland, Tollcross Comm Centre (1hr 45m). With Déirdre Ní Mhathúna. (Cont: 221 5800 or d.ni.mhathuna@outlook.com)
Saturday 31.05.14 – 12.45pm Féis Dhùn Èideann Trad music/Gaelic Song/Step Dance Classes – Tollcross Comm Centre. (Cont: Gillian MacDonald 07514 386925 or feisdhuneideann@feisean.org)
Saturday 31.05.14 – 3.30pm Cànan is Cèic (Gaelic Conversation Session) – Venue: Two Thin Laddies, 103 High Riggs. (Cont: mechthild@cli.org.uk).
Saturday 31.05.14 – 7.30pm Edinburgh Argyll Assoc. Ceilidh, St. John's Church Hall, Lothian Road. With Joy Dunlop, Mod Gold Medallist, Alex Macdonald, Mod Trad Gold Medallist, Andrew MacIntyre (Pipes). (Cont: Tam Burke on 453 5766 or t.burke@nls.uk)


 

01 May 2014

Gaelic events in Edinburgh May 2014

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "John Macleod" <john@andarach.com>
Date: 22 Apr 2014 14:19
Subject: Gaelic events in Edinburgh - April/May 2014
To: <john@andarach.com>
Cc:

A' chairdean,
 
Liosta an cois seo agus gu h-iosal de thachartasan Gaidhlig sa bhaile thairis air amhios a leanas.  Leigibh fios thugam ma tha fiosrachadh a dhith air an liosta.
Latest list of events for April & May.  Please let me know of any adjustments required and for future events planned for May/June.
 
Moran taing, 
 
Iain
 

Monday 21.04.14 – 11.00am                        Gaelic Coffee Morning – Café Nero, Frasers, West End. Conversational opportunity for Gaelic speakers of all ages & abilities. (Cont: 0131 228 5035)

Tuesday 22.04.14 – 1.45pm                          Gaelic Beginners Course, Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce, Bonningston Road. (1hr 30m) (Cont: 663 1921 or MoragM@newbattleabbeycollege.ac.uk)

Tuesday 22.04.14 – 7.00pm                          Gaelic Song for Beginners course (Scots Music Group) Boroughmuir School, Viewforth. With Patsy Seddon. (Cont: Steve Byrne, 555 7668 or steve@scotsmusic.org)

Tuesday 22.04.14 – 7.30pm                          Gaelic Beginners Course, Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce, Bonningston Road. (1hr 30m) (Cont: 663 1921 or MoragM@newbattleabbeycollege.ac.uk)

Tuesday 22.04.14 – 7.30pm                          Gaelic Conversation Circle – St Andrew Rooms, North St. Andrew St. with Joe Wright. (Cont: 334 7005)

Wednesday 23.04.14 – 2.30pm                  Gaidhlig sa Choille/Gaelic in the Forest – Forest Café, 141 Lauriston Place. Informal Gaelic language workshop for complete beginners. (Cont: bile@gatunbolly.com )

Wednesday 23.04.14 – 6.00pm                  Yaketi-yak Gaelic conversation session, Edinburgh Larder Bistro, Alva Street. (1hr) (Cont: 07826 555134 or mail@yaketyyak-languagecafe.co.uk

Wednesday 23.04.14 – 7.15pm                  Coisir Dhun Eideann weekly rehearsal – Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Tce. (Cont. 0777 855 1294)

Thursday 24.04.14 – 5.15pm                        Soillse Seminars – Conference Rm, Celtic & Scottish Studies, 27 George Square. Dr Guy Puzey, University of Edinburgh. "Linguistic Landscapes and Bilingual Corporate Identity in Scotland: Recent Developments and Future Prospects" (Cont: Fiona.O'Hanlon@ed.ac.uk)

Thursday 24.04.14 – 7.15pm                        Lothian Gaelic Choir weekly rehearsal – Morningside United Church, Chamberlain Road. (Cont: 07906 318561)

Friday 25.04.14 – 11.30am                            Gaelic Conversation class, Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce, Bonnington Road. (1 hr) (Cont: judithawatson@hotmail.com)

Friday 25.04.14 – 7.00pm                              Ceilidh nan Amhràin – Gaelic songs from Scotland & Ireland, Tollcross Comm Centre (1hr 45m). With Déirdre Ní Mhathúna. (Cont: 221 5800 or d.ni.mhathuna@outlook.com)

Saturday 26.04.14 – 9.00am                         Mòd Ionadail Dhùn Eideann, Sgoil Taobh na Pàirce, Bonnington Road. (Cont:dj1@blueyonder.co.uk)  

Saturday 26.04.14 – 9.00am                         Ulpan Gaelic Course Weekend Sessions (units 1-4),               (0900 – 1600) Leith Academy, 20 Academy Park, Leith. (Cont: 01463 226732 or mechthild@cli.org.uk)

Saturday 26.04.14 – 9.00am                 Ulpan Gaelic Course Weekend Sessions (units 25-28),            (0900 – 1600) Leith Academy, 20 Academy Park, Leith. (Cont: 01463 226732 or mechthild@cli.org.uk)

Saturday 26.04.14 – 9.00am                 Ulpan Gaelic Course Weekend Sessions (units 49-52),            (0900 – 1600) Leith Academy, 20 Academy Park, Leith. (Cont: 01463 226732 or mechthild@cli.org.uk)

Saturday 26.04.14 – 10.00am                       Refresher Day for Gaelic Learners, Caledonian Language School, 7 Torphichen Street. (10am – 4pm) (Cont: cg@smo.uhi.ac.uk)               

Saturday 26.04.14 – 12.45pm                      Féis Dhùn Èideann Trad music/Gaelic Song/Step Dance Classes – Tollcross Comm Centre. (Cont: Gillian MacDonald 07514 386925 or feisdhuneideann@feisean.org)

Saturday 26.04.14 – 3.30pm                         Cànan is Cèic (Gaelic Conversation Session) – Venue: Two Thin Laddies, 103 High Riggs. (Cont:  mechthild@cli.org.uk).

Saturday 26.04.14 – 7.30pm                         Edinburgh Argyll Assoc. Ceilidh, St. John's Church Hall, Lothian Road.  With Iain Mackinnon, Mod Gold Medallist, Eilidh Munro, Mod Gold Medallist, Linda Campbell (Accordionist) & Debbie Davidson (Fiddle), Ioanna Tsimiku (Guitar & Voice), Andrew MacIntyre (Pipes). (Cont: Tam Burke on 453 5766 or t.burke@nls.uk)

Sunday 27.04.14 – 9.00am                 Ulpan Gaelic Course Weekend Sessions (units 5-8),            (0900 – 1600) Leith Academy, 20 Academy Park, Leith. (Cont: 01463 226732 or mechthild@cli.org.uk)

Sunday 27.04.14 – 9.00am                  Ulpan Gaelic Course Weekend Sessions (units 29-32),            (0900 – 1600) Leith Academy, 20 Academy Park, Leith. (Cont: 01463 226732 or mechthild@cli.org.uk)

Sunday 27.04.14 – 9.00am                  Ulpan Gaelic Course Weekend Sessions (units 53-56),            (0900 – 1600) Leith Academy, 20 Academy Park, Leith. (Cont: 01463 226732 or mechthild@cli.org.uk)

Sunday 27.04.14 – 12.30pm                         Weekly Gaelic service, Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place. (Cont: 225 1900)

Monday 28.04.14 – 9.30am                          Yaketi-yak Gaelic conversation session, Mint Café, 3 Semple Street. (1hr) (Cont: 07826 555134 or mail@yaketyyak-languagecafe.co.uk

Monday 28.04.14 – 11.00am                        Gaelic Coffee Morning – Café Nero, Frasers, West End. Conversational opportunity for Gaelic speakers of all ages & abilities. (Cont: 0131 228 5035)

Tuesday 29.04.14 – 1.45pm                          Gaelic Beginners Course, Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce, Bonningston Road. (1hr 30m) (Cont: 663 1921 or MoragM@newbattleabbeycollege.ac.uk)

Tuesday 29.04.14 – 7.00pm                          Gaelic Song for Beginners course (Scots Music Group) Boroughmuir School, Viewforth. With Patsy Seddon. (Cont: Steve Byrne, 555 7668 or steve@scotsmusic.org)

Tuesday 29.04.14 – 7.30pm                          Gaelic Conversation Circle – St Andrew Rooms, North St. Andrew St. with Joe Wright. (Cont: 334 7005)

Wednesday 30.04.14 – 2.30pm                  Gaidhlig sa Choille/Gaelic in the Forest – Forest Café, 141 Lauriston Place. Informal Gaelic language workshop for complete beginners. (Cont: bile@gatunbolly.com )

Wednesday 30.04.14 – 6.00pm                  Yaketi-yak Gaelic conversation session, Edinburgh Larder Bistro, Alva Street. (1hr) (Cont: 07826 555134 or mail@yaketyyak-languagecafe.co.uk

Wednesday 30.04.14 – 7.15pm                  Coisir Dhun Eideann weekly rehearsal – Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Tce. (Cont. 0777 855 1294)

Thursday 01.05.14 – 7.15pm                        Lothian Gaelic Choir weekly rehearsal – Morningside United Church, Chamberlain Road. (Cont: 07906 318561)

Thursday 01.05.14 – 8.00pm                        Comann Ceilteach Oilthigh Dhun Eideann – Social evening Captain's Bar, South College St. Fluent speakers & learners all welcome. (Cont: cpleviom@gmail.com) 

Friday 02.05.14 – 11.30am                            Gaelic Conversation class, Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce, Bonnington Road. (1 hr) (Cont: judithawatson@hotmail.com)

Friday 02.05.14 – 7.00pm                              Ceilidh nan Amhràin – Gaelic songs from Scotland & Ireland, Tollcross Comm Centre (1hr 45m). With Déirdre Ní Mhathúna. (Cont: 221 5800 or d.ni.mhathuna@outlook.com)

Saturday 03.05.14 – 12.45pm                      Féis Dhùn Èideann Trad music/Gaelic Song/Step Dance Classes – Tollcross Comm Centre. (Cont: Gillian MacDonald 07514 386925 or feisdhuneideann@feisean.org)

Saturday 03.05.14 – 3.30pm                         Cànan is Cèic (Gaelic Conversation Session) – Venue: Two Thin Laddies, 103 High Riggs. (Cont:  mechthild@cli.org.uk).

Sunday 04.05.14 – 12.30pm                         Weekly Gaelic service, Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place. Mr Alasdair Scouller. (Cont: 225 1900)

Monday 05.05.14 – 9.30am                          Yaketi-yak Gaelic conversation session, Mint Café, 3 Semple Street. (1hr) (Cont: 07826 555134 or mail@yaketyyak-languagecafe.co.uk

Monday 05.05.14 – 11.00am                        Gaelic Coffee Morning – Café Nero, Frasers, West End. Conversational opportunity for Gaelic speakers of all ages & abilities. (Cont: 0131 228 5035)

Tuesday 06.05.14 – 1.45pm                          Gaelic Beginners Course, Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce, Bonningston Road. (1hr 30m) (Cont: 663 1921 or MoragM@newbattleabbeycollege.ac.uk)

Tuesday 06.05.14 – 7.00pm                          Gaelic Song for Beginners course (Scots Music Group) Boroughmuir School, Viewforth. With Patsy Seddon. (Cont: Steve Byrne, 555 7668 or steve@scotsmusic.org)

Tuesday 06.05.14 – 7.30pm                          Gaelic Conversation Circle – St Andrew Rooms, North St. Andrew St. with Joe Wright. (Cont: 334 7005)

Wednesday 07.05.14 – 2.30pm                  Gaidhlig sa Choille/Gaelic in the Forest – Forest Café, 141 Lauriston Place. Informal Gaelic language workshop for complete beginners. (Cont: bile@gatunbolly.com )

Wednesday 07.05.14 – 6.00pm                  Yaketi-yak Gaelic conversation session, Edinburgh Larder Bistro, Alva Street. (1hr) (Cont: 07826 555134 or mail@yaketyyak-languagecafe.co.uk

Wednesday 07.05.14 – 7.15pm                  Coisir Dhun Eideann weekly rehearsal – Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Tce. (Cont. 0777 855 1294)

Thursday 08.05.14 – 7.15pm                        Lothian Gaelic Choir weekly rehearsal – Morningside United Church, Chamberlain Road. (Cont: 07906 318561)

Friday 09.05.14 – 11.30am                            Gaelic Conversation class, Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce, Bonnington Road. (1 hr) (Cont: judithawatson@hotmail.com)

Friday 09.05.14 – 7.00pm                              Ceilidh nan Amhràin – Gaelic songs from Scotland & Ireland, Tollcross Comm Centre (1hr 45m). With Déirdre Ní Mhathúna. (Cont: 221 5800 or d.ni.mhathuna@outlook.com)

Saturday 10.05.14 – 9.00am                 Ulpan Gaelic Course Weekend Sessions (units 9-12),            (0900 – 1600) Leith Academy, 20 Academy Park, Leith. (Cont: 01463 226732 or mechthild@cli.org.uk)

Saturday 10.05.14 – 9.00am                 Ulpan Gaelic Course Weekend Sessions (units 33-36),            (0900 – 1600) Leith Academy, 20 Academy Park, Leith. (Cont: 01463 226732 or mechthild@cli.org.uk)

Saturday 10.05.14 – 9.00am                 Ulpan Gaelic Course Weekend Sessions (units 57-60),            (0900 – 1600) Leith Academy, 20 Academy Park, Leith. (Cont: 01463 226732 or mechthild@cli.org.uk)

Saturday 10.05.14 – 12.45pm                      Féis Dhùn Èideann Trad music/Gaelic Song/Step Dance Classes – Tollcross Comm Centre. (Cont: Gillian MacDonald 07514 386925 or feisdhuneideann@feisean.org)

Saturday 10.05.14 – 3.30pm                         Cànan is Cèic (Gaelic Conversation Session) – Venue: Two Thin Laddies, 103 High Riggs. (Cont:  mechthild@cli.org.uk).

Sunday 11.05.14 – 9.00am                  Ulpan Gaelic Course Weekend Sessions (units 13-16),            (0900 – 1600) Leith Academy, 20 Academy Park, Leith. (Cont: 01463 226732 or mechthild@cli.org.uk)

Sunday 11.05.14 – 9.00am                  Ulpan Gaelic Course Weekend Sessions (units 37-40),            (0900 – 1600) Leith Academy, 20 Academy Park, Leith. (Cont: 01463 226732 or mechthild@cli.org.uk)

Sunday 11.05.14 – 9.00am                  Ulpan Gaelic Course Weekend Sessions (units 61-64),            (0900 – 1600) Leith Academy, 20 Academy Park, Leith. (Cont: 01463 226732 or mechthild@cli.org.uk)

Sunday 11.05.14 – 12.30pm                         Weekly Gaelic service, Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place. Mr Sean Ankers. (Cont: 225 1900)

Sunday 11.05.14 – 3.00pm                            Gaelic service, St Columba's Free Church (Hall), Johnston Terrace. Prof. Donald Macleod. (Cont: 228 3782).

Monday 12.05.14 – 9.30am                          Yaketi-yak Gaelic conversation session, Mint Café, 3 Semple Street. (1hr) (Cont: 07826 555134 or mail@yaketyyak-languagecafe.co.uk

Monday 12.05.14 – 11.00am                        Gaelic Coffee Morning – Café Nero, Frasers, West End. Conversational opportunity for Gaelic speakers of all ages & abilities. (Cont: 0131 228 5035)

Tuesday 13.05.14 – 1.45pm                          Gaelic Beginners Course, Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce, Bonningston Road. (1hr 30m) (Cont: 663 1921 or MoragM@newbattleabbeycollege.ac.uk)

Tuesday 13.05.14 – 7.00pm                          Gaelic Song for Beginners course (Scots Music Group) Boroughmuir School, Viewforth. With Patsy Seddon. (Cont: Steve Byrne, 555 7668 or steve@scotsmusic.org)

Tuesday 13.05.14 – 7.30pm                          Gaelic Conversation Circle – St Andrew Rooms, North St. Andrew St. with Joe Wright. (Cont: 334 7005)

Wednesday 14.05.14 – 10.00am                Refresher Day for Gaelic Learners, Caledonian Language School, 7 Torphichen Street. (10am – 4pm) (Cont: cg@smo.uhi.ac.uk)               

Wednesday 14.05.14 – 2.30pm                  Gaidhlig sa Choille/Gaelic in the Forest – Forest Café, 141 Lauriston Place. Informal Gaelic language workshop for complete beginners. (Cont: bile@gatunbolly.com )

Wednesday 14.05.14 – 6.00pm                  Yaketi-yak Gaelic conversation session, Edinburgh Larder Bistro, Alva Street. (1hr) (Cont: 07826 555134 or mail@yaketyyak-languagecafe.co.uk

Wednesday 14.05.14 – 7.15pm                  Coisir Dhun Eideann weekly rehearsal – Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Tce. (Cont. 0777 855 1294)

Thursday 15.05.14 – 7.15pm                        Lothian Gaelic Choir weekly rehearsal – Morningside United Church, Chamberlain Road. (Cont: 07906 318561)

Thursday 15.05.14 – 8.00pm                        Comann Ceilteach Oilthigh Dhun Eideann – Social evening Captain's Bar, South College St. Fluent speakers & learners all welcome. (Cont: cpleviom@gmail.com) 

Friday 16.05.14 – 11.30am                            Gaelic Conversation class, Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce, Bonnington Road. (1 hr) (Cont: judithawatson@hotmail.com)

Friday 16.05.14 – 7.00pm                              Ceilidh nan Amhràin – Gaelic songs from Scotland & Ireland, Tollcross Comm Centre (1hr 45m). With Déirdre Ní Mhathúna. (Cont: 221 5800 or d.ni.mhathuna@outlook.com)

Saturday 17.05.14 – 12.45pm                      Féis Dhùn Èideann Trad music/Gaelic Song/Step Dance Classes – Tollcross Comm Centre. (Cont: Gillian MacDonald 07514 386925 or feisdhuneideann@feisean.org)

Saturday 17.05.14 – 3.30pm                         Cànan is Cèic (Gaelic Conversation Session) – Venue: Two Thin Laddies, 103 High Riggs. (Cont:  mechthild@cli.org.uk).

Sunday 18.05.14 – 12.30pm                         Church of Scotland Assembly Gaelic service, Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place. (Cont: 225 1900)

Monday 19.05.14 – 9.30am                          Yaketi-yak Gaelic conversation session, Mint Café, 3 Semple Street. (1hr) (Cont: 07826 555134 or mail@yaketyyak-languagecafe.co.uk

Monday 19.05.14 – 11.00am                        Gaelic Coffee Morning – Café Nero, Frasers, West End. Conversational opportunity for Gaelic speakers of all ages & abilities. (Cont: 0131 228 5035)

Tuesday 20.05.14 – 1.45pm                          Gaelic Beginners Course, Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce, Bonningston Road. (1hr 30m) (Cont: 663 1921 or MoragM@newbattleabbeycollege.ac.uk)

Tuesday 20.05.14 – 1.00pm                          Gaelic Lunch Club, Browns, 131 George Street. Speaker: TBC.  (Cont: 07906 318561).

Tuesday 20.05.14 – 7.00pm                          Gaelic Song for Beginners course (Scots Music Group) Boroughmuir School, Viewforth. With Patsy Seddon. (Cont: Steve Byrne, 555 7668 or steve@scotsmusic.org)

Tuesday 20.05.14 – 7.30pm                          Gaelic Conversation Circle – St Andrew Rooms, North St. Andrew St. with Joe Wright. (Cont: 334 7005)

Wednesday 21.05.14 – 2.30pm                  Gaidhlig sa Choille/Gaelic in the Forest – Forest Café, 141 Lauriston Place. Informal Gaelic language workshop for complete beginners. (Cont: bile@gatunbolly.com )

Wednesday 21.05.14 – 6.00pm                  Yaketi-yak Gaelic conversation session, Edinburgh Larder Bistro, Alva Street. (1hr) (Cont: 07826 555134 or mail@yaketyyak-languagecafe.co.uk

Wednesday 21.05.14 – 7.15pm                  Coisir Dhun Eideann weekly rehearsal – Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Tce. (Cont. 0777 855 1294)

Thursday 22.05.14 – 7.15pm                        Lothian Gaelic Choir weekly rehearsal – Morningside United Church, Chamberlain Road. (Cont: 07906 318561)

Friday 23.05.14 – 11.30am                            Gaelic Conversation class, Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce, Bonnington Road. (1 hr) (Cont: judithawatson@hotmail.com)

Friday 23.05.14 – 7.00pm                              Ceilidh nan Amhràin – Gaelic songs from Scotland & Ireland, Tollcross Comm Centre (1hr 45m). With Déirdre Ní Mhathúna. (Cont: 221 5800 or d.ni.mhathuna@outlook.com)

Saturday 24.05.14 – 9.00am                 Ulpan Gaelic Course Weekend Sessions (units 17-20),            (0900 – 1600) Leith Academy, 20 Academy Park, Leith. (Cont: 01463 226732 or mechthild@cli.org.uk)

Saturday 24.05.14 – 9.00am                 Ulpan Gaelic Course Weekend Sessions (units 41-44),            (0900 – 1600) Leith Academy, 20 Academy Park, Leith. (Cont: 01463 226732 or mechthild@cli.org.uk)

Saturday 24.05.14 – 9.00am                 Ulpan Gaelic Course Weekend Sessions (units 65-68),            (0900 – 1600) Leith Academy, 20 Academy Park, Leith. (Cont: 01463 226732 or mechthild@cli.org.uk)

Saturday 24.05.14 – 12.45pm                      Féis Dhùn Èideann Trad music/Gaelic Song/Step Dance Classes – Tollcross Comm Centre. (Cont: Gillian MacDonald 07514 386925 or feisdhuneideann@feisean.org)

Saturday 24.05.14 – 3.30pm                         Cànan is Cèic (Gaelic Conversation Session) – Venue: Two Thin Laddies, 103 High Riggs. (Cont:  mechthild@cli.org.uk).

Sunday 25.05.14 – 9.00am                   Ulpan Gaelic Course Weekend Sessions (units 21-24),            (0900 – 1600) Leith Academy, 20 Academy Park, Leith. (Cont: 01463 226732 or mechthild@cli.org.uk)

Sunday 25.05.14 – 9.00am                   Ulpan Gaelic Course Weekend Sessions (units 45-48),            (0900 – 1600) Leith Academy, 20 Academy Park, Leith. (Cont: 01463 226732 or mechthild@cli.org.uk)

Sunday 25.05.14 – 9.00am                   Ulpan Gaelic Course Weekend Sessions (units 69-72),            (0900 – 1600) Leith Academy, 20 Academy Park, Leith. (Cont: 01463 226732 or mechthild@cli.org.uk)

Sunday 25.05.14 – 12.30pm                         Weekly Gaelic service, Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place. Mr Iain Mackinnon. (Cont: 225 1900)

Monday 26.05.14 – 9.30am                          Yaketi-yak Gaelic conversation session, Mint Café, 3 Semple Street. (1hr) (Cont: 07826 555134 or mail@yaketyyak-languagecafe.co.uk

Monday 26.05.14 – 11.00am                        Gaelic Coffee Morning – Café Nero, Frasers, West End. Conversational opportunity for Gaelic speakers of all ages & abilities. (Cont: 0131 228 5035)

Tuesday 27.05.14 – 1.45pm                          Gaelic Beginners Course, Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce, Bonningston Road. (1hr 30m) (Cont: 663 1921 or MoragM@newbattleabbeycollege.ac.uk)

Tuesday 27.05.14 – 7.00pm                          Gaelic Song for Beginners course (Scots Music Group) Boroughmuir School, Viewforth. With Patsy Seddon. (Cont: Steve Byrne, 555 7668 or steve@scotsmusic.org)

Tuesday 27.05.14 – 7.30pm                          Gaelic Conversation Circle – St Andrew Rooms, North St. Andrew St. with Joe Wright. (Cont: 334 7005)

Wednesday 28.05.14 – 2.30pm                  Gaidhlig sa Choille/Gaelic in the Forest – Forest Café, 141 Lauriston Place. Informal Gaelic language workshop for complete beginners. (Cont: bile@gatunbolly.com )

Wednesday 28.05.14 – 6.00pm                  Yaketi-yak Gaelic conversation session, Edinburgh Larder Bistro, Alva Street. (1hr) (Cont: 07826 555134 or mail@yaketyyak-languagecafe.co.uk

Wednesday 28.05.14 – 7.15pm                  Coisir Dhun Eideann weekly rehearsal – Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Tce. (Cont. 0777 855 1294)

Thursday 29.05.14 – 7.15pm                        Lothian Gaelic Choir weekly rehearsal – Morningside United Church, Chamberlain Road. (Cont: 07906 318561)

Friday 30.05.14 – 11.30am                            Gaelic Conversation class, Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce, Bonnington Road. (1 hr) (Cont: judithawatson@hotmail.com)

Friday 30.05.14 – 7.00pm                              Ceilidh nan Amhràin – Gaelic songs from Scotland & Ireland, Tollcross Comm Centre (1hr 45m). With Déirdre Ní Mhathúna. (Cont: 221 5800 or d.ni.mhathuna@outlook.com)

Saturday 31.05.14 – 12.45pm                      Féis Dhùn Èideann Trad music/Gaelic Song/Step Dance Classes – Tollcross Comm Centre. (Cont: Gillian MacDonald 07514 386925 or feisdhuneideann@feisean.org)

Saturday 31.05.14 – 3.30pm                         Cànan is Cèic (Gaelic Conversation Session) – Venue: Two Thin Laddies, 103 High Riggs. (Cont:  mechthild@cli.org.uk).




This email is free from viruses and malware because avast! Antivirus protection is active.


10 April 2014

Edinburgh City Council Rubbish Bins explained

Since Edinburgh Council doesn't have this on one easy to find page, here  it is for easy reference. See also
Edinburgh Bins and what goes in them

Edinburgh council bins

Small black box with grey lid: Food recycling
http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/1055/recycling/429/kerbside_recycling_service/3

Small red box : for cardboard, drinks cartons and plastic
http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/1055/recycling/429/kerbside_recycling_service

Small blue Box: Glass, Tins, Paper and Clothes
http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/1055/recycling/429/kerbside_recycling_service

Brown Wheely Bin: Garden Waste
http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/1055/recycling/429/kerbside_recycling_service/2

Green Wheely Bin: Non recyclables.
No page explaining this. Green bin for non recyclables? Mixed message?

Grey lidded food waste bins are collected weekly and brown garden waste and green household bins alternate each week.

Bins should be on the kerbside for collection by 6am on your collection day and your bin will be uplifted no later than 10pm.
http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/directory/111/new_recycling_and_household_bin_collection_days

Dear Edinburgh council, how about all this on a page with some pictures?

02 April 2014

Gaelic events in Edinburgh April 2014

A' chairdean,
 
Liosta an cois seo agus gu h-iosal de thachartasan Gaidhlig sa bhaile thairis air amhios a leanas.  Leigibh fios thugam ma tha fiosrachadh a dhith air an liosta.

Latest list of events for April.  Please let me know of any adjustments required and for future events planned for May.
 
Moran taing, 
 
Iain
john@andarach.com

 
Tuesday 01.04.14 – 1.30pm               Gaelic Beginners Course, Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce, Bonningston Road. (1hr 30m) (Cont: 663 1921 or MoragM@newbattleabbeycollege.ac.uk)
Tuesday 01.04.14 – 7.00pm               Gaelic Song for Beginners course (Scots Music Group) Boroughmuir School, Viewforth. With Patsy Seddon. (Cont: Steve Byrne, 555 7668 or steve@scotsmusic.org)
Tuesday 01.04.14 – 7.30pm               Gaelic Beginners Course, Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce, Bonningston Road. (1hr 30m) (Cont: 663 1921 or MoragM@newbattleabbeycollege.ac.uk)
Tuesday 01.04.14 – 7.30pm               Gaelic Conversation Circle – SNP Rooms, North St. Andrew St. with Joe Wright. (Cont: 334 7005)
Wednesday 02.04.14 – 2.30pm          Gaidhlig sa Choille/Gaelic in the Forest – Forest Café, 141 Lauriston Place. Informal Gaelic language workshop for complete beginners. (Cont: bile@gatunbolly.com )
Wednesday 02.04.14 – 5.15pm          Soillse Seminars – Conference Rm, Celtic & Scottish Studies, 27 George Square. Prof. Antonella Sorace, University of Edinburgh. “Gaelic-English Bilingualism: a privilege and an opportunity”. (Cont: Fiona.O’Hanlon@ed.ac.uk)
Wednesday 02.04.14 – 6.00pm          Yaketi-yak Gaelic conversation session, Edinburgh Larder Bistro, Alva Street. (1hr) (Cont: 07826 555134 or mail@yaketyyak-languagecafe.co.uk
Wednesday 02.04.14 – 7.15pm          Coisir Dhun Eideann weekly rehearsal – Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Tce. (Cont. 0777 855 1294)
Thursday 03.04.14 – 9.30am              Ulpan Gaelic Learning Twice-weekly course (Unit 48) (09.30-11.00) Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce, 139b Bonnington Road. (Cont: 01463 226732 or mechthild@cli.org.uk)
Thursday 03.04.14 – 7.15pm              Lothian Gaelic Choir weekly rehearsal – Morningside United Church, Chamberlain Road. (Cont: 07906 318561)
Thursday 03.04.14 – 8.00pm              Comann Ceilteach Oilthigh Dhun Eideann – Social evening Captain’s Bar, South College St. Fluent speakers & learners all welcome. (Cont: cpleviom@gmail.com
Friday 04.04.14 – 7.00pm                   Ceilidh nan Amhràin – Gaelic songs from Scotland & Ireland, Tollcross Comm Centre (1hr 45m). With Déirdre Ní Mhathúna. (Cont: 221 5800 or d.ni.mhathuna@outlook.com)
Saturday 05.04.14 – 12.45pm             Féis Dhùn Èideann Trad music/Gaelic Song/Step Dance Classes – Tollcross Comm Centre. (Cont: Gillian MacDonald 07514 386925 or feisdhuneideann@feisean.org)
Saturday 05.04.14 – 3.30pm               Cànan is Cèic (Gaelic Conversation Session) – Venue: Two Thin Laddies, 103 High Riggs. (Cont:  mechthild@cli.org.uk).
Saturday 05.04.14 – 7.30pm               Comunn Tir nam Beann Ceilidh, Augustine United Church, 41-43 George IV Bridge, with Arthur Cormack, Mod Gold Medallist, Sheena Walker, Mod Gold Medallist, Jennifer Spiers, Mod Silver Pendant winner, Scott Gardiner, Traditional Scots singer, Kyle & Alan Rowan, musicians, and piper. (Cont: 467 5236)
Sunday 06.04.14 – 12.30pm                Weekly Gaelic service, Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place. (Cont: 225 1900)
Monday 07.04.14 – 9.30am                Yaketi-yak Gaelic conversation session, Mint Café, 3 Semple Street. (1hr) (Cont: 07826 555134 or mail@yaketyyak-languagecafe.co.uk
Monday 07.04.14 – 11.00am              Gaelic Coffee Morning – Café Nero, Frasers, West End. Conversational opportunity for Gaelic speakers of all ages & abilities. (Cont: 0131 228 5035)
Tuesday 08.04.14 – 1.30pm               Gaelic Beginners Course, Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce, Bonningston Road. (1hr 30m) (Cont: 663 1921 or MoragM@newbattleabbeycollege.ac.uk)
Tuesday 08.04.14 – 7.00pm               Gaelic Song for Beginners course (Scots Music Group) Boroughmuir School, Viewforth. With Patsy Seddon. (Cont: Steve Byrne, 555 7668 or steve@scotsmusic.org)
Tuesday 08.04.14 – 7.30pm               Gaelic Beginners Course, Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce, Bonningston Road. (1hr 30m) (Cont: 663 1921 or MoragM@newbattleabbeycollege.ac.uk)
Tuesday 08.04.14 – 7.30pm               Gaelic Conversation Circle – SNP Rooms, North St. Andrew St. with Joe Wright. (Cont: 334 7005)
Wednesday 09.04.14 – 2.30pm          Gaidhlig sa Choille/Gaelic in the Forest – Forest Café, 141 Lauriston Place. Informal Gaelic language workshop for complete beginners. (Cont: bile@gatunbolly.com )
Wednesday 09.04.14 – 6.00pm          Yaketi-yak Gaelic conversation session, Edinburgh Larder Bistro, Alva Street. (1hr) (Cont: 07826 555134 or mail@yaketyyak-languagecafe.co.uk
Thursday 10.04.14 – 7.15pm              Lothian Gaelic Choir weekly rehearsal – Morningside United Church, Chamberlain Road. (Cont: 07906 318561)
Thursday 10.04.14 – 8.00pm              Comann Ceilteach Oilthigh Dhun Eideann – Social evening Captain’s Bar, South College St. Fluent speakers & learners all welcome. (Cont: cpleviom@gmail.com
Friday 11.04.14 – 7.00pm                   Ceilidh nan Amhràin – Gaelic songs from Scotland & Ireland, Tollcross Comm Centre (1hr 45m). With Déirdre Ní Mhathúna. (Cont: 221 5800 or d.ni.mhathuna@outlook.com)
Saturday 12.04.14 – 12.45pm             Féis Dhùn Èideann Trad music/Gaelic Song/Step Dance Classes – Tollcross Comm Centre. (Cont: Gillian MacDonald 07514 386925 or feisdhuneideann@feisean.org)
Saturday 12.04.14 – 3.30pm               Cànan is Cèic (Gaelic Conversation Session) – Venue: Two Thin Laddies, 103 High Riggs. (Cont:  mechthild@cli.org.uk).
Sunday 13.04.14 – 12.30pm                Weekly Gaelic service, Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place. (Cont: 225 1900)
Sunday 13.04.14 – 3.00pm                  Gaelic service, St Columba’s Free Church (Hall), Johnston Terrace. Prof. Donald Macleod. (Cont: 228 3782).
Monday 14.04.14 – 9.30am                Yaketi-yak Gaelic conversation session, Mint Café, 3 Semple Street. (1hr) (Cont: 07826 555134 or mail@yaketyyak-languagecafe.co.uk
Monday 14.04.14 – 11.00am              Gaelic Coffee Morning – Café Nero, Frasers, West End. Conversational opportunity for Gaelic speakers of all ages & abilities. (Cont: 0131 228 5035)
Tuesday 15.04.14 – 1.00pm               Gaelic Lunch, Browns, 131 George Street. Speaker: Alasdair MacCuish, Helensburgh & Harris. (Cont: 07906 318561)     
Tuesday 15.04.14 – 7.00pm               Gaelic Song for Beginners course (Scots Music Group) Boroughmuir School, Viewforth. With Patsy Seddon. (Cont: Steve Byrne, 555 7668 or steve@scotsmusic.org)
Tuesday 15.04.14 – 7.30pm               Gaelic Conversation Circle – SNP Rooms, North St. Andrew St. with Joe Wright. (Cont: 334 7005)
Wednesday 16.04.14 – 2.30pm          Gaidhlig sa Choille/Gaelic in the Forest – Forest Café, 141 Lauriston Place. Informal Gaelic language workshop for
Wednesday 16.04.14 – 6.00pm          Yaketi-yak Gaelic conversation session, Edinburgh Larder Bistro, Alva Street. (1hr) (Cont: 07826 555134 or mail@yaketyyak-languagecafe.co.uk
Thursday 17.04.14 – 7.15pm              Lothian Gaelic Choir weekly rehearsal – Morningside United Church, Chamberlain Road. (Cont: 07906 318561)
Thursday 17.04.14 – 8.00pm              Comann Ceilteach Oilthigh Dhun Eideann – Social evening Captain’s Bar, South College St. Fluent speakers & learners all welcome. (Cont: cpleviom@gmail.com
Friday 18.04.14 – 7.00pm                   Ceilidh nan Amhràin – Gaelic songs from Scotland & Ireland, Tollcross Comm Centre (1hr 45m). With Déirdre Ní Mhathúna. (Cont: 221 5800 or d.ni.mhathuna@outlook.com)
Saturday 19.04.14 – 12.45pm             Féis Dhùn Èideann Trad music/Gaelic Song/Step Dance Classes – Tollcross Comm Centre. (Cont: Gillian MacDonald 07514 386925 or feisdhuneideann@feisean.org)
Saturday 19.04.14 – 3.30pm               Cànan is Cèic (Gaelic Conversation Session) – Venue: Two Thin Laddies, 103 High Riggs. (Cont:  mechthild@cli.org.uk).
Sunday 20.04.14 – 12.30pm                Weekly Gaelic service, Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place. (Cont: 225 1900)
Monday 21.04.14 – 9.30am                Yaketi-yak Gaelic conversation session, Mint Café, 3 Semple Street. (1hr) (Cont: 07826 555134 or mail@yaketyyak-languagecafe.co.uk
Monday 21.04.14 – 11.00am              Gaelic Coffee Morning – Café Nero, Frasers, West End. Conversational opportunity for Gaelic speakers of all ages & abilities. (Cont: 0131 228 5035)
Tuesday 22.04.14 – 1.30pm               Gaelic Beginners Course, Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce, Bonningston Road. (1hr 30m) (Cont: 663 1921 or MoragM@newbattleabbeycollege.ac.uk)
Tuesday 22.04.14 – 7.00pm               Gaelic Song for Beginners course (Scots Music Group) Boroughmuir School, Viewforth. With Patsy Seddon. (Cont: Steve Byrne, 555 7668 or steve@scotsmusic.org)
Tuesday 22.04.14 – 7.30pm               Gaelic Beginners Course, Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce, Bonningston Road. (1hr 30m) (Cont: 663 1921 or MoragM@newbattleabbeycollege.ac.uk)
Tuesday 22.04.14 – 7.30pm               Gaelic Conversation Circle – SNP Rooms, North St. Andrew St. with Joe Wright. (Cont: 334 7005)
Wednesday 23.04.14 – 2.30pm          Gaidhlig sa Choille/Gaelic in the Forest – Forest Café, 141 Lauriston Place. Informal Gaelic language workshop for complete beginners. (Cont: bile@gatunbolly.com )
Wednesday 23.04.14 – 6.00pm          Yaketi-yak Gaelic conversation session, Edinburgh Larder Bistro, Alva Street. (1hr) (Cont: 07826 555134 or mail@yaketyyak-languagecafe.co.uk
Wednesday 23.04.14 – 7.15pm          Coisir Dhun Eideann weekly rehearsal – Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Tce. (Cont. 0777 855 1294)
Thursday 24.04.14 – 5.15pm              Soillse Seminars – Conference Rm, Celtic & Scottish Studies, 27 George Square. Dr Guy Puzey, University of Edinburgh. “Linguistic Landscapes and Bilingual Corporate Identity in Scotland: Recent Developments and Future Prospects” (Cont: Fiona.O’Hanlon@ed.ac.uk)
Thursday 24.04.14 – 7.15pm              Lothian Gaelic Choir weekly rehearsal – Morningside United Church, Chamberlain Road. (Cont: 07906 318561)
Thursday 24.04.14 – 8.00pm              Comann Ceilteach Oilthigh Dhun Eideann – Social evening Captain’s Bar, South College St. Fluent speakers & learners all welcome. (Cont: cpleviom@gmail.com
Friday 25.04.14 – 7.00pm                   Ceilidh nan Amhràin – Gaelic songs from Scotland & Ireland, Tollcross Comm Centre (1hr 45m). With Déirdre Ní Mhathúna. (Cont: 221 5800 or d.ni.mhathuna@outlook.com)
Saturday 26.04.14 – 12.45pm             Féis Dhùn Èideann Trad music/Gaelic Song/Step Dance Classes – Tollcross Comm Centre. (Cont: Gillian MacDonald 07514 386925 or feisdhuneideann@feisean.org)
Saturday 26.04.14 – 3.30pm               Cànan is Cèic (Gaelic Conversation Session) – Venue: Two Thin Laddies, 103 High Riggs. (Cont:  mechthild@cli.org.uk).
Sunday 27.04.14 – 12.30pm                Weekly Gaelic service, Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place. (Cont: 225 1900)
Monday 28.04.14 – 9.30am                Yaketi-yak Gaelic conversation session, Mint Café, 3 Semple Street. (1hr) (Cont: 07826 555134 or mail@yaketyyak-languagecafe.co.uk
Monday 28.04.14 – 11.00am              Gaelic Coffee Morning – Café Nero, Frasers, West End. Conversational opportunity for Gaelic speakers of all ages & abilities. (Cont: 0131 228 5035)
Tuesday 29.04.14 – 7.00pm               Gaelic Song for Beginners course (Scots Music Group) Boroughmuir School, Viewforth. With Patsy Seddon. (Cont: Steve Byrne, 555 7668 or steve@scotsmusic.org)
Tuesday 29.04.14 – 7.30pm               Gaelic Conversation Circle – SNP Rooms, North St. Andrew St. with Joe Wright. (Cont: 334 7005)
Wednesday 30.04.14 – 2.30pm          Gaidhlig sa Choille/Gaelic in the Forest – Forest Café, 141 Lauriston Place. Informal Gaelic language workshop for complete beginners. (Cont: bile@gatunbolly.com )
Wednesday 30.04.14 – 6.00pm          Yaketi-yak Gaelic conversation session, Edinburgh Larder Bistro, Alva Street. (1hr) (Cont: 07826 555134 or mail@yaketyyak-languagecafe.co.uk
Wednesday 30.04.14 – 7.15pm          Coisir Dhun Eideann weekly rehearsal – Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Tce. (Cont. 0777 855 1294)

Popular Posts