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Fairmile Directory

February 2019 

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Welcome to the February 19 issue of the Fairmile Directory Dear Resident,      A Happy New Year to all our readers and  adver sers!  We wish you a healthy and  prosperous 2019.  Having published this magazine since May  2011, which was when I printed my first issue  as Editor In Chief, a lot has changed! Namely,  in the world of adver sing at least, technology. It is no secret that the internet has globally dented the popularity of print as a medium, and this is true of adver sement, too.  Google is the provider of an excellent service;  it allows users to very quickly and very accurately gain contact details for local businesses that have chosen to exploit such a service.  As such, you could be forgiven for thinking  that print adver sement was on its’ way out.  However, you would be wrong! 

too, when we consider that anyone and          everyone can post when and what they like  while leaving reviews for businesses - the  internet is largely un-moderated. More than  once, I’ve looked for a business online and  although it s ll had a presence, it was no  longer trading. So, unlike the internet, with  our magazines, at the very least you know  that the business that you are employing is  trusted and respected amongst your local  community. 

Furthermore, however, print adver sement  is a way in which to reinforce one’s online  presence. If a customer wishes to employ a  plumber, for example, and they have seen  both an advert in a magazine and an advert  online, the company’s reach and impact is  much greater! A customer is more likely to  choose a company or sole trader that has  According to a forum that I am a member of,  proac ve adver sement than an unknown  en ty.   this year has been one of the strongest for  community magazines across the country.  This touches on something that online               There is no subs tute for hard copy; there is  adver sement fails to do, too. Yes, the               something defini vely comfor ng in picking  internet is a dominant marke ng medium,  up the phone and calling a local plumber,  however it does not aid proac ve marke ng  builder or gardener (to name but a few  as such. When flicking through a magazine, it  trades) that has many a recommenda on  is likely that you will see an advert for a good  from your local community. The                   or service that you had not previously considcommunity magazine, then, is a source for  ered: for example, you may see an advert for  readers to acquire the services of wella gardening company offering discounted  respected and trusted businesses, giving you  rates on astroturf lawns and decide that the  the peace of mind that the service you are  pictures you see in the advert fit perfectly  paying for has been tried and tested. The  the visions of an evergreen lawn that were  Fairmile Directory and the Morningside          not at the forefront of one’s thoughts.  Messenger are the only two magazines in the  Edinburgh area that have the Residents             However, it would be ignorant to ignore the  prowess of the internet and the benefits of  Recommend sec on. The old age adage is  being online.    “Never trust what you see in the ‘Papers!”  Well, that is true of the internet at  mes, 

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As such, EH10 Publica ons has a website  that businesses and readers, can contact me  through , if they wish, with any poten al  enquiries and our Facebook page will be  revitalized in January 2019...so watch this  space! Digital copies of the magazines, past  and present, can also be requested. To do  so, just drop me an email. 

Now are  career and educa on advisors on  page 5, Braidburn Bookkeeping on page 7,  Lisa Bryce Proofreader on page 7 and Carrick  Decorators on page 22.  If you would like to  grow your business or promote your                   services, please do get in touch. 

If you engage the services of one of our               adver sers, please do let them know that  Of course, we have had to adapt to the  mes  you got their details from the magazine.   and recognise the significant importance of  Alterna vely, if you are interested in growonline adver sement. But, that’s not to say  ing your business in the EH10 area, you can  do so for as li le as £20.  Please get in touch  that we believe print adver sement is, or  should, be going any me soon! We’ve                using the details below.     prospered this year, and with the support of  Helen                                                                                  our readership, we hope to con nue to do  helen@eh10publica ons.co.uk                                   so for the foreseeable future!      www.eh10publica ons.co.uk   We would also like to welcome several new  adver sers to start the year off.  Which Way  CONTENTS                                                               Salmon with Tomato and Coriander……………………………………………..……….………….……….P8  Does Cupid love tech…………………………………………………..……………….………...…………..…….P14  Books to get you talking…………………………………………………….....…………………………………..P20  Community Pages……………………………………..………………………………….………………………..….P24  Residents Recommend……………….………………………………………………………………………………P26  Why It’s Important to Groom Your Pet This Spring ~ By Ann Haldon.………………………….P30  Calm Blue: Pregnancy Massage ~ By Carol Watson…….…………...………...……...…..……..….P32  Gardening—Remarkable Raspberries  ~ By Pippa Greenwood……..…………….….…......….P34  General Knowledge Crossword…………………………………………………………………………………..P36  Travel—Lisbon ~ By Solange Hando…………………………………………………………………………...P37  Index……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………..….P38  Useful Numbers……………………………………………………………………………………….…………….....P39 

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Community News & What’s On

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Residents Recommend  The page where you, the residents of Fairmilehead, can recommend services that  you have used as a result of  The Fairmile Directory.  Morningside Electrical—Silver Star  Aerial Medic                                                                  Awarded!     I would like to recommend the Aerial Medic 

Recently we had to call in help for an electrical  failure at home.                                                       We chose Morningside Electrical from The  Fairmile Directory.                                                         Greg responded swi ly, a ending as soon as  he could.                                                                         Despite problems with the original fit, and  GOLD  mobility issues for him where the connec ons  were located, he did an excellent safe job,  D Sykes                                                                       leaving us completely sa sfied.                                             Failed shower pull switch replaced                           We would recommend him highly to all your  efficiently in two days a er call.                   readers.                                                                               Pleasant competent service with 10%  labour  Keep up the good work with the Directory! charge reduc on. Helpful advice about fuse  Many thanks box capacity.                                                                C and E Shreeve  EH10 Resident  I would like to recommend Morningside   Electrical. I recently had an electrical probI would like to recommend D. Sykes of Colinlem, they were prompt and efficient. I was  ton.  Gary arrived promptly and was very effivery sa sfied with the outcome.                               cient and polite and did the job to our complete  Braids Resident  sa sfac on.  EH10 Resident. Thank you to Greg for sor ng out my electriwho arrived on  me, was very pleasant, efficient and  dy. I would have no hesitaon in recommending this company to anyone  requiring aerial services. EH10 Resident

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cal problem super-fast! Nice to see the lights  back on. I recommend him to your readers.   EH10 Resident 

Homestyle Blinds                                                       

I would like to recommend Homestyle blinds  Silver and shu ers, 24 Comiston Road, Morningside  Edinburgh EH10 5QE. They made new blinds  and curtains for my si ng room just before  Mr Handyman                                                                Christmas 2018. I am thrilled and delighted  I would like to recommend Steve for his prompt  with the result.  The service was brilliant from  response to my telephone request for a small  start to finish and the quality of the finished  job. This was completed efficiently and to my  ar cle was second to none.  I would have no  complete sa sfac on.  hesita on in recommending this service to  EH10 Resident other people and have in fact done so recently.           EH10 Resident 

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Morningside Tiling Solu ons                                 If you would like to recommend a                     They did a beau ful job  ling my kitchen. Very  professional , helpful staff. I would definitely  business from the magazine, please get  recommend them to your readers.                               in touch with  Helen by e‐mail or post.  EH10 Resident

Bronze   E-mail Fairmile Roofing                                                          I cannot recommend Fairmile Roofing enough.  They  arrived on the day and  me as specified  and were very efficient in carrying out the work  and also clearing up and taking away all the  debris.                                                                EH10 Resident I would like to thank all the staff at Fairmile  Roofing for responding so quickly when my  roof suddenly started leaking and water  started coming through the ceiling in my  kitchen. The guys were there that day and  carried out a temporary repair and got me  booked in for the main job as soon as they  could. Thank you.                                                        EH10 Resident I found Fairmile Roofing services to be reliable,  professional and reasonably priced.  They definitely exceeded my expecta ons and  would use them again. I will be recommending  them to friends and family.                                Mr A Resident   A very quick and professional response rate  from Fairmile Roofing. They provided me  with photographic evidence of the damage  to my roof and then proceeded to carry out  the work to a very high standard.                     EH10 Resident 

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Index of adver sers  Your quick guide to everyone and everything in The Fairmile Directory 

Architects Add Scotland  

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Hotel Braid Hills Hotel                                 11 

Plumbing & Drainage Currievale Plumbing                            16 

Proofreader Joiner                                                                                  Lisa Bryce                                              7  Abus Joinery                             19                         Morningside Joinery                          12                  Restaurant Blinds Alasdair Morrison                               16  Homestyle Blinds                            4         Charwood 15  Select A Blind                         19  Locksmiths Roofing 1st Call Locksmiths                             6  Edinburgh Roofing                               17            Bookkeeping Fairmile Roofing               6                     Braidburn Bookkeeping                 7  Maths & English Tuition CM Roofing                                            28                   Kip McGrath                              21  Builder The Edin Roofing Company                17  J M Builders                          18  Mechanical Engineer Security Systems Robin Wallace                              13  Career & Education Solutions Circle Security             29  MSP Which Way Now                               5 Gordon McDonald                              22  Solicitors Carpets Cleaning McDougall McQueen                          40  Aqua Tech           5    Oven Cleaning   Theatres Oven Wizards                              13                   City of Edinburgh Council 30                 Capital Theatres                                   1  Painter & Decorator Electrician J.C. Lindsay                              10                    Tiler D. Sykes Ltd                           29                         Morningside Tiling                              12  Kenneth Bayne Lamb                          21  Go Wire                             21                   Carrick Decora ng                               22  TV Aerials Morningside Electrical                     13               Aerial Medic               7  Bryter                                                  19            Plastering and Decorating DCM                                                       22  Windows Estate Agents Vertrolla                                                 31  Plastering and Tiling McDougall McQueen                        40  Mar n  Sco                                          4  Wood Fuels Gardening Plumbing & Heating           Champfleurie                                        23  The Garden Doctor                           35    Fairmile Plumbing                               10                               Garden Products                                           Weir Plumbing              16  Champfleurie                                     23         Accountant Tax Assist                                         29 

Handyman Mr Handyman                                    12  Heating & Gas Engineers Swanston Technical                           18                       Weir Gas                                              16 

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Telephone Oxgangs Police Station…………………………………..101 Electricity - Power Loss…………………………………..0800 092 9290 Gas Emergency…………………………………………...0800 111 999 Scottish Water……………………………………………..0800 0778 778 BT Fault line………………………………………………..0800 800 151 Train Times / Enquiries………..………………………...08457 48 49 50 Edinburgh Royal Infirmary ………..…………………….0131 536 1000 Royal Hospital for Sick Children………………………...0131 536 0000

Websites Fairmilehead Parish Church………………………………..fhpc.org.uk Fairmilehead Community Council…………….fairmileheadcc.org.uk Edinburgh Neighbourhood Partnerships……...edinburghnp.org.uk Citizens Advice Bureau (Scotland)…………...……………..cas.org.uk City of Edinburgh Council…………………………..edinburgh.gov.uk Scottish Executive………………………………...www.scotland.gov.uk Edinburgh Airport……………………………....edinburghairport.com Edinburgh Leisure……………………………..edinburghleisure.co.uk Traffic Scotland…………………..…………………...trafficscotland.org Please mention The Fairmile Directory when responding to adverts

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