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Fairmile Directory

March 2019 

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Welcome to the March 19 issue of the Fairmile Directory Dear Resident,  

Welcome to the third month of the year —or, if  I hope you enjoy the features in this months is‐ you were born before 150 B.C., the first! Accord‐ sue. I do try to include a range that is interes ng  ing to the oldest Roman calendars, one year was  and useful.                                                                                  ten months long, beginning in March and ending  If you engage the services of one of our               in December. It may sound crazy, but you can s ll  adver sers, please do let them know that you got  see traces of this old system in our modern calen‐ their details from the magazine.  Alterna vely, if  dar: because December was the tenth month, it  you are interested in growing your business in the  was named for the number ten in La n  EH10 area, you can do so for as li le as £20.   (decem), just like September was named for    Please get in touch using the details below.     seven (septem). So, what about January and                   February? They were just two nameless months  Helen                                                                                  called “winter,” proving that winter is literally so  helen@eh10publica ons.co.uk                                   awful it doesn’t even deserve a spot on the                 www.eh10publica ons.co.uk   calendar.   

CONTENTS                                                                                                                                                   Potato and Broccoli Gra n……………….…………………………………………..……….………….……….P8  The History of Plas c  ~ By Catherine Rose………….……..……………….………...…………..…….P14  Books to share…………...…………………………………………………….....…………………………………..P20  Community Pages……………………………………..………………………………….………………………..….P22  Residents Recommend……………….………………………………………………………………………………P24  Gardening—Fabulous Fruit Trees ~ By Pippa Greenwood…………...…………….….…......….P28  Coping with Hay Fever ~ By Alison Runham………………………………………………………………..P31  Calm Blue: Pregnancy Massage ~ By Carol Watson…….…………...………...……...…..……..….P32  Tikal Guatemala ~ By Solange Hando………………………………………………………………………….P34  Home Interiors—Simple Style ~ By Kate McLelland…………………………………………………….P36  General Knowledge Crossword…………………………………………………………………………………..P36  Travel—Lisbon ~ By Solange Hando……………………………………………..…………………………...P37    Index……………………………………………………………………………………………………….…….……..….P38   Useful Numbers……………………………………………………………………………………….…………….....P39 

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Community News & What’s On

Fairmilehead Parish Church 

Edinburgh Telephone Choir ~ established in 1947~ SCO 43190 proudly present their 72nd concert Stories and Dreams  with KS Dance Academy and Broxburn and Livingstone Brass Band At the Church Hill Theatre, 7.30 Wed 1st, Thur 2nd, Fri 3rd May Tickets: Adult £15 Wed,Thurs only: Child £10 online at www. edinburghtelephonechoir.co.uk or from ticket sec: Mr A Gillespie 07860634141 Charities for 2019: MS Scotland, SAMH  22 

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Croquet at Lauriston Castle  In the last couple of years the castle and gardens of Lauriston Castle have a racted many  more  visitors  and  they  are  now  a  favorite  site  for  many  of  the  ci zens  of  the  capital.           Edinburgh Croquet Club leases the lawns in front of the castle which have one of the finest  views of the Firth of Forth in the city.    If you have played croquet before and would like to enjoy this excep onal loca on on long  sunny summer days, you will certainly have fun if you join our friendly club.  The member‐ ship fee for the 2019 season is only £60.  

If croquet is a complete mystery to you or you haven’t played it for a long  me you might  like to join the series of six lessons which the club holds on Saturday mornings to introduce  people  to  this  fascina ng  game.  The  lessons  start  on  Saturday,  20th  April  at  10.30  am  at           Lauriston Castle, 2a Cramond Road South, Edinburgh EH4 6AD.  The remaining sessions will  mainly be held on the following 5 Saturday mornings but we do our best to accommodate  those  who  cannot  make  Saturdays.    The  course  is  open  to  all,  with  equipment  provided,  and costs £25.  If you join the club a er the course, the course fee is deducted from your           membership fee. 

To join the club or the beginners’ course just send an email to                                                                 beginners@edinburghcroquetclub.com You can also find further details at the  “Learn to  Play Croquet With Us” sec on of the club’s website at www.edinburghcroquetclub.com . 

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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  D Sykes                                                                            I would like to recommend D. Sykes of Colin‐ Awarded!     ton.  Gary arrived promptly and was very effi‐ cient and polite and did the job to our complete  sa sfac on.  EH10 Resident.

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,  leaving us completely sa sfied.                                             Homestyle Blinds                                                       We would recommend him highly to all your  readers.                                                                               I would like to recommend Homestyle blinds  Keep up the good work with the Directory! and shu ers, 24 Comiston Road, Morningside  Many thanks Edinburgh EH10 5QE. They made new blinds  C and E Shreeve  and curtains for my si ng room just before  Christmas 2018. I am thrilled and delighted  with the result.  The service was brilliant from  start to finish and the quality of the finished  ar cle was second to none.  I would have no  hesita on in recommending this service to  other people and have in fact done so recently.           EH10 Resident 

I would like to recommend Morningside   Electrical. I recently had an electrical prob‐ lem, they were prompt and efficient. I was  very sa sfied with the outcome.                               Braids Resident  Thank you to Greg for sor ng out my electri‐ cal problem super‐fast! Nice to see the lights  back on. I recommend him to your readers.   EH10 Resident 

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Morningside Tiling Solu ons                                 Mr Handyman                                                                They did a beau ful job  ling my kitchen. Very  I would like to recommend Steve for his prompt  professional , helpful staff. I would definitely  response to my telephone request for a small  recommend them to your readers.                               job. This was completed efficiently and to my  EH10 Resident complete sa sfac on.  EH10 Resident

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Fairmile Roofing                                                          If you would like to recommend a                     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

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E-mail helen@eh10publications.co.uk

Post 31 Auchingane Edinburgh                                                          EH10 7HU 

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 

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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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I am absolutely delighted with the work Fair‐ mile Roofing did for me on my house and gar‐ age roofs and all the fascias. The price was fair.  The work was completed as agreed and was to  a very high standard. The guys were very  friendly and helpful and kept me up to date the  whole  me on progress.  A er, they  died up  and the garden was le  as they found it.  Thank  you to Paul and the crew, I will certainly recom‐ mend them and will use them again for any‐ thing else. T W ~ 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                                 10

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Roofing Edinburgh Roofing                               26            Fairmile Roofing               14                   Blinds Joiner                                                                                   CM Roofing                                            17                   Homestyle Blinds                            20        Abus Joinery                             19                                        Select A Blind                         35  Alasdair Morrison                              16  Security Systems Circle Security                27  Builder Locksmiths Solicitors J M Builders                          19  1st Call Locksmiths                             6  McDougall McQueen                          40  Business Law Firm Maths & English Tuition Tidman Legal                                    6  Kip McGrath                              30  Theatres Capital Theatres                                   1  Carpets Cleaning Mechanical Engineer Tiler                             13  Aqua Tech           5    Robin Wallace  Morningside Tiling                              7  MSP Electrician Gordon McDonald                              21  D. Sykes Ltd                           27                         TV Aerials Go Wire                             21                    Aerial Medic               30    Morningside Electrical                     13               Oven Cleaning Windows Oven Wizards                              13                   Bryter                                                  19            Vertrolla                                                 4  Painter & Decorator Estate Agents   J.C. Lindsay                              21                    McDougall McQueen                       40  Kenneth Bayne Lamb                          11  Carrick Decora ng                               5  Gardening The Garden Doctor                           29  Plastering and Decorating Greenspace Landscapes                  7  ‘Mighty oaks from little DCM                                                       30  Garden Products                                           acorns grow’ Advertise Plastering and Tiling Champfleurie                                     9   from as little as £20 Mar n  Sco                                          35  Garden Sheds Playgroup Champfleurie                                     9          St Fillian’s Playgroup                           7  Handyman Plumbing & Heating           Mr Handyman                                    14  Fairmile Plumbing                               11                             Weir Plumbing              16  Heating & Gas Engineers Swanston Technical                           20                       Plumbing & Drainage Weir Gas                                              16  Currievale Plumbing                            16  Holistic Therapies Proofreader Calmblue                              32  Lisa Bryce                                              7  Intellectual Property Law Tidman Legal                                      6         

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Useful Informa on               All In One Place

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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