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Morningside Messenge Messengerr

March 2019

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We l c o m e to the March 2019  issue of the e to the March 2019  issue of the   Morningside Messenger 

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

CONTENTS Recipe ~ Potato and Broccoli Gra n…………………………....………………...…………..……P8  Books to share………………….…………………………………………………………………………….. P12  The History of Plas c ~ By Catherine Rose………………………………………………………. P18  Community News…………………………………………………………………………………………...  P22  Residents Recommend……………………………………………………….………………...…….…   P24  Calm Blue ‐  Pregnancy Massage ~ By Carol Watson……….……………………………..   P30  Discover Na onal Parks Fortnight ~ By Alison Runham…………...…………………….   P32  Gardening ~ By Pippa Greenwood……………...………………….………...……...……..…..   P34  General Knowledge Crossword………………………………………………………………………   P37  Index……………………………………………………………………………………………...………..….     P38  Useful Numbers………………………………………………….…………………………………….….    P39   

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Community News & What’s On In and  around Morningside   Morningside Parish  Church  www.morningsideparishchurch.org  Very Revd Dr Derek Browning  Church  in  the  Community.  One  of  the  great  things  Morningside  Parish  Church  provides,  alongside  Sunday  services  and  pastoral  care,  is  a  number  of  events  open  to  all  members  of  the  community.  We’re par cularly keen to promote our Baby and Toddler Group on Mondays and Wednesday from  10am  ‐11.30am  in  the  St  Ma hew  Hall,  and  the  Wednesday  Coffee  morning,  also  from  10am  ‐ 11.30am in the Braid Hall. January can be a bleak month for many reasons, and a good way to deal  with this is to join together with different members of our community. These events are not only for  church members but are open to everyone. Do come along and join us, you will be made most wel‐ come.  Morningside Parish Church aims to be a welcoming and inclusive congrega on. Find out more at

Church Office: 2 Cluny Gardens, EH10 2BQ.   Tel: 0131 447 6745  Email: office@morningsideparishchurch.org.uk  Website: www.morningsideparishchurch.org.uk  Facebook: www.facebook.com/MorningsideParishChurch 

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~ 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 

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Residents Recommend The page where you, the residents of South Morningside, can recommend services that you have  used as a result of reading the Morningside Messenger. D Sykes                                                                                   I would like to recommend D. Sykes of Colin‐ ton.    Gary arrived promptly and was very effi‐ cient and polite and did the job to our complete  sa sfac on.  EH10 resident

Morningside Tiling Solu ons                                 They did a beau ful job  ling my kitchen. Very  professional , helpful staff. I would definitely  recommend them to your readers.                               EH10 Resident

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Morningside Electrical                                              Thank you to Greg for sor ng out my                  electrical problem super‐fast! Nice to see the  lights back on. I recommend him to your  readers.                                                               EH10 Resident 

Silver Homestyle Blinds                                                      I would like to recommend Homestyle  blinds and shu ers, 24 Comiston Road,  Morningside Edinburgh EH10 5QE. They  made new blinds and curtains for my  si ng room just before Christmas 2018. I  am thrilled and delighted with the re‐ sult.  The service was brilliant from start to  finish and the quality of the finished ar cle  was second to none.  I would have no hesi‐ ta on in recommending this service to  other people and have in fact done so re‐ cently. 

Morningside Electrical  Recently we had to call in help for an                      electrical failure at home.  We chose Morningside Electrical from The Morningside Messenger.  Greg responded swi ly, a ending as soon  as he could.  Despite problems with the original fit, and  mobility issues for him where the connec‐ ons were located, he did an excellent safe  job, leaving us completely sa sfied.  We would recommend him highly to all  your readers.   Keep up the good work with  The                         Messenger.  Many thanks C and E Shreeve

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The Odd Job Company                                                            I would like to recommend The Odd Job                        Company. The gentlemen were polite,  dy,  efficient and helpful and their work first class ‐  I can not recommend them enough.  If only all  tradesmen were the same! 

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Fairmile Roofing                                                                             I would like to thank all the staff at Fairmile  Roofing for responding so quickly when my roof  suddenly started leaking and water started com‐ ing through the ceiling in my kitchen, the guys  were there that day and carried out a temporary  repair and ge ng 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.                                EH10 Resident  I cannot recommend Fairmile Roofing enough  they carried out works on my roof back in  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  A very quick and professional response rate  from Fairmile Roofing.  They provided me with photographic evi‐ dence of the damage to my roof and then  proceeded to carry out the work to a very  high standard.                                                          EH10 Resident  I am absolutely delighted with the work Fairmile Roofing did for me on my house and garage 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 pro‐ gress. A er, they died up and the garden was le as they found it. Thank you to Paul and the crew, I will certainly recommend them and will use them again for anything else. 

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Your quick guide to everyone and everything in the Morningside Messenger Accountant Tax Assist                                             6    Blinds Homestyle Blinds                                15    Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner Aqua Tech                                             29    Complimentary Therapies Calm Blue                                              4    Currency Exchange Currency King                                       2   Domestic Cleaners Daily Poppins               29    Drainage Currievale                                              19 

Handyman Roofing The Odd Job Company               6  Edinburgh Roofing Services                 36  Fairmile Roofing                   16  Hotel   Braid Hills Hotel                 17    Solicitor McDougall McQueen                  40  Joiner   Abus Joinery                                            10  Alasdair Morrison                                   13   Silicone Sealant 14 Liberton Joinery                                      28                                     Theatre Landscaping Fes val Theatre                                        1  Alastair Rome                                           27                                                Greenspace Landscapes                          7  Tile Flooring   Eden Architectural                                   7  Nursing Home   Randolph Hill                                            9  Tiling   Morningside Tiling                                   10  Oven Cleaning    Oven Wizards                  10  Timber Products    Champfleurie Estate                                11 Painter & Decorator   JC Lindsay & Co Ltd                  19  Windows Electrician Kenneth Bayne Lamb                               13                                                                 D.Sykes Ltd                               28  Ventrolla                                                    20  Barry McGuire                                           6  Morningside Electrical                         28                            MG Décor                                                   5  Go Wire                                                  19                   Kelly Electrical                                       15    Plastering and Tiling    Mar n Sco                    33 English & Maths Tuition Kip McGrath                                17  Plastering and Decorating Estate Agent   DCM                                                            29    McDougall McQueen                             40    Playgroup St Fillian’s Playgroup                                10          Gardening A.R. Landscapes & Garden Services    27                                                          Garden Doctor                                        35  Plumbing and Drainage   Currievale  Plumbing                                19  Gas Heating & Electrical Restaurant Swanston Technical                               16  Charwood                                                  26

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Telephone Oxgangs Police Station…………………………………..101 Electricity - Power Loss…………………………………..0800 092 9290 Gas Emergency…………………………………………...0800 111 999 Scottish Water (24hr)..…………….……………………..0800 0778 778 BT Faultline……………………………………………..….0800 800 151 Train Times / Enquiries…..…….………………………..08457 48 49 50 Edinburgh Royal Infirmary …….……………..…...……0131 536 1000 Sick Kids Hospital………………..…………………….….0131 536 0000

Websites Morningside Parish Church…….morningsideparishchurch.org.uk Morningside Community Council….………….morningside.org.uk Edinburgh Neighbourhood Partnerships.…...edinburghnp.org.uk Citizens Advice Bureau (Scotland).……………..………...cas.org.uk City of Edinburgh Council………………………..edinburgh.gov.uk Scottish Executive………………….………….……..scotland.gov.uk Edinburgh Airport…………………………….edinburghairport.com Edinburgh Leisure……………….………….edinburghleisure.co.uk Traffic Scotland………………………….….…..….trafficscotland.org Please mention the Morningside Messenger when responding to adverts

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