The 100th playing of the famous “Inches” Open Golf Championship will take place over the historic Bruntsfield Short Hole Golf Course from Monday 11th to Friday 15th August, 2014.
The Inches Trophy was first presented for play in 1904 by Sir Robert Kirk Inches, one of the co-founders of the well-known family business, Hamilton & Inches, jewellers and silvermakers, of George Street, Edinburgh.
The competition is open to all amateur golfers, Ladies and Gentlemen, 14 years and over. and will be limited to the first 32 golfers to apply.
The Inches Trophy and medals will be presented after the final on Friday 15th August.
Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals presented by
Hamilton & Inches Ltd, 87 George Street, Edinburgh.
Play starts at 18:00 Monday to Friday. See Fixture List.
The Secretary, B.S.H.G.C., 27 Buckstone Dell, Edinburgh EH10 6PG. Phone 0131 445 2705
Entries closed. Draw Tuesday 5th August, 2014, after Summer Medal..
On Saturday, 18 June 2011, a replica of the original 6 hole golf course will be layed out across Bruntsfield Links from Bruntsfield Terrace to Spottiswoode Road. This will be similar to the original course which was changed in the 1890s to form the present 36-hole Short Hole Course.
The Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society, which dates back to 1761, are holding an Anniversary Golf Tournament with hickory clubs and period dress.
The 36-hole Short Hole Golf Course will be closed for this historic tournament which will take place on Bruntsfield Links on Saturday, 18th June 2011.
Due to safety issues, some paths crossing the area of the Short Hole Golf Course on Bruntsfield Links will closed at various times from 8am until 5.30pm, but alternative access routes will be available on the next pathway over the Links.
The main Leamington Walk will be open at all times and stewards will be on site to assist on crossing points.
If you require any further information, please call the South Edinburgh Local Office on 0131 529 5151.
The pavement refurbishment on George IV Bridge could include a replcement lamppost for Greyfriars Bobby.
The statue situated on Candlemaker Row was unvieled without ceremony in 1873.
It was erected by Baroness Angelia Georgina Burdett-Coutts, President of the Ladies Committee of the RSPCA, with the permission of the City Council.The original statue contained a fountain for the public with bronze cups chained to it and at ground level a drinking trough for dogs. Bronze cups were used because the copper in the bronze kills germs and is hardwearing. They new a thing or two in those days.
There was also a gaslight behind the statue which illuminated the statue at night. This light was cut down to the height of the railings and stoppered when the city streetlights were converted to electricity. After a further refurbishment it was removed altogether
Now there are tell-tale signs that the City Council is replacing the lamp during the refurbishment of the pavements on George IV Bridge. To plastic pipes can be seen behind the statue of Bobby suitable for electric cables.
This idea of replacing the light at the famous and most photographed statue in Edinburgh came from the One o’clock Gun and Timeball Association.
Local historian George Robinson has recently compiled ‘The Greyfriars Bobby A-Z in fact & fiction’.
The book is available from Edinburgh Books, West Port, priced £5.00.
The Barbecue maps are on display at the entrances to the Meadows and Bruntsfield Links.
The areas indicated contain two concrete paving slabs set into the grass side by side to put your BBQs on.
April Police News for Fountainbridge & Craiglockhart. Keeping Children Safe, vandalism, littering and garden crime.Posted: April 19, 2011
Easter priorities and tips to prevent garden crime.
Local operation in the Gorgie Road area to combet anti-social behaviour, particularly when the youth clubs close.
High visibility patrols to combet the rise in vandalism and littering in the Tollcross area. Many broken windows in shops, Tollcross Primary School, Scottish Widows Buildings and Lloyds TSB.
Extra Dog Warden patrols in Harrison Park and surrounding area.
The full Police report can be found here.
The Police News for April covering the Meadows & Morningside areas of South Edinburgh has news on Garden Security, Keeping Children Safe from sexual predators and news of successful developments in the case of OAPs being assaulted and robbed in the Grange area.
An initiative at Sciennes Primary School regarding speeding traffic and inconsiderate parking in the area.
Also news about drug dealing in the Dumbiedykes area.
Help needed with developments to prevent Anti social drinking in the Nicolson Square and Bristo Square
The full report is available here.