What The Dickins: Expert Advice

The Best Places To See Cherry Blossom in Edinburgh
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First it’s the snowdrops, then daffodils and all the crocuses lining the Meadows. Then suddenly at some point in late April, the cherry blossom burst into life across Edinburgh. Known as “sakura” in Japanese, these pale blooms are a symbol of spring because it is a time of renewal. However, because…

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Edinburgh’s Best Hairdresser – Bruce Masefield
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Welcome to our new Edinburgh’s Best series. We’re excited to be celebrating Edinburgh folk who are brilliant at what they do. Our first blog celebrates Bruce Masefield, Edinburgh’s best hairdresser. Edinburgh’s Best Hairdresser – Bruce Masefield Bruce joined Vidal Sassoon in the late 80s and quickly developed a natural flair…

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Edinburgh Council loses a second STL Judicial Review….
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We are DELIGHTED to let you know that Lord Braid published his decision in the Judicial Review which Iain Muirhead and I,  Louise Dickins of Dickins Edinburgh Ltd, brought against Edinburgh Council’s STL planning Guidance for Business and we WON. Or should that be we won JR2 too. What a…

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Red Flags and Solutions for STL in Scotland
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Our MD, Louise Dickins, attended a meeting with the Minister for Housing, Paul McLennan MSP, together with ASSC CEO Fiona Campbell on 11th July 2023. We were asked to highlight the red flags for our sector and report back. The Minister had our Red Flags and Solutions for STL in…

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Save Self Catering in Edinburgh – Judicial Review
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In the week leading up to Christmas, I became one of four petitioners who brought a Judicial Review against Edinburgh Council’s Short Term Lets Licensing Scheme. When legislation is laid there is a three month window to challenge it and if you miss that timeframe, all opportunities to challenge at…

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