The blog of Councillor Ewan Aitken, Labour Member for ward 14, Craigentinny/Duddingston, City of Edinburgh Council
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Wednesday, 13 February 2008
A decent man with a heavy weight on his shoulders
As a compete diversion from politics I met and was able to have along conversation with Scotland Rugby Coach Frank Hadden today. What a decent bloke. Really commited to what sport can give people of all ages not just at a physical level but at a deeper, motivational, or what I might call a spiritual level. I really hope that the team he now has will live up to his ambitions, not just for national glory but because of what it could do in motivating people to take up sport, any sport for thir own gain and benefit... I should have a go at getting fit again myself really. I would ask for suggestions as to what sport I should do but that would be playing with the proverbial fire!
All 7:15pm -7:45pm and the last Sat. Lochend YWCA, 198 Restalrig Road South 12noon -1pm (no appointment needed, all during school terms)
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I was elected to the City of Edinburgh Council in 1999. After 7 years of being very heavily involved in Education, I was elected Council Leader in August 2006 and from May 2007 until June 2008 was Labour Group leader when I returned to the backbenches
I am ordained in the Church of Scotland but I don't have a parish. Instead I am the Secretary of the Church of Scotland's Church and Society Council.
I am an Honorary Research Fellow of the University of Glasgow and an Honorary Fellow of Edinburgh University. I am married with two children, I am a member of the Iona Community and I enjoy sports though mostly as an armchair critic.
I welcome strong opinions strongly expressed, but please don't use this blog if you intend to be abusive or intend to use offensive language. The public conversation that I want to encourage must be based on mutual respect and common courtesy.