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March 1985

7 March 1985: Candidates state their case

  • Candidates state their case: The Rectorial election takes place this Friday with four candidates in the running: Richard Demarco, the art gallery director, Margo MacDonald the broadcaster and former Scottish Nationalist MP, Archie MacPherson the BBC sports presenter and Teddy Taylor the Conservative MP for Southend.
  • Labour Council defy Government: Edinburgh’s Labour administration presented their potentially illegal budget at a full scale council debate on Tuesday, confident that it would be accepted.
  • Students demand Assembly in all-night Vigil: To mark the sixth anniversary of the Scottish Devolution Referendum, students representing a cross-section of University political groups staged an all-night vigil last Thursday outside the Assembly Building in Regent Road.
  • On the Home Front- Gray Matters: Carolyn Aitchison and Keith Cameron and John Lindsay travelled down to Newcastle recently to see The Tube, and to ask Muriel Gray about her involvement in local music, for On the Home Front.
  • Tynecastle poses threat to the Ferguson dream’- Tynecastle will stage the biggest football occasion in Edinburgh for several years when the Hearts take on the might of Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup quarter-finals on Saturday.

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