City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland



If you are looking to add an event, venue, or other content please first see our Contributors' Guide. For general enquiries, please use the contact form.

Theatre Editor Irene Brown. Contact her.

Classical Music Editor Barnaby Miln. Contact him.

Non-classical Music Editor Euan Andrews. Contact him.

Musicals Editor Gordon Clayton.

Dance Editor Vivien Devlin.

Kids Editor Justine Blundell.


The site that you find today at was originally launched on a different domain back in January 1998 by journalists, designers and web technicians based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The site was growing so popular that we decided to move the site to the domain on 9th August 1999. is owned and run by Alstead Consulting Ltd., which is based in Edinburgh.


We aim to make your time on as useful and enjoyable an experience as possible. However, to the extent permitted at law, does not accept any liability for your use of this web site or its content. Content is provided on an "as is" basis, and without any representations, warranties or conditions of any kind, expressed or implied. Content on does not necessarily represent the opinion of its owners. We also link to many external web sites which are outwith our control. We are not responsible for the content of these sites.

Edinburgh accommodation section

One of the most common inquiries on is for accommodation. Hence, we launched an Edinburgh accommodation listings service. For a set annual fee, accommodation owners add a detailed listing for their property, with full contact information, map link, photograph, and details about the accommodation's location, rooms, and facilities. Although many accommodation providers include a booking service on their own web sites, is simply offering a listings service, where the accommodation provider can update the information about their property, as often as they like in the course of the year at no extra cost.

Edinburgh directory

Web sites included in's directory (apart from accommodation) do not pay a fee for being included in the directory, but are selectively chosen (by humans as opposed to search engines) based on their merits and relevance to the Scottish capital. The web is always morphing and sites change, so if we are unable to include your site initially we are open to reviewing that decision at a later stage. By the same token, sites are regularly reviewed and links may be removed from the directory.


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Contact: Allan Alstead


We welcome your comments. If there is something that you would like to see more of on the site or information that you would like to impart to our writers please contact us. We are always looking for Edinburgh-related sites that are useful, interesting and/or unique.

If you wish to recommend a site please fill in the form here (please note that due to the high volume of emails received we may not be able to reply to your email).


Hosted and IT support is provided by Edinburgh-based IFDNRG and Launch Site, who offer design and/or hosting packages for individuals, businesses or organisations.

Press Services can provide exclusive written articles or reports on all aspects of Edinburgh from business to travel, local government to Edinburgh's Hogmanay.

We have an extensive archive of broadcast quality video footage of Edinburgh from over the last 15 years, in particular of the Edinburgh Festival.

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Tel 07787 151003