City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Multiple Versions of Auld Lang Syne

To get you in the mood for tonight's Hogmanay festivities, wherever you are, here are twenty versions of Auld

Edinburgh's Christmas Underway With Light Night

Choir at Christmas Light Night in Edinburgh

The streets are decked, the markets are open, and the skaters gliding in circles around the Melville Monument.

2 For 1 Tickets & Other Edinburgh Fringe and Festival Cheap Tips

Alice Unhinged production photo

The Fringe and the Edinburgh International Festival are already in full swing and veterans of thrifty festivaling will have already been busy seeing shows and filling up diaries.

Festival and Fringe Wraps - the Archive Lives On

Another festival - Edinburgh Guide's 18th festival - has officially drawn to a close marked by last night's explosive spectacle.

Mini Veggie Haggis Recipe

Mini veggie haggis

There are many variations on Scotland's national dish, the haggis.

Is 24 Hour Psycho Playing Now?

Museum of modern art "landform"

The Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art (aka Modern One) was looking picture perfect today. People lounged on the "landform" in the sun.

Fun With An Inflatable - Airpuddle at Boxsmall

Airpuddle at Boxsmall

Even by Edinburgh standards, this seems like a fairly soggy start to the Fringe, especially as it has come after the streak of gorgeous, sunny days in July, which saw people flocking to

Only One Dog In This Pleasance Fringe Preview Show

Pleasance 30 year cake cutting interrupted by dog

It was The Pleasance's turn to hold its Fringe press launch / preview this morning.

Fergie - ra oan-line Fringe tipster

When EdinburghGuide.com started covering the Fringe festival at the beginning of the millennium, John Ritchie introduced a tongue-in-cheek, daily diary about a fictitious Fringe-goer called Fergie.

Tian Tian Voted "Favourite Panda Outside China"

Tian Tian

Edinburgh Zoo’s female giant panda Tian Tian, also known as Sweetie, has been voted the "favourite panda outside of China", scooping gold in the "panda version of the

New Edinburgh Trams Branding Revealed

Transport for Edinburgh, the organisation that runs public transport in the capital, showed off its new

Scottish Tree Huggers Still Hopeful of World Record

The famed wit, Samuel Johnson, once said in his travels in Scotland with friend James Boswell in the 1770s, that "A tree might be a show in Scotland as a horse in Venice."

Free Buses Return For Hogmanay Revellers in 2014

Lorraine Martin from Diageo and Sarah Boyd from Lothian Buses announce free buses at Hogmanay

Many Hogmanay revellers will be able to start 2014 with a free bus ride home or back to their Edinburgh accommodation.

"Tree Spirit" Creature Coming To Streets of Edinburgh

Ghillie Dhu creature

He (or should that be "she") looks like someone who has had an unfortunate accident with a leaf-blower and a tub of glue. Or perhaps it's a character from a horror movie?

Free Admission to Edinburgh Castle on St Andrew's Day

Edinburgh Castle battlements

As in previous years, government heritage agency Historic Scotland will be marking Scotland's national day, St Andrew's Day, by providing free tickets to 35 of it

Free Christmas Parking in Edinburgh City Centre

Parking charges on many city centre streets will be waived again from 5pm this Christmas shopping season.

Hopes High For Two Scottish Wildcat Kittens

Highland Tiger - Wildcat in Highland Wildlife Park

A bit of good news from up North, after the pregnancy saga of Edinburgh Zoo's guest VIP (Very Important Panda) Tian Tian ended in disappointment last week.

Shandwick Place Re-opens Again Following Tramworks

Tram Works Shandwick Place

City centre tram works are almost over. Well, at least we hope they are.

Grants For Being Green in the Community

Compost waste

Council funds of up to £2,500 are being made available for green initiatives in the local community through Waste Action Grants.