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Edinburgh Tram Testing Starts Today

Tram at the Gyle

Edinburgh's trams take another lurch forward today with the start of tram testing between Gogar depot and Edinburgh Park Station. The testing phase

Edinburgh Tram Ticket Prices Revealed

Edinburgh Trams awaiting use

A ticket for Edinburgh's new trams, due to be running by May 2014, will be the same price as a bus ticket Edinburgh city leaders have announced.

Trains Added For Festival Fireworks

At the strike of 9pm tonight, over 400,000 fireworks will light up the sky over Edinburgh Castle in the Summer fests' last big splurge: the 45 minute  

Edinburgh International Festival 2013 Launches

Don Quichotte du Trocadéro José Montalvo

Frank Zappa, a Leonardo da Vinci anatomy exhibition, chinese heavy metal, and a theatrical journey to a "new Earth" can all be found at this year's

How Is the Edinburgh International Festival Funded?

Bavarian Symphony Orchestra, Mariss Jansons

Edinburgh wouldn't be the same without the Edinburgh International Festival.

Trad Fest Edinburgh

Tradfest celebrates the arts of tradition at local, national and international contexts, combining authentic cultural sources with contemporary edge and flair.

Road Closures Over 2012/13 Hogmanay

Edinburgh City Council is warning people that a number of roads will be subject to closures and parking restrictions over the next few days.

The Railway Man Remembered

Eric Lomax, who wrote movingly about his experiences of being tortured as a Japanese POW and his subsequent reconcilation with one of his torturers, died on Monday at the age of 93.

Bus Station To Stay Open During Tramworks

Bus station entrance St Andrew Square

Edinburgh's bus station at St Andrew Square will now stay open during the next phase of the tram works on York Place and buses will have access all the way along Princ

Trams Still On Track For Summer 2014, Says Hinds

Trackworks at Gogarburn

City of Edinburgh Council Transport Convener, Councillor Lesley Hinds continues to be upbeat about the prospects for Edinburgh's trams staying on track

Win tickets to Festival Fireworks & other prizes

There's a chance to win tickets to the Edinburgh Festival Fireworks Concert on Sunday night, courtesy of the event sponsor Virgin Money.

The Static Receives Its Scottish Fringe Theatre Award

The Static, Winners of Scottish Fringe Theatre Award

On Sunday night, we had the award ceremony for the Scottish Arts Club/EdinburghGuide.com Edinburgh Fringe Award for Scottish Drama.

Fosters vs Fisters: Choosing the Best Edinburgh Fringe Comedy

EdTwinge reviews on Nexus 2

Is technology improving the Edinburgh Festival experience?

You'd think so. At least, it should be making it easier to pick a show that you are going to like.

"Mystery" Paper Flowers Crop Up At EIBF

Paper flowers that appeared at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Delegates to the Edinburgh International Book Festival bring their fair share of mysteries: whether it be the latest murder case for local inspector Rebus or a story of alien abduction.

Why Waverley's New Lifts Give Me A Sinking Feeling

Lifts open in Waverley

Transport minister Keith Brown cut the ribbon yesterday on Waverley Station's new lifts (or "elevators" if you speak Americanese) providing "easy and step-free access from Princes Street for the first time in 140 years".

Major Beam Work on Tram Bridges Completed

Bridge for Edinburgh tramline at South Gyle

Edinburgh City Council reported today that beam installation for the last two bridges for the Edinburgh Tram line has been successfully completed.

London Philharmonic's Russian Bells Concert Cancelled

Usher Hall new wing

The Edinburgh International Festival has cancelled tonight's all-Russian concert by the London Philharmonic Orchestra after a power cut at the Usher Hall. The 1 hour 55 minute concert was due to start at 8pm, but around 20 minutes after 8pm waiting crowds who had been looking forward to the Russian bell themed concert learned that the concert was not to be.

Taxis Will Be Allowed Into Waverley

Taxis Descending into Waverley Station

Taxis will continue to operate from Waverley Station following the development of a draft agreement between Network Rail and City of Edinburgh Council. A report to Edinburgh City Council had previously suggested that removing taxis would cost the Council "up To £1 million" to redesign Market Street and Waverley Bridge.

Dachau Guide Wants You To Hear This

Here's a Fringe tip for you for an as yet undiscovered (free) show with potential.

Olympic Legacy Should Start in Hoy's Home Town

Leith Walk - view from above

Britain's cyclists have proved indomitable at the London Olympics winning seven out of ten golds at the London velodrome, with track sprinter Chris Hoy's sixth gold medal making British Olympic his