City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Council Waives Thousands of Bus Lane Fines

Thousands of fines for drivers caught on camera driving in the bus lane on a busy Edinburgh road are to be waived or refunded, the Council announced today.

Get Them on the Stage Young

Kindur (Imaginate Festival)

With the Bank of Scotland Imaginate Festival on for the week children and adults are tasting a good range of live performance (such as the show pictured, Kindur, which is told from the perspective of Icelandic sheep).

Manifesto For Edinburgh Trams to Leith

Tram works on Leith Walk

Edinburgh Lib Dems have not given up on building the troubled tramline to Leith.

Will the Year 2013 Be Lucky?


Edinburgh's Hogmanay organisers have adopted a defiantly contrarian stance with its "Be Lucky!" slogan for its 2013 Hogmanay celebrations.

Bagpipes Ban Lifted in Edinburgh's Twin

So the skirl of bagpipes will still be heard above the burr of city traffic in downtown Vancouver. After a surprising flurry of global media coverage over a ban on busking with bagpipes, drums, and bongos in Edinburgh's twin city, Vancouver's mayor Gregor Robertson has promised the ban will be lifted.

Edinburgh Medal Winner's Climate Predictions 30 Years On

NASA scientist James Hansen has been giving his Edinburgh Medal address tonight...more will be posted here from that later by Bill who is at the talk and presentation (EDIT read Bill's review).

Edinburgh Pitch Calls For Documentary Projects

Calling independent documentary filmmakers: the Scottish Documentary Institute is looking for 12 projects to host at the Edinburgh Pitch, a 3-day workshop where participants learn about TV commissi

Road Safety Campaign Aims Squarely at Bike Boxes

Cycle box on Edinburgh road

Bike boxes are the focus of the latest road safety initiative by Edinburgh City Council and Lothian and Borders Police.

Toad Patrols Spring into Action

Toads on Holyrood Park road

The Historic Scotland Rangers Service has put out a call for volunteers to leap into action and assist with the annual Spring migration of toads.

West End Tram Works To Expand

West Maitland Street and Haymarket tram works diversions

The next phase of tram works starts this weekend with ongoing works at Shandwick Place and Haymarket being extended to include West Maitland Street from 5am on Saturday 24th March

"Long Delays" on Forth Road Bridge on 10/11 March

Drivers crossing the Forth Road Bridge are being warned to expect long delays on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 March while repair work is being carried out.

Lothian Bus Fares To Rise in March

Bus Stop Sign by Castle

Travelling by bus just became a little less attractive an option after Lothian Buses, following the lead set by train companies,  announced that it will be increasing its ticket prices from 4th March by almost 10% for some tickets.

Jazz Festival Planning A 2012 "Festivals Carnival"

Jazz Fest 2011: Dancing ladies

The Edinburgh Jazz Festival is planning a "Festivals Carnival", much like the Festivals' Cavalcad

Scottish Cyclists Feeling a Little More Love

Cyclists salute at Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh cyclists have been feeling a little more loved after recent decisions at two levels of government - local and Scottish - on the amount of money being budgeted for cycling in coming years.

Tram Diversions - Starting 3rd March 2012

Tram Works Shandwick Place

Tram works at Haymarket and Shandwick Place to be extended but The Mound will be opening in March.

Times Launches 8 Point Manifesto to "Make Cities Safe For Cyclists"

Cyclists crossing High Street

The Times newspaper has launched a campaign today to make cities safer for cyclists.

Forth Rail Bridge Viewing Platform Being Planned

Forth Bridge from bike path

Network Rail are apparently planning to put a 300 foot high viewing platform on the Forth Rail Bridge.

New Electric Cars for Edinburgh Public Sector Fleets

CEC Electric Vehicle

A batch of small electric cars have been added to public sector fleets.

Trams Grief As Mature Trees Get Chop (Satellite image)

Edinburgh's trams have been causing more upset, and not just with the forthcoming roadworks (see below).

Local Success Story Kicks Off Year of Co-operatives in Scotland

Dusk in the Pentlands

A special event at Edinburgh Bicycle Co-operative on Thursday marks the UN's International Year of Co-operatives in Scotland on Thursday.