City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Major Tramworks Ahead

More tram works are about to get underway in the city centre.

Transport Companies Clear Backlog After the Storm

More wind is being forecast, although less than the gusts of up to 102mph that were recorded today at Edinburgh's Blackford Hill and which caused the Met Office t

Pay and Display Machines No Longer Take 5p and 10p

From today, changes to the width of 5p and 10p coins will mean that you can't use them for any of Edinburgh's Pay and Display parking ticket machines.

Government "Complacent" About "Dangerous" Air Pollution Levels

Cars and People crammed onto the Mound

WWF Scotland has accused the Scottish government of taking a "complacent" approach to "dangerous" levels of air pollution in Scottish cities, caused mostly by motorised traffic.

Road Restrictions and Closures For Edinburgh's Hogmanay

Road diversions and closures have been announced for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay.

Train Fares To Rise 6% in 2012

Trains pass through Princes Street Gardens

Train fares are set to rise from the 2nd January 2012 by 6%, more than the rate of inflation. Inflation was 5.2% in November.

Edinburgh Tram Depot Handed Over to Edinburgh City Council

George Brodie Shows Jenny Dawe the Controls

The trams depot at Gogar has officially been handed over to Edinburgh City Council.

Edinburgh Trams Completion Schedule Announced

Edinburgh Tram on Princes Street

Edinburgh City Council today reiterated that Edinburgh's trams will be rumbling through the city centre by the Summer 2014.

Edinburgh Tram Works Announced for 2012

The latest tram works for the on-road route between Haymarket Station and St Andrew Square have been announced.

Edinburgh Airport Warns Of St Andrew's Day Delays

Edinburgh Airport is warning passengers that there may be some delays for passengers travelling on 30 November, St Andrew's Day, due to a strike by

National Galleries of Scotland Announce 2012 Exhibitions

National Gallery Complex looking down from the Mound

The National Galleries of Scotland today announced upcoming exhibitions for 2012, including the first exhibition in the newly revamped National Portrait Gallery which opens to the public on 1st December.

First Tram Arrives in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Tram and Lothian Buses

Finally, after the prolonged contractual dispute, things are moving again.

Save On Christmas Train Tickets With Early Booking

Waverley Train arrives

If you intend to travel by train over Christmas or Hogmanay now is a good time to start thinking about your

EIFF Announces 2012 Dates

EIFF 2011 Opening Night

The Edinburgh International Film Festival made its 2012 dates official yesterday. As incoming EIFF director Chris Fujiwara told EdinburghGuide.com last month, the festival will not be moving back to August this year, but will run again in June (20 June to 1 July 2012).

Edinburgh Is UK's Second Most Congested City, Says Report

In June, SatNav company Tom Tom issued a news release saying that Britain is the most congested country in Europe. Edinburgh made the top 10 of gridlocked cities.

"New Phase" Begins in Tram Project

Tram on Princes Street

Following yesterday's announcement that the Scottish Government will oversee the Edinburgh Trams project, today the Council announced that a new agreement had been forged with the Consortium (Bilfinger Berger, Siemens and CAF) contracted to provide the tramline from Edinburgh Airport to York Place.

Shall We Ceilidh?

With St Andrews Day in our sights and the prospect of many ceilidh dances ahead as the nights draw in, now might be a good time to brush up on your Strip the Will

The Tram's Going to St Andrew Square... No, Haymarket... No, St Andrew Square!

Edinburgh Trams Arriving 2011

Residents of Edinburgh wont know whether to laugh or cry at the latest news that Edinburgh's trams are back on track to run along the curtailed route from Edinburgh Airport to St Andrew Square.

Twisting, Turning Saga of Edinburgh Trams

Tram Works on Princes from Calton Hill

The Fringe may be over, but the ongoing farce of the Edinburgh Trams project continues.