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City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Trams Still In Limbo After War of Words

Tram at the Gyle

When the long-running tram dispute boiled over into a public row this week, we got a brief insight into just how rancorous relations have become between Edinburgh trams company Tie and its contractor Bilfinger Berger.

Contractor Threatens Legal Action Against Former Edinburgh Trams Chief

Edinburgh Trams Arriving 2011

Former Edinburgh Trams chief's comments about Bilfinger Berger being a "delinquent contractor" has not gone down well with the German firm.

Council Leaders Push For High Speed Rail to Scotland

High Speed Rail proposal

Edinburgh and Glasgow councils today launched a campaign to have the UK High Speed Rail project extended to Scotland.

Edinburgh Trams Chief Quits

Edinburgh Tram and Lothian Buses

Edinburgh's troubled trams project has suffered another setback. Trams chief David Mackay, who is also Chairman of Transport Edinburgh and Lothian Buses, announced today that he is quitting from his position as Chair of all three organisations. With immediate effect.

Roxy Art House Closes Doors Due To Cash Problems

It was only days ago that people were commending multi-use arts venue the Roxy Art House for its experimental

Edinburgh's Trams Will Be Profitable From Day 1 But Leith Can Wait, Says Council Report

Tram works on Leith Walk

The company designated to eventually run Edinburgh trams, Transport Edinburgh Ltd (TEL), could be profitable from day one, according to a new report going before Council on Thursday 14th October. However, as always with Edinburgh's trams, there are some caveats.

Prince Charles Rolls Into Edinburgh Waverley In Biofuel Train

Prince Charles launched his START initiative tour, aimed at encouraging people to lead more sustainable lives, in Scotland yesterday.

BBC Hogmanay Show Now live

The BBC 1 Scotland Hogmanay Show just kicked off and is now live with pipes and bands. Jackie Bird  comperes. Top folk duo fiddler Aly Bain and accordion player Phil Cunningham are on.

FlyGlobeSpan "Facing Collapse"

Edinburgh-based Globespan group that runs is reportedly "facing collapse" according to The Guardian.

National Youth Theatre Auditions and interviews now open

The National Youth Theatre is holding auditions in February in Edinburgh - you have to apply through .

Here's the release:

EIFF: Marooned in a Room with Bill Forsyth

EIFF 2009: Bill Forsyth

I'm old enough to remember Bill Forsyth's first films Gregory's Girl and That Sinking Feeling resonating with me as a teenager when, in the early Eighties, I first watched them during half-term breaks in the North of Scotland. We thought they were great. The dark, understated comedies were familiar and strange at the same time - it seemed like some local kids had just strolled into the film, yet there was nothing else like these out there. Scottish feature films were few and far between back then.

Half Past the Edinburgh Film Festival

EIFF 2009: Sam Rockwell in Moon

We're now past the half-way mark at the Edinburgh Film Festival (it finishes this Sunday, with the B

Posting Edinburgh Events Update

Posting events to the Edinburgh Events calendar is still in beta stage and is still restricted to staff while we work out the kinks.

Blink and you missed it

You probably didn't notice it, but EdinburghGuide moved this morning to a new server. We outgrew our previous server space and are now spreading out on a higher end Dell 1950.

Men wanted to sing in Edinburgh Gospel choir

Keen Edinburgh singers are taking part in a weekend of gospel-style singing workshops with igospel UK from Friday 16 January to Sunday 18 January.


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Design fixes

Internet Explorer 6.0 users (poor you!) may have experienced some layout problems when viewing the Edinburgh film and theatre listings pages - these bugs have been fixed along with a few minor design adjustments to the navigation menu.

Searching for Scotland's Best Village

This competition for Scotland's best village is "not about beautification," but on how to sustain Scotland's rural communities, looking at People, the Environment, Business and Communicat

Creating new posts menu

There are two ways registered users can post to EG:

(1) under the "Edinburgh" navigation menu (at top left of every page) choose the flyout menu "Create Content" and then choose your otpion (e.g. Forum Topic).

(2) go to the page where you want to post (e.g. Forum) and click the link to create content

If you are registered you can post comments to some posts as well. The link to post a comment is usually at the end of the item.

Making forums look good for you

I made a post to the Forum, just over a week ago, on how to get ensure that your post doesn't have additional whitespace.