City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland


"A Streetcar Named Desire"

The sub-title of this lecture to the Royal Scottish Society of Arts was, "What the Edinburgh Tram fiasco teaches us about our attitudes to transpor

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 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.

Engineer Delivers Damning Verdict on Edinburgh Trams

Alan Welsh, a highly experienced and respected engineer delivered a damning verdict on Edinburgh trams and the following is a quote from his letter, &qu

Truth outing over the tram project already?

There are emerging news stories recently that intersect with the situation and events in Edinburgh surounding the Tram project; The object lesson Greece and Italy are providing in the dangers of&nb

"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

Trams debacle shames Edinburgh

It seems to be the way of things these days that whenever a mistake is made that can't be covered up effectively, the cry is inevitably quickly heard that it is "Time to move on."

Banned book now a sell-out stage show

A book by a North-east novelist, which was once banned in her home town, is set to tour Scotland

Trams Debt - Edinburgh Braces Itself for the Poor House

Edinburgh Tram and Lothian Buses

Edinburgh Councillors decided today to embark on a high risk - high spend - high borrowing strategy, which will without doubt have an adverse effect on every citizen in the city. To borrow £231 million for a project is one thing, but to borrow this amount of money, which carries with it a £15.4 million annual pay-back requirement, at a time when the Council are simultaneously embarking on a series of cuts and cost saving measures simply defies any kind of logic.

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.

SAC & EG Present Inaugural Scottish Fringe Theatre Award

SAC/EG Fringe Award Winners

The Scottish Arts Club lounge was full to overflowing last night for the presentation ceremony and party for the inaugural Fringe Award for Scottish Drama.

Edinburgh Trams Will Stop at Haymarket

Tram works on Princes Street (June 2009)

The Edinburgh tram line will now only go from Edinburgh Airport to Haymarket after Labour and Conservative Councillors today voted to rescind an earlier decision to continue the line to St Andrew Square.

The annoyance of illness at Fringe time

You look forward to it all year – the most vibrant, beautiful city in the world becomes a vast jungle of bodies everywhere and not enough room to swing a cat…the Fringe engulfs the city with its myriad of shows and performers all eager to get bums on seats or people gathered round them…even if it is in the most inconvenient of spots to juggle fire.

Edinburgh Trams Counting on Fair Play

City Chamber count GV

The count of votes in a single city centre ward got underway beneath the gilded ceiling and magnificent wood pannelling in City Chambers earlier today with candidates, agents, friends and

Edinburgh City Council Report: How We'll Pay For the Trams

Following the 30th June decision to press ahead with building a curtailed tramline to St Andrew Square, and yesterday's announcement that private company Turner &

Less Than A Quarter of Electorate Vote in Edinburgh By-election

Less than a quarter of the electorate turned out for yesterday's City Centre ward by-election. The seat was narrowly held by the SNP party candidate Alasdair Rankin.