Prince Charles launched his START initiative tour, aimed at encouraging people to lead more sustainable lives, in Scotland yesterday.
ARTHUR SMITH'S TRADITIONAL ALTERNATIVE TOUR OF THE ROYAL MILE
With over a week of the Edinburgh International Book Festival behind us I feel like it’s time to reflect.
ROB BECKETT IS THE MOST AMOOSING
and wins the coveted Moose trophy
The Scotsman today highlights the announcement by Jenny Dawe, Leader of Edinburgh Council, that 300 jobs are to go in Edinburgh to help save £140 million. How ironic when with the
The thumbnail of this picture by Norrie Stewart does the humour little justice as the 'Comedy Kicks Ass' title can't be easily seen on the original article.
"Malky", aka Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP QC & all the rest, made a spectacular entrance at the Scottish Parliament Festival of Politics by carpet surfing onto the stage f
This morning there was a less-than-bloody pitched battle between Richard Holloway, Richard Harries and author of the His Dark Material trilogy, Philip Pullman.
Open letter calls for First Minister Salmond to exercise some badly needed control on public money being wasted on Edinburgh trams project.
This is the opening blog post on the fraught topic of Edinburgh transport and, in particular, Edinburgh trams!
Take on the Arthur's seat challenge with the Bike Station. Join in the free events in Holyrood Park on Sunday the 22nd of August.
As the musicians take the stage in front of Nobles Bar's large dominating set of stained glass windows the sun comes out and highlights the central image high above them, of Madonna and child in a boat alone in the ocean.
Dylan offers some of his highlights of the recently ended Edinburgh International Film Festival
Just a brief note to say that if you are free today there are two extraordinary films worth seeing at the Edinburgh Film Festival.
Day 5 of the Edinburgh Film Festival ended on a high after the gentle delights of Mai Mai Miracle (see earlier blog/review). In the afternoon I attended a Scottish Screen reception on the sunny rooftop of the Delegate Centre which has almost 360° panoramic views of the city. There I ran into Morag McKinnon and Colin McLaren, director and writer of the much anticipated Donkeys which was to receive its world premiere just a few hours later.
Edinburgh Film Festival hots up, literally
It's Day 4 of the Edinburgh Film Festival and it really feels now like its taking off.
Gangs of skateboarding kids and mini clusters of homeless swilling winos (i.e. the usual residents of Bristo Square) were in for a surprise last Wednesday evening when the relative calm of the night was shattered by the sight of Sir Sean Connery grooving away and getting on down alongside ostrich-feathered dancing girls, a balkan-esque band and stilt walkers.
A couple of days ago I collected my EIFF press pass and main programme guide from the del