City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Scottish Tree Huggers Still Hopeful of World Record

The famed wit, Samuel Johnson, once said in his travels in Scotland with friend James Boswell in the 1770s, that "A tree might be a show in Scotland as a horse in Venice."

Free Buses Return For Hogmanay Revellers in 2014

Lorraine Martin from Diageo and Sarah Boyd from Lothian Buses announce free buses at Hogmanay

Many Hogmanay revellers will be able to start 2014 with a free bus ride home or back to their Edinburgh accommodation.

Erin Moonie with Wendi Peters & Graham Cole-Festival Theatre's Production of ' White Christmas'

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Erin, who has appeared with LYMMC and The Edinburgh Scout and Guide Gang Show joins the cast of 'White Christmas'She shares the role of 'Susan' with other girls from Paisley and the Borders.

"Tree Spirit" Creature Coming To Streets of Edinburgh

Ghillie Dhu creature

He (or should that be "she") looks like someone who has had an unfortunate accident with a leaf-blower and a tub of glue. Or perhaps it's a character from a horror movie?

Free Admission to Edinburgh Castle on St Andrew's Day

Edinburgh Castle battlements

As in previous years, government heritage agency Historic Scotland will be marking Scotland's national day, St Andrew's Day, by providing free tickets to 35 of it

Fossil Free Europe Tour Brings Divestment Message To Edinburgh

Bill McKibben by Steve Liptay

The e-mail trailer for said "Time to make some noise" and followed this with the comment "On Sunday, we’ll start our tour across Northern Europe and kick off the loudest and mo

Free Christmas Parking in Edinburgh City Centre

Parking charges on many city centre streets will be waived again from 5pm this Christmas shopping season.

Hopes High For Two Scottish Wildcat Kittens

Highland Tiger - Wildcat in Highland Wildlife Park

A bit of good news from up North, after the pregnancy saga of Edinburgh Zoo's guest VIP (Very Important Panda) Tian Tian ended in disappointment last week.

Shandwick Place Re-opens Again Following Tramworks

Tram Works Shandwick Place

City centre tram works are almost over. Well, at least we hope they are.

Grants For Being Green in the Community

Compost waste

Council funds of up to £2,500 are being made available for green initiatives in the local community through Waste Action Grants.

Edinburgh Tram Testing Starts Today

Tram at the Gyle

Edinburgh's trams take another lurch forward today with the start of tram testing between Gogar depot and Edinburgh Park Station. The testing phase

Edinburgh Tram Ticket Prices Revealed

Edinburgh Trams awaiting use

A ticket for Edinburgh's new trams, due to be running by May 2014, will be the same price as a bus ticket Edinburgh city leaders have announced.

Trains Added For Festival Fireworks

At the strike of 9pm tonight, over 400,000 fireworks will light up the sky over Edinburgh Castle in the Summer fests' last big splurge: the 45 minute  

The Royal Mile

Faces on The Royal Mile

A walk up the Royal Mile during the Fringe can be an interesting experience. Today I took a photograph of all the faces that really struck me as being interesting, frightening or just plain weird.

Old College Quad

Old College Quad

A quiet oasis located in the heart of the city. The Old College Quad on South Bridge, rarely visited but worth it for the architecture and virtual solitude.

Scotland On the Threshold: Discussions 1-7 Aug

Scotland on the Threshold

In association with TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland), and with a programme led by Mairi McFadyen and Donald Smith, the Scottish Storytelling Centre hosts a series of discussions and works

Edinburgh Trams - Taking the Tram to Bankruptcy?

Edinburgh Trams at Depot

Information has at last been released by Edinburgh City Council admitting that the tram project is going to run at an operating loss for the next fifteen years - which is a fact that the critics of

Edinburgh Trams - Does the City Really Want Them by Christmas?

Today's article in The Scotsman promising the beleaguered citizens of Edinburgh "the tram by Christmas" might be seen by some more of a threat than a promise.

Goodbye The Stag's Head, Hello The Other Place

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Nothing’s more sure than change but when news that The Stag’s Head, an old Broughton Road pub that dates back to the 1890s, was to close there was a real air of sadness among its regula