City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland


Goodbye The Stag's Head, Hello The Other Place


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

The Boy with Tape on his Face and Lost Voice Guy to share stage at Macmillan Gala

The Boy with Tape on his Face: Nick Mailer Photography

Up-and-coming speechless comedian Lost Voice Guy is set to take to one of Edinburgh's biggest stages at the Big Comedy Gala, alongside host The Boy with Tape on his Face.

Life and Deaf bring BSL event to Storytelling Centre

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Between Monday 8 and Wednesday 24 July, the Life & Deaf Association will be travelling the length and breadth of the UK in their VW camper van, Heidi, to spread a positive message of deaf awareness an

North Queensferry beach: marine charity needs volunteer helpers for cleanup

Port Laing beach, North Queensferry will be getting spruced up for summer as part of Beachwatch, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) beach clean and litter survey on Sunday 30th June which aims t

Just Just For Edinburgh's Festival of Spirituality & Peace 2013

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Edinburgh's Festival of Spirituality & Peace, now known by its shorter moniker Just Festival, is back this year from 2-26 August with 450

Edinburgh International Magic Festival 2013


As the fourth Edinburgh International Magic Festival casts its spell across the Capital, from 28 June - 5 July 2013, audiences are invited

Fringe Five Venues launch their 2013 Fringe Brochure

The Fringe Four Ringmasters

Tonight in a joint announcement in the newly refurbished Roxy Assembly at the end of Drummond Street.

Grimm tales and Scottish folklore marry in a feast of raconteur talent

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•The Scottish Grimm Connection presents the premiere of their first programme “Alike & Afar”.

End to End: An Uplifting Theatre Journey

End to End - The Gramophones Theatre Company

It started with a bike ride. Then there were horses, a limo, a rickshaw and a trio of micro lights.

Strange Town Young Company Double Bill of Contrasts

Strange Town Theatre - Follow Me

A model of youth theatre that really works is the best way to sum up Edinburgh-based Strange Town.

Over 50 Events at Leith Festival, June 8-16

There is no gale that can beat Lìte’s enthusiasm. Leith Festival presents a spectacular nine-day period in the month of June.

Tannahill Talent showcased at TradFest

Wendy Weatherby in Performance

A weaver by trade and songwriter/poet by calling, Robert Tannahill (1774-1810) of Paisley was an avid self-educator and recognised man of letters, founding the Paisley Burns Club in 1805 and developin

Step back in history and entertain the kids at TradFest this weekend

Conrad Molleson - Gododdin

As part of TradFest, Edinburgh’s newest Festival, the Storytelling Centre have put together a series of events for youngsters (5-14yrs) to enjoy a feast of culture with fun storytelling, song, theatre

Flowers of Edinburgh to Bloom Again

Karine Polwart takes part in Flowers of Edinburgh for TradFest

Karine Polwart, Mairi Campbell and other top Edinburgh folk musicians will come together at this year’s inaugural TradFest Edinburgh • Dùn Èideann for a gala concert in aid of Macmillan Cancer Relief.

The Scottsboro Boys


It was an intriguing old photo from a Glasgow newspaper that had belonged to my Dad that led me to find out about the tragic tale of the Scottsboro Boys. The old Press photo showed a black woman heading up some kind of demonstration in the 1930s, the time of the Depression.

Tradfest: A Feast of Culture in the Festival City

 Tradfest, Edinburgh's newest festival, will see over twelve days of music, song, storytelling, dance, crafts, folk drama, and environme

2013 Imaginate Festival, Scotland’s international festival of performing arts for children

Chalk About

This year’s Imaginate Festival, Scotland’s international festival of performing arts for children and young people, runs from Monday 6 May to Mon

Curtain up for How To Succeed!

Jennifer Good, Andra Roston Keay and Emily Goad

Actresses from local amateur theatre group Edinburgh Music Theatre get ready to play secretaries surviving sexism in a man's working environment in 1960's musical 'How to Succeed in Business Without R

I Knew a Man Called Livingstone

I Knew a Man Called Livingstone

200 years on, meet David Livingstone through the eyes of the Africans who knew him.