City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Borders Railway - who really wants it?

With all the Scottish Government hype over the Borders Railway one actually wonders who really want

The death of Pope Shenouda III

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His Holiness, Pope Shenouda III, has died at the age of eighty-eight. For forty years he has been the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church based in Egypt, but now spread around the world.

West End Tram Works To Expand

West Maitland Street and Haymarket tram works diversions

The next phase of tram works starts this weekend with ongoing works at Shandwick Place and Haymarket being extended to include West Maitland Street from 5am on Saturday 24th March

The Beerhive

Broughton village has yet another addition to their fine range of quality independent shops and it comes in the form of The Beerhive, a new beer and wine merchant

Edinburgh Trams - Council fearful of more bad press opt for secrecy

Tram works in Shandwick Place 2012

The refusal of Edinburgh City Council to reveal the cost of the pay-off for former trams head Richard Jeffery is just  the same as the banks giving

Edinburgh Trams - Toxic Tram Project a Financial Disaster

On the day that we are told that the contractors of the Edinburgh trams project may have dumped 

"Long Delays" on Forth Road Bridge on 10/11 March

Drivers crossing the Forth Road Bridge are being warned to expect long delays on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 March while repair work is being carried out.

Strange Theatre: Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves

The earth is trembling with the promise of a new wave as Strange Theatre present a mini-festival which kicks off this evening at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, centred on the company’s new

Lothian Bus Fares To Rise in March

Bus Stop Sign by Castle

Travelling by bus just became a little less attractive an option after Lothian Buses, following the lead set by train companies,  announced that it will be increasing its ticket prices from 4th March by almost 10% for some tickets.

A trio of theatrical treats for MESP explore myth, war and nature at Storytelling Centre

The annual Edinburgh International Festival of Middle Eastern Spirituality and Peace brings together people from a wide range of backgrounds to explore spiritual, secular, educational, artistic and cultural approaches to peace and mutual understanding utilising performances that deal with these topics through inventive, cross-art productions.

Scottish Cyclists Feeling a Little More Love

Cyclists salute at Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh cyclists have been feeling a little more loved after recent decisions at two levels of government - local and Scottish - on the amount of money being budgeted for cycling in coming years.

Tram Diversions - Starting 3rd March 2012

Tram Works Shandwick Place

Tram works at Haymarket and Shandwick Place to be extended but The Mound will be opening in March.

Times Launches 8 Point Manifesto to "Make Cities Safe For Cyclists"

Cyclists crossing High Street

The Times newspaper has launched a campaign today to make cities safer for cyclists.

February at the Storytelling Centre Gives Voice to All

LGBT History Month takes place throughout February, aiming to replace ignorance and prejudice with knowledge and understanding, yet those who watched BBC Three doc

Forth Rail Bridge Viewing Platform Being Planned

Forth Bridge from bike path

Network Rail are apparently planning to put a 300 foot high viewing platform on the Forth Rail Bridge.

New Electric Cars for Edinburgh Public Sector Fleets

CEC Electric Vehicle

A batch of small electric cars have been added to public sector fleets.

Sweeney and Signing go hand-in-hand for Edinburgh Musical Theatre Anniversary Production

Tickets are now on sale for EMT’s Thirtieth Anniversary production of the sophisticated, macabre, visceral and uncompromising Stephen Sondheim musical masterpiece, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. 

Edinburgh Trams Huge Damage to the Environment

The reports that the hugely unpopular Edinburgh trams project has caused the City Council to cut down some