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Scottish Chamber Orchestra Welcome in 2012 in Style!

Conductor Nicholas McGegan and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra gave their usual rousing programme of Viennese music on New Year's Day evening in aid of the Marie Curie Cancer Care Charity.

Edinburgh Trams Earn City a Private Eye 'Rotten Borough' Award

That well known and very popular satirical magazine, "Private Eye"  has given Edinburgh an award under its

Pay and Display Machines No Longer Take 5p and 10p

From today, changes to the width of 5p and 10p coins will mean that you can't use them for any of Edinburgh's Pay and Display parking ticket machines.

Government "Complacent" About "Dangerous" Air Pollution Levels

Cars and People crammed onto the Mound

WWF Scotland has accused the Scottish government of taking a "complacent" approach to "dangerous" levels of air pollution in Scottish cities, caused mostly by motorised traffic.

Edinburgh Tram Works Stifle the City

Ainslie Place traffic congestion

Why has the City Council decided it must punish its citizens?

Train Fares To Rise 6% in 2012

Trains pass through Princes Street Gardens

Train fares are set to rise from the 2nd January 2012 by 6%, more than the rate of inflation. Inflation was 5.2% in November.

Edinburgh Tram Depot Handed Over to Edinburgh City Council

George Brodie Shows Jenny Dawe the Controls

The trams depot at Gogar has officially been handed over to Edinburgh City Council.

Edinburgh Council - Trams Bandwagon Out of Control

Someone asked, can you write something positive and supportive about the Council, as it would look so much better?  Well we have tried to think of something but this is harder than it looks, p

Edinburgh Trams Completion Schedule Announced

Edinburgh Tram on Princes Street

Edinburgh City Council today reiterated that Edinburgh's trams will be rumbling through the city centre by the Summer 2014.

Edinburgh Tram Works Announced for 2012

The latest tram works for the on-road route between Haymarket Station and St Andrew Square have been announced.

Edinburgh Airport Warns Of St Andrew's Day Delays

Edinburgh Airport is warning passengers that there may be some delays for passengers travelling on 30 November, St Andrew's Day, due to a strike by

What's On For St Andrew's Day Around Scotland?

Saltire Faces

As the nation gears up for St Andrew’s Day, on the weekend of 26th and 27th of November and on St Andrew’s Day itself, Scots and Scots at heart can join the celebrations taking place in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, St Andrews and East Lothian.

Edinburgh Trams - Council Plumb New Depths in Relations with Residents

Edinburgh City Council - who have allegedly been short-listed for the title of the "the best UK Council" - managed to achieve the ultimate stroke of incompetence this evening, 7th Novembe

Exhibition of EIF Pictures Opens at The Hub

Jonathan Mills 2011 by Eoin Carey

An exhibition of photographs from the recent Edinburgh International Festival, entitled The Big Picture, has just opened at

Science Fiction On Stage – new theatre company reaches for the stars

Esc f8, the country’s only theatre company dedicated to producing science fiction is to take its maiden voyage this Friday in ‘Black Sky’ – an evening of scien

Scottish Government Agencies Responsibility for Edinburgh Trams

An interesting letter appeared in The Scotsman on 27th October:-

National Galleries of Scotland Announce 2012 Exhibitions

National Gallery Complex looking down from the Mound

The National Galleries of Scotland today announced upcoming exhibitions for 2012, including the first exhibition in the newly revamped National Portrait Gallery which opens to the public on 1st December.

First Tram Arrives in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Tram and Lothian Buses

Finally, after the prolonged contractual dispute, things are moving again.

"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