City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News

Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2015 - Release your Party Animal at this year's Festival, 30 December, 2015 - 1 January 2016

Edinburgh's Hogmanay - Fireworks over the Castle, (photo credit, Chris Watt)

There was a sneak media preview today to reveal a few of the cultural events taking place in Edinburgh from 30th December, 2015 to 1st January, 2016 to celebrate the New Year.

Stomp, Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Review


A combination of movement, comedy, music and most importantly rhythm, Stomp arrives in Edinburgh with a bang as part of their 2015 tour – and what a fun filled and exciting racket they make!

Brunton Cinderella panto rehearsals underway

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Back in August nearly 100 young people from across the county who could sing, dance and act attended open auditions to join the cast of this year’s pantomime at The Brunton, Cinderella.

A Play, A Pie and A Pint, 140 Million Miles, Traverse, Review

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How far would you go to start a new life? Crossing continents is scary enough but a journey in a capsule across galaxies is a bigger step altogether.

The Bodyguard the Musical, Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

Alexandra Burke and Stuart Reid as Rachel and Frank in The Bodyguard, the Musical

You may not know the name Lawrence Kasdan but he’s a major Hollywood screenwriter of such movies as Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Big Chill and The Empire Strikes Back.

Scotttish Ballet Autumn Season 2015, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Review

Scene from Elsa Canasta - Nick Holder, The Singer, with Scottish Ballet dancers. (photo credit, Andy Ross)

In the week which celebrates World Ballet Day (1st October), the audience at the Festival Theatre was treated to the inspiring Autumn Season touring programme of premiere works.

RSNO Mahler's Resurrection, Usher Hall, Review


One powerful symphony for the Season's Opener.

Brave New World, King's Theatre, Review

A timely adaptation of Huxley’s Brave New World ironically offers food for thought that fails to nourish.

A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Kontoble (The Shamen and the Boy), Traverse, Review

In Glasgow, people tend to speak at bus stops but it’s not every day that you meet a West African shaman there.

Video: Cockenzie Power Station Demolition

Today a piece of Edinburgh's local landscape was transformed with the demolition of the two 500-foot towers of the Cockenzie coal-fired power station in East Lothian.

Michael Ball, Master Class in Sales Promotion of Mack & Mabel

Michael Ball was in great form at the Playhouse promoting 'Mack & Mabel'.

Waiting for Godot, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Review

Waiting for Godot

One might imagine theatre has had its share of revolutionary moments, but most of its past is of incremental adjustments.

Falling in Love with Frida, Traverse, Review

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The late Michael Marra was fascinated enough by Frida Kahlo to write a song where she arrives ‘flooded in a scarlet light ‘in the Taybridge Bar in Dundee.

The Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival Returns for its Second Edition

Autumn treats lie ahead with the second edition of the Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival (ESFF) that will include 11 feature films, 5 documentaries, and 5 shorts.

What Goes Around, Tron, Review

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Life imitates art imitating life in this Scottish spin off from a scandalous 19th century classic.

Girls Rock School Edinburgh

Girls Rock School (GRS) Edinburgh is a non-profit making organisation whose aim is to have free music workshops open to all regardless of age or ability.

Britain's "Greatest Pilot" Reunited with Infamous WW2 Aircraft

Capt Eric Brown (copyright Neil Hanna)

Captain Eric Brown CBE – often referred to as Britain’s greatest ever pilot - was yesterday reunited with the Messerschmitt Me 163B-1a Komet at the National Mus

David Greig designated as Lyceum’s Artistic Director

Since Mark Thomson’s announcement that he would be stepping down as the Lyceum’s Artistic Director in 2016 after serving 13 years in the post, the question of who will replace him has been hovering.

Stones in His Pockets,The Brunton, Review

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What happens when harsh reality sidles its way through a creation of fantasy?

Video: Cab footage of Borders Railway

The hour-long Edinburgh to Tweedbank railway re-opened today.

Full Steam Ahead once again from Edinburgh to Tweedbank: The Borders Railway is re-launched after nearly 50 years.

Sir Walter Scott (Fergus John McCann) travels on the Borders Railway to Tweedbank (Visit Scotland)

At 8.45am on Sunday 6th September, 2015, an historic occasion took place with the return of a passenger train service from Edinburgh to Tweedbank in the Scottish Borders.