City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News

Books: Edinburgh Old Town; Journeys and Evocations by John Fee with Stuart McHardy and Donald Smith

In ‘Edinburgh Old Town – Journeys and Evocations’ Stuart McHardy and Donald Smith have woven a fine tribute to the late John Fee around some of Fee’s own stories and recollections.

Wicked, Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

Wicked at the Playhouse

Dynamic Duo cast their bewitching spell.

"Four Reflect" - Local Photographers Capture Urban and Rural


The Roamin Nose on Eyre Place looks a little different at the moment – inside, at least.

The Donald Runnicles Birthday Concert, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Usher Hall, Review

Beethoven 9 at the Usher Hall

Several hundred enthusiasts were in the stalls an hour before the concert started to hear the conversation between Donald Runnicles and James Naughtie. We learned a little, but not a lot.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2014/15 Programme Announced

Up Helly Aa vikings

Organisers of Edinburgh's Hogmanay today invited revellers to join the planet's "hottest" party when they announced the programme of events for this year.

Trialogue, Traverse Theatre, Review

FotoFlingScotland DHD FreezeFrame

It had been a good long while since the last time I had attended a piece that could be described as a dance, or any movement based performance come to that, and so it was with a mixture of excitement

Theatre Uncut, Traverse, Review

Theatre Uncut rehearsals

Do you ever feel utterly overwhelmed by the constant flow of news, pounded by the endless atrocities hammering away in every corner of the world, drenched by the multifarious media that rains it down

Oundjian and Benedetti Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Usher Hall, Review

Nicola Benedetti_(c) Decca_Simon_Fowler.jpg

The first four minutes set us in the mood for some fine Russian music with the seldom heard March from Rachmaninov's Cinq Études-tableaux.

Scottish Opera's La Cenerentola, Festival Theatre, Review

Cinderella - Scottish Opera

There are many versions of the comedy we know as Cinderella but all relate to the unwanted daughter who finds her way to the heart of a prince much to the annoyance of her family.

The Moonlit Road, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Review

The Moonlit Road

Inspired by the likes of Edgar Allan Poe and Ambrose Bierce, Peapod Productions brings the ghostly tale of “The Moonlit Road” to Edinburgh.

Double Bill: Squish / Box Fresh, Traverse Theatre, Review

Box Fresh

The Traverse Theatre is the perfect location for emerging theatre artists and practitioners to promote new work by Scottish companies.

Return to the Forbidden Planet Coming to Edinburgh in 2015

Olivier Award-winning musical Return to the Forbidden Planet, which was inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest, is coming to the Festival The

The Gamblers, Summerhall, Review

The Gamblers production

Russian writer Nikolai Gogol was a master story teller. He specialized in exposing the ridiculousness of human behaviour while retaining a dark stark humour.

Jamie Primrose: "Light and Shade", Dundas Street Gallery, Review

Twilight Approaching over the City - Jamie Primrose

It was exactly a year ago this week when Jamie Primrose staged his 10th Anniversary exhibition entitled Reflections on a City.

Best of BE Festival, Traverse, Review

Best of BE Festival stage

Championing an array of new and developing work from around Europe “Best of BE Festival” presents an eclectic mix of physical, spoken and mixed media performances.

Stan Douglas Exhibition at The Fruitmarket Gallery

Dice Players.jpg

Edinburgh has been fortunate that Stan Douglas was able to introduce the exhibition of some of his work at The Fruitmarket Gallery (running til 15 February).

Elgar's Enigma, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Usher Hall, Review

Sally Beamish.jpg

A concert devoted to Remembrancetide and the outbreak of the Great War could well have been a sad and sorrowful event.

The Drawer Boy, Brunton, Review

Drawer Boy play

Mull Theatre has re-staged its highly successful 2013 production of what is now a modern classic from Canadian writer, Michael Healy.

Grupo Corpo 2014, Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Review

Sem Mim - Grupo Corpo in kilts and Celtic spirit

2015 will mark 40 years since the dance company, Grupo Corpo was founded by the Penderneiras family in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Family Fun this Hogmanay at the Brunton

Following its 2012 and 2013 Hogmanay celebrations, The Brunton is delighted to announce its Hogmanay celebrations in the Honest Toun for 2014.