City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: environment


Olympic Legacy Should Start in Hoy's Home Town

Leith Walk - view from above

Britain's cyclists have proved indomitable at the London Olympics winning seven out of ten golds at the London velodrome, with track sprinter Chris Hoy's sixth gold medal making British Olympic his

Wojtek the Bear Review

Sue Muir, James Sutherland (Wojtek) and John McColl in Wojtek the bear

For those of a certain generation and set of experiences, both in Edinburgh and beyond, Wojtek the ‘Polish’ bear evokes particular memories.

Photos Show Edinburgh Tram Works "On Schedule"

Tram works July '12 - Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Council has released a series of images showing that Edinburgh's troubled tram appears to be taking shape, with track being laid in the city ce

Recycling Push Sees End of Weekly Wheelie Bin Collection

Food compostables

Wheelie bins will be collected in Edinburgh every fortnight instead of every week from September as a measure to encourage Edinburgh residents to separate their "waste" before it goes out

Edinburgh Parks Increase Tally of Green Flags

Corstorphine Hill Dog Walker

Edinburgh's Parks and green spaces have won a record 24 Green Flag Awards in the UK competition this year.

Video: Greenpeace Hits Shell Petrol Stations

Yesterday, Greenpeace activists said that they successfully shut down 77 Shell petrol stations ("some more than once") in Edinburgh and London in protest at Shell's plans to drill in the ecologically fragile Arctic. 

"Taste" Cancels as Flooding Hits Edinburgh

July in Edinburgh, and residents are cleaning up after after torrential rain turned roads into rivers and fields into swimming pools (see fo

Free Festival Parking for Edinburgh Motorists

Parking in the city centre will be free from 5pm during this Summer's Edinburgh Festivals, from 6 August until 1 September.

Top Wildlife Photography Show Opens at Botanic Garden

Pine Marten

A new exhibition of nature photographs by 20 top British photographers is now on show at the Royal Botanic Garden.

Edinburgh's Town Centres Team On Award Shortlist

Bruntsfield - from top of a bus

Given the monstrous mismanagement of the Edinburgh trams project, and all the accompanying pain the saga has brought citizens over the years, it's sometimes a surprise to learn that actually parts of our local authority are quite respected by their profession.

British Woods Photography Competition

Scots Pine (Pinus Sylvestris)

Online woodland database VisitWoods is holding a Photography Competition. VisitWoods (which I've posted about before) is a publicly funded web project designed to encourage greater awareness about British woods. The competition is a way of encouraging people to find out more about their native woodlands and to get out and share photos of their explorations.

Royal Highland Show 2012 - "Best Event in Scotland"

RHAS 2010sm2.jpg

The Royal Highland Show and its organisers the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland are well accustomed to handing out awards to prize winning livestock, food and drink products and innovative farm equipment.

Public Money For Mavisbank House

Fiona Hislop & architect at Mavisbank House

Renovation of Mavisbank House considered to be one of Scotland's earliest examples of a Palladian style villa, moved a step forward yesterday with the announcement of a £500,000 grant from the Scottish Government.

Digital Project Will Showcase Scottish Norwegian Hydro-Electric Links

Kinlochleven Hydro

Engineering buffs, students, and those curious about how we tap energy from our rivers, will welcome a forthcoming joint project between Scotland and Norway to document the development of the hydro-industry.

Egg Thief Sentenced in Inverness

A tip-off by an alert resident on the isle of Rum National Nature Reserve (NNR) helped catch egg thief Matthew Gonshaw.

Banish Blues In A Wood of Bluebells

Bluebells wood

Overworked or overstressed? Nature charity the Woodland Trust has a potential cure for you. The Trust is suggesting people take a relaxing walk in the woods to enjoy bluebell season.

Young People and Nature - Edinburgh Medal Address

James Hansen - Edinburgh medal recipient 2012

‘Someone else can arrange this.’ Supposedly the last words of mid-twentieth century domestic goddess Constance Spry, they also sum up the attitude of most governments to the growing iss

Edinburgh Medal Winner's Climate Predictions 30 Years On

NASA scientist James Hansen has been giving his Edinburgh Medal address tonight...more will be posted here from that later by Bill who is at the talk and presentation (EDIT read Bill's review).

Easter Getaways Keep Edinburgh Airport Busy

Edinburgh Airport is predicting 140,000 passengers will pass through its terminals in "one of its busiest weekends of the year" by the end of this Easter break.

Olympic Cheerleaders Feel the Chill

It promised "belly dancing, hula-hooping and a samba conga to West Princes St Gardens from Edinburgh's Big Screen on Festival Square.

Video: Pandas In The Mood For Love

It's mating time for the pandas at Edinburgh Zoo. Tian Tian, the female panda, calls out to Yang Guang and presses her body up against the grate shortly before the pandas meet for the first time.

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