City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: environment


Edinburgh Forecast Is For A Warm Christmas

Christmas tree in Charlotte Square, Edinburgh New Town

This year's Christmas weather is shaping up to be very different from the heavy snowfall and icy conditions of last year.

The Rollercoaster: A Walk in the Pentlands

Pentland's Rollercoaster trail in snow

The Pentland Hills Regional Park on the edge of Edinburgh is a great place for visiting throughout the year.

Video: Pandas Meet Their Public at Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo's celebrity guests, Tian Tian and Yang Guang, met their public today.  The breeding pair of giant pandas arrived in Edinburgh on 4th

Bawbag Takes Web By Storm

The high winds in Edinburgh are now easing, with transport and schools expected to be back on a normal footing tomorrow. Bawbag is receding.

Traffic and Schools Hit by Severe Winter Weather

Edinburgh City Council has announced that Edinburgh schools will shut today at noon (Thursday 8 December 2011) due to the severe weather, with gale-force winds forecast later today.

Video: The Pandas Have Landed

Two giant pandas landed at Edinburgh Airport yesterday en route to their new home at Edinburgh zoo, with all the razzmatazz that you'd expect for a couple o

Birds, Seals, Dolphins, and a Killer Whale Viewed at Isle of May

Merlin on Isle of May

Scottish Natural Heritage’s Isle of May reported an increased numbers of visitors and a few unusual ones this passed season.

Today's News Is Rubbish

Holey Bin Bags, Edinburgh New Town

Edinburgh City Council voted to scrap plans to outsource rubbish collection in the Scottish capital.

Edinburgh World Heritage Offices Move to the Canongate’s Acheson House

Acheson Plan

Across the road from the Canongate Kirk is the Museum of Edinburgh and alongside it an A listed building that goes back to

Occupy Edinburgh Moving Tents In St Andrew Square

Participants in the Occupy Edinburgh encampment in St Andrew Square have agreed to move to a new location to the edge of the park in time for

The Usher Hall’s Tree Concert

"Sherlock" Violin

When he was three Conan Doyle and his family moved to Liberton Bank House, now Dunedin School, from Picardy Place where he was born.

Historic Scotland Recruiting 30 Construction Apprentices Over 3 Years

Historic Scotland has launched its campaign to recruit 30 additional apprentices in traditional building skills - stonemasonry, joinery and painting.

SNH Nature Photography Comp 2011 Winners

SBW Winner

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) announced the three winners in the fifth annual Nature Photography Competition on Monday. The winning picture, taken by Jennifer Sanger of Pitlochry, shows a reflection of a summer day’s sky on a perfectly still loch – with her colourful shoes and socks edging into the picture. An image of Bass Rock came second place and an Edinburgh surfer caught a wave to win third place.

Edinburgh Is UK's Second Most Congested City, Says Report

In June, SatNav company Tom Tom issued a news release saying that Britain is the most congested country in Europe. Edinburgh made the top 10 of gridlocked cities.

Film of the Week: You've Been Trumped

A dune too far

Celebrity tycoon Donald Trump lives up to his billing as a crass egomaniac in You've Been Trumped, a compelling, 95-minute documentary revealing Trump's bullyboy antics as he bulldozes a sensitive coastal ecosystem near Aberdeen to create a mega golf resort.

Ingrid Betancourt: Surviving Against the Odds (EIBF Review)

EIBF: Ingrid Betancourt

There was a packed house for the Baillie Gifford event with hostage survivor Ingrid Betancourt and Kirsty Wark.  Ingrid Betancourt was introduced as, "the mother of Melanie and Lorenzo" and the Colombian Green Party leader who was captured by FARC when she was campaigning for the presidency of Colombia in 2002.

T C Boyle - Nature is just as murderous as human beings (EIBF Review)

T C Boyle - photo Milo Boyle

T C Boyle cuts a figure that is more rock star than Distinguished Professor – tall, extravagantly quiffed and clad in T-shirt and bright red hi-top trainers. I last saw him in Edinburgh

The Garden of Eichstatt 1613 Review

This is an outstanding exhibition arranged by Alexander Meddowes of 100 beautiful coloured botanical copper plate engravings by Basil Besler which were originally published in 1613 as the first edition of Hortus Eystettensis.  This is one of the largest collections to be exhibited and hung together for over a decade. 

Film of the Week: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Apes take over

‘Four stars?!’ I hear you cry? I nearly gave it five.

Edinburgh Parks Win 20 Green Flags

Princes Street Gardens path

Edinburgh’s parks and green spaces have earned twenty awards in this year’s Green Flag national competition.

Film of the Week: Cars 2

Lightning in Cars 2

I have to confess, whilst I’ve always been a huge fan of Pixar, I was never a fan of the original Cars. I only watched the first half before switching it off, having become utterly bored and unimpressed, a rare low I felt for a Pixar production.

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