City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: environment

Final Tracks Laid On Britain's Longest Passenger Line For 100 Years

Final tracks on the Airdrie Bathgate line laid

Network Rail completed track laying on the new 24km stretch of railway between Airdrie and Bathgate today, making it the longest domestic passenger railway with new stations to be built in Britain

Zoo's Land Swap Plans Unnecessary, Say Park Friends

Afro-Scottish plains

Why are the Friends of Corstorphine Hill opposed to Edinburgh Zoo's expansion plans?

Scottish Wildcat Sculpture Heading North


A Scottish wildcat sculpture created by north Edinburgh children will appear for the last time in the capital at next weekend’s Edinburgh Mela.

Botanics Exhibition Explores Magic of Mushrooms

Alices in Wonderland

Mushrooms are on the menu at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh. A new exhibition at the John Hope Gateway and events programme explore all aspects of the world of fungi, in particular the relationship between people and fungi.

"Impressionist Gardens" Opens At National Gallery Complex

Paintings by the big names of Impressionism, including Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Manet and Sisley, feature in a new exhibition opening in Edinburgh today.

Birds Of Prey Poisoning Incidents "Highest In Decades"

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Scotland (RSPB Scotland) today reported the highest number of confirmed poisoning incidents discovered in a single year in Scotland in the past two decades.

Deadline Looming For Scottish Nature Photography Competition

2nd - Derek McGinn - Winter Visitors.jpg

The 31st of July is the last day for aspiring and professional photographers to showcase their special shots of Scotland’s spectacular nature, as part of a contest run by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

Sea Eagle Chicks Arrive on East Coast

Affectionately known as ‘the flying barn door’ due to its massive 8 foot wing span, Scotland's breeding population of white-tailed sea eagles continues to rise through a reintroduction  programme that began on the west coast more than 30 years ago.

Record Attendance at 2010 Royal Highland Show

RHS 2010

The 2010 Royal Highland Show has set a new attendance record of 187,644 - an increase of more than 11,000 on last year’s record of 176,522.

Digging In At the Taste of Edinburgh

Cookery class

I wasn't quite sure what to expect of annual food and drink showcase Taste of Edinburgh before it set up camp for 3 food-filled days in Inverleith Park. Like local land rights campaigner Andy Wightman, the entrance fee surprised me, although for different reasons.

Met Launches Five-day Ash Charts

The Met Office has launched ash charts which aim to show the potential movement and concentration of volcanic ash over the coming five days.