City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: environment

Video: Innocent Railway Tunnel in Edinburgh

The Innocent Railway Tunnel is a huge tunnel that passes along the edge of Holyrood Park in Edinburgh. Formerly used to haul coal uphill by train it now forms part of the Innocent cycleway.

Edinburgh Dubbed Top City for Sustainability

Sighthill Recycling Centre

Edinburgh has been praised for its green credentials in a round-up of the world's most sustainable cities.

Edinburgh's Plastic Bag Problem

Marchmont and Sciennes' cloth bag

One aspect of living in a windy city such as Edinburgh is that disposable plastic bags are always on the loose.

Seagull Task Force To Tackle "Nuisance" Birds

A Seagull Task Force is being set up to look at ways in which urban gulls can be prevented from nesting and how nests can be effectively destroyed. A pilot project will begin in Dumfries next Spring to coincide with the breeding season.

Edinburgh Population Rises 5% In A Decade

The City of Edinburgh has seen the biggest increase in population numbers in Scotland over the decade to June 2007, according to statistics released earlier today by the General Register for Scotland.

Pentland Hills Park Becomes Largest UK Park To Get Green Flagged

The Pentland Hills Regional Park has become the largest park in the UK to be presented with a Green Flag award by the Civic Trust. The 10,000 hectare country park is Edinburgh's third to get a green flag. Harrison Park in the Polwarth area and Braidburn Valley Park in South Morningside have gained the accolade for the second year running.

Edinburgh International Book Festival Picks

Edinburgh International Book Festival

The Edinburgh International Book Festival pitches camp in Charlotte Square Gardens this year between 9th and 25th
August, hosting a staggering 800 authors from around the world. The quality and range of authors always draws wide interest, and this year is no exception. Following the launch of ticket sales last month, heavy traffic made the web site inaccessible for a while and a good number of events have already sold out.

Isle of May Nature Reserve Goes Virtual

Isle of May Nature Reserve

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has launched a 'virtual tour' and a free, downloadable education pack of the rugged Isle of May nature reserve.

Photo Competition Seeks Locals' "Natural Inspiration"

Scottish Natural Heritage, the organisation that monitors the health of Scotland's natural environment, is encouraging photographers of all ages and abilities to email them their nature photographs for a competition on the theme of "Natural Inspiration."

Bumblebees Need Our Help Says Minister

Bumblebee in Edinburgh Botanic Garden

Scottish Environment Minister Michael Russell urged gardeners yesterday to help bumblebees as he launched Scottish Biodiversity Week (19-25 May).