City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: environment


Gales and Volcanic Ash Cause Travel Disruption

Edinburgh Airport is warning passengers to check ahead with their airline to see if their flight has been affected by ash from the Grimsvotn volcano in Iceland tomorrow.

Scottish Food on the Menu at Royal Highland Cookery Theatre

Queen visits RHS

The Scotland Food & Drink Theatre at the Royal Highland Show will stage nine demonstration sessions daily over the four days of the show this year. The theme of the food and drink industry showcase, which is under the supervision of writer-broadcaster Wendy Barrie, is “A Celebration of Scotland”.

Hip hop and B boys Take It To a Highland Loch

Hip hop Loch Leven

Hip hop and breakdance may have its roots in the city, but a small experiment this past weekend took it into new territory with a performance at a highland loch. Artists from a young music group from Muirhouse in Edinburgh and a touring Ugandan breakdance group, Tabu Flo, combined for a dance workshop at the Loch Leven national nature reserve.

All Political Parties Desert Edinburgh Trams - But Chamber of Commerce Supports!

Tram track on Princes Street at night

Graham Birse, that well known pro-tram deputy chief executive of the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce continues to say he wants to have more public money poured into the bottomless pit that is the Edi

Now Is Peak Season for Deer Collisions, Motorists Warned

Motorists are being told to watch out for young deer straying across the motorway while driving in the Central Belt.  Government agency Scottish Natural Heritage says deer-vehicle collisions often peak in late April to mid-May, as juvenile deer are out on their own for the first time.

Council Looks To "Gull-Proof" Rubbish For World Heritage Site

New Town rubbish

Being a port city Edinburgh has a thriving inland gull population. Gulls, and other urban foragers such as dogs, cats, foxes, and crows, often tear through thin rubbish bag-liners left for collection on city pavements in search of food scraps. Not only does food end up on the pavement but, with Edinburgh being a windy city, the rubbish is easily dispersed throughout the surrounding street.

Video: Edinburgh World Naked Bike Ride

With cycling season now upon us we follow up the St Andrews bike ride video with another less established Edinburgh bike ride, the World Naked Bike Ride.

It's Not Just About Edinburgh's Trams

The second part of the Edinburgh Tram's video about work on the Gogar depot was recently released. Actually it seems less about work being carried out at Gogar and more about the future of trams in the UK in general.

Video: Edinburgh Centre on Climate Change

This is a stylish, promo video for the Edinburgh Centre on Climate Change (ECCC), narrated by Sheena Macdonald with soundtrack by Moby.

Message To Self, Sixty Years From Now

Time Capsule

Pupils from Edinburgh’s Tollcross Primary school today buried a time capsule at the building site of the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) expansion and associated office development.

Wildlife Charity Advises Public on Fox Cubs

Lennox - Edinburgh Fox Cub

The Scottish SPCA is asking people to contact them first if they see an injured or orphaned fox cub before approaching or moving it themselves.