City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: property

Three City Properties To Gain £2,145,000 Heritage Grants

Greyfriars Kirk

Greyfriars Kirkyard (famous resting place of Greyfriars Bobby), a hidden Victorian shopfront on Nicolson Street, and a Victorian communal courtyard in

Video: Salmond Launches Scottish Independence Referendum Consultation

First Minister Alex Salmond uses the birthday of Robert Burns to launch the consultation document on the referendum, to be held in autumn 2014, on whether Scotland should be an independent country.

Trams Grief As Mature Trees Get Chop (Satellite image)

Edinburgh's trams have been causing more upset, and not just with the forthcoming roadworks (see below).

Leithers Urged To Take Advantage of £100,000 Heritage Cash

Shop owners and residents in Leith are being urged to take advantage of a £200,000 grant to restore shop fronts and buildings to their former glory.

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

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.

Videos of High Rise Demolitions Give Council A Pop

It seems people like a demolition. Yesterday's demolition of the three towers in North Sighthill, to make way for 320 new homes (see earlier story), has already become the second most popular video on the City of Edinburgh Council's YouTube channel after 19 hours with 4,165 views.

Sighthill Gets Ready To Blow Highrises to the Ground

Sighthill Towers competition

The demolition of three multi-storey flats in North Sighthill is scheduled to go ahead this Sunday between 11am and noon.

Whither Now For the Forest?

Forest entrance

Freewheeling arts collective The Forest have put out a strongly worded press release expressing how "stunned" they are at the decision to remove them from their venue at the end of the run of the Fringe.

RoS Q1 2011/12: Edinburgh House Prices Drop 2.7%

New Town from Edinburgh Castle battlements

Registers of Scotland published statistics today showing that the average price of a residential property in Edinburgh dropped 2.7% during the first quarter (April to June) of the financial year 2011/12 compared with the same period the previous year.