City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Record Voter Registration For Scottish Independence Referendum

Edinburgh has recorded a record level of registered voters in the run-up to tomorrow's historic vote on whether Scotland should become an independent country or remain within the Union.

George Street Pedestrian-Cycle Trial Opens For 1 Year

George Street Trial

A reconfigured George Street was officially opened today that gives cyclists a safe East-West route across the city centre, free of tram lines and free of motorised traffic.

EIF Director Jonathan Mills Bows Out at Festival 2014 End

EIF Fireworks 2014 - View from Ross Theatre

Last night's Fireworks Concert marked the end of the Edinburgh International Festival and the end of Festival Director Sir Jonathan Mills’s eight year te

Video: Flight of the Valkyries, EIF Fireworks 2014

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra, led by conductor Garry Walker, open the Festival Fireworks Concert 2014 in Princes Street Gardens with Wagner's Flight of

Holyrood Park Closed to Traffic For Festival Fireworks

Fireworks scatter with blue and yellow tracers

Historic Scotland has announced that it will be closing Holyrood Park to vehicle traffic this Sunday evening (31st August) for the annual

4 Tonnes of Fireworks Being Readied For Festival Finale

EIF Fireworks Concert waterfall

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra will be playing classic favourites such as Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture at this Sunday's Fes

Edinburgh Fringe Smashes Two Million Ticket Mark

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society announced that by Monday afternoon, with hundreds of performances still to take place, an estimated 2,183,591 tickets had been issued for shows this month.

Portrait Gallery Brings Home Tragedy of the Great War

Avatar and bust - Scottish National Portrait Gallery

A moving, new exhibition opening today at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery brings home the tragedy of World War One, one hundred years to the day since hostilities broke out with Germany.

Fun With An Inflatable - Airpuddle at Boxsmall

Airpuddle at Boxsmall

Even by Edinburgh standards, this seems like a fairly soggy start to the Fringe, especially as it has come after the streak of gorgeous, sunny days in July, which saw people flocking to

Only One Dog In This Pleasance Fringe Preview Show

Pleasance 30 year cake cutting interrupted by dog

It was The Pleasance's turn to hold its Fringe press launch / preview this morning.

Fun and Games in the Grassmarket For Playday

Edinburgh’s Grassmarket will be transformed into a giant children’s play area tomorrow (Wednesday 30 July) to promote play in the city.

Pig Rock Bothy to Be Erected in Gallery Grounds

Pig Rock Bothy rock

This summer, the grounds of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art will be home to a traditional Scottish bothy, designed exclusively as pa

Floral Clock Celebrates 10 Years of Fair Trade

Floral clock with Fairtrade's Rachel Farey

Edinburgh’s famous floral clock is now in full bloom, revealing a tribute to the capital’s 10 years as a Fairtrade City.

Half Price Edinburgh Tattoo Tickets For Sale

Tattoo 2011: Lion Rampant projected onto Edinburgh Castle

For those who don't mind the odd photographer or television camera crew getting in their line of sight there is a limited number of half-price tickets for the Thursday 31st July preview performance of

Museums: Common Cause - Commonwealth Scots and the Great War

Richardson pipes - credit John Yanyshyn Photography.jpg

With the Commonwealth Games due to open in Glasgow on Wednesday, 23 July and the Centenary of the start of the First World War this year, the timing of this exhibition could not be better.

Fringe By The Sea Returns to North Berwick in 2014

Fringe by the Sea returns to North Berwick, from the 4th to the 10th of August.

GENERATION Revisits Landmarks in Contemporary Art in Scotland

The National Galleries of Scotland launched its largest exhibition to date this summer with the opening of GENERATION (28 June 2014 to 25 January 2015),

Let It Be, Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

Seargent Peppers in Let It Be

Authentic sound makes it an easy day’s night.

Edinburgh Film Festival 2014 Preview

Welcome to New York film still

It was with a mixture of delight and relief to see the familiarly bespectacled and besuited Chris Fujiwara step up to the podium in Filmhouse last week to announce the programme for this years’

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