City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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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.

How's Your Festival Going?

Fliering in dressing gown on Middle Meadow Walk

We're around about the half-way mark of the Edinburgh Fringe (if you include preview dates), and I thought it would be a good time to take stock of how this year's Festival is going.

Art Review: David Mach - Precious Light

David Mach - The Agony and The Ecstasy, Precious Light

The City Art Centre unveiled its latest exhibition at the end of July, the David Mach RA RSA presentation Precious Light: a celebration of the King James Bible 1611-2011, an exhibition in sculpture and collage. There is also an exhibition of historic Bibles, in particular the King James Bible which is celebrating its 400th anniversary this year, and a demonstration of how the English-language bible has so influenced how and what we say in every day speech.

National Museum of Scotland Unveils Dramatic Transformation

NMS Hall

The National Museum of Scotland has its public opening ceremony tomorrow (29 July), following a £47.4 million transformation which has created one of the world’s great museums, presenting the sciences, humanities and culture, all under one roof.

George Square's Triple-tented Nostalgia Trip

Spiegel Tent in George Square

With the sun still with us it seemed like an opportune time to investigate the recently erected tented village at George Square.

Edinburgh Parks Win 20 Green Flags

Princes Street Gardens path

Edinburgh’s parks and green spaces have earned twenty awards in this year’s Green Flag national competition.

Half Price Tattoo Preview Tickets On Sale Monday

Pipes and drums at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Half-price preview tickets for the hugly popular Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle go on sale tomorrow morning (10am, Monday, 25th July). The preview performance is on the 4th August at 9.30pm.

Original Edinburgh New Town Plans Go On Display

Curator Denise Brace shows Cllr Brock Adopted Plan

Original plans for Edinburgh's New Town, owned by the Museum of Edinburgh in the Canongate, are back on display in the museum having been painstakingly conserved by a specialist paper conservator.

Edinburgh's Floral Clock Armed and Ready To Bloom

Floral Clock 2011 marking RNID

Edinburgh's floral clock, the famous blooming timepiece in Princes Street Gardens, will kick off the city's bid for this year’s Britain in Bloom.

Video: Corstorphine Hill Tower

You could easily lose yourself for a day on Corstorphine Hill - but one of the main destinations is the tower erected to author Sir Walter Scott at the top of