City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: visiting edinburgh

Violent, Medieval Kind of Death on Display at Stirling Castle

Medieval skull

He was aged 26-35, endured some 44 skull fractures from repeated blows with a blunt object, and up to 60 more across the rest of his body.

Airports Clearing Backlog as Ash Cloud Moves East

Scottish airports are trying to get back to normal as the ash cloud from the Grimsvötn volcano in Iceland disperses out of UK airspace. However, disruption is expected to continue as airports clear the backlog caused by yesterday's delays. Flights to Germany, Denmark, and Northern Europe are also being impacted  as the ash cloud drifts Eastwards.

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”.

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.

Edinburgh Royal Lyceum Season 2011/12 Includes Fringe Theatre Show

The Royal Lyceum Theatre's 2011/12 season will see eight new productions including four world premieres and a show at the Festival Fringe in August.

Edinburgh's Oldest Statue Returns After Repair

Statue of Charles II in transit

Edinburgh's oldest statue depicting Charles II on horseback, is back after a painstaking restoration. The equestrian statue was carefully restored as part of the Twelve Monuments Restoration Project, a joint initiative of the City of Edinburgh Council and Edinburgh World Heritage.

Royal Edinburgh Bus Tour

A Royal Day out in Edinburgh "Wills and Kate" on the Majestic Tour

As we head towards Easter, the visitor season has seriously begun in Edinburgh, not that it goes away, just quietens down slightly after the jamboree of Hogmanay.  From now on,  through Spring and Summer to the glorious Festival season, this is a city for all ages to experience the Castle, museums, galleries and gardens.

Video: History of Edinburgh Central Library

As recently reported, Edinburgh Central Library will soon be undergoing some upgrades. This grand old building has retained much of its original character, but as this public information film from the council points out, there is much at library that has changed over the years.

1960 Holyrood Train Campaign Painting Donated to Edinburgh

Holyrood Palace train campaign

An evocative, oil painting of the Palace of Holyroodhouse, once used by national railway operator British Railways in a PR campaign to get more people using trains, has been donated to the City of Edinburgh's art collection and will be displayed at the City Art Centre later this Spring.

Historic Visitor Attractions Open Doors For Free

Linlithgow Palace

Heritage body Historic Scotland is holding a special Spring promotion with 5,000 half-price tickets to Edinburgh Castle and 5,000 free tickets to historic places across the country up for grabs.