City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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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

Book Festival Box Office Strains To Meet Demand On First Day

EIBF in Charlotte Square Gardens

The Edinburgh International Book Festival is reporting an unprecedented demand for tickets with over 300,000 hits on the on-line booking system and 25,000 telephone calls to the Box Office within the first hour of opening – twice as many as in 2010. 230 people were queuing outside the specially created Box Office at the EICC this morning when the doors opened, the first of whom arrived at 3.00am.

Edinburgh Book Festival 2011 Reflects on Modern Revolutions

Nick Barley launches 2011 EIBF programme (cropped)

The Edinburgh International Book Festival 2011 will see 17 days of book readings, discussions, and events around the theme of Revolution in the 21st Century.

Exhibition Shows Influence of Renaissance Artist Albrecht Dürer

Albrecht Durer, Landscape with Cannon

A National Gallery of Scotland exhibition, opening this Thursday, looks at the enduring influence of 16th century German artist Albrecht Dürer.

Edinburgh's Best Beaches

Fun Boards at Gullane

Bathing season may have arrived late this year, but with hotter weeks expected, now is the time to consider what beaches to head for.

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.