City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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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.

Video: A Tour of the New Burns Museum

If you can't make it Alloway in Ayrshire to see the new Burns Museum (entrance is free today) you can at least get a sense of the "man o' parts" in this tour of the museum by Director, Nat Edwards.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Sees Record Crowds at Torchlight Procession

Son et Lumiere at Calton Hill

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations were launched tonight - a day later than in previous years - with a spectacular Torchlight Procession through the centre of Edinburgh's Old Town.

Edinburgh's Assembly Rooms: A Potted History

Assembly Rooms - front

In 2011, Edinburgh's Assembly Rooms will be closed for a controversial, but long-planned, £9.5 million refurbishment which will see its ground floor converted into a shopping space with a "fine dining" restaurant to the rear of the building.

Weather: Christmas Was White, Will Hogmanay Be Alright?

Up Helly Aa vikings

Christmas day in Edinburgh 2010 was "white" by both definitions: the city was covered in snow and the Met Office officially recorded snow flakes falling in the city. At least one flake must fall on 25th December for it to be technically called "A White Christmas" as far as the bookies are concerned.

Trains Continue to Struggle With Freezing Cold

Snow on Waverley

Has day-to-day freezing ice and snow become the new normal? It seems to have been going on for ever. First it was Snowvember, now De-icember, in what has been the worst weather conditions in  living memory. With climatologists (such as former government chief scientific advisor David King) suggesting that cold winters come in multiple years, we may need to get used to these bitterly cold conditions.