City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edinburgh Exhibition Shows Solidarity With Imprisoned Authors

A new exhibition inspired by imprisoned writers and banned publications joins the permanent exhibition dedicated to Scott, Burns, and Stevenson at the Edinburgh's Writers' Museum in Lady Stair's Close.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay Announces Full 1.1.11 Celebrations

Hogmanay Fireworks

Edinburgh's Hogmanay organisers this morning unveiled the remaining details of the New Year's festival programme. The Winter Festival takes place from Thursday 30 December 2010 to New Year's Day 2011, with a rugby match on the 2nd January.

Edinburgh Airport Starts Drop-off Fees For Drivers

Edinburgh Airport introduces its controversial passenger drop-off fee from tomorrow (Friday 29 October 2010). Critics of the move to charge car drivers for picking up and dropping off family and friends have called the move a "money grab".

Loony Dook Introduces £6 Fee For New Year's Day Splash

Loony Dook

It takes a certain kind of nuttiness to want to take a splash in the icy Firth of Forth on New Year's Day. But up until now at least you weren't charged for it. For the first time, on New Year's Day revellers will be charged a £6 fee for the privilege of joining in the Loony Dook.

Statue of Charles II, Restoration Monarch, Gets Restoration Job

Charles II Parliament Square

The statue of Charles II in Parliament Square in Edinburgh Old Town was taken away yesterday for a £57,395 conservation job. The oldest equestrian lead statue in the UK, it dates back to 1685, and is possibly the work of the Dutch sculptor Grinling Gibbons.

Edinburgh Castle August Visitor Numbers Highest For Four Years

Edinburgh Castle's Crown Square

Edinburgh Castle has reported its best August for four years. 190,266 visitors passed through the castle’s doors in August, a 6.1% increase on this time last year.

10 Edinburgh Restaurants For Under £10

Ten pound challenge

Can you still eat out well in Edinburgh for under a tenner? Euan Andrews loosens his belt and finds out.

"Impressionist Gardens" Opens At National Gallery Complex

Paintings by the big names of Impressionism, including Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Manet and Sisley, feature in a new exhibition opening in Edinburgh today.

Video: Edinburgh Fringe Boss Kath Mainland's Fringe

The Edinburgh Fringe Society was set up in 1959 as a registered charity to advise and support anyone taking part in the Fringe and to provide information and ticketing services for Fringe participants and the public. It also promotes the Fringe through its website and the Fringe programme.

Dean Gallery Unveils New Stairwell Artwork

Richard Wright Stairwell

Turner prize-winning artist, Richard Wright, unveiled his most "complex and ambitious" painting to date earlier this week.

Victorian Swimming Pool To Re-Open After Refurbishment

Glenogle swimming pool

The much-loved, Victorian baths at Glenogle Swim Centre re-open today following a major refurbishment.