City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edinburgh Snowed Under at St Andrew's Day

Snowy Prince Albert Statue

Edinburgh's Snowvember: Nice weather for penguins, but not all fun and games.

National Galleries of Scotland 2011 Exhibitions Announced

National Galleries of Scotland

"Austerity" may be the watchword when it comes to public funding but the Scottish Government said yesterday that it wishes to maintain free entrance to National Galleries and Museums such as the permanent art exhibitions at the Scottish National Galleries. Shortly after the government's budget announcement - which saw a 4% cut to National Galleries of Scotland funding - we received details of next year's NAS programme.  Many of the exhibitions in Edinburgh are free, at least for now.

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.