City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Exhibition and March Celebrates Suffragette Struggle

Bessie Watson, 9 years old in 1909

The struggle to win the vote for women will be showcased in a new Museum of Edinburgh exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the 1909 suffragettes' procession in the city.

Edinburgh Castle Piping In Visitors

Edinburgh Castle Piper and 1 0'clock Gun

The skirl of bagpipes on the Royal Mile may be a familar sound, but for the first time in recent years a lone bagpiper is welcoming visitors to Edinburgh Castle as it opens each day.

The piper, in full Highland dress, will be playing daily throughout the Summer season as Edinburgh Castle's great wooden entrance gates draw open at 9.30am and visitors flow in across the drawbridge.

Tickets for Festival Fireworks Concert To Go Online

Festival Fireworks Seen From Inverleith Park

The next chance to buy tickets for the Festival Fireworks Concert - the explosive  finale to the Edinburgh International Festival - is Monday 27 July when an allocation of tickets goes on sale

Festival Play Explores Gruesome Legacy Of "The Last Witch"

The Last Witch

In Scotland, the Kirk outlawed witchcraft as devil-worshipping heretics in 1563 and 1,500 people were executed. The last "witch"  to be executed was Janet Horne in 1727. Sentenced to death by burning, she was stripped, covered in tar and paraded through Dornoch in a barrel after being accused of having a pact with the devil.

Homecoming History Tours of Holyrood Park

Thistles in Holyrood Park

Four special tours will give visitors the chance to walk Holyrood Park in the footsteps of the famous.

Billy Connolly Usher Hall Gigs Go On Sale

Billy Connolly

World famous Scottish comedian Billy Connolly is to perform four gigs at Edinburgh's Usher Hall this autumn following multi-million pound refurbishment of the venue.

Princes Street Tram Works Offer Festival “Exciting Opportunities"

Tram works on Princes Street (June 2009)

A series of measures designed to minimise the impact of the extensive tram works on Princes Street on this year's Edinburgh Festival has been announced by the Edinburgh Tram Project

Fife Beaches Win Coveted Blue Flag Awards

Blue Flag winner: Aberdour Silver Sands Beach

Following on from the Marine Conservancy Society's recommendations for clean local beaches in its annual Good Beach Guide, Scottish ch

Edinburgh Arrow Video

Members of the Royal Company of Archers, founded in 1676, shoot for the Edinburgh Arrow.

Warrior Archangel Gets A Dust-Off

Statue of St. Michael, Edinburgh Castle

A delicate, conservation cleaning operation has been carried out on the ornate figure of St Michael which hangs in the shrine of the Scottish National War Memorial at Edinburgh Castle.

The timber carving - which symbolises hope for mankind's eventual triumph over the evil of war - is suspended from the vaulted ceiling 9.3m (approx. 30 feet) above the casket which holds the Roll of Honour of the Scottish war Dead.

Genealogical Boost as Death Records No Longer Buried

General Register House - Princes Street, Edinburgh

Newly digitised records of famous Scots, including Adam Smith and Sir Walter Scott, have been made available online.